Alicia Dawn WilliamsNCCU SCHOOL OF LAW, PATENT FELLOWMore
Alicia Dawn Williams, Esq. is currently the Patent Fellow with North Carolina Central University (NCCU) School of Law’s Intellectual Property Law Institute (IPLI). As a Patent Fellow, Ms. Williams teaches courses in intellectual property law and designs doctrinal exercises for law students involving the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) administrative Inter Partes Review (IPR) legal proceedings. Ms. Williams conducts research on patents, patent applications, and patent social justice issues. She creates programmatic and content-based Continuing Legal Education (CLEs) for lawyers and inventors. Ms. Williams acts as a liaison between pro bono law firms and the law students on current patent law trends.
Prior to joining the IPLI, Ms. Williams consulted with a broad range of U.S. multi-national and foreign-owned clients including leaders in private equity and Fortune 500 public corporations as an associate in the Mergers and Acquisitions group with KPMG, LLP. Subsequently, Ms. Williams performed discovery on patent infringement cases involving roofing technologies and medical devices. In addition to assisting clients in federal trademark registration, she has also represented start-up companies in trademark opposition matters. Ms. Williams taught Torts and Civil Litigation at Berkeley College in New York, NY. She has also served as a Visiting Faculty member at Guizhou University of Finance and Economics’ Larry L. Luing School of Business in Guiyang, Guizhou Province, China. As a professor in China, Ms. Williams taught Business Law for Berkeley College’s Global Alliance Program, a cooperative education initiative.
Given the scarcity of minority attorneys in the field of patent law, Ms. Williams is a trailblazer. She mentors intellectual property students and acts as an advisor to the Intellectual Property Law Journal. Cognizant of her diverse background, Ms. Williams prides herself on being non-traditional. Her motto is: “What’s important is not how you arrive at your destination, but what you do when you get there.” Ms. Williams is a native of Greenville, NC, and currently resides in Durham. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UNC – Chapel Hill, a Juris Doctor from NCCU School of Law (magna cum laude), and an LL.M. in Taxation from NYU School of Law. Ms. Williams is a founding Board member of the Jazz Collective, Inc., a non-profit organization with a mission to expand Jazz education in the Carolinas. She has volunteered with NC LEAP and Legal Aid of North Carolina. Ms. Williams is licensed in NC, NY,
NJ, and is a registered patent attorney.Less
Kathleen LockwoodNorth Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Staff AttorneyMore
Kathleen Lockwood is a native of Welcome, NC. She earned a BA in English and Women and Gender Studies from UNC Chapel Hill in 2011 and a JD from UNC School of Law in 2015. During her time at UNC, Kathleen was a founding facilitator of One Act, a bystander intervention program to prevent interpersonal violence, and the Student Director of the Pro Bono Program.
Kathleen seeks to use her career to disrupt systems of oppression. She is especially passionate about ending domestic violence and the over-criminalization of communities of color. She previously worked as a weekend domestic violence shelter manager at Family Services of Davidson County and a Clean Slate Project Attorney at the Southern Coalition for Social Justice. In these roles, she learned the importance of recognizing the power of people who are directly impacted by systems of oppression. Kathleen currently works as a Staff Attorney at the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence. In this role, she represents domestic violence survivors in protective order cases in Orange County, oversees an expunction project for survivors with criminal histories, and provides training and technical assistance to survivors and service providers across the state. She also serves as the CLE Chair for the Civil Rights Section of NC Advocates for Justice and a member of the Domestic Violence Issues Committee for the NC Bar Association’s Family Law Section. Kathleen lives in Durham with her partner, Munashe, and their smiley dog, Sugar.Less
Aaron WolffAMC of Garner Veterinary Hospital, Veterinarian, OwnerMore
Aaron Wolff is a veterinarian and, along with his wife, Jessica, the owner of a small animal hospital in Garner, NC. Together, they manage a successful business built on progressive ideals and community involvement. He and Jessica along with their children, Ella and Jude, make their home in Holly Springs, NC. Aaron actively works with local students and schools on career planning and job skills through local business alliances. With one child in public schools and another soon to follow, he is a fierce supporter of public education and educators. After his experience of being on campus for the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, Aaron is a vocal proponent for common gun sense legislation. He was a speaker at the March for Our Lives – Raleigh and numerous gun violence awareness and school safety events about his experiences and his vision for a safer community. In what free time he has left, Aaron works to build the Democratic Party in southern Wake County through a county party auxiliary he created and chairs.
He also serves on the board of the Wake County Democratic Men’s Club and is the Vice Chair of the Small Business Caucus of the North Carolina Democratic Party. Working with candidates up and down the ballot, Aaron has worked to help get progressive candidates elected to local and legislative office.Less
Alyssa L. CantyCommon Cause North Carolina, Director of Campus OutreachMore
Alyssa L. Canty is a mentor, scholar, and active community member. She was born in Winston-Salem, NC. She attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill earning a bachelor of arts in public policy and in women studies. While at UNC she did research on education policies including sex education in public schools and on the sexualization of the minority woman’s body focusing on the modern day video vixen. Her research interests have been education, gender and racial inequalities, institutional disadvantages, and minority populations. While at UNC Alyssa was an active member of the General Alumni Association, Jackson Ambassadors, and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
After graduation, Alyssa served as a residential coordinator at Salem College, a women’s college in Winston-Salem, NC. While at Salem Alyssa earned a certificate in non-profit management, created a bystander interpersonal violence prevention curriculum, contributed to the research and formation of college policies and procedures, and served as an intern for the Salem Leadership Connection. As an intern, Alyssa built relationships with community youth groups and local schools and trained college students to provide presentations on college access and being a first generation student to students in the Winston-Salem community.
In May 2014 Alyssa graduated from North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC with a Master’s in Public Administration. She graduated Cum Laude. During her time at NCCU Alyssa interned at The LGBT Center of Raleigh and served as the community service chair of the NCCU Graduate Association of Public Administrators. She presented research at the Spring Research Symposium and won first place in the category of Graduate Student Research in the College of Behavioral and Life Sciences. She presented research on how to use policy to dismantle the issue of poverty.
Alyssa looks forward to continuing her commitment to service throughout the triangle and North Carolina.Less
Ameshia CooperDurham County District Attorney's Office, Assistant District AttorneyMore
Ameshia A. Cooper is a public servant committed to improving the lives of Durham’s citizens. She received a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Small Business and Entrepreneurship from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2010 and her Juris Doctorate in 2013 from Charlotte School of Law. During her time at Charlotte Law, Ameshia discovered her passion for litigation and expanded her leadership skills.
Ameshia is employed as an Assistant District Attorney in Durham County. As a felony prosecutor, she ushers victims of crime through the criminal justice system with understanding and compassion and ensures that persons charged with crime are provided the rights afforded to them by law and the dignity they require as human beings. She has been recognized by various organizations for her skill and contributions to the Durham community.
Ameshia was born and raised in Durham, NC where her parents instilled in her the values of hard work and integrity. She serves her community in numerous capacities. She is a member of the Durham County Gun Safety Team, the Durham County Domestic Violence Response Team, and The People’s Alliance. Additionally, she serves on the Durham County Bar Grievance Committee, volunteers with the Durham County Teen Court and Restitution Program, is a member of the Junior Leadership Durham Board of Directors and is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.Less
April HarleyNurse-Family Partnership, North Carolina Executive DirectorMore
April N. Harley is the North Carolina Executive Director for Nurse-Family Partnership, where her focus is to ensure that interested first-time Moms throughout the state receive the support of a Nurse Home Visitor during pregnancy to child’s age 2. Prior to this role, from 2007-2012, April was a development professional who raised upwards of $15 million in Presidential electoral politics. A year into her work on the 2012 Presidential campaign, then-Mayor Anthony Foxx asked her to return home to help with the execution of the Democratic National Convention (DNC), so she came to Charlotte to serve as Senior Advisor to Mayor Foxx for the Charlotte in 2012 Host Committee. In late 2012, she started The Harley Firm, a fundraising and development consulting firm, providing consulting services to local and statewide non-profit organizations, candidates and committees until she joined the Nurse Family Partnership in 2017.
A native Charlottean, April is a graduate of South Mecklenburg High School and Magna Cum Laude graduate of Howard University in Washington, DC. She serves on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas.Less
Darlene AzarmiDemocracy North Carolina, Western NC OrganizerMore
Darlene grew up in Lincolnton, North Carolina, which significantly shaped her political perspective. Her activism, love for travel, and consistent community involvement has fueled her passion for social change work since she graduated from UNC Wilmington. Darlene has worked with a variety of issue-based non-profits that span from Washington, D.C. to Portland. She is most passionate about racial equity, voting rights, environmental justice, and government accountability and reform. She returned back to North Carolina in 2015 and has been organizing throughout Western North Carolina since.Less
Devonte S. WilsonMoore County Schools, 6th Grade Social Studies TeacherMore
Devonte S. Wilson is a highly sought after socratic seminarian, conference speaker, community project advisor, leadership and management consultant, and community activist throughout North Carolina. He is native from the country dirt-roads of Eastwood, NC, located on the brim of Pinehurst, NC. He is the eldest brother of two younger brothers and one sister. He currently serves as an associate ruling Elder and Millennial Ministry Director at St. Peter "The Rock" Incorporated, under the leadership of Pastor Todd L. Curry.
Devonte holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Political Science with a pre-law concentration from UNC-Greensboro. There, he also received his minors degree in History while attaining specializations in International Leadership and Communication Studies. During his undergraduate studies, Devonte attained the UNC Greensboro Leadership Gold Medal in just 3 months of what was suppose to take one year to complete. Devonte Wilson is currently pursuing his Masters Degree of Divinity from Liberty University, focusing on Church Administration. In addition, he is currently pursuing a specialization in Strategic Leadership and Management from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign which will be completed in 2019.
Devonte Wilson's service work includes currently serving as the precinct chairman for his hometown, Eastwood, in Moore County, NC and Vice President of Development for the Young Democrats of North Carolina. His service work history includes being the former Chairman of the Minority Affairs Caucus for the Young Democrats of North Carolina, North Carolina Goodwin fellow for the NC Democratic Party, the 3rd Vice Chairman of the NC 8th Congressional District, surrogate for former Democratic candidate Bruce Davis for U.S. House of Representatives NC District 13, Former Field Director for Democratic candidate Frank McNeill for U.S. House of Representatives NC District 8, and Program Leader at the local Boys and Girls Club of the Sandhills. Devonte currently teaches 6th grade History at Southern Middle School, his alma mater in Aberdeen, NC. Three words sum up the essence of who Devonte Wilson is: Educate, Inspire, Succeed.Less
Ebony WestTriangle Community Foundation, Programs and Engagement AssociateMore
Ebony West, a Charlotte native, serves as the Programs and Engagement Associate for Triangle Community Foundation. In this role, Ebony works to establish and strengthen relationships with nonprofit organizations in the region. In addition, she manages the Community Development grant-making program for the Foundation. She also oversees community and nonprofit research for the Foundation and develops opportunities for community learning and convening.
Ebony is a 2016 graduate of East Carolina University, where she majored in Political Science and Communication. Most recently she earned her Master’s in Public Administration from UNC- Chapel Hill in 2018.
Ebony is also actively political and civically, serving as the first black, female President of the Young Democrats of NC in 2017. She currently serves as the organization liaison to the Young Democrats of America board. Ebony has also interned for the International City and County Management Association, Democracy North Carolina, and Congressman G.K. Butterfield and currently serves on the Advisory Board for East Carolina University’s Center for Survey Research.
In her free time, she loves riding her bike, eating nachos, and spending time with her dog-child, Miss Cleo.
Jacquie AyalaNC Justice Center, Energy Campaign & Outreach CoordinatorMore
Jacquie Ayala is the Energy Campaign & Outreach Coordinator with the Consumer & Housing Project at the NC Justice Center. Prior to joining the Justice Center, Jacquie worked as an organizer with the NC Sierra Club on a variety of issues, including coal ash, solar, and the Clean Power Plan. Jacquie’s background is in youth and student organizing, and she worked as a statewide organizer for Florida youth on climate change before moving to North Carolina. Jacquie’s interests are in intersectional organizing and justice centered policy work. Jacquie is a graduate of Eckerd College with a degree in Environmental Studies.Less
Jamerus PaytonEaton, Operations SupervisorMore
Jamerus Payton, a native of Greenville, NC, has a diverse portfolio of unique experiences across various cultures and socioeconomic backgrounds. He has combined over 15+ years as an Operations Leader, Life Insurance Agent, Social Entrepreneur and Philanthropist.
Currently, he is an Operations Professional with experience in low and high volume manufacturing environments and over 7 years of versatile leadership experience in driving successful high performing teams with up to 60+ direct reports. As the President and CEO of The Payton Insurance Group, LLC., he continues to heavily work with and advocate for wealth creation and sustainability of Black businesses, jobs and investors. Additionally, he is a major advocate for Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). His love for HBCUs has led to the creation of HBCU Wall Street, LLC, an organization with a mission of increasing financial literacy within our nation’s HBCU community.
A Co-Founder of two North Carolina nonprofit organizations, “Standing Tall For Success, Inc.” and “From Me 2 We, Inc.,” Mr. Payton has served on various nonprofit boards and committees including United Way of Cumberland County. Currently, he is a board member of Future Endeavors Life Program (F.E.L.P), a Fayetteville, NC nonprofit that has a vision of helping and preparing underserved and at risk youth for a future of success. Mr. Payton was an advisory board member for the Department of Applied Engineering Technology in the College of Science and Technology at North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University.
He is a proud 2-time graduate of North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University in Greensboro, NC, where he double majored in Electronics and Computer Technology, B.S. and Manufacturing Systems, B.S. He also has a Master of Science in Management from Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, TX.Less
Jennie BelleChurch World Service, Community OrganizerMore
Jennie Belle was born and raised in Savannah, GA. She moved to Texas for her undergraduate education at Rice University, during which time she studied in Mexico, Peru, and Argentina, and participated in service projects in Central America. After graduation she moved to Spain for a year to teach English. Jennie then came to North Carolina for a dual degree M.Div./M.S.W. graduate program at Duke Divinity School and UNC-Chapel Hill where her work focused on advocating for farm workers and organizing churches for social justice. Jennie currently serves as part of the Church World Service Immigration and Refugee Program advocacy team, where she works with local congregations to expand engagement in community organizing for immigrant and refugee rights. She provides leadership and direction for faith community outreach with an emphasis on rural organizing efforts and assisting local organizing efforts to build up the Sanctuary Movement in new regions. Previously, she worked as the Immigration Program Director of the North Carolina Council of Churches where she cultivated her passion for advocating for immigrants' rights and working to make local communities more welcoming. She lives in Durham, NC with her husband and two very fluffy dogs.Less
Jonas SilverTown of Knightdale, Public Information OfficerMore
Jonas Silver is a proud native of North Carolina, working his way to his current position of Public Information Officer through many community minded positions along the way. Jonas's position is the liaison for residents, Town Council, and the Mayor's office for Knightdale, North Carolina, ensuring that all incoming and outgoing communications are effective and available for all.
Jonas' expertise also includes non-profit fundraising through his work as Head Alumni Fundraiser and Alumni Director for the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA), where he assessed, created, and executed a five year strategic plan, increasing alumni giving to the school from $190,000 per year to over $500,000 per year.
In the private sector, Jonas was Sales Director for WasteZero, an environmental programs company, where he managed a $2 Million portfolio and a 32 state territory, bringing in new clients for their Pay-As-You-Throw recycling program.
In politics, Jonas has always been involved in some form or another. He worked on a bid for US Senate by Cal Cunningham as his Special Assistant and Political Fundraiser, and has been engaged in many education based initiatives throughout his professional career.
Jonas is a product of the North Carolina Public School System, as an elementary, middle, high school, and college graduate of North Carolina public schools. His mother recently retired from her career as a Wake County Public School teacher, and his father, a Purple Heart recipient for his service with the Marines during the Vietnam War, recently retired from management consulting. A strong upbringing with focus on education through his mother, and communication strategy through his father, helped to guide and focus Jonas in his professional career.
He is a proud father of three children, and husband to Maiya Silver. They live in the Town of Knightdale, where Jonas' roots run deep. He is the 11th generation of his family to live in the Knightdale area, making him a true Tar-Heel!
La’Meshia Whittington-KaminskiFriends of the Earth, Democracy CampaignerMore
La’Meshia Whittington-Kaminski is the President of TW2 Inc 501(c) 3 a non-profit which provides instruments and lessons free-of-charge to various at-risk, impoverished and special needs youth across North Carolina. She is the Co-Founder of a premier music school located in southeast Raleigh, NC: The Scale Academy of Performing Arts, alongside her business partners Robert Whittingtong Jr., and Sanja Whittington. She has instructed hundreds of students in music lessons, live performances, music production, and music enrichment activities. La’Meshia, alongside her brother, has designed music arts programs that have been taught to students as close as North Carolina and as far as China and South Africa.
La’Meshia is the Democracy Campaigner for Friends of the Earth environmental organization, she is the only democracy campaigner in the nation for Friends of the Earth U.S. She leads work on policy/advocacy, community engagement and research on human rights, social rights and the intersections of environmental justice in communities, specifically communities of color. Lastly, La’Meshia is the Co-Founder of Green Responders, a disaster community-based relief organization. During Hurricane Florence La’Meshia, alongside her business partner Cayce Kaminski, coordinated over 250 water and land rescues for citizens in eastern North Carolina. She was one of the coordinators of over 80 supply drops, voter education events after the storm and airdropped thousands of pounds of supplies to eastern North Carolina and Florida communities after Hurricane Michael.
La’Meshia is a classically trained instrumentalist, performing over 7 instruments. Her love for service ignited at a young age when she saw her grandmother and mother deeply active in their community. Her family’s principles of faith, dedication and above all love, has been the guiding forces for her passion in working with the youth and families of North Carolina and beyond.Less
Nida Allam is currently a data analyst working in the technology organization for the private sector. She spends much of her time working to sustain the grassroots connections and resources that she established through her campaign work, especially among minority voters in North Carolina. As Third Vice Chair of the NCDP, she serves as an ally for the oppressed and unheard, and works to establish equality and justice for ALL North Carolinians. Nida also serves as Chair of the Durham Mayor’s Council for Women where she advocates for the rights and equity of Women, transgender, and non-binary community members. Nida is a North Carolina State University alumna, with a degree in Sustainable Materials & Technology, and an Muslim American living in Durham, NC with her husband and two dogs.Less
Samuel “Wes” TrippNorth Carolina Court of Appeals, Law ClerkMore
Wes is a newly licensed attorney who currently serves as a Law Clerk for a Judge on the North Carolina Court of Appeals. Wes graduated from Campbell University School of Law in May 2018 with a Juris Doctor and earned a bachelor’s degree in history cum laude from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in 2014. Wes has served in various positions within the Democratic Party ranging from Vice-Chair of his precinct to Eastern Region Vice Chair of the Young Democrats of North Carolina. Currently, Wes serves as Chair of the Fourth District Democratic Executive Committee which places him on the North Carolina Democratic Party’s Executive Committee. While in law school, Wes led the Campbell Law Democrats and in partnership with the Campbell Law Republicans organized a panel discussion among all statewide appellate court candidates in 2016. Wes has served as a member of the Wake County Historical Preservation Commission and currently serves with the North Carolina Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Division Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Wes is a North Carolina native—born in Rocky Mount, raised in Roanoke Rapids, and currently lives in Raleigh. While a North Carolina native, Wes enjoys watching his alma mater, the Tennessee Volunteers play football, on Saturdays in the fall.Less
Tanner LockheadThe Community Empowerment Fund, FellowMore
Tanner Lockhead is a Durham native, Duke graduate, and community leader focused on breaking cycles of poverty at the intersection of policy and law.
Tanner currently serves as a Fellow at the Community Empowerment Fund where he leads initiatives on legal and employment services for 1,000 Durham and Orange County residents transitioning out of poverty and homelessness. Previously, he worked as an analyst at Hickman Analytics, a top DC political consulting firm, where he handled polling data on several major races, including those of Senator Doug Jones (D-AL) and Rep. David Trone (D-MD). Tanner has worked on human trafficking policy at the NC Department of Justice, campaign finance at the Brookings Institution, and HIV/AIDS pharmaceutical patent standards at the Treatment Action Campaign in Cape Town, South Africa. Before that, Tanner interned at Plantersville Summer Academy in Georgetown, SC where he taught elementary math to at-risk students. He is currently volunteering with the Bail Reform Initiative at the NC ACLU.
At Duke, Tanner was awarded the prestigious Benjamin N. Duke Scholarship, and holds degrees in Public Policy and Political Science (cum laude). He served as a voting member of the Duke Board of Trustees, overseeing university-wide strategic planning for two years on its Institutional Advancement Committee. As Vice President of Duke Student Government, he led a state-wide advocacy campaign against HB2 among student government associations, co-founded a new academic program on Durham at Duke, and secured an on-campus voting site. Tanner was also a varsity debater, regular Duke Chronicle opinion columnist, and founder of the University’s first LGBTQ-Christian ministry. He studied political philosophy abroad at the University of Oxford, and is an incoming JD Candidate at Columbia Law School where he was awarded the school’s Hamilton Fellowship, its highest award. He hopes to pursue a career in civil rights law and policy in North Carolina.Less
Victoria WatlingtonThe Coca Cola Company, Service Operations ManagerMore
Victoria Watlington is a Service Operations Manager at The Coca-Cola Company. A licensed Professional Engineer and certified Project Management Professional, she has held several roles in engineering, initiative management, and operations management in the consumer product goods industry.
A 2017 Charlotte Chamber YP award winner, and Pride Magazine’s 2018 Outstanding Millennial, Victoria was recognized as a member of the 2018 class of Elevate Lifestyle’s 30 Under 30. On a mission to build connected, inclusive, and responsible communities, Victoria is passionate about service and committed to the Charlotte area, having spent the last decade serving the community via various professional and service organizations. She is the Vice Chair of the City of Charlotte’s Civil Service Board, and also serves on the City of Charlotte Business Advisory Committee, United Way Central Carolinas Young Leaders Council, and the West Blvd Neighborhood Coalition. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, and attends Elevation Church. She is currently running for the Charlotte City Council District 3 seat in the 2019 election.
Victoria holds a BS Mechanical Engineering from the University of Florida, and an MS Engineering Management from UNC Charlotte.Less
Whitney MagendieNational Network of Public Health Institutes, Senior Program ManagerMore
Whitney Magendie is a Senior Program Manager at the National Network of Public Health Institutes, a social, financial, and information network of more than 40 independent public health nonprofit organizations across the U.S. Mrs. Magendie leads program management and strategy design for national public health projects on the topic of behavioral health, including tobacco control and opioid overdose prevention, with a particular interest in elevating public health practice to reduce health disparities. Prior to her current role Mrs. Magendie worked in the field of women’s global reproductive health and volunteered as a Louisiana state-certified HIV outreach testing volunteer. She is an advocate for reproductive justice and criminal justice reform, including efforts to end cash bail, and she is particularly passionate about exploring how these causes intersect with and impact public health. Mrs. Magendie is committed to using her platform to advocate for health equity and social justice, and throughout her projects she seeks to utilize technologies, tools, and strategies designed to ensure equitable engagement for all stakeholders, not just the loudest voices in the room.
A native of Louisiana, Mrs. Magendie holds an MPH in International Health from Tulane University’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana and a B.A. with a Double Major in Political Science and Romance Languages from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She lives in Durham where she volunteers as a Hospital Responder for the Durham Crisis Response Center; a member of the Triangle chapter of Showing Up for Racial Justice; and a volunteer for the A.C.L.U. of North Carolina. In her free time she enjoys reading voraciously, cheering on Tar Heel basketball and L.S.U. & Saints football, and cooking her family’s Cajun and creole recipes.Less
Zainab BalochEven, Member Operations SpecialistMore
Zainab Baloch is a former and future Raleigh City Council Candidate who disrupted the local political system by garnering an historically unprecedented number of voters in only two months. She is the co-founder of YAP! Which provides local avenues for young people to bear witness to policy decisions and boldly pursue accountability through voting and outspoken, unapologetic action through technology. She works for Even, a startup whose mission is to the end the paycheck to paycheck cycle which goes hand in hand with her work with the Poor People’s Campaign where she engages millennials nationally to join the movement. She is part of a documentary with the PPC about Youth Activism in the movement and was featured America Inside Out, a National Geographic Documentary with Katie Couric. She wants to empower others especially young people, people of color, and woman to not be afraid of disrupting the system to bring about positive change.Less
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