SLSV Advisory Board
The SLSV Advisory Board helps lead Coalition strategy, establish goals, and determine recipients of subgrants. The current cohort serves until September 30, 2019.
Brianna Carmen is the National Organizer for Voto Latino. She was born and raised in El Paso, Texas, where she first became acquainted with community issues and their connection to voter apathy. This interest led her to become one of the youngest Hispanic women in the nation to manage a U.S. Congressional race in her home district, at the age of 21. Brianna later worked on a historic Senate race in Texas, engaging tens of thousands of Texans in conversations about local issues and the democratic process. She has maintained her passion of connecting voters with opportunities to exercise their voice at Voto Latino. Her current work at VL focuses on building up the organization’s volunteer network all over the country, encouraging individuals to advocate for their communities at the local, state and national level. She is also active in their Somos Mas campaign, working to register 1 million persons to vote in 2020.
John Cartier is an attorney, a graduate of U. Nebraska Law, and the voting rights director for Civic Nebraska. John has worked on several elections, including his own for Lincoln Public Schools board of education. He works for the only group in Nebraska that specializes in nonpartisan voting rights research, policy advocacy, observation, investigation, and litigation. At Civic Nebraska, John works to create a more modern and robust democracy for all Nebraskans primarily through nonpartisan voting rights advocacy. He is responsible for organizing the state’s election protection program and for leading all lobbying efforts against legislation that would create barriers to the voting box such as voter ID laws. Now, he is excited to help spread the SLSV Coalition’s vision to college campuses across Nebraska.
Eli Cooper is a second year Social Change and Political Science major at the University of Louisville. He began his involvement with civic engagement in the Kentucky YMCA’s Youth and Government programs and Inspire KY. At the University of Louisville his continued efforts are mainly done through the national Campus YMCA movement, currently serving as the Director of Chapter Administration, however he has also been involved with Vote Everywhere and voting initiatives through the Student Government Association. He is very excited to build more civic engagement in his community and the rest of the nation through his involvement with the Students Learn Students Vote Coalition.
St. Louis County Board of Elections
Cassandra Klosterman is the Public Relations Officer at the St. Louis County Board of Elections. In this role, Cassandra is developing the Board of Election’s social media presence, assisting with the training of election workers, and working on voter education efforts. Prior to joining the Board of Elections, Cassandra worked in events marketing at National Journal and served as the Voter Engagement Fellow at Washington University in St. Louis during the 2016 election cycle. Though originally from Arizona, Cassandra earned her B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and is now happy to call Missouri home.
AASCU’s American Democracy Project
In January of 2019, Nudelman became the new Executive Director of the American Democracy Project at the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). Prior to assuming her role at AASCU, Nudelman served as the Executive Vice President of the Weiss Institute/Say Yes to Education, the Chancellor and chief global officer of Antioch University. She has spent the majority of her career in education, both on college campuses and for 12 years with The New York Times Company. In her final role there, she served as Executive Director of Education.
Absentee Ballots Now
Rock the Vote
Jen Tolentino is Rock the Vote’s Director of Policy and Civic Tech. She leads the organization’s engagement in election administration, voting rights, and technology policy by identifying opportunities to increase access for young voters across the country through policy, innovation, and partnerships. Prior to joining Rock the Vote, Jen led the national government outreach for the Voting Information Project at the Pew Charitable Trusts, an open data partnership of Pew and Google, to make voting information more accessible.
Jen is based in Los Angeles and a native Californian, receiving her BA in English from UC Riverside, and her MPP from UCLA’s Luskin School of Public Affairs.
Valdosta State University
During his journey, Tyler has served in local, state and national positions and has been recognized on the floor of the Georgia House and Senate chambers for his leadership in citizenship initiatives. Within his tenure with the Clinton Foundation, Tucker has reached over 2.1 million Americans on the importance of reducing childhood obesity through national magazine publications, press and in-person conferences. Tyler is actively pursuing a BA in political science with a minor in public administration from Valdosta State University (VSU). As a resident of the Valdosta community, Tyler has been sworn in by the City Council as an elected officer of a city commission. This past summer, Tyler served as a Washington intern and certified tour guide teaching our nation’s youth on the importance of civic engagement and community involvement.
Clarissa Unger is the Director of Civic Engagement for Young Invincibles. In this capacity, she leads the Students Learn Students Vote Coalition, which promotes nonpartisan civic engagement on college campuses. Clarissa has a background in advocacy, communications, fundraising, and political campaigns, and has worked on strategic campaigns both nationally and internationally. Prior to joining YI, Clarissa served as the Development Coordinator for the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas where she helped to promote civic engagement on campus. She holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Kansas and a Masters of Science in Comparative European Politics from Trinity College Dublin in Ireland.