• SLSV Advisory Board

    The SLSV Advisory Board helps lead Coalition strategy, establish goals, and determine recipients of subgrants. The current cohort serves until May 31, 2018.

    Michael Burns

    Campus Vote Project

    Michael Burns is the National Director for Fair Elections Center's Campus Vote Project. Mike has worked with all kinds of institutions of higher education from across the country to help them understand the effects different election administration systems have on their campus community and how they can help their students register to vote and access the ballot. He has a J.D. from The Catholic University of America and a B.S. in political science with a minor in history from Longwood University.

    Marissa Corrente

    Orange County Supervisor of Elections

    Marissa’s career began in higher education, but her passion for civic engagement led her to local election work and her current role as an Elections Coordinator with the Orange County – Florida, Supervisor of Elections. Prior to that, Marissa was at Rollins College where she worked with students, staff, and faculty to institutionalize voter engagement across campus. She has presented at national conferences, written in local news outlets, and been recognized through the Florida Campus Compact for her contributions to this work.

    Mike Dean


    Mike Dean is the Executive Director of LeadMN - College Students Connecting for Change, which represents the 180,000 students attending Minnesota's Community and Technical Colleges. Over the past three years, Mike has transformed this statewide student association to be the leading advocate for students at the state capitol and has built a culture of civic engagement with college students. Previously, Mike led Common Cause Minnesota to fight for voting rights issues and government reform.

    Catherine Fish

    ALL IN Challenge

    Catherine Fish is the Associate Director of the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge, a national awards program recognizing colleges for promoting democratic engagement and increasing their student voting rates. Through the Challenge, Cat works with more than 300 college campuses across the country to support their democratic engagement work.

    April Nicklaus

    NJPIRG Students

    April is a junior at Rutgers University at New Brunswick, studying Environmental Policy. She has worked with NJPIRG Students for 3 years, and most recently helped the Rutgers University Senate write and pass a report on increasing college student voter turnout. April looks forward to implementing the provisions of this report, including the development of a Campus Civic Action Plan for the statewide university system at Rutgers.

    Lane Perry

    Western Carolina University

    Dr. Lane Perry currently serves as the Director of the Center for Service Learning and is an adjunct faculty member of the Human Services Department (College of Education) and the Entrepreneurship Program (College of Business) at WCU. Lane has presented and published extensively in the fields of community engagement, service-learning, global citizenship development, and pedagogical approaches to disaster response and currently serves as a co-editor of the International Journal of Research on Service Learning and Community Engagement. Most recently Lane has been recognized as the 2015 North Carolina Campus Compact Civic Engagement Professional of the Year, the 2015 co-recipient of the John Saltmarsh Award for Emerging Leaders in Civic Engagement, and the 2017 Gulf-South Summit Practitioner of the Year.

    Valencia Richardson

    Georgetown University Law Center

    Valencia Richardson is a first-year law student at Georgetown University, the co-chair of The Andrew Goodman Foundation's Alumni Association, and a Puffin Fellow for AGF. Valencia is passionate about increasing voter accessibility for college students, which culminated when she lead the charge to change Louisiana’s state law to allow student IDs to become eligible voter IDs as a student at Louisiana State University. As a Puffin Fellow for the Andrew Goodman Foundation, she will continue to seek voter ID expansion in the South.

    Anjelica Smith

    Democracy Works

    Anjelica Smith serves as TurboVote Campus Outreach Lead at Democracy Works. She focuses on growing and sustaining the TurboVote higher education program, equipping as many students as possible with the information and materials they need to vote in every election. Anjelica has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in communication from Virginia Tech, previously served as a Governor's Fellow in the office of the Governor of Virginia, and worked at the Congressional Budget Office.

    Carly Smith

    Foundation for California Community Colleges

    Carly Smith serves as the Equity Specialist for the Foundation for California Community Colleges. In her current role, she supports the Foundation’s various Equity programs including mental health, veteran’s services, AmeriCorps, and civic engagement. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of San Francisco and will begin working towards her Master’s Degree in Community Development at UC Davis in the fall of 2018.

    Clarissa Unger

    Young Invincibles

    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.