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Billy McKeon

Billy McKeon is a Senior International Affairs Major with a Concentration in Global Human Development and a Minor in Political Communication. During my time at JMU, I've been a Senator in our Student Government Association, President of the JMU College Democrats, organized a town hall event in conjunction with the Virginia Conservation Network, and am currently working with the Campus Vote Project. While doing this work I developed a passion for uplifting and amplifying the voices of my fellow Dukes because democracy only works when everyone's voices are heard. 

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Leia Surovell

Leia is a Junior anthropology major with minors in honors disciplinary studies and women, gender, and sexuality studies. Along with being a Democracy Fellow with Civic, Leia is an active member of the Student Government Association, serving as chair of the Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice, and Accessibility Committee. They enjoy podcasting for both the Center and their committee and are passionate about empowering students to be politically active, informed, and to have their voices heard.

Pronouns: they/them

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Mary Tolentino

Mary Tolentino is the Woodson Martin Democracy Fellow at JMU Civic, focusing on the immigrant communities in the Shenandoah Valley. Mary is a junior and pursuing a degree in Health Sciences with a minor in Medical Spanish. As a high school student, Mary discovered an interest in advocating for minority groups through various extracurricular programs. She enjoys spending time in nature and listening to music.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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