Angelina Clapp

Angelina Clapp is a Campus Vote Project Democracy Fellow for the James Madison Center for Civic Engagement. She is a Senior Political Science major with a minor in Humanitarian Affairs. In addition to her work at the Madison Center, she is an active member in her sorority, Delta Gamma, and Resources to Resources, a nonprofit organization supporting people in Haiti.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Anna Connole
Anna Connole

Anna Connole is one of two Campus Vote Project Democracy Fellows for the James Madison Center for Civic Engagement. A member of JMU's Class of 2021, she is pursuing majors in Political Science and Communication Studies with a minor in Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. In addition to her work at the Madison Center, Anna serves on JMU's Student Government Association and a member of Campus Vote Project's 2019 Student Advisory Board. 

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Ethan Gardner

Ethan Gardner is the Virginia State Politics Fellow for the James Madison Center for Civic Engagement. He is a Senior majoring in Political Science with minors in Public Policy and Administration and Honors Interdisciplinary Studies. In addition to his work with the Center, he is Chair of the Legislative Affairs Committee for the JMU Student Government Association and a Brother of the Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity.

Pronouns: he/his

Leeyah Jackson

Leeyah Jackson is the Communications Fellow for the James Madison Center for Civic Engagement, specializing in editing and production of our Democracy Matters podcast. She is a Senior Media Arts and Design major with a concentration in Journalism. Along with her major, she holds double minors in Theatre and British Communications and Media. In addition to her work at the Madison Center, Leeyah is the social chair for Doghouse Productions, a student run film collective on campus. 

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Kearstin Kimm

Kearstin Kimm is the Women Breaking Barriers Democracy Fellow working on education and engagement around the 100th anniversary of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Kearstin is originally from California, but went to high school in Richmond, Virginia before attending James Madison University. She will graduate in May 2020 with a degree in Computer Science. She played for JMU Women’s Club Rugby and served as the club’s social chair for two years. Throughout her life she has been passionate about equal rights and violence against women. In the spring of 2018, she co-founded Students Against Sexual Violence, which is a coalition of JMU students who are committed to creating lasting change in JMU’s sexual misconduct policy and in campus culture.

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Aaliyah McLean

Aaliyah McLean is a Community Engagement and Outreach Fellow at the James Madison Center for Civic Engagement. She is a fourth-year Student studying Media Arts and Design with a concentration in Journalism at James Madison University. Along with her major, she double minors in both Sociology and Political Communication. In addition to her studies, Aaliyah is the President of the Student Government Association at JMU and a Campus Compact Newman Civic Fellow. She was the Revitalizing President of Women of Color in 2017 and 2018, a Spring 2018 Initiate of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated ®, and a council member on the Women of Madison Council. In her free time, Aaliyah loves to watch movies, shop locally, and spend time outside.

Pronouns: she/her/hers

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