Center for Civic Engagement Fellow

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Bryana Moore

From Henrico, Virginia, Bryana is a 2019 graduate of the College of Arts and Letters with a degree in Public Policy and Administration. She is a proud alum of the Centennial Scholars Program - a scholarship program that created the opportunity for her to attend and graduate from JMU debt-free. Bryana is excited about her placement in the Civic Engagement Center because of the opportunity to make an impact that motivates young people to understand and participate in America’s democracy regardless of partisanship. “In our work and in our living, we must recognize that difference is a reason for celebration and growth, rather than a reason for destruction.” - Audre Lorde

The Position:

As the Engagement Fellow for the James Madison Center for Civic Engagement, Bryana’s tasks and duties are ever-changing but always revolve around the facilitation of Dukes Vote. Dukes Vote provides opportunities to build capacity, knowledge, skills, and values that prepare students for an active and informed role in democracy. It is a nonpartisan initiative that collaborates with academic and student affairs, community partners, and national organizations to advance JMU's civic mission.


Daily tasks and responsibilities that have remained consistent throughout the fellowship position are: planning and hosting events, meeting with important campus and community stakeholders, actively seeking collaboration from student organizations as well as community partners, reporting on events or programming on our Dukes Vote Blog, and working with national organizations supporting civic engagement in higher education. Some days the fellow is searching through the Library of Congress and the National Archives for primary documents to frame our events and inform participants, while other days the fellow is a graphic designer tapping into a new world of PR to heighten attendance and engagement for our programming.


The Engagement Fellow for the James Madison Center for Civic Engagement must:

  • Be diligent, adaptable, hardworking, and detail oriented.
  • Have commitment to non-partisanship when representing JMU and the Madison Center.
  • Appreciation of diversity in its many forms as an asset to civic learning and engagement
  • Be passionate about civic learning and engagement.
  • Be open-minded.
  • Be well-connected on campus and in Harrisonburg.
  • Strike a balance between independent and collaborative.
  • Have experience with social media management.

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