Democracy Summer Blog

Class of 2015: Nia-Tayler Clark

I have been presented with the question “Who am I” on multiple occasions, and each time I find myself giving a different answer. I credit this to the fact that I am constantly growing. At this point in my life I would define myself as follows: I am a student-teacher.

Class of 2015: Kim Hoang

My name is Kim, and I am a rising senior at UNC-Chapel Hill. I’m doing a double-major of psychology and women’s & gender studies. I grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina. I am one of the organizing interns, and I am based in Western North Carolina. An introductory activity that

Class of 2015: Gabrielle Henry-Galloway

Hello, my name is Gabrielle. I am currently a full-time honors Pre-Med Psychology major at Fayetteville State University… GO BRONCOS!!!! I enjoy the fine and performing arts. I play the piano, as well as the cello. I really like to be active in my surrounding community. I am a nerd and

Class of 2015: Vashti Hinton

Greetings! My name is Vashti Hannah Hinton. I am originally from Baltimore, Maryland but currently live in Greensboro, North Carolina. I am a Political Science Student hoping to have a future in law making; I attend North Carolina A&T State University (arguably the best HBCU in the world). I enjoy

Class of 2015: Novaugn Deans

From the DMV to the NC Hey there!  My name is Novaughn Deans and I am a happy (fairly) new resident of Raleigh, by way of Stafford, VA. As I picture those pondering faces, allow me to give you give you some context. Stafford is a suburban county about an

Class of 2015: Keith Chapelle

Hello everyone! I am Keith Chappelle. I am from High Point, NC and in the fall, I will start my senior year at UNC-Chapel Hill. I am a Political Science and History (with a concentration in U.S. history) double major. That means I read a lot of books and write

Class of 2015: Bonnie Ballard

My name is Bonnie Ballard and I’m the communications intern for Democracy NC this summer. I am a rising senior at UNC Chapel Hill double majoring in political science and English. It pained me to type out the word senior—I am far from ready to graduate– UNC truly is the

Class of 2015: Amanda Billips

Greetings! My name is Amanda La’Shae Billips. My name means worthy of love. I love God, family, food, and fun. I am a graduate of Forsyth Technical Community College where I received a degree in Education. I plan on transferring to Salem College in the fall to study International Relations

Dem Summer Reflection: Ebony West

I decided to apply for the Democracy Summer Internship after taking a Social Protest Movements class at ECU this past Spring. This class got me interested in learning about organizing around the power of the vote. Through this internship, I found that learning about organizing in the classroom and doing it

Dem Summer Reflection: Demarcus Andrews

It has been an amazing two months, and I couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity I had to work for Democracy NC.  This time has been really trying with the amount of hours we put in, but also so fulfilling because the work we do is necessary in our

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