Meet Our
Civic Influencers

Joe Sawma is an international student from Lebanon and is the first in his family to pursue a college degree. He attends Adelphi University on Long Island in New York. He is part of the Levermore Global Scholars Program which is a unique program at his school concerned with global problem solving and civic engagement. Joe is also … Read more

Raised in the foothills of North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, Khamkay Inthavong (She/Her) is currently a senior at Adelphi University. She is studying International Business and Spanish in hopes of providing aid to immigrants and reducing poverty in under-developing countries. She currently serves as the Public Relations Officer in the Levermore Global Scholars program, a media specialist for … Read more

Nyla Brotherson is a recent college graduate looking to gain more experience advocating for services within marginalized communities.

JJ Briscoe is a sophomore pursuing a B.A. in Global Liberal Studies with a concentration in Politics, Rights, and Human Development at New York University. He is the lead of his school’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee, organizing his local county’s Young Democrats club, and is volunteering for the New York State Democratic Committee. JJ is passionate … Read more

Felisha Wells is currently enrolled in Graduate school at UNLV , one of the most diverse universities. She is interested in the Civic Influencers team because she can see the direction this country and world is going . She wants to be the change that is needed ; everyone should be able to voice their opinions and concerns … Read more

As Jesus Villanueva heads into his third year as an undergraduate student at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas – he hopes to continue his pursuit in attaining a bachelor’s degree in political science. Currently, Jesus is an intern at the Intersection which is UNLV’s multicultural resource center where he is tasked with researching and planning events that will … Read more

AmiDayne Nelsen is a 22 year old Native American woman enrolled in University of Nevada Las Vegas‘s Philosophy major with a law and justice concentration. She grew up in rural Nevada and have dedicated her life to giving back to her community. She decided to attend University to spread knowledge, support, and awareness to those in her … Read more

Kristina Aleksanyan is a Political Science student at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. She is involved in the Pre-Law Women Association and the Dean’s Student Advisory Council at UNLV. She is interested in this position as teaching others about civic education is so important to her. Her parents are immigrants so she didn’t understand the importance … Read more

Dahlia Terry is an independent hard worker who is enrolled in Saginaw Valley State University. She is a second-year Political Science Major and History Minor on the Pre-law track. She is the Vice President of the College Republicans, an active member of the law Club, and legal scholars on campus. She is very interested in being a … Read more

Shaqyna Ross is a psychology major at Wayne State University in Detroit Michigan with a minor in public health. After undergrad She has plans on going to nursing school with hopes of becoming either a psych nurse or a neonatal nurse. She is interested in becoming a Civic Influencer because she wants to gain knowledge of working with … Read more