Meet Our
Civic Influencers

Valeria Garcia is a first-generation student and American. She attends Cochise College, works in the financial aid office at campus and is a member of PTK honor society. English is her second language; school was difficult for her, but she still manages and is currently studying psychology. She is passionate about democracy and the idea of youth … Read more

Leopoldo Beltran is a construction management junior at Northern Arizona University. Being involved in his community and making a change is something that drives him, reason to become involved in civic engagement organizations.

Kaila Pouncy recently graduated from The University of Alabama, Summa Cum Laude, with a B.A. in Criminal Justice and Political Science. While at the university, she held leadership positions across several organizations that promote civic engagement, such as the Blackburn Institute, Student Government Association, the Women and Gender Resource Center, IGNITE National, and the Lambda … Read more

Malea Benjamin is a senior at The University of Alabama, double majoring in Communication Studies and Political Science on the Pre-Law track. She is actively involved on campus and within her community, holding multiple leadership roles such as Director of Engagement for the Student Government Association, 2023 Organizing Fellow for Woke Vote, Greek Ambassador, Director … Read more

Zachary Young, a freshman attending the University of Wisconsin: Stevens Point, is a double major in political science and in media studies. He chose to be involved in Civic Influencers to help college-aged students to get out and vote in our elections. Zack’s plans in the future are to join as a sitting member of our … Read more