Meet the Advisory Board
My name is Agnes, I’m a college undergraduate from the NJ/NY area and I am a part of EYV because I believe civic engagement is a driving force for equity and opportunity.
My name is Dayra Mejia-Reyes, a student at Trinity Hall in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. The reason I am part of EYV is because I believe that in order to create progressive change in our nation, all voices must be taken into account.
Hi! I’m Akila, an undergrad at MIT, originally from NJ. I became a part of EYV because I know how much of an impact young voices can make in society by fighting for the greater good. It is integral to convince others to join and I want to be part of this effort.
My name is Eeshan Khurana, I am currently an undergraduate at Penn State University. I am involved in EYV because I want to mobilize the younger generation to take responsibility for their futures.
Hi, I’m Daniel Wrocherinsky, a Vanderbilt University undergraduate focusing on health policy, born and raised in NYC. I’m in Energizing Young Voters to help realize our nation’s potential of equity of opportunity through improving civics education and engagement.
Hello, my name is Jordan Lucas. I’m an undergraduate at NJIT. I wanted to be involved with another organization that addresses important issues of today. Voting rights are huge right now. I never thought in my lifetime that I would witness such archaic ideologies surrounding voter suppression.
I want to be on this advisory board to speak out against ignorance and to educate people my age and beyond about the importance of making their vote count in order to select leaders who share their ideas and support their interests.
Hi! My name is Nitan Shanas and I’m a 2021 graduate of Rutgers University – Camden where I have also had the privilege to serve as the student body president. I joined Energizing Young Voters because I want to be able to uplift the voices of people my age as voting is one of the most effective ways to make our voices heard and see the kinds of changes that we want to see in the world.
My name is Gabrielle Beck. I am an incoming student at Vanderbilt University. I am involved in EYV because I believe amplifying the voices of youth is integral to enacting enduring change.
Hi! My name is Helen Zhu, and I’m a senior at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North in New Jersey. I am a part of EYV because I understand the importance of encouraging younger individuals to vote and speak up. People spanning all ages and races must be included in order for our nation to grow and develop..
Here are some organizations that might be useful for young voters
LOOKING FOR VOTING INFORMATION? HELP?
- TEXT helpline 732-927-1131 immediate voting help
- VOTE411.org for info on all things voting in the USA
LOOKING FOR CIVICS/VOTING PROJECTS OR GAMES?
iCivics.com – exhaustive collection of teacher-designed MATERIALS for all grades & topics
NJ Center for Civic Education programs/competitions:
- We the People – Get inside the US Constitution and see how it affects your world
- Project Citizen – Want to change something in your school or town?
Mock Election (Rutgers, New Brunswick) – learn about current issues on the ballot, candidates running, or get your school involved