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People: Jamie Canty

Jamie Canty

Newport News, VA Advocacy Corps Organizer

Jamie is a rising senior at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Virginia, majoring in Biology and Leadership Studies.

People: Aiyana Coard

Aiyana Coard

New York, NY Advocacy Corps Organizer

Aiyana Coard is an active and proud tribal member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation and a student at the NYU School of Professional Studies, pursuing her master’s degree in Global Affairs with a focus on human rights and international law.

People: China Copperstone

China Copperstone

Briny Breezes, FL Advocacy Corps Organizer

China is a resident of south Florida and studies Plant Science at the University of Florida.

People: Julie Flores Castillo

Julie Flores-Castillo

Redbank, NJ Advocacy Corps Organizer

Julie Flores-Castillo is currently running for county committee in her town and, at age 18, is the youngest candidate.

People: Dillon Grubb

Dillon Grubb

Norfolk, NE Advocacy Corps Organizer

Dillon Grubb is majoring in Economics and International Studies with a minor in Russian at the University of South Dakota.

People: Hellina Kassa

Helina Kassa

Silver Spring, MD Advocacy Corps Organizer

Helina Kassa goes to the University of Notre Dame, where she is studying Philosophy.

People: Shyamma Khan

Shyamaa Khan

Amherst, MA Advocacy Corps Organizer

Shyamaa Khan is a rising senior at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, majoring in Journalism and English and minoring in Political Science, with aspirations to attend law school.

People: Meril Mousoom

Meril Mousoom

St. Paul, MN Advocacy Corps Organizer

Meril Mousoom is from Queens, New York, and goes to school in Minneapolis-Saint Paul.

People: Kiran Nwakanma

Kiran Nwakanma

Orlando, FL Advocacy Corps Organizer

Kiran Nwakanma is a rising sophomore at the University of Central Florida, where he is studying Architecture and African Studies.

People: Rachel Overstreet

Rachel Overstreet

Sioux Falls, SD Advocacy Corps Organizer

Rachel Overstreet is a senior at the University of South Dakota, where she double-majors in Political Science and Philosophy. Rachel first learned about FCNL when she participated in Spring Lobby Weekend 2022.

People: Destinee Amaris Perkins

Destini Amaris Perkins

Vista, CA Advocacy Corps Organizer

Destini Amaris Perkins resides in Carlsbad, California. She is a multicultural Black woman with Mexican, Japanese, Greek, and Native American roots.

People: Karime Rodriguez Ramirez

Karime Rodriguez Ramirez

Phoenix, AZ Advocacy Corps Organizer

Karime was born in Mazatlán, Mexico, and is a Dreamer living in Arizona. She currently attends Grand Canyon University and hopes to one day become a great advocate for her community.

People: Anne Rants

Anne Rants

Arcata, CA Advocacy Corps Organizer

Anne Rants resides in Arcata, California, and attends Cal Poly Humboldt, majoring in Child Development with minors in American Indian Education and Women’s Studies.

People: Jessica Russell

Jessica Russell

McEwen, TN Advocacy Corps Organizer

Jessica Russell is originally from Huntsville, Alabama, and graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in 2017 with a BFA in Photography.

People: Taylor Trevino

Taylor Treviño

Austin, TX Advocacy Corps Organizer

Taylor Treviño is an organizer and former educator from Austin, Texas. She graduated from the University of North Texas in 2018 with a degree in Interdisciplinary Art and Design and a minor in Spanish.

People: Ky'Asia Washingron Blanchard

Ky'Asia Washington Blanchard

Schenectady, NY Advocacy Corps Organizer

Ky’Asia Washington Blanchard is a community organizer and writer based in Schenectady, New York.