Caps Off: Congratulations and Best Wishes to Our Spring 2018 Graduating Ambassadors

As the 2017-2018 academic year concludes and students wrap up their final assignments, The Andrew Goodman Foundation is proud to recognize our Vote Everywhere Ambassadors who are graduating. This Spring 2018, 42 Ambassadors are transferring to new institutions to complete bachelor’s degrees or graduating from undergraduate programs.

Each of them has worked passionately and tirelessly to grow as civic leaders and to strengthen civic engagement on their campuses. With deepest gratitude, we appreciate our Ambassadors’ efforts to register voters, get out the vote, make voting more accessible on their campuses, and educate their peers about the importance of folding civic participation into their daily lives.

Now, we want to share warm congratulations for another huge achievement: their academic success and their steps into the next chapters of their lives. Our Ambassadors are dedicated to both their civic engagement and academic work. In fact, several Ambassadors are continuing their studies in undergraduate or graduate programs this fall. Others are launching into their professional careers!

Take a look at what’s in store for our graduating Vote Everywhere Ambassadors below:

Julian Griffith-Battle Alabama A&M University Joining the workforce
Sarah Nathan Allegheny College Working as an AmeriCorps VISTA on long-term sustainability for a community gardening project
Maria Pineda Allegheny College Joining the workforce
Carly Hickey Bard College Joining the workforce
Phil Rich Bowling Green State University Volunteering in Cameroon for a year and then attending law school
Emma Dietz Cornell University Working as the Clean Water Fellow for Environment America
Joseph Hill CUNY Queens Attending graduate school
Anthony Bennett Dillard University Entering the workforce
Gabby Vance Elon University Attending law school at The College of William & Mary
Miranda Dworak Fairleigh Dickinson University – Metropolitan Campus Pursuing a master’s degree in Digital Marketing at Fairleigh Dickinson University
Chelsea Eret Iowa State University Attending law school at Villanova University
Steven Valentino Iowa State University Pursuing further educational opportunities
Louis Gremillion Louisiana State University Pursuing a Master of Public Administration at Louisiana State University
Brenda Coromina Miami Dade College – Kendall  Transferring to another institution to complete a bachelor’s degree
Daniela Alvarez Miami Dade College – North Transferring to another institution to complete a bachelor’s degree and then attending law school
Leivis Rodriguez Miami Dade College – North Transferring to another institution to complete a bachelor’s degree
Daniel Cuik Miami Dade College – Wolfson Attending nursing school
Juvensen Jules Miami Dade College – Wolfson Transferring to a four-year institution to finish a B.A. or B.S. in Computer Science
Amir Botros Montclair State University Attending law school
Antonio Navazio Ramapo College Pursuing employment, possibly through AmeriCorps
Michael Davidson Rutgers University Applying for state and federal government jobs
Hannah Korn-Heilner Rutgers University Entering the workforce
Olivia Anderson Simpson College Entering the workforce
R. Christopher Di Mezzo St. Lawrence University Beginning a job as the Communications Director for a congressional campaign
Rian Falcon St. Lawrence University Teaching English in China
Brian Ludemann SUNY Geneseo Working as an auditor in New York City
Christina Forte Tennessee State University Attending law school
Jalen Jennings Tennessee State University Attending Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, for graduate school
Jarmyra Davis Tougaloo College Interning over the summer, taking a year off to focus on family and childcare, and enrolling in a graduate program in 2019
Anna Del Castillo Tufts University Attending Harvard Divinity School
Benjamin Neikrie Tufts University Pursuing employment on a congressional campaign
Rafael Botello University of California – Berkeley Entering the workforce
Sarah Funes University of California – Berkeley Entering the workforce
Andrew Corzo University of Chicago Attending graduate school
Adam Reynolds University of Chicago Working on a campaign and then pursuing an opportunity to work as a Presidential Management Fellow
Anna Herrmann University of Dayton Completing a year of service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps
Katherine Liming University of Dayton Pursuing employment in nonprofit advocacy
Patrick Benn University of Dayton Attending Officer Candidate School for the Marine Corps
Abree Dominguez University of San Francisco Applying to jobs in Washington, D.C. on the Hill or with NGOs
Kiana Martinez University of San Francisco Working with diversity and inclusion in policy at the state capitol
Kaestle Charlesworth University of Utah Working in marketing and volunteering on political campaigns
Thulasi Seshan University of Utah Attending graduate school

Please join The Andrew Goodman Foundation in congratulating these phenomenal students and sending them well wishes for their futures!

Whatever path each of you chooses, we hope that you stay in touch and continue to carry Andy’s legacy in your lives as civic leaders and participants. As always, we thank you for your passion, leadership, and dedication. We are so excited to see the impact you make next.

 About The Author

Margaret Sasser is Vote Everywhere’s Program Development and Evaluation Manager. Margaret is passionate about civil rights issues and helping students to become active and engaged members of their communities.