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Ivan Wei

Ivan Wei

Co-chair of the Alumni Association
Ramapo College of New Jersey '15

Jorge Ivan Gomez Wei is a Chinese-Hispanic Jew who engages with each of the cultures of his background and he likes to be called Ivan. Ivan holds associates degrees in business administration and horticulture from Bergen Community College; and his bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies from Ramapo College of New Jersey reflects his commitment to saving the environment for generations to come through the practice of sustainability. Ivan is a Rutgers trained New Jersey Environmental Steward, an Al Gore trained Climate Reality Leader; he is a founding member of Fair Lawn's community garden and the Sustainable Jersey Bergen Hub. He is also a fellow of the NJ Learns program of the Cloud Institute for Sustainability, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and Sustainable Jersey.

The essential importance of social justice and equity are hard-wired into Ivan’s personal concerns. His destiny was stamped by fate when before he was born, Ivan’s father died by violence on a visit to his native Colombia as a direct consequence of the social inequities in that country. Ivan's grandmother and mother are both lifetime workers in creating positive and enduring change for their families and communities. Embracing these values on his own is what led Ivan to undertake the eighteen-month journey to work through the logistics of rechartering the NAACP chapter at Bergen Community College after 15 years of dormancy and grow it to 90+ members before handing the chapter on to new leadership when he moved on to Ramapo College. Work on the chapter helped him get elected as President of the New Jersey State NAACP Youth and College Division from 2013-2015.

“I am pleased to be part of the 2020-2021 Alumni Association and hope we can build an organization doing great work that other alums will want to get involved with.” - Ivan Wei

MacKenzie Bills

MacKenzie Bills

Co-chair of the Alumni Association
Simpson College '16

MacKenzie Bills is a 2016 graduate of Simpson College, where she majored in Political Science and International Relations and minored in French and Religion. While at Simson, MacKenzie also served as an Andrew Goodman Ambassador from 2014-2016. Since graduating, she was a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Pahang, Malaysia, worked as a Report Editor for the International Religious Freedom Reports covering sub-Saharan Africa, and now works as a Research Analyst in the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. State Department. In her free time, you might find her subcontracting as a dialogue facilitator, doing stand-up comedy, or putting together a 1,000-piece puzzle.

“There really can be no peace without justice. There can be no justice without truth. And there can be no truth unless someone rises up to tell you the truth.”- Louis Farrakhan

Rachel Campbell

Rachel Campbell

Interagency Subcommittee Facilitator
Louisiana State University '19

Rachel Campbell is serving as the Interagency Committee Facilitator for the 2020-2021 year. Rachel graduated from Louisiana State University in 2019, where she served as an Andrew Goodman Ambassador for two years, Geaux Vote Vice-President for two years, and as Vice-President of LSU’s Student Body. She currently works in management consulting in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and has plans to attend law school in the fall.

“The challenge of maintaining a free and fair democracy is an active, ongoing one – one that requires each person to not only participate, but to advocate for the people around them who lack equal access to the ballot.” - Rachel Campbell

Candaisy Crawford

Candaisy Crawford

Development Subcommittee Member
Allegheny College '19

Candaisy Crawford is a 2019 graduate of Allegheny College. She majored in Psychology and minored in Global Health Studies. Candaisy served as an Andrew Goodman Ambassador from 2017-2019. She is dedicated to civil participation when it comes to who represents the people. She is dedicated to social justice alongside Behavioral Therapy.

"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality…. I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word.” - Martin Luther King, Jr.

Angela De La Riva

Angela De La Riva

Interagency Subcommittee Member
Simpson College '16

Angela has been involved with The Andrew Goodman Foundation since being an Andrew Goodman Ambassador at Simpson College in 2014. Angela graduated from Simpson in 2016 with a degree in Economics and went on to get her Masters in Public Administration from Drake University in 2018. Angela currently serves as the Director of Economic Development for Hardin County, Iowa. Angela remains committed to all that The Andrew Goodman Foundation stands for and is excited to continue to serve on the alumni board and the interagency committee.

“I’m so honored to serve on a board with like-minded individuals and for the opportunity to help shape the vision of the future of AGF through current Ambassadors and partnerships”- Angela De La Riva

Alana Glover

Alana Glover

Alumni Support Subcommittee Facilitator
University of Baltimore School of Law '20

Alana Glover is a recent alumna of the University of Baltimore School of Law, where she graduated with multiple honors. Alana served as an Andrew Goodman Ambassador at the University of Baltimore from 2018-2019. She is currently in the process of starting a nonprofit called the Black History Initiative, which will act as a nationwide campaign to include Black history in the k-12 curriculum in each individual state across the country. Alana has also recently been chosen to be a member of the inaugural class for Majority Leaders, for Supermajority. Supermajority is "an inclusive, national membership of women who are connected, empowered, and taking action—from increasing their level of civic engagement and advocacy to voting in record numbers." Prior to law school, Alana graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a double major in criminal justice and African American studies and a double minor in political science and homeland security. In between her studies, Alana served as an AmeriCorps volunteer and a field organizer for New Virginia Majority.

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate, our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure." - Marianne Williamson

Erick Jenkins

Erick Jenkins

Interagency Subcommittee Member
East Carolina University '18

Erick Jenkins is currently a master’s candidate at Penn State University studying at their school of International Affairs. His focus is on the interconnection of education and economics in the Korean peninsula.

"This country cannot afford to be materially rich and spiritually poor." - John F. Kennedy

Evan Malbrough

Evan Malbrough

Development Subcommittee Facilitator
Georgia State University '20

Evan Wayne Malbrough, a native of Smyrna, Georgia, is an honors graduate with a degree in Public Policy from Georgia State University. He was a Research Fellow at the Department of Defense, where he was in the Office of Legal Policy & the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Personnel & Readiness. Evan was a research assistant in extremist media studies in the Global Studies Institute at Georgia State University. He analyzes the media of groups such as ISIS, Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, and Boko Haram. Evan has previously interned for the Cobb County District Attorney’s Office, the Public Defender’s Council, and the Office of Congressman David Scott. He is the recipient of the Alonzo F., and Norris B. Herndon human rights scholarship, and the PMAP Leadership award has served as the 2017-2018 President of the Young Democrats of Georgia State University, an Amazon Prime Student Ambassador, and a Vote Everywhere Ambassador. Evan was a member of the Clinton Global Initiative where he works on Prison Education reform, which includes working in a writing studio for inmates at Metro Reentry Facility. He is a founding member of Vote Everywhere GSU, an organization that organized the first-ever student-run polling location in the state of Georgia. As a graduate, Evan is the founder of the Georgia Poll Youth Poll Worker Initiative and the founding coordinator of the Georgia Civic Campus Network.

"The best way to live the legacy is to advance the work of those you look up to." - Evan Malbrough

Makenzie Mercer

Makenzie Mercer

Alumni Support Subcommittee Member
Miami University of Ohio '19

Makenzie is an alumna of Miami University of Ohio and a current JD Candidate at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. Makenzie loves sharing her passion for civic engagement and social justice with others and is ecstatic to continue her work with AGF as a member of the Alumni Association Executive Board.

"Justice is what love looks like in public." - Cornel West

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