OUR PEOPLE

  • team
  • executive committee
  • advisory board

clarissa unger

Director

Clarissa Unger has a background in advocacy, communications, fundraising, and political campaigns and has worked on strategic campaigns both nationally and internationally. Prior to founding the SLSV Coalition, she served as the Development Coordinator for the Robert. J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas where she helped to promote civic and democratic engagement on campus. Clarissa has a Masters in Public Administration and a BA in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Kansas and a Masters in Comparative European Politics from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.

Marissa Corrente

Deputy Director

Prior to working with the SLSV Coalition, Marissa Corrente was an Elections Coordinator for the Orange County FL Supervisor of Elections office where she managed Early Voting during the 2018 Midterm Election cycle. Before that, Marissa served as the Associate Director at the Rollins College Center for Leadership & Community Engagement where she supported community engaged learning & research as well as campus-wide democratic engagement. She received her BA in English from Bates College and her MA in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida.

Eddy Zerbe

Special Projects Director

Prior to joining the SLSV Coalition, Eddy Zerbe was active in non-partisan civic engagement organizations from the local to the national level. Most recently, Eddy was the Director of RISE to Vote, a program that partners with college and professional sports teams, leagues, and athletes to improve civic engagement in our country. Eddy has also worked for the Funders’ Committee for Civic Participation and Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights. In Texas, he was a co-founder of MOVE Texas and worked in the office of State Representative Ruth Jones McClendon. He graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Danny Fersh

Director of Communications

Before joining the SLSV Coalition, Daniel worked for more than three years at Laurel Strategies, where he crafted and executed communications strategies for leaders in technology, finance and philanthropy. Prior to Laurel Strategies, Daniel spent three years teaching English as a second language to both children and adults while living in the cities of Madrid and Seville, Spain. A graduate of Syracuse University, Daniel has a BS in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Spanish.

Bianca Rosales

Associate Director of Partnerships

Bianca is an activist and community organizer with experience at the local and national level. Prior to joining the team, Bianca was the Director of Community Engagement for a city council office in San Antonio, Texas. She also served as an elementary school educator where she organized her students and their families around immigration rights and helped lead efforts to bridge educational inequities in and out of the classroom. Before that, Bianca spent time in Washington, D.C. working for NARAL Pro-Choice America and fighting for reproductive freedom for all. Bianca Rosales was born and raised on the southside of San Antonio and graduated from the University of Texas at Austin where she earned a B.S. in Communication Studies, Human Relations.

CARMEN LINERO-LOPEZ

Ask Every Student Program Manager

Prior to joining AES, Carmen was a National Campus Organizer with the Feminist Majority Foundation, where she worked to advance reproductive freedom and gender equity through collaboration with students across the western United States. Before that, she conducted academic research in Iowa; was a Legislative Assistant in the New York State legislature; and worked with various NGOs, political campaigns, and corporations in Pennsylvania, Afghanistan, Liberia, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Illinois, and South Africa. She is a graduate of Williams College, in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

Maddie wolf

Social Designer

In this role, she applies a human-centered design approach to creating tools, systems, and processes for increasing student voter participation. Her work focuses on several of the SLSV Coalition’s national partnerships with a main focus on Ask Every Student. Maddie’s past work includes developing Democracy Works’ Votes & Ballots and building a region-wide coalition of college student activists and organizers in Baltimore, Maryland. She was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), and lives in Baltimore, Maryland.

ZOë Williamson

Communications Coordinator

Prior to joining SLSV, Zoë served as the Deputy Press Secretary for a Louisiana gubernatorial campaign. Zoë graduated from Louisiana State University, where she majored in Political Communication. During her time at LSU, she served as the President of Geaux Vote LSU, as an Andrew Goodman Foundation Vote Everywhere Ambassador, as LSU Student Government’s Director of Communications, and as a Governor’s Fellow in Louisiana Government.

margaret trombly

Grants and development coordinator

Prior to this role, she worked on the Operations Teams for several campaigns throughout the 2020 cycle. Margaret previously worked with the SLSV Coalition during the 2018 Midterm Election cycle, and is excited to rejoin the team. She grew up in Arlington, Virginia and studied Gender and Sexuality Studies at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

Dr. beatrice wayne

ACLS Leading Edge Fellow

Before joining the SLSV Coalition, Beatrice served as a faculty member at Harvard University’s History and Literature Concentration for three years. Prior to that, Beatrice held a postdoctoral research fellowship at the University of Sydney’s Laureate Research Program in International History. Beatrice earned a PhD in History from New York University, and holds a Master’s degree in History from the University of Pennsylvania. She has worked as an educational researcher for Scholastic Books, and has received grants to conduct research on student political and social engagement across the United States, Canada and Ethiopia. She received her B.A from McGill College in Montreal, Canada.

MIKE BURNS

National Director, Fair Elections Center's Campus Vote Project

MIKE DEAN

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, LEADMN

JOY FULKERSON

DIRECTOR, LEADERSHIP AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT, EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY

Tamer Mokhtar

Founder and Executive Director, All Americans Vote

Dr. Teri Platt

Associate Professor & Director of Honors Program, Clark Atlanta University

Chanelle Brown

Advocacy Chair, National Urban League Young Professionals

Sebastian Canales

Student, Cleveland State University

Rachel Clay

Southeast Regional Manager, Campus Vote Project

Nicole Costa

Election Data Project Manager, Democracy Works

Niamh Harrop

President & Campaign Coordinator, Florida PIRG Students at UCF

Divyansh Kaushik

Vice President of External Affairs, Carnegie Mellon University Graduate Student Assembly

Meg McCormick

Director, Maine Students Vote

Dominique McMillan

Program Coordinator, ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge

Purvi Patel

Director of Civic & Campus Engagement, University of Chicago, Institute of Politics

Jose Patiño

Director of Education & External Affairs, Aliento Education Fund

Samantha Perlman

JD/MA Student, Urban Planning at Boston College Law School and Tufts University

JESSICA RONAN

CENTER FOR YOUTH POLITICAL PARTICIPATION AT RUTGERS UNIVERSITY - NEW BRUNSWICK

DUY TRINH

INSTITUTE FOR DEMOCRACY AND HIGHER EDUCATION - TUFTS UNIVERSITY

Paul Valdez

University of Arizona