Campus Vote Project Staff

Mike Burns

National Director

Michael Burns is the National Director for Fair Elections Legal Network’s Campus Vote Project.  He spent over five years working in electoral politics prior to law school, including two years as the Executive Director of the Fairfax County Democratic Committee.  During law school Mike was enrolled in CUA’s Law and Public Policy Certificate program and was awarded a Dulin-Haynes fellowship upon completion.  Mike has worked with all kinds of institutions of higher education from across the country to help them understand the effects different election administration systems have on their campus community and how they can help their students register to vote and access the ballot.  He has a J.D. from The Catholic University of America and a B.S. in political science with a minor in history from Longwood University.  He is a member of the Virginia Bar. Mike can be reached at mburns@campusvoteproject.org.

Debi Lombardi

National Program Director

Debi Lombardi is the National Field Director for Fair Elections Legal Network’s Campus Vote Project. Prior to working at Campus Vote Project, Debi spent four years as an organizer at Forward Montana and Forward Montana Foundation. There, she did everything from statewide voter registration drives to developing new high school internship programs. She has a B.A. in political science from the University of Montana-Missoula. Debi is excited to be working with colleges and universities to improve voting access for students and enhance democracy. She can be reached at dlombardi@campusvoteproject.org

Kristen Muthig

Communications and Policy Manager

Kristen is the Communications and Policy Manager for the Fair Elections Legal Network. She manages day-to-day communications and media relations for FELN. Before joining the team, Kristen spent seven years in Ohio working with school districts, community colleges, libraries and other organizations on their ongoing communications, long-term planning, and strategy for their ballot issue campaigns. She also has experience as a reporter for the Norwalk Reflector and Cincinnati Enquirer, and as a copyeditor for Knight Ridder Tribune. Kristen has her M.A. in communications management from John Carroll University and her B.A. in English/journalism and political science from Miami University. Kristen can be reached at kmuthig@fairelectionsnetwork.com.

Rachel Clay

Southeast Regional Coordinator

Rachel graduated from Appalachian State University with a B.A. in political science and a B.A. in women’s studies. While at Appalachian State, Rachel worked for two years as an organizer for Ignite NC. While working for Ignite NC she organized students and faculty around voting rights, anti-voter suppression work, and higher education reform. Rachel is excited to be working with North Carolina’s campus community members and is looking forward to building student power and empowering young people to get involved in shaping policy decisions that affect their lives.

Ta’Lisa Turner-Pitts

CVP Summer Intern

Prior to interning for Campus Vote Project, Ta’Lisa interned for IMPACT Strategies, Angela Rye’s government relations firm located in Washington, D.C. There, she attended meetings with clients such as PayPal, handled correspondence between clients, the firm and members of Congress, and worked on various social media campaigns. She is a rising senior at Howard University, majoring in political science and minoring in administration of justice. She is excited to work closely with colleges and universities to increase accessibility to voting resources for students.

Zain Karamali

CVP Summer Intern

Zain is a rising sophomore at The George Washington University pursuing a B.A. in international affairs and philosophy. He is a Model United Nations fanatic and hopes to work for an international human rights organization one day. Before interning with Campus Vote Project, Zain worked with The Ohio Democratic Party on national and local campaigns, and at his high school he was actively involved in young democrats, The Global Leadership Program, and local initiatives. He is excited to work with Campus Vote Project to ensure that everyone’s right to vote is respected.

Erica Evans

Digital Communications and Grants Officer

Erica Evans is Fair Election Legal Network’s Digital Communications and Grants Officer. Ms. Evans earned her Bachelor’s degree in Political Communication from the George Washington University and received a Master’s Degree in Political Management from the same institution. Erica has formerly worked in communications at National Public Radio and Amnesty International and has volunteered time on several state-wide political campaigns. Erica can be reached at eevans@fairelectionsnetwork.com.

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