Campus Vote Project Democracy Fellows

Florida

Alina Mercedes Garcia

Miami Dade College ~ Hialeah Campus

Alina M. Garcia was born in Miami, FL and is currently attending Miami Dade College. She hopes to transfer to the University of Florida to pursue a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology. Her ultimate goal is to attend the Nova Southeastern University College of Optometry and earn an O.D. in Optometry. She currently is a member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and works closely as a mentor for the Math Mentorship Program and the S.C.H.O.L.A.R.S. Mentorships Program. She volunteers with numerous organizations an also partakes in academic research at Miami Dade College and the University of Miami.

Brigitte Iglesias

Miami Dade College

Brigitte Iglesias is a junior at Miami Dade College studying public relations, advertising and applied communications. Her aspiration is to make a change in her community to help children affected by poverty and children. She hopes to gain leadership skills and discipline through Campus Vote Project, and inspire other students to become more aware of the political process. Her hobbies include creating music, as she is learning guitar.

Daniela Sardinas

Miami Dade College

Daniela Sardinas was born in Cuba, in 1997. At the age of eight, her parents opened a new door of opportunities for her and her family by leaving the island and following the American Dream. Many of her interests lie in politics due to the firsthand experience of living under a Communist regime. Daniela strongly believes every citizen should have the right to equal representation, freedom of speech, and most importantly the right to vote. She is now double majoring in political science and international relations and highly focuses on areas such as education, immigration, and public health.


Nazario Saint-Louis

Miami Dade College

Nazario Saintlouis was born on the island nation of Haiti on November 20, 1999. He immigrated to the United States in December 2011. He is fluent in three languages: English, French, Creole and is in the process of learning a new one. He is an international relations student at the Miami Dade honors college. He aspires to become a diplomat for the State Department.  Furthermore, Nazario is a dedicated advocate of climate change, being part of the CLEAR (Community Leadership on the Environment Advocacy and Resilience) leadership program. His main goal is to have an impact on the world for the betterment of the generations to come.

Nicholas Mayor

Miami Dade College

Nicholas Mayor is a political science major completing his second year at Miami Dade College. Ever since he was a child, politics and community service have been deep interests of his. With a last name like his, you could say it was a calling of sorts. While in high school, he took part in national debate tournaments. After he receives his Associate Degree of Arts, he hopes to study constitutional law at the University of Florida. Nicholas looks forward to helping empower his fellow citizens around his community. He knows this can be done by registering to vote and informing them of upcoming elections.

Paul-Donavon

Miami Dade College

Paul-Donavon is a freshman at Miami Dade Honors College. He intends to major in international relations with aspirations to become a Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State. During his spare time Paul-Donavon enjoys watching comedy specials, petting his cat, and volunteering. Paul-Donavon hopes to use the Democracy Fellow position as a platform to help students, especially incoming freshmen, gain exposure about local elections which affect them directly. He is excited for the opportunity to engage students that encompass his campus community to channel their freedom of expression by voting for the candidates who they feel best represents their views.


Roxana Perez

Miami Dade College

Roxana Perez was born in Villa Clara, Cuba. She is a second-year student at Miami Dade Honors College pursuing a degree in international relations. Her interest in foreign affairs is driven by her passion for history, art, law, and cultures. She is the president of the Sigma Kappa Delta English Honors Society and a co-founder of the Global Ambassador program at North Campus. As a recipient of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, she embarked on a Spanish Literature course in Salamanca, Spain in 2017. Her love for exploring diversity in the world inspired her to investigate how cultural customs influences a community’s involvement in civic engagement. As a result, she also became involved in Campus Vote Project as a Democracy Fellow, promoting the importance of participating in democracy and honing the relationship between culture and civic engagement.

Wendy Rodriguez

Miami Dade College

Wendy Rodriguez currently attends Miami Dade College. As a young person with no prior knowledge about local elections or candidates, Wendy has taken this opportunity to absorb the entirety of this program’s resources to aid her community’s youth to take an active role in their local government elections and have their voices be heard. If we want to see progression and prosperity in our communities, we have the power with our vote, to place the individual who will make that a reality for us in office.