Campus Vote Project Democracy Fellows


Bryant Wilcox

Bethune Cookman University

Bryant is a junior religion and philosophy major with a concentration in philosophy and a minor in English at Bethune Cookman University. He grew up in the beautiful, bold, bodacious city of the south Jacksonville Florida, and is a product of the Duval County public schools. He was reared in a church and mentored by a pastor who was both civically and socially engaged in the community and this is what drew him to civic engagement work. He loves his church and community and aspires to become a preacher and civil rights attorney. He believes being a Democracy Fellow is a wonderful start.

Katie Thurson

New College of Florida

Katie is a senior thesis student at New College of Florida in Sarasota where she studies religion with a focus on children’s religious experiences. Katie is a past Student Government President and Chief of Staff, and she gives campus tours for the admissions office. When she’s not at school, Katie is the program director at Happy Acres Ranch, a summer camp in north Florida. Katie is passionate about educational accessibility, and would like to continue her studies with a Parks and Recreation degree to ultimately work as a camp director. She’s excited to get students engaged in politics beyond voter registration!