Campus Vote Project Democracy Fellows

Michigan

Alaziah Caddell

Macomb Community College

Alaziah S. Caddell is a Detroit, MI native – born and raised in the inner city. She attends Macomb Community College in Warren, MI. She plans to transfer to a 4-year institution by spring 2019 in pursuit of a degree in social work with a minor in public policy. Apart from her coursework, she enjoys volunteering at local food distributions and nonprofit organizations within her community that focus on the needs of underrepresented individuals and families. Therefore, Alaziah is highly anticipating becoming a Democracy Fellow and hopes that she will change the dynamic of her campus in a positive way.  She also loves traveling and helping change the lives of others.

Ali Shaina

Saginaw Valley State University

Ali, a native of metro-Detroit, is a student at Saginaw Valley State University. She is passionate about public policy and political campaigns and is majoring in public administration – political science. She helped elect the first openly gay city councilman to the Lansing City Council, and before that, interned at a multi-client lobbying firm. Ali is very interested in policy to make voting easier for citizens. She is elated to be on the Democracy Fellow team!

Anna Szalay

Grand Valley State University

Anna Szalay is a junior at Grand Valley State University double majoring in nonprofit administration and international relations with a minor in German. She recently returned from studying abroad in Germany where she had a wonderful experience. Now that she’s back, Anna is looking forward to working alongside Campus Vote Project to inspire more students to get civically engaged. After graduation Anna hopes to move to Washington D.C. and work for a nonprofit that promotes leadership development and youth empowerment. In her spare time, she enjoys skiing, climbing, gardening and planning her future travels.


Larenz Rivero

Grand Valley State University

Larenz Rivero was born and raised in Grand Rapids, MI. He studies sociology and LGBTQ studies at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. Larenz believes it is important to have open dialogue and civil discourse about the democratic process and public issues. He aspires to use the Democracy Fellowship position as a platform to engage his peers and community members in the democratic process. Using his academic and social connections on campus, he plans to bring together organizations from across the spectrum, to team up for the sake of bringing together the community and for the health of our democracy.

Nicole Vogelpohl

Saginaw Valley State University

Nicole Vogelpohl is a second-year student at Saginaw Valley State University. Her major is fine arts with a concentration in photography and a minor in graphic design. She works with brides on a daily basis, outside of school, helping them find their wedding dresses and styling them for their wedding days. Nicole is also the Vice President of the Cardinal Photography Student Association, which is the student photography club on campus. She is a mental health and suicide activist and is working toward helping end the stigma of mental illness and suicide. In her free time, you can find Nicole doing photo shoots with her sister or watching The Office with her boyfriend.

Taylor Lilies

University of Michigan – Flint

Taylor Lilies is a junior at University of Michigan-Flint and is working toward her Bachelor’s Degree in political science. She is currently the President of Pi Sigma Alpha, the university’s National Political Science Honor Society, and plans to graduate in 2019. She wants to continue pursuing leadership roles by becoming a Democracy Fellow and working with the Campus Vote Project to inspire others to get involved in the political process!


Tyrice Denson

University of Michigan – Flint

Tyrice Denson is a native of Flint, Michigan. In 2016, Tyrice obtained an Associate’s degree at Mott Community College. He then transferred to the University of Michigan-Flint. Tyrice is a senior majoring in political science and will attend law school after the completion of his bachelor’s degree. He is interested in seeing American democracy reach its greatest potential. To do this, we must ensure that every American is able to have their voice heard during elections. Tyrice is honored to work with the Campus Vote Project and excited to play an active role in the 2018 elections.

Anna Dean

Central Michigan University

Anna Dean is pursuing an honors degree with majors in political science and law and economics and a minor in leadership. She has worked as an intern for the Mayors of Rochester Hills and Mount Pleasant, along with City Council members Stephanie Morita and Ryan Deel. Anna is also a representative for the Student Government Association at her university. Outside of politics, she spends her time as an Event Facilitator at CMU’s Volunteer Center, the Parliamentarian for Alpha Sigma Tau, a member of College Volunteers Facilitators Corps, and more. Anna has a passion for politics, and hopes to help facilitate her campus towards playing a more active role in politics.

Eli Pales

Michigan State University

Eli Pales has been working to register as many voters as possible since he arrived on campus at Michigan State University in 2015. He worked to increase student turnout in the 2016 presidential primary to unprecedented levels, then continued his advocacy work throughout the off-year election cycle. In his free time, Eli likes to run cross country and blog about video games. He also likes to ski when he is home in Colorado.


Emanuel Dushaj

Macomb Community College

As a first generation American-Albanian, Emanuel Dushaj is committed to devoting his life to pursue constant change in the world one ripple at a time. His parents invested their lives preparing him for the world and its challenges. As he continues to grow older, he is completing these tasks to become successful as possible. He plans to  continue his education at the University of Michigan in the fall of 2018.

Marangelis Rosado

Wayne State University 

Marangelis Rosado is a junior at Wayne State University majoring in political science with a minor in Latin American studies. Marangelis is a Resident Advisor, Campus Activities Team Chair of Records, Research Assistant, and an intern for Councilmember Raquel Castañeda-Lopez at Detroit City Hall. In all of her roles, Marangelis uses her platform to promote and educate individuals on her passions: diversity, inclusion, LGBTQ+ rights, reproductive rights, and civil rights. Marangelis also enjoys many forms of art, especially political pieces that challenge the mind and shed light on important issues.

Winnifred Walsh

Central Michigan University

Winnifred Walsh is a senior at Central Michigan University. She is dual majoring in law and economics and political science and is working toward earning her certified nonprofit professional credential. Her interest in politics stems from her passion for helping others and promoting positive change. Winnifred has interned with a county administrator, a nonprofit organization, and on a city a commission campaign. She also serves as the parliamentarian for her service sorority and her university’s Student Government Association. She believes voting is a key part of politics and is excited to join the Campus Vote Project team!