Monica Bustinza is a junior at the University of Miami majoring in political science. She currently serves as president of Get Out the Vote, transfer senator of UM’s student government senate, and director of curation for TEDxUMiami. At the age of 16, she founded a meal bag program, Meals from the Heart, to benefit under-resourced children and families in South Florida. Since its founding, Meals from the Heart has provided meals for more than 4,000 people. In her spare time, Monica enjoys volunteering with the League of Women Voters, educating students on the importance of getting politically involved and working with national, state, and local campaigns. She is deeply honored and humbled to be selected to represent the student population as a 2016 CLDE Meeting Intern. Monica hopes to work with the other interns in creating an environment where students can build connections and interact with one another by discussing and sharing ideas.
Angelo Kapp is a student at Delta College in Michigan. He is the vice president of Citizens In Action, a student-led club that promotes student civic engagement around campus and local communities. In addition, Angelo is a member of Men of Delta, the Black Student Union, the Student Leadership Academy, the Club Advisory Board, and the Student Mentoring Program at Delta. He is pursuing a degree in advertising and marketing and is a member of DECA.
Maryam Sarhan is a resident of South Jersey attending Stockton University, pursuing a political science degree with a minor in international studies and a pre-law concentration. Maryam is passionate about civic engagement, international law, human rights and social justice. She currently serves as the student trustee on Stockton University's Board of Trustees, chair of the governmental affairs committee of Stockton's Student Senate, member of Stockton's Model United Nations Team, and student representative on Atlantic County's Advisory Commission on Women.
Manisha Vepa is a sophomore at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County studying economics and global studies. She is a Sondheim Public Affairs Scholar, and is active both on campus and off campus. Her civic engagement work includes initiatives within the campus Student Government Association and initiatives with UMBC's BreakingGround working group.