Voting Rights & Voter Engagement

Donya Nasser studied Political Science and Women’€™s and Gender Studies at St. John’€™s University. She was the President of Pi Sigma Alpha, and the Founder and Executive Director of the university’s Roosevelt Institute, a chapter of the largest student-run campus network that promotes activism among young people, community action, and progressive policy. Donya is very interested in women€’s issues and advocacy and was heavily involved with the Gender Studies Department at her university, non-partisan organizations like NOW, AAUW, and WCF, and political campaigning. She employs politics as her outlet for true change and dedicates great time and effort to worthy and dynamic candidates. She is also passionate about equality for the LGBT, immigrant, and low-income communities. Donya€’s campus and community involvement are results of her commitment to change and progress.

BLUEPRINT: Watch.Her.Lead. Since Donya became involved in politics, she realized there was something missing. Despite there being a strong emphasize on encouraging more women to run for office which is incredibly important there was almost no focus on the race gap in elected offices and empowering women of color specifically to run for office. As a Middle Eastern woman, Donya had no representation in Congress and no role models to look up to. These experiences and awareness led to the creation of her Blueprint Watch.Her.Lead., a project dedicated to encouraging young women of color to think about running for office and raising awareness about the lack of minority women in politics. She has been able to amplify the impact of her Blueprint across the country through presentations, workshops, and social media.


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Phone: Watch.Her.Lead.Since Donya became involved in politics, she realized there was something missing. Despite there being a strong emphasize on encouraging more women to run for office which is incredibly important there was almost no focus on the race gap in elected offices and empowering women of color specifically to run for office. As a Middle Eastern woman, Donya had no representation in Congress and no role models to look up to. These experiences and awareness led to the creation of her Blueprint Watch.Her.Lead., a project dedicated to encouraging young women of color to think about running for office and raising awareness about the lack of minority women in politics. She has been able to amplify the impact of her Blueprint across the country through presentations, workshops, and social media.