Voting Rights & Voter Engagement

Jill Nguyen majored in International Relations and Gender Studies at Hendrix College. A proud alumna of the Young People For Fellowship, Jill is passionate about civic engagement and reproductive justice. She was a member of Roosevelt Institute Campus Network’s All Leadership Team as the Southern Regional External Engagement Coordinator, the Co-Director of Roosevelt Institute at Hendrix College, which was nominated for Best Chapter of 2014. On campus, she was the Head of Marketing for TEDxHendrixCollege, the Coordinator of the Annual Dean’s Civil Rights Trip, and was involved with multiple efforts to increase diversity on campus. She came back from a semester at the University of Amsterdam, where she conducted research on international law and gender studies.


Phone: Civil Rights Trip Working with the Dean of students and a faculty member, Jill Nguyen is using her Blueprint to coordinate the annual Civil Rights Trip for 10 students and uses this platform to educate students about current issues facing young people. Through site visits and weekly discussions, the group learns about young peoples involvement in the Civil Rights movement. After the trip, the 10 students are divided into smaller groups to learn about specific youth issues and raise awareness about them on their campus through activities and events. Finally, the group picks one specific issue to tackle, and develops an action plan to organize others through petitions and campaigning, with the ultimate goal of bringing students voice on the issue to elected officials.