Monroe Clayton, Founder
Monroe Clayton is a Chapel Hill, NC native who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Auburn University in 2020. In high-school Monroe was involved with Inspire US' local affiliate program NC Inspire, where he and his team organized and facilitated civic action projects at his school.
Through his impressive work with NC Inspire, Monroe made connections with the Orange County Board of Elections. Monroe began working with the Orange County Board of Elections as an election assistant. After he was given the opportunity to work as an Administrator in the 2015 municipal election, Monroe went on to work three more elections.
From his experience in four separate elections, ranging from municipal to the 2016 general election, Monroe noticed how low voter-turnout was amongst his peers. Furthermore, how access to information about voting could be one of the greatest forms of voter suppression.
These two observations were the catalysts for creating MVM. The company serves as a platform to discuss the importance of voting, and relays information about civic engagement in a relatable and exciting way, while also giving people the resources to do so.
Kaiyah is a junior at Auburn University, from Herrin, IL. She is majoring in Graphic Design with a minor in Supply Chain Management. Kaiyah is intersted in becoming a business owner, specializing in print design, especially invitations and stationery suites. A fun fact about Kaiyah is that she loves music and was chosen to DJ two dances in high school, that raised money for Project Graduation.
Kayla is a junior at Auburn University, from Atlanta, GA. She is majoring in political science. After undergraduate school, Kayla plans to pursue Law School. A fun fact about Kayla is that she gave Jessie Jackson a tour of her high school.
Joy is a senior at UNC Greensboro, double majoring in Media Studies & African American/African Diaspora Studies with a double minor in Sociology and Information Technology. Her career goal is to make a positive impact in the Media industry such as empowering the youth, supporting feminism, and advocating about social issues that further impact the Black community. Fun facts about Joy are that her favorite color is purple and she loves Chic-fil-A.
Katherine is a junior at Wake Forest University from Pittsburgh, PA. She is majoring in Politics and International Affairs, and minoring in Economics. Katherine plans on attending law school and potentially pursuing a career in Public Policy or Environmental Law. Katherine actually interned for the Joe Biden campaign, and she is passionate about political engagement and advocacy.
Xavier is a senior at Auburn University, from Guntersville, AL. He is majoring in Biochemistry. Xavier plans to be an attorney, specializing in healthcare law, as well as an administrator for Healthcare Organization. Xavier is a first generation college student and will be a first generation professional student. Some fun facts about him are that he enjoys playing golf and basketball, and he wrote a 25-page book on DNA, genes, and heredity in the seventh grade.
Will is a senior at Wake Forest University. He is majoring in History and minoring in Politics and International Affairs. Will is passionate about current events, 20th century history, and the world of sports. More than anything, he loves his home: New York. Will's favorite comedy is Big Lebowski (1998).
Sam is a senior at UNC Greensboro, from Charlotte, NC. She is majoring in Media Studies and minoring in Political Science. Sam loves visual storytelling and reporting, and plans on pursuing a career in filmmaking and journalism. A fun fact about Sam is that she met Hillary Clinton in 2016.
Lyric is a student at UNCG, from Greensboro, NC. She is majoring in Media Studies and minoring in Communications and American Sign Language. Lyric hopes to have a career in either social media marketing, film, or radio production. A fun fact about Lyric is that she drove 6 hours to see Harry Styles in Hershey Park the day of her high school graduation.
Christian is a senior at Eaton Academy, from GA. Christian plans to major in Political Science once in college. Christian loves to read and knit, and hopes to one day relocate to New York City.
Robin is a junior at Wake Forest University, from West Hempstead, NY. She is double majoring in Communications and Politics & International Affairs, and minoring in Journalism. Robin is undecided in terms of her career aspirations, but would love to do something in the media field. A fun fact about Robin is that she wrote her college essay on Scooby Doo.
Margaret is a sophomore at UNC-Chapel Hill, from Huntsville, AL. She is studying Political Science and Journalism. Margaret is a team player and has a passion for politics and political communication.
Dakota is a senior at UNCG, from Archdale, NC. He is majoring in Media Studies and minoring in Communication. Dakota's career goal is to create as much content as possible, and he is open to traveling for it. A fun fact about Dakota is that he knows how to play 7 instruments.
Caroline is a senior at Wake Forest University, from Arlington, Virginia. She is majoring in Politics and International Affairs, and minoring in Spanish and Middle East & South Asia Studies. Eventually, Caroline hope to work on policy in D.C. A fun fact about her is that she also studies Arabic.