Announcing Student Design Fellows

The remarkable individuals chosen for the inaugural Student Design Fellows program by Campus Compact are in the spotlight. This diverse cohort from various corners of the nation brings an array of experiences and unique perspectives to influence the landscape of student-led civic engagement

We are pleased to announce the inaugural group of Campus Compact Student Design Fellows. As fellows, these students will work alongside Campus Compact staff, member campuses, and national partners over the next two years to design initiatives dedicated to enhancing student civic leadership development across the country. These remarkable students were selected for the fellowship based on their array of experiences and unique perspectives that will empower them to positively impact student programming nationwide.

Announcing the 2024 Student Design Fellows: 


Soniy Alamdari

University of Florida Here more from Soniy → 
"I am so excited to be part of this powerful team of students to be able to work toward creating change and implementing more student-created/led ideas in civic engagement!"


Keoni Vega

University of Virginia | Hear more from Keoni →
"Promoting civics and working to help educate my peers on our government is incredibly important to me. Which is why I am beyond excited to begin my fellowship with Campus Compact - the nation's oldest organization dedicated to the promotion of civics in higher education."


Ru R

College of DuPage | Hear more from Ru →
"This famous quotation by anthropologist Margaret Mead sums up why I am excited to be a Student Design Fellow: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.” My exposure to civic engagement in higher education has greatly enriched my little corner of the globe, and my hope through this fellowship is to spread that goodness."


Emmanuel Gómez

Pasadena City College (Winter 2024) & Long Beach State University (Spring 2024) | Hear more from Emmanuel →
"It is common for prominent organizations in higher education to collaborate with reputable foundations to create new approach methods that will advance a shared vision, but rarely are those initiatives inclusive of students, let alone student-led. As a Student Design Fellow, I also share the same vision and cannot wait to help improve student civic engagement and further advance social justice!" 


Jessika Crockett-Murphy

Stonehill College | Hear more from Jessika →
“My experiences so far as a young civic leader has allowed me to interact with so many helpful resources that have been a driving force for my growth. As a Student Design Fellow, I am hoping to find ways to compile these resources and expand them to provide the next generation of young activists with the best resources to ensure they succeed and grow to the best of their abilities!”


Markya Reed

Morgan State University | Hear more from Markya →
"Working with students from every corner of the nation and discovering what they need to continue pursuing positive change is a dream! I'm especially excited to collect and analyze the data we receive from talking to students. That data will tell a very important story and it's exciting to be a part of the team that helps put it together."

SDFCyntia Roig

Miami Dade College, Brown University | Hear more from Cyntia →
"I want to make civic engagement accessible and students’ source of power!"


"We are excited to welcome these dedicated and impressive student civic leaders as our inaugural Student Design Fellows. These students represent a variety of student experiences, identities, geographies, and interests that are represented in our network and will greatly enhance and guide our process. Together, this group of Fellows will lead us in a student-led process to envision the future of Campus Compact's support of student changemakers. We could not be more excited to welcome them and work alongside them for the years to come" - Will Brummett, Student Engagement Manager


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Thank you, Lumina Foundation!

Made possible through Lumina Foundation's support, the Student Design Fellowship is a new initiative that empowers students to envision the future of Campus Compact's civic engagement strategies. The program is grounded in design thinking principles and addresses critical objectives such as fostering resource equality, prioritizing mental well-being, and ensuring inclusive representation for diverse student populations.