Beatrice T. Wayne
The Students Learn Students Vote (SLSV) Coalition is the national hub and largest nonpartisan network in the United States dedicated to increasing college student voter participation. The Leading Edge Fellow will lead the SLSV Coalition’s efforts to build partnerships with scholars to study the innovations and adaptations made by campuses around the country to help students vote during the pandemic. They will establish a research subcommittee within the SLSV Coalition and recruit a set of members specifically interested in growing a body of research about the work of campus-led voter engagement efforts. The fellow will also support a new research partnership between the SLSV Coalition’s “Ask Every Student” initiative and scholars at Menlo College to look closely at the efforts of 30+ colleges and universities who undertook extraordinary efforts as part of the program to truly “Ask Every Student” to vote by ensuring each student spent 3 to 5 minutes of focused time getting registered and ready to vote as part of their regular academic and co-curricular experience.