Spring ’18, Political Science

Award Year 

Democratic National Committee

Joelle Sherman is a junior at Brown University concentrating in political science with a focus on American politics. She is interested in political processes and public policy as opportunities for community empowerment. She is particularly passionate about advancing voting rights and equitable representation in government. Joelle has worked to recruit, train and elect Democratic women as a fundraising and development intern at Emerge Massachusetts. She worked on Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign as an organizing fellow, finance intern and co-president of Brown Students for Hillary. At Brown, Joelle serves on the Title IX committee, is a member of the Brown Political Review media team and volunteers in Providence high schools with the Sexual Health Advocacy Through Peer Education (SHAPE) program. Joelle is from Boston’s South End and is an avid podcast listener.