2017 Young Alumnus of the Year - Jesse Dean Moore (’05)

Jesse Moore took his ability to communicate clearly and his skill in community organizing all the way to the White House. During the Obama administration, Moore was the Associate Director of Public Engagement and a speechwriter. He was the primary liaison to the entertainment industry and minority faith communities. His work included President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Community College Challenge, which created opportunities for young minority men to enter college through mentorship, workforce training, and other programs. Most recently, Jesse was the Vice President of Civic Engagement for Rock the Vote, bringing the voices of youth into the political process. Jesse is currently the Communications Lead at Pop Culture Collaborative, an organization that leverages pop culture, social media, and advertising to elevate the narratives of people of color, Muslims, and refugees in popular media.

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