2012-2013 Democracy Fellows
FairVote's 2012-2013 class of Democracy Fellows were chosen from a highly competitive field of candidates. You can meet them here.
Mollie Hailey | mhailey [at] fairvote.org
Mollie Hailey is a Legal Fellow. She graduated from the George Washington University Law School in 2012.
Patricia Hart | hart [at] fairvote.org
Patricia Hart is FairVote's Wohlford Fellow on women and politics, which is a new advocacy
Patricia graduated in 2012 from Eastern Kentucky University, where she studied political science and public relations. While in school, Patricia served as a congressional intern and participated in over eight political campaigns on the local, state and national level. She also led several activist projects directed at fostering equality despite sexual orientation and gender.position that focuses on women's representation.
As the Director of Feminists for Change, an organization that seeks to end gender discrimination, Patricia led a women's health campaign, which engaged elected officials in important issues such as the HPV mandate and cervical cancer screenings. While acting as the Public Relations Director of The Alphabet Center, an LGBT resource center, she was awarded a grant to run The State of the Gay Campaign, which worked to end discrimination in Kentucky's workplaces through awareness, education, affirmation and activism. After graduation, Patricia worked as a sustainability intern for Berea College.
Elizabeth Hudler | hudler [at] fairvote.org
Elizabeth Hudler ia an Advocacy Fellow at FairVote. Originally from Ithaca (NY), Elizabeth moved to Montreal, Quebec to pursue her undergraduate studies at McGill University. She completed her Bachelor degree in Political Science and African Studies with Honors in 2012.
While at McGill, Elizabeth interned with the McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy and The South African History Project Online. In 2011, she received the Tania Zouikin Arts Internship Award in support of her internship at Ghana’s Center for Democratic Development.
Andrea Levien | alevien [at] fairvote.org
Andrea Levien is a Research Fellow focused in particular on presidential elections and the Electoral College.
Andrea graduated from Yale in 2012 with a B.A. in Political Science. Her senior thesis reviewed the effects of the Electoral College on racial voting power. At Yale, she worked with the College Democrats' Elections and Lobbying Committees, registering voters and lobbying in Hartford for the repeal of the death penalty and the passage of the Connecticut Dream Act. She spent five semesters with the Roosevelt Institute, a student think tank, ultimately leading a group of students in research of the potential economic effects of the New Haven Promise Program, a locally funded college scholarship. During her summers, she interned at Human Rights First, LatinoJusticePRLDEF and the Hotline for Migrant Workers in Tel Aviv. She is from New York State.
Andrew Spencer | aspencer [ at] fairvote.org
Andrew Spencer is a Legal Fellow. He graduated from the University of Arizona law school in 2012. While in law school, Andrew specialized in election law and public interest issues. He created an independent study in Election Law as well as one in Nonprofit Organizations. He served as Executive Note Editor for the Arizona Law Review, and published an article on public financing of elections both in the Arizona Law Review and in Arizona Attorney Magazine. He also served as treasurer and founding member of the University of Arizona chapter of the Student Animal Legal Defense Fund. He graduated in the top 20% of his class.
Andrew received a B.A. in Philosophy and a B.S. in Psychology at the University of Arizona in 2006. He has also worked in retail and as a substitute teacher.
Devin McCarthy | dmccarthy [at] fairvote.org
Devin McCarthy is a Research Fellow at FairVote, focusing on proportional representation and international elections.