Rashawn Davis (C'14)

Rashawn Davis is a senior campaigner at Change.org, working with activists and leaders across North America to create impactful change in their communities.

In 2018, he was appointed by Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka to serve as a commissioner on Newark’s Police Review Board. The board is charged with reviewing, auditing, and recommending changes in police practices and policy for New Jersey’s largest city.

Davis was also named by Insider-NJ as one of New Jersey’s 100 Most Influential Millennials.

In 2014, he became the youngest person in the history of Newark to appear on a municipal election ballot at the age of 21 when he led an insurgent campaign for a city council seat representing the city’s West Ward.

Davis has also previously worked at the Council of State Governments – Justice Center, where he helped build the National Clean Slate Clearinghouse, an online resource dedicated to expanding access to record clearance for the more than 70 million Americans with criminal records.

Davis graduated from Georgetown University (C’14) with a degree in government. He earned a master’s degree from New York University.

Davis will be featured on the Seeing Things 2020: Civic Engagement for the 2020 Presidential Election panel  with Taylor Griffin (C'14), Mark Thompson (C'83), and Happy Johnson.