National Leadership Archives - HeadCount

Tyus Sheppard

By Laurie Lenninger on July 22, 2021

Right out of the Vegas summer heat Tyus Sheppard recently joined Headcount in 2021 as the first Election Research Associate. From a young age, Tyus was extremely active in activism work involving the LGBTQ+ community and raising awareness on the impacts of bullying. The more he volunteered for political activism causes, the more he realized…

Briana Boyd

By Laurie Lenninger on

Briana Boyd is from Brooklyn, NY, and joined the HeadCount family in June of 2021. She received her M.S in Media Management from The New School in 2017. Briana has worked in the music industry for over 10 years across the fields of booking, artist management, production, and more. She has a deep passion for…

Miranda Finn Hyman

By Laurie Lenninger on June 17, 2021

Miranda Finn Hyman, she/her (Aka. Miranda Finn) is a musician, songwriter, activist, and student at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. She has been writing, singing, and performing music since elementary school and is currently pursuing a major of her own creation entitled “Popular Music, Songwriting, Performance through a Feminist Lens.” As a queer white Jewish…

Jessica Jackson

By Laurie Lenninger on May 24, 2021

Jessica Jackson is an Advertising and Film Studies student at the University of Georgia. She has been living in Athens, Georgia for nearly her whole life. She has always had huge passions for live music, social justice, and voting rights. This led her to begin volunteering with HeadCount during her senior year of high school….

Io Hernandez-Rivera

By Laurie Lenninger on

Io (she/her) grew up in Greenville, SC where she learned how to play the violin from a very young age. Growing up, she had a strong passion for social justice but was not sure how to mix it together with her love for music. Now at DePauw University, Io is pursuing her Violin Performance and…

Hunter Halliwell

By Laurie Lenninger on

Hunter Halliwell is a New Jersey native and is currently working toward his Bachelor’s degree in Communication at Loyola University Maryland. He grew up in a musical household where he learned at a young age the impact music can have on the world. Live music is incredibly important to Hunter and he will go to…

Aaron Posner

By Laurie Lenninger on May 20, 2021

Aaron Posner is an MPA-PNP candidate at NYU Wagner specializing in Advocacy and Political Action. He is a passionate advocate in issues around incarceration and immigration and is a strong proponent of the power of organizing. Among other community organizing efforts, Aaron is the Direct Action Chair of Wagner’s Students for Criminal Justice Reform. He…

Amanda McBain

By Laurie Lenninger on

Amanda McBain is a junior from Brooklyn, New York, majoring in Politics and minoring in  History at the College of Arts & Science at New York University. Amanda currently serves as an  Executive Editor at the Undergraduate Law Review at NYU, a student-led journal that centers on legal-related scholarship and debate. In addition, she contributes…

Morgan Howard

By Laurie Lenninger on January 9, 2020

Morgan Howard volunteered for her first HeadCount show shortly after moving to New York City following a 5-year stint working as a performer throughout Colorado and Tennessee. She got to be a volunteer for a whole weekend by a miraculous series of events (including a basement flooding, last-minute cancellations, and a little dash of fate)…

Greg Sarafan

By Laurie Lenninger on December 30, 2019

Greg Sarafan started blogging for HeadCount in January 2011.  Since that time he has held numerous rolls within the organization NYC Team Leader, Legal Intern, Employee, Special Event Social Media Management, Pro-Bono Legal Adviser,  Artist Rep, and Training Coordinator.  Greg has degrees in political science and art history from Binghamton University and JD from Brooklyn Law…