our team

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Stephanie Rowden

Project Co-Lead

Stephanie Rowden is an audio documentary producer whose work encompasses installation, podcast and participatory public art. She’s inspired every time she sees students use their creative energies to help their peers register and vote. Stephanie is an Associate Professor at the Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan.

Hannah Smotrich

Hannah Smotrich

Project Co-Lead

Hannah Smotrich is a visual communication designer whose work explores how design can make the possibilities for change visible, accessible, and actionable. She loves watching her students discover their design superpowers.  Hannah is an Associate Professor at the Stamps School of Art & Design, University of Michigan.

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Brenna K. Murphy

Brenna K. Murphy is a visual artist, former preschool teacher, and wearer of many hats. The Project Manager for the Creative Campus Voting Project, her favorite activities include making to-do lists and crossing items off those lists with relish. She graduated with an MFA from the Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan in 2018.

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Andy Kirshner

Andy Kirshner is a composer, filmmaker, and performer.  He is inspired when his students use their creative gifts as media makers to excite their friends about voting.  Andy is an Associate Professor of Performing Arts Technology and of Art and Design at the University of Michigan.

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Ben Leavitt

Ben Leavitt is a current junior majoring in history. Ben works in student voter engagement with the Edward Ginsberg Center and serves as a Precinct Delegate in Oakland County..

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Maddie Shepherd

Maddie Shepherd, U-M Stamps ‘23, is a research assistant for CCVP.

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Sky Christoph

Sky Christoph has too many interests to know how to label himself. As the Digital Communications Lead, he makes things possible — websites, emails, videos, tech acrobatics. As the first in his family to be able to vote in America, he takes voter engagement to heart. Sky is an undergrad at the Stamps School of Art & Design at the University of Michigan. 

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Juan V. Marco

A dual degree graduate with a B.A. from Stamps and a B.S from Taubman, Juan V. Marco's practice fuses 2D and 3D design and his experience spans architecture, branding, and digital fabrication. Working as a research assistant for CCVP has allowed Juan to explore the physical manifestation of democracy through equitable design.

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Ren Strawn

Ren Strawn, U-M Stamps ‘23, is a research assistant for CCVP.

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Carolina Jones

Carolina Jones is a passionate artist and educator dedicated to bringing joy to civic engagement. A research assistant at the Creative Campus Voting Project, she firmly commits to making voting inclusive by making it accessible, personal, and fun. Carolina graduated from the Stamps School of Art & Design in 2022 and is pursuing a Master’s of Social Work starting Fall 2023.

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Casey Rheault

Casey Rheault, U-M Stamps ‘23, is an artist and designer motivated to create work that disseminates complex issues and information in simple and accessible fashion. When it comes to voting, he is eager to employ design's power to educate, inform, and navigate people of any knowledge-level through the process with confidence.

Previous Team Members

Stephanie Sim

Sarah Miles

Elizabeth Williams

Vincent Pinti, UROP

Alonzo Cortez, UROP

Lindsey Haughton, UROP