Avery D. Pearl is a student at Augustana College, in Rock Island Illinois majoring in political science and Africana studies. Vice President of his college’s NAACP chapter, Avery has worked to improve the social life of all disenfranchised people on campus and create an environment which embodies diversity and inclusion. He is the president of his campus’s Multicultural Men’s Association, works on the college President’s Student Advisory Council, on his institution’s Sexual Health and Violence Prevention Committee, and has created multiple workshops focused on perspective and diversity. Within his community, Avery has coordinated panels on diversity, voter registration drives, worked on political campaigns and enacted programs such as youth library card registration days within impoverished communities. Avery is a firm advocate for those who are disenfranchised, who feel as though they have no voice.