I am a recent alumnus of Davidson College, a liberal arts school near Charlotte, North Carolina. I graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in political science and a minor in French & Francophone Studies. My primary interests are communications, photography, civil discourse, journalism, climate action, and transportation.
Currently, I am the Press/Digital Media Intern for Congressman Hakeem Jeffries. I develop graphics, draft statements, moderate social media, and help with anything else the press team needs assistance with. I also run my own small photography business based in the Washington, DC area, John Crawford Photography, LLC.
In February 2020, I wrote an opinion piece for the Davidsonian, the Davidson College student paper, about why we need more civil discourse. In it, I mentioned Davidson's Deliberative Citizenship Initiative, for which I was a founding Co-Convener. That initiative was and is trying to open up new dialogues on campus through both curricular and co-curricular efforts. The Co-Conveners collectively coordinate all the initiative's projects, such as facilitator training, deliberative forums, and research projects.
For my work-study, I was the Photography Assistant for Davidson College Communications. Through this job, I attended and photographed a wide range of events on campus. Examples of my photography from this job and others can be found under the main menu's Photography tab.
I am an avid musician and participated in several music opportunities during my time on campus. I was the President of Davidson Androgyny A Cappella for the 2019 spring and fall semesters, and I did vocal performance with the Davidson College Music Department, in addition to weekly jazz saxophone lessons. I regularly performed in front of live audiences ranging in size from a dozen to several hundred people. On average, I still spend 2 to 3 hours a week practicing post-graduation.
For many years I have had an interest in communication and in 2017 was hired to be a Communication Consultant at Davidson College's Center for Teaching and Learning. Through this resource, I was connected with many communication-oriented opportunities on campus, which I used to further my interest in civil discourse.
Davidson College is loosely affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), of which I am a member. At present, my membership is active with Davidson College Presbyterian Church (DCPC). Through my membership, I was able to keep in touch with my faith during my time in college.
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