Vivekae is a co-founder of Vote16IL. She believes Vote16IL is not just about lowering the voting age, that it’s about empowering younger generations to recognize bad policy and crooked politics when they see it, and to use the voice through their vote to better their community. She is currently a Harvard College student planning to major in Social Studies. Vivekae’s experiences within a segregated Chicago and a financially struggling public school system have made her passionate about local political change, housing equity, education funding, and advocating for urban communities.