United States: Voting during the Pandemic

Moving to a new state, participating in her first election, and managing new internships is challenging enough for most 18-year-olds to manage, but McKenzie is navigating through these rites of passage in the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this episode, McKenzie will talk about her experience living and working in the American South, what it was like to work with Vote.org - a national non-partisan organization that helps to register and inform eligible voters across the country - during one of the most heated elections in the country's recent history, and what it’s like to grow up in a time of political division in the United States.

This interview was recorded on November 24, 2020.


McKenzie Roller, Avon, Connecticut, USA

McKenzie is currently a Global Gap Year Fellow with UNC Chapel Hill's Campus Y. She is dedicating the year to continuing her work with social change and contributing to social justice efforts before attending UNC Chapel Hill in the fall of 2021. Outside of that work, she is most likely to be found on the beach or exploring new places.

Other episodes with McKenzie:


  • Matthias Jochmann (Post Production)
  • Stephanie Raible (Host, Producer)

An Huy Tran, Thomas Reintjes, Prathap Nair and Kecheng Fang also helped make this episode.