Ivy is a DJ, who spins records to motivate and move crowds. When she got involved with other volunteers on the Marquette campus, she knew that she had to "take the message to where the people are."
"Just to be informed on the issues is important, so having conversations and helping people get knowledgable on the facts makes volunteering social and worthwhile. Youth want to know other youth are an active part of this movement."
"Being college age, the decisions made now will affect us. Young voters graduate and dive into the workforce, and we're either going to be met with opportunity or student debt, difficulty getting access to healthcare, and a slew of other things that can impede our progress right out the gate."
Immigration is an importnat issue to Ivy. Her story is part of this issue because she was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya before becoming a resident of Texas.
"When I moved to Milwaukee, I stayed away from local politics, but then I realized that you have to be an engaged member of the community even if it could just be for four or five years.
"Voting can't just be a fad. I feel like I'm part of a push, part of a change – and there are rights at stake! So if you're young and eligible to vote, you need to know how your vote works."
Ivy volunteers at her local field office knocking doors, planning events and incorporating positive messages into her DJ sets.