Kameron Dunbar is a 2017 Mount Vernon Leadership Fellow, ENTJ, Leo, and 60/40 Faygo connoisseur. He’s a third-year student at Oberlin College studying what makes people, places, and institutions tick and how to keep them ticking. Kameron studies Politics as an avenue to understanding the complexity of groups and organizations and seeks to help them run effectively while reaching new heights. Social justice and equity are at the center of his values, which is evidenced by his coursework in Africana Studies and concentration in Peace and Conflict Studies.
A true communicator at heart, Kameron is pursuing a minor in Rhetoric and Composition to aid him in developing his ability to effectively and appropriately express various ideas through and written and oral outlets. Broadly speaking, political communications has become one of his passions. He has demonstrated so by carrying out communications work in various political offices, including the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives, and the Detroit Mayor’s Office.
Kameron leads by example. Whether it be through examining ethical and sustainable business practices in South Africa via the LEAD Program, or advocating as one of three student representatives on the Oberlin College Alumni Leadership Council, he brings his desire to shape the narrative and drive understanding wherever he goes. His top 5 Clifton Strengths are intellection, positivity, context, competition, and input.
Writing is one of Kameron’s favorite activities, both professionally and recreationally. He’s crafted a diverse portfolio spanning many styles, from striking op-eds to press releases to long-form reports. His writing has been featured on international platforms including The Huffington Post, Affinity Magazine, and The New York Times, and in smaller local publications such as The Oberlin Review and The Grape, Oberlin’s alternative student newspaper (where he serves as the publication’s sole staff writer and a regular columnist).
To his embrace, he’s bit of a nerd—Kameron enjoys spending his free time reading non–fiction books and tweeting about whatever news the day brings. He loves music, and has spent much of his life playing the alto saxophone (at one point he toured with a jazz band through France, Germany, and Italy). Kameron is always working to better understand the world around him, which has inspired him to visit over 15 countries. In spring 2017, Kameron circumnavigated the globe via ship on Semester at Sea.
Kameron’s full résumé may be viewed here.