Kameron Dunbar is a 2017 Mount Vernon Leadership Fellow, ENTJ, Leo, and 60/40 Faygo connoisseur. He’s a recent graduate of Oberlin College seeking to understand how communication makes people, places, and institutions tick and how to keep them ticking. He is currently pursuing an MSc in Politics and Communications from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Broadly speaking, political communication is his passion. 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 heavy 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 collegiate publications such as The Oberlin Review and The Grape. He served as a columnist on both.
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. In spring 2017, he circumnavigated the globe via ship on Semester at Sea.
An avid traveler, Kam appreciates travel as a medium of ethnography. He believes the best storytelling comes from empowering others to share their story in meaningful ways. One day, he hopes to visit every country and share what he’s learned.