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Payton Head


A Chicago native, Payton Head holds a bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of Missouri where he served as student body president. For his leadership in the Mizzou protests of 2015, he was awarded by the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and featured on Teen Vogue’s “How Three Students Changed the Course of History at their Universities.” As a National Campus Leadership Council fellow, Head co-authored an inclusion guide for student leaders with insights from the U.S. Department of Education in 2016. Now a speaker on inclusion, intersectional identities, and race relations on American college campuses, Payton has brought his expertise to over 40 institutions. He is a 2018-2019 fellow for the American Constitution Society and aspires to pursue civil rights law. As a Humanity in Action Fellow, Payton seeks to develop transnational cultural competency and cultivate lasting relationships with young leaders to foster global peace.

Updated May 2018