Nicolette Del Palacio

Nicolette Del Palacio

Integrative Voter Engagement Organizer | Mi Familia Vota

Nicolette Del Palacio is a Phoenix native and ASU student currently working towards a degree in Political Science and Psychology. Her interest in politics grew from her time working in public schools and with the Arizona Department of Child Safety. Nicolette’s experiences made her aware of how underserved Arizona’s most vulnerable children are, and she was inspired to become an advocate for stronger institutional supports for underrepresented populations statewide.

As an Integrative Voter Engagement Organizer with Mi Familia Vota, Nicolette works to close the Latino and millennial voter registration and turnout gaps in Arizona by registering and informing voters. Nicolette is a keen observer of local and national politics, and she is passionate about electoral studies, political psychology, and international relations. When she isn’t busy organizing, Nicolette spends her time relaxing with her cat and working on paintings for her next gallery show.

Why do you believe innovations in participatory democracy are important?

Innovations in participatory democracy are vital in order to keep growing and changing communities civically engaged, thus ensuring elected leaders are accountable to the communities they serve.

What do you hope to see at the 2018 Innovations in Participatory Democracy Conference?

I hope to be introduced to new and exciting solutions to the challenge of getting (and keeping) agitated communities civically active.