Maiysa Mesbah, 19, of Charlotte was chosen as a 2011 Democracy Summer intern for the statewide group Democracy North Carolina.
She was one of five N.C. college students selected to work as a paid organizer to encourage civic participation, register new voters and educate citizens about the political process.
Mesbah is a political science and criminal justice major at UNC Charlotte, where she is president of the Pre-Law Society and Golden Key International Honour Society.
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