Kameryn Point (Lumbee/Waccamaw Siouan) joined American Youth Policy Forum as Policy & Programs Associate in August 2021. In this role, she provides strategic assistance in event planning and execution, policy research, and the creation of informational materials on issues impacting systemically underserved youth.
Previously, Kameryn served as the 2020-2021 Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) Young Fellow for justice reform and election integrity. In this role, she lobbied for comprehensive justice reform, including the demilitarization of local police forces, required racial profiling and bias training for law enforcement, and an end to mass incarceration. She collaborated with FCNL’s network of grassroots supporters, coalition partners, and congressional offices to move the nation toward a more equitable and fair system for voting and elections.
Prior to joining FCNL, Kameryn taught U.S. History and Government in Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota, through Teach For America. While in South Dakota. Kameryn served on the Leadership Team for 4Rosebud, an advocacy group that includes Sicangu Lakota community members, educators, students, and allies. As a part of 4Rosebud, Kameryn organized and trained members on how to lobby and advocate for issues that impact their community, such as the revitalization of Lakota language and culture on the reservation.
She received a joint B.A. with International Honours in History from the College of William and Mary and the University of St Andrews in Scotland, where she wrote her thesis on the foundations of systemic racism in the United States. Kameryn’s passion for equity is deeply rooted in her desire to honor the lives, struggles, and legacy of her ancestors and former students.