Dylan Morrissey is the Manager, Special Projects at Generation Citizen. He serves as a “right hand” to the CEO, providing creative thought partnership and high-level operational support, acting as a primary point of contact for the CEO’s external communications, and executing strategic projects across a range of functional areas within the organization.
Dylan was born in Los Angeles and raised in nearby Redondo Beach, California. Dylan’s passion for community-building and youth advocacy started in high school student government and grew during his first year at Claremont McKenna College, where he founded the Sexuality and Gender Alliance to serve the College’s LGBTQ+ community. Dylan eventually transferred to and graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
After college, Dylan moved back to Los Angeles. He worked part-time at a litigation boutique—focusing on pro bono asylum clients—and part-time at The Civics Center (TCC), a national nonprofit dedicated to improving high school voter participation and pre-registration. He worked closely alongside the founder and director to launch and grow TCC in its early years, and he eventually transitioned into a full-time role as Director of Youth Programs. Dylan’s commitment to uplifting youth voices was solidified in the lead-up to and aftermath of the 2020 election through his experience teaching hundreds of students how to translate their fears, angers, and hopes into democratic participation. Dylan’s leadership at The Civics Center played a vital role in producing high school voter registration drives in 36 states and over 7,000 youth voter registrations and pre-registrations nationally.
In his free time, Dylan enjoys exploring the outdoors (he visited 8 National Parks in 2021!), reading, doing jigsaw puzzles, and by the time you’re reading this, will have probably started a new art project to make rugs in his living room.