Mark Breland


Mark is Founder and Director of Educate Young Voters. He studied acting at Columbia College Chicago and The Second City. Breland has done acting work for Pepsi and the film Barbershop. Breland studied Hip Hop Dance at Hubbard Street Dance and Visceral Dance Center. In his formative years, Breland participated in Church Choir, Show Choir, and played the Trumpet/Tenor Saxophone. His music as a former DJ has accumulated thousands of plays on social media. At the Wright Foundation: For the Realization of Human Potential, Mark completed a year of Social and Emotional Intelligence Training. In his network, Breland is connected with artists that have worked with Grammy Award Winners, and have thousands of social media followers


Joe is a creative-content producer that has served local and national brands to produce entertaining and creative video content. Martinez has a Bachelor of Arts from Southern Illinois University, with a concentration in Cinema and Photography. He has over a decade of experience producing, directing, and editing video content and commercials. With the team at Fig Media Inc, he has won Director of Video Production Awards and has had the distinct pleasure of producing video commercials for organizations like BMW, HGTV, Adler Planetarium, and the Sundance Film Festival. 

Joseph Valliquette

Student Voter Coordinator

Joseph Valliquette is a Political Science and Government Senior at Depaul University. Valliquette serves as President of the Depaul Campus Democrats, where he works to educate students on the issues facing their community, and helps solve issues on the University Campus. Joseph has worked as Campaign Staff for Terra Costa Howard for Illinois State Representative, as well as Campaign Advisor for Steven Mclellan for Chicago 43rd Ward Alderman. Valliquette currently works as Fellowship Coordinator at Men4Choice, where he assists in activating and mobilizing male allies into the fight to expand reproductive freedom.