DeJuana L. Thompson
DeJuana L. Thompson is a partner with Think Rubix, a thought equity firm specializing in creative policy making and engagement strategy in Washington, DC. In this role she is responsible for developing innovative and sustainable engagement methods for candidates, campaigns, and community organizations. Thompson is the creator of “Woke Vote” a program specifically designed to engage, mobilize and turnout an unprecedented percentage of African American millennial and faith based voters in Alabama. The program made over 100,000 contacts helping to propel a Democrat from Alabama to the US Senate for the first time in 25 years. Prior to joining Think Rubix, Thompson served as National Deputy Director for Community Engagement and the National African American Engagement Director for the Democratic National Committee (DNC), where she managed relationships with national allied organizations on key strategies to engage various constituency groups.
Before working at the DNC, Thompson was appointed by the White House to serve as a Senior Advisor in the US Small Business Administration (SBA) managing the agencies' national allied programming and outreach strategy particularly focused on increasing opportunities for minority-owned small businesses. Thompson holds a BA in Speech Communication from Berea College and a Master’s Certificate in Effective Project Management from Rockhurst University. She is currently working toward a Master’s of Political Management from George Washington University.