Shaniqua McClendon

Member, Board of Advisors


Shaniqua McClendon has worked in politics since 2012 and currently serves as Senior Political Director for Crooked Media, home to the popular podcast, Pod Save America. In this role, Shaniqua led the creation of their voter engagement program, Vote Save America, and volunteer engagement program, Adopt a State, which have educated millions of voters, recruited hundreds of thousands of volunteers and raised millions of dollars for progressive causes and candidates. Prior to Crooked Media, Shaniqua worked on Capitol Hill, serving as a policy advisor to Senator Kay Hagan and Congresswoman Alma Adams. Shaniqua earned a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications, a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She is also an Advisory Board member of Register Her and was a 2021 Spring Fellow at the USC Center for the Political Future.