Da’Quan Marcell Love is an experienced community activist, organizer, and a leader in the non-profit and corporate sector.
Da’Quan received his B.A. in Political Science from Hampton University, where he also minored in leadership studies as a fellow of the William R. Harvey Leadership Institute. At Hampton, Da’Quan served as Student Government Association President (2013-2014), Captain of the School of Liberal Arts Debate Team, Manager of the Little Theatre, and Parliamentarian of both the Political Science/Pre-Law Society and Residents Assistants’ Association.
One of Da’Quan’s passions is civil rights, evidenced by his strong connection to the work of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP.) A life member, Da’Quan has served in a various leadership roles since 1999. He currently serves as a member of the NAACP National Board of Directors, where he represents the youth membership of the Mid-Atlantic Region. In this position, he also serves as Vice Chair of the Convention Planning committee and as a member of the Health, International Affairs, Labor, Youth Work, and Political Action/Legislation committees. Prior to this position, Da’Quan served as president of the Virginia State Conference NAACP Youth & College Division. During his tenure as president, Da’Quan led an effort during the 2012 U.S. Presidential Election that successfully defeated attempts by the Virginia Board of Elections to invalidate over 16,000 voter registration applications.
Da’Quan is actively involved in numerous community service and advocacy organizations, most notably: SCLC, March of Dimes, and Faces of Our Children. He also serves on the board of Hands Helping Hands Outreach Program in Richmond, Virginia.
Da’Quan is a member of several professional organizations and honor societies, including: Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honor Society, and Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities. In 2014, The Root named Da’Quan as one of its 25 “Young Futurists,” a listing reserved for high achieving youth leaders who have made a significant impact in their community. Da’Quan aspires each day to achieve his personal mission to “Empower and Uplift others through Service, Leadership and Excellence.”