Shapers Profile:


Paul Stetson Rice

Communications Director
About me:

Paul is Vice President of Hampton Roads Young Democrats where he leads over a hundred 18 - 35 year olds in civic engagement projects including voter registration drives, rallies, and workshops. Most notably hosting a rally in January with nearly 500 participants to stand in solidarity with the immigrant, refugee, and muslim communities after the 'muslim travel ban'. \\Paul advocates for a new approach to economic development in the community through his role at Hatch, where they offer Hampton Roads and communities across the country tools and knowledge to support the small and underrepresented entrepreneurs that are vital pieces to the modern economic development. Paul lead the research and publishing of an ebook detailing grassroots economic development, which was positively received by professional and academic economists alike. \\Paul owns NFKVA, a company dedicated to creating and curating unique experiences in Norfolk. This includes NFK Creatives, which hosts art events that a