EXECUTIVE BOARD

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Jenna Yuan
 

PRESIDENT

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Jenna Yuan is a junior in Columbia College majoring in Political Science with a special concentration in Education Studies. She is from Seattle, Washington. Her academic interests include international security, authoritarian and democratic governance, and education politics and policy. In her free time, Jenna enjoys running, baking, and explaining why the west coast is the best coast.

 

Gabi D'Agostino
 

VICE PRESIDENT OF OPERATIONS

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Gabi D'Agostino is a senior at Barnard majoring in Mathematical Sciences. She was born in Manhattan and lives on Long Island. Gabi is passionate about foreign policy and human rights. She plays volleyball and is the vice president and co-captain of the Columbia club team. In her spare time Gabi likes playing all sports and games, and always enjoys "friendly" competition. She is an avid fan of professional sports and loves going to Brooklyn Nets and and New York Yankees games.

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Aili Hou
 

VICE PRESIDENT OF LOGISTICS

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Aili Hou is a junior in Columbia College majoring in Political Science and concentrating in French & Francophone Studies. She hails from the suburbs of Northern Virginia, which is a much less exciting place than NYC. Outside of CPU, Aili is actively involved in many other campus organizations like the Columbia Political Review, and she is interested in the intersections between politics and journalism. In her spare time, Aili enjoys dancing, playing the piano, obsessing over figure skating (watching, not doing!), and blasting music so loudly through her AirPods that she may potentially end up with ear damage.

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Josh Groysberg
 

SECRETARY

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Josh Groysberg is a sophomore in Columbia College majoring in Economics-Political Science. He is from Boston, Massachusetts. In addition to CPU, he currently co-hosts the political podcast GenZers Talk Politics, where hosts give their takes on a variety of current events and political issues. In his free time, Joshua enjoys reading, taking long walks, and exploring the city.

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Ali Alomari
 

TREASURER

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Ali Alomari is a sophomore at Columbia College and plans to study economics and political science. He previously lived in Pleasanton, California and Detroit, Michigan. Ali aims to organize events and programs that allows students to find avenues to become politically involved, learn about issues important to them, and provide a platform for high profile speakers to engage with the Columbia community. Ali also serves on the Executive Board of the Columbia Muslim Student Association as the Political Chair. Outside of CPU, Ali enjoys playing soccer, exploring new places, and spending time with family and friends.

 

Grace Fitzgerald
 

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS

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Grace is a sophomore in Columbia College majoring in Sustainable Development. She is from Danville, Pennsylvania. In addition to the Political Union, Grace is involved with Housing Equity Project, Consilience, and the Environmental Law Institute. In her free time Grace enjoys reading, going to museums, and spending time with friends.

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Anthonella Mendoza
 

DIRECTOR OF ENGAGEMENT

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Anthonella Mendoza is a sophomore in Columbia College majoring in English. She is originally from Ecuador and grew up in York, South Carolina. Alongside CPU, Anthonella is a part of Columbia Undergraduate Law Review as well as America Reads & Counts, where she tutors and mentors elementary school students in West Harlem. She is passionate about making politics more accessible for underserved communities, and enjoys trying new foods, playing tennis, and listening to CrimeJunkie podcast on Spotify — the superior music platform.

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Alex Taylor
 

DIRECTOR OF EVENTS

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Alex Taylor is a sophomore in Columbia College majoring in Political Science and Ethnicity and Race Studies. He is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He is passionate about racial justice and criminal justice reform. In his free time, Alex enjoys playing piano, listening to music, and watching new shows.

 

Akeyla Stewart
 

DIRECTOR OF OUTREACH

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Akeyla Stewart is a sophomore in Columbia College double majoring in Political Science and Women/Gender Studies. She was born and raised in Columbus, Ohio. In addition to CPU, Akeyla is an advocacy and policy director for the Residential Hall Leadership Organization as well as research intern for USAID. She is passionate about racial justice, gender equality, and education politics. In her free time, Akeyla loves listening to music, playing the flute, baking (attempting to at least..), and exploring the city with friends.

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