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The Columbia Political Union Board presently has open roles for the Spring 2023 semester. The open roles are:

  • Communications Director

  • Graphics & Media Director

  • Events Director


For more information on the roles and responsibilities of each position, please visit the document found hereIf you are interested in one or more of these positions, please email ASAP or by this Friday, January 27th with a short (1 page) statement of interest. The current Executive Board will follow up with you directly regarding your candicacy.

Jenna Yuan



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.

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Aili Hou



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



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



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



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



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



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



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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