Co-President: Benjamin Stern
Ben Stern is a senior majoring in Earth and Planetary Science and GECS. He has been a member of the Hopkins College Democrats since freshman year and is passionate about having, and now leading, such a place to debate and discuss with his fellow liberals.
Co-President: Molly Brambil
Molly is a senior majoring in International Studies and Sociology from Huntington, New York. At Hopkins, she is involved in Jail Tutorial, WJHU, and the Blue Key Society. She is passionate about women’s issues, immigration reform, and economic inequality. Among her passions include seeing the world, having studied abroad in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Vice President: Aaron Pultman
Aaron is a junior majoring in International Studies and dislikes when people ask what you do with that major. He hails from Teaneck, NJ, a town whose notable residents include former Communications Chair Carli Heiman. He believes strongly in stricter gun control and a tough but reasonable foreign policy. Though Aaron resents the negative stereotypes people have about New Jersey, in his free time he enjoys watching baseball and getting humiliated on the squash court.
Treasurer: Emma Cook
Emma is a senior Political Science and Sociology major, raised by teachers in Connecticut (if her political affiliation wasn’t already clear). Besides Dems, she is involved with Thread and a few other initiatives in Baltimore City schools. She is passionate about education issues, remedying economic inequality, and achieving equity in all spaces. In her free time she enjoys running, drinking coffee, and watching crime shows. She has studied abroad in Brazil, South Africa, and India, but she always has Baltimore in her heart.
Communications Chair: Kelvin Qian
Kelvin is a sophomore Computer Science major from New Jersey with a penchant for politics. If he’s not fumbling around with code in his dorm room or in Brody, he’s probably at a Dems meeting discussing with other liberals and progressives the most important issues of the day, like race relations or the threat of climate change. Either that, or he’s helping to prepare the next JHU Model United Nations Conference, watching science videos on YouTube, or simply having fun with his fellow Blue Jays.
Programming Chair: Lidya Tadesse
Lidya is a sophomore majoring in Public Health and minoring in Psychology from Southwest Virginia (so essentially the middle of nowhere). She is particularly interested in disease prevention, global health, and bridging the gap between public policy and its effects on communities. In her free time, she likes watching soccer, listening to music, and water coloring (even though she’s not that great at it).
Campaigns Chair: Drake Palmer
Drake is a junior majoring in Economics and Philosophy. He is originally from the conservative bastion of San Francisco, California and grew up in the East Bay. On campus he’s also involved in Hopkins Progressives, Nest Strategies, and Hopkins Chess, while in his free time he likes to think of all the books he’d read if he had free time. He’s particularly passionate about issues relating to the environment and poverty, and has been to several protests addressing these and other issues. As a board member Drake hopes to continue pursuing progressive Democratic values and help to provide others with similar opportunities.
Secretary: Frank Guerriero
Frank is a sophomore majoring in Political Science and Italian with a minor in Social Policy. His experience with the YMCA Youth and Government Program in his home state of New Jersey inspired him to pursue politics as a course of study and career. He’s especially interested in campaign finance reform, wealth and income inequality, and reforming the criminal justice system. Outside of Dems, he is involved with the Hopkins Jail Tutorial Project and making a mess of his tiny dorm kitchen.