Natalie brown, President  nsb53@cornell.edu  Natalie is a senior Government major with minoring in International Relations, Law and Society, and PAM. In addition to the Cornell Dems, she is a brother of Kappa Alpha Pi Pre-Law Fraternity and a Student Supervisor at Cafe Jennie.  After college, she intends to go to law school and eventually work on Capitol Hill on policies pertaining to social programs and economic inequality. She loves cooking, classical music, dank memes for 2012, and writing poetry. This summer Natalie interned at the Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County.

Natalie brown, President

nsb53@cornell.edu

Natalie is a senior Government major with minoring in International Relations, Law and Society, and PAM. In addition to the Cornell Dems, she is a brother of Kappa Alpha Pi Pre-Law Fraternity and a Student Supervisor at Cafe Jennie.  After college, she intends to go to law school and eventually work on Capitol Hill on policies pertaining to social programs and economic inequality. She loves cooking, classical music, dank memes for 2012, and writing poetry. This summer Natalie interned at the Human Services Coalition of Tompkins County.

 sophie smith, Vice President  sks277@cornell.edu  Sophie Smith is senior Communication major with a concentration in media studies. Aside from Dems, Sophie is the secretary of the Communication Student Advisory Board and on the design staff of the Cornell Daily Sun.  She hopes to work in either journalism or entertainment, producing meaningful, quality content. She loves showtunes, HBO, NYTimes crosswords, farmers markets, cupcakes, and John Hughes movies.

sophie smith, Vice President

sks277@cornell.edu

Sophie Smith is senior Communication major with a concentration in media studies. Aside from Dems, Sophie is the secretary of the Communication Student Advisory Board and on the design staff of the Cornell Daily Sun.  She hopes to work in either journalism or entertainment, producing meaningful, quality content. She loves showtunes, HBO, NYTimes crosswords, farmers markets, cupcakes, and John Hughes movies.

 EMMA RUNGE, Political Director  ecr68@cornell.edu  Emma Runge is a sophmore double major studying Government and Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences. She is interested in the intersection of the STEM fields and social sciences, specifically using mathematical methods to solve social problems. She is passionate about LGBTQ+, minority, and women’s rights, and environmental issues. This summer Emma lived in a rural town in Kenya working with the NGO Kenya Connect to help implement a reusable-sanitary pad program and to discuss reproductive health in local schools in order to break down barriers to education for women in Kenya. Emma loves to be outside; on a nice day, you may spot her napping in her hammock on the Arts Quad.    

EMMA RUNGE, Political Director

ecr68@cornell.edu

Emma Runge is a sophmore double major studying Government and Mathematics in the College of Arts and Sciences. She is interested in the intersection of the STEM fields and social sciences, specifically using mathematical methods to solve social problems. She is passionate about LGBTQ+, minority, and women’s rights, and environmental issues. This summer Emma lived in a rural town in Kenya working with the NGO Kenya Connect to help implement a reusable-sanitary pad program and to discuss reproductive health in local schools in order to break down barriers to education for women in Kenya. Emma loves to be outside; on a nice day, you may spot her napping in her hammock on the Arts Quad. 

 

 Chris Westersund, Treasurer  ctw48@cornell.edu  Chris Westersund is a Junior Chemical Engineering major at Cornell. In addition to being treasurer of the Cornell Dems, he plays trombone in the Wind Symphony and act as their treasurer. He is also the VP and one of the instructors for the undergrad Swing Dance Club on campus. Finally, he is a brother and lead Risk Manager of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. As for non-school stuff, he likes musicals, large dogs, jazz, and hockey, not necessarily in that order!

Chris Westersund, Treasurer

ctw48@cornell.edu

Chris Westersund is a Junior Chemical Engineering major at Cornell. In addition to being treasurer of the Cornell Dems, he plays trombone in the Wind Symphony and act as their treasurer. He is also the VP and one of the instructors for the undergrad Swing Dance Club on campus. Finally, he is a brother and lead Risk Manager of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity. As for non-school stuff, he likes musicals, large dogs, jazz, and hockey, not necessarily in that order!

 JAIA CLINGHAM-DAVID, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR  ejc248@cornell.edu  Jaia Clingham-David is a sophomore at Cornell University majoring in government with a tentative minor in Spanish. Although she grew up in Pennsylvania, most of her family was born and raised in New York City. Jaia hopes that going to college in Ithaca and serving on the Cornell Dems's e-board will help her become more engaged in NY state politics.  Thanks to her parents, Jaia has always been politically engaged. Her interest in government and politics arose from attending rallies and watching The Daily Show as a child. After her first internship with a local municipality, Jaia found her passion in government and working to better her community. In the summer of 2017, Jaia worked in the NYC Comptroller’s Press Office.  In her free time, Jaia enjoys cooking, watching movies, and CrossFit.

JAIA CLINGHAM-DAVID, COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR

ejc248@cornell.edu

Jaia Clingham-David is a sophomore at Cornell University majoring in government with a tentative minor in Spanish. Although she grew up in Pennsylvania, most of her family was born and raised in New York City. Jaia hopes that going to college in Ithaca and serving on the Cornell Dems's e-board will help her become more engaged in NY state politics.

Thanks to her parents, Jaia has always been politically engaged. Her interest in government and politics arose from attending rallies and watching The Daily Show as a child. After her first internship with a local municipality, Jaia found her passion in government and working to better her community. In the summer of 2017, Jaia worked in the NYC Comptroller’s Press Office.

In her free time, Jaia enjoys cooking, watching movies, and CrossFit.

 Luciano Hamel, Secretary  lmh252@cornell.edu  Luciano Hamel is a junior Government major with minors in Law and Society and Information Science. He is from Albany, New York. He is interested in the intersection of policy and technology and intends to pursue a career in law. He is most passionate about environmentalism and income inequality. Outside of Dems, Luciano is a brother of Alpha Phi Omega and a contributor for the Roosevelt Institute. He enjoys working out, binge-watching Netflix, anime, and browsing memes.

Luciano Hamel, Secretary

lmh252@cornell.edu

Luciano Hamel is a junior Government major with minors in Law and Society and Information Science. He is from Albany, New York. He is interested in the intersection of policy and technology and intends to pursue a career in law. He is most passionate about environmentalism and income inequality. Outside of Dems, Luciano is a brother of Alpha Phi Omega and a contributor for the Roosevelt Institute. He enjoys working out, binge-watching Netflix, anime, and browsing memes.

 Ethan Rosenbaum, Social Chair  ecr57@cornell.edu  Ethan is a junior Government major, concentrating in American Politics with a minor in Public Policy who has lived in the Upper West Side in NYC his entire life. He entered Cornell without having any idea what to major in and with no interest in politics, but fell in love with it during the Democratic Presidential primaries and hasn’t looked back since. After he graduates he’d like to work on a presidential campaign. Whenever he isn’t talking about politics he's watching soccer or an HBO drama. Ethan spent the summer as a Political Fellow on NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s campaign. 

Ethan Rosenbaum, Social Chair

ecr57@cornell.edu

Ethan is a junior Government major, concentrating in American Politics with a minor in Public Policy who has lived in the Upper West Side in NYC his entire life. He entered Cornell without having any idea what to major in and with no interest in politics, but fell in love with it during the Democratic Presidential primaries and hasn’t looked back since. After he graduates he’d like to work on a presidential campaign. Whenever he isn’t talking about politics he's watching soccer or an HBO drama. Ethan spent the summer as a Political Fellow on NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s campaign. 

 Maya Cutforth, Philanthropy and Events Chair  imoc23@cornell.edu  Maya Cutforth is a sophomore double majoring in American Studies and Spanish and minoring in Africana Studies. Outside of Dems, she is the Vice President of Citizenship, Diversity, and Inclusivity for the Panhellenic Council, a facilitator for Body Positive Cornell, and a popcorn person at Willard Straight Hall. She loves running by the horse stables, listening to Vulfpeck, and eating snacks. 

Maya Cutforth, Philanthropy and Events Chair

imoc23@cornell.edu

Maya Cutforth is a sophomore double majoring in American Studies and Spanish and minoring in Africana Studies. Outside of Dems, she is the Vice President of Citizenship, Diversity, and Inclusivity for the Panhellenic Council, a facilitator for Body Positive Cornell, and a popcorn person at Willard Straight Hall. She loves running by the horse stables, listening to Vulfpeck, and eating snacks. 

 Jack Ross-Pilkington, Historian and alumni chair  jsr328@cornell.edu  Jack Ross-Pilkington is a first year major in Industrial and Labor Relations. He is also involved with the Cornell DREAM team, the Roosevelt Institute, and the International Affairs Review. After graduating, he hopes to go to law school. Outside of school, he likes jogging, spicy memes and the TV show "The Office."

Jack Ross-Pilkington, Historian and alumni chair

jsr328@cornell.edu

Jack Ross-Pilkington is a first year major in Industrial and Labor Relations. He is also involved with the Cornell DREAM team, the Roosevelt Institute, and the International Affairs Review. After graduating, he hopes to go to law school. Outside of school, he likes jogging, spicy memes and the TV show "The Office."