Executive Board

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President: Emily Stetson, UMass Amherst ’18

Emily Stetson is a Masters of Public Policy Candidate at UMass Amherst. Her political experience has included working as a grassroots intern for MASSPIRG, as the College Organizer for Solomon Goldstein-Rose's campaign for State Representative of the 3rd Hampshire District, and a interning on Capitol Hill in both legislative and campaign positions. She currently also serves as National Programs Director for the College Democrats of America. In her spare time, she can be found playing the mellophone in the UMass Marching Band, or sharing pictures of her two cats, Merry and Pippin. To schedule a meeting with Emily, visit estetson.youcanbook.me

Vice President: Hannah Smith, Clark University ’19

Hannah J. Smith is studying Political Science, Race and Ethnic Relations and Spanish at Clark University in Worcester, MA where she is a member of the class of 2019. She first got her start in politics in 7th grade, as regular volunteer for the State of Maine’s Marriage Equality referendum campaign. Although the campaign was defeated by less than 1%, it birthed her love for the electoral process. In addition to being the Vice President of CDM, she is also the Events Direct of Clark’s chapter and has been since her first year. Her biggest goal for the 2017-2018 school year is to support students and our caucuses and register as many voters as possible. Hannah is looking forward to engaging students on issues and setting the groundwork for the 2018 midterm elections by focussing a lot of energy on municipal campaigns.

Finance Director, Rohit Bachani, Boston College ’19

Rohit Bachani is from Manalapan, New Jersey, and his favorite Democrat is Associate Justice William J. Brennan Jr. Rohit is a member of Boston College’s Class of 2019, and is majoring in finance and political science while pursuing a minor in history; his interests include playing tennis and squash, hiking, reading books on the judiciary, and traveling. Rohit’s interest in government is rooted in his fascination with the ability of politics to mold legal institutions and effectuate solutions in tandem with the rule of law — this interest has informed Rohit’s academic and co-curricular interests on campus and beyond. He is currently a research assistant for Boston College’s Department of Political Science and is studying the historical development and current status of the grand jury system. In the fall of 2016, he served as an intern at ActBlue, a fundraising platform for progressives, and worked with donors and campaigns across the nation to help them bolster their fundraising efforts. Rohit is additionally passionate about policy research and recently presented a proposal to combat opioid abuse in MA at the Massachusetts State House, leveraging analyses of state-wide substance abuse relief funding efforts and incarceration data. He’s honored to have the opportunity to serve CDM as Finance Director, and hopes to utilize his experiences managing accounts and cash flow for BC Mock Trial, the College Democrats of Boston College, and the AHANA Pre-Law Student Association, as well as his experience as CDM’s 2016-17 Deputy Finance Director, to implement a fiscally accessible and accountable CDM that meets the needs of its ever-expanding constituency.

Communications Director: Sridevi Dayanandan, Northeastern ’18

Sridevi “Shri” Dayanandan is a Biology and Political Science major at Northeastern University who has a passion for human rights and the sciences. She has served as the social chair for her South Asian interest sorority, Delta Phi Omega, and has held positions as a Senator for the College of Science in Northeastern’s Student Government Association. Shri is currently the Vice President of Public Relations for Northeastern Toastmasters and enjoys public speaking and studying rhetoric. Shri has worked in a Parkinson’s research lab, Genetic CORE facility, and litigation law firm. She hopes to use her position as Communications Director to make CDM a more inclusive organization with well-informed and politically active members.

Membership Director: Sofia Rivera, Mount Holyoke ’18

Sofia Elisa Rivera is the youngest of three daughters from a tight knit family. She grew up in the island of Puerto Rico, singing in her school choir and competing in the local and national Model United Nations, as well as volunteering at the Hospital del Niño. Her two favorite Democrats are Elizabeth Warren and late and great Shirley Chisholm. In 2014 she was admitted to Mount Holyoke College, where she is a rising senior, majoring in International Relations with a focus in Global Commons, and a concentration in the areas of international cooperation and conflict over natural resources and protection of the environment; population growth and international migration; urbanization; and international health. She is also minoring in American Politics, with a focus in popular conflicts in America over private rights and material interests; racial, class, and gender inequality; and public goods, including the good of American citizenship itself. An active member of her local chapter in her junior year, Sofia held the position Latinx Caucus Chair of the College Democrats of Massachusetts. Additionally, having previously worked as a Legislative Intern for Congressman Bobby L. Rush (1st D, IL), and as a summer legislative intern for House Representative in Puerto Rico, Luis Vega Ramos. This summer Sofia is the Membership Director and her ultimate goal is to make chapter membership a diverse and open place for all students who want to participate in democratic politics. She is passionate about literature and art, and loves wandering around her native San Juan in museums, libraries, and cafes.

Political Director: Adam Kamoune, Northeastern ’19

Born to two immigrants from Morocco and raised in the vibrant community of East Boston, Adam is a proud native Bostonian whose favorite Democrat is Tom Menino. He completed his first internship at the ripe age of 15 and has worked in public service ever since. His first foray into politics was campaigning for Adrian Madaro during a special election for the 1st Suffolk District. After being selected as a John W. Ward Fellow, Adam returned to work for Representative Madaro that summer. The following year, he interned for Congressman Joseph Kennedy III’s Washington D.C. office through the Stanley Miller Fellowship. At Northeastern University, Adam majors in Political Science and intends to work towards a Masters degree in Public Administration or Public Policy. He is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha and a founding father of the Phi Gamma Delta colony at Northeastern. Adam’s passion for state and local issues is only matched by an undying love for Boston sports teams and an irrational love affair with the T. His hobbies include misquoting The Wire, listening to Moroccan folk music, and an unalienable search for the perfect pupusa.

Events Director: Kathryn Jason, Tufts University ’19

Kathryn is a Political Science major at Tufts with a passion for women’s issues, intersectional advocacy, and public policy. She’s the former Legislative Chair of the Women’s Caucus and a Vice President of her sorority, Alpha Omicron Pi. In addition, she has served as a United States Senate Page, worked as a Fellow on the Hillary campaign, and chaired the Issues of the Future Symposium planning committee with the Tufts Democrats her freshman year. As Events Director, she hopes to increase collaboration between chapters and CDM as a whole, ensure that new and small chapters are given the resources they need, and to create events that empower members to broaden the scope of their perspectives and their activism. . Kathryn is excited to work with the Women’s Caucus this year and to work to further women’s rights in Massachusetts and beyond!

Elections Director: Sarah Brady, Mount Holyoke ’18

Sarah Brady is from Durham, Connecticut, and her favorite Democrat is Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro. Her interests include crafting, reading, and trivia. Sarah is a rising senior at Mount Holyoke College. On campus, she acts as the treasurer of the Mount Holyoke Democrats, and over the summer, she interned at Congresswoman DeLauro's office. Sarah has a passion for LGBTQ+ advocacy and hopes to continue the dialogue of looking at issues beyond same-sex marriage. Also, Sarah knows how to play the timpani.

President’s Chief of Staff: Jacob Edelman, Brandeis University

VP’s Chief of Staff: Hayes Bortz, Northeastern University


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