Born and raised in Washington, DC, Elias grew up surrounded by and fascinated with politics, and continues to pursue his passion as a Government major with a concentration in International Politics. He arrived at Wesleyan after transferring from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he was an editor of the Journal for Undergraduate International Studies. Last summer he served as the Summer Program Associate at DC Vote, where he focused on righting the lack of Congressional representation for the nearly 700,000 citizens who live in the city. This summer he was grateful to intern with the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, expanding on his previous research in nuclear politics and terrorism with Professor Trager to create a collaborative, bi-partisan nuclear policy retreat with the Congressional Nuclear Security Working Group. He is excited for the shenanigans of Senior year!
Arcadia was founded in 2015 by the Wesleyan Democrats and the Wesleyan Republican Committee to serve as a platform for political engagement. Entirely student-run, independently-funded, and pluralistic, Arcadia aims to increase and elevate political discourse on campus by illustrating the range of political views and experiences of Wesleyan students.