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!

Benny Soran '21

Benny Soran is a sophomore from Atlanta, Georgia. He is double majoring in Government and Psychology. In addition to writing for Arcadia, Benny is also the founder of Cardinal Cares, a club centered around eating disorder advocacy. After Wesleyan, he hopes to attend law school and focus on both international law and public health.

Alexa Grunow '19

Alexa Grunow is a senior from Juneau, Alaska. She is double majoring in English and government. Alexa volunteers as a swim class teaching assistant for special needs children. She also volunteers with special needs youth programs where teens spend time socializing with like-aged peers. Additionally, she has worked with Los Angeles-area homeless aid and migrant worker benefit projects. Alexa is also active with the Los Angeles Chapter of SAG-Aftra and the American Film Institute (AFI).

Jesse Broad-Cavanagh '19

Jesse Broad-Cavanagh is a senior from Takoma Park, Maryland. He is majoring in Government and minoring in Economics. He has interned with moderate and progressive representatives in D.C., and has focused his studies around the growing divisions within and across political parties. Jesse is interested in history, law, grassroots politics, and the unrelenting disasters that make up the D.C. sports scene.