OUR EXECUTIVE BOARD
The GW College Republican Executive Board meets every Monday at 9:00 pm in Marvin Center, Room 401. Board meetings are open to any dues-paying GW CR member. Visitors should remain quiet and respectful of the Republican process. In addition, each E-Board member holds a weekly office hour in the CR's office, in Marvin Room 422.
Patrick Burland is a senior at The George Washington University pursuing a degree in political science. Back home in Connecticut, Patrick has chaired and worked for state house and senate campaigns. Patrick has previously served as chapter Secretary and Director of Public Relations. In Washington, DC, he has interned for the office of public affairs at the U.S. Department of the Treasury and for the Junior State of America Foundation. Currently, he is the Chairman for the GW College Republicans and is a proud New Englander.
Alex Brandis is a junior at The George Washington University and is pursuing a degree in Political Science and History with a minor in Economics. Alex grew up in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. In DC, she has interned in Congresswoman Michelle Steel’s office and at Historic America. When she is not fully immersing herself in politics, classes, or random history, she can likely be found working on Dance Marathon as the Director of Business Outreach or working as the Event Director in her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta. She is thrilled to be serving as Vice Chairwoman and to promote the conservative message.
Jack Elbaum is a sophomore majoring in International Affairs and Economics, and is also Secretary of GW College Republicans. He is from Highland Park, Illinois, and enjoys reading and writing in his spare time. Jack has written on political and economic issues for outlets that include Newsweek, The New York Post, and The Washington Examiner.
Juli Camacho is a junior from Houston, Texas, currently pursuing a major in International Affairs and a double minor in French and Spanish. She is involved in Sigma Iota Rho (SIR - International Affairs Honors fraternity) and ADPI. Juli also has plenty of experience interning for high profile Republicans, including Dan Crenshaw, Pete Sessions, and Ted Cruz. Fun fact: Juli's brother attended GW, and their parents are both GW alumni.
Director of Political Affairs
Alex Hudepohl is a sophomore from Fort Mitchell, Kentucky. Alex will be serving in her first term as Director of Political Affairs. As a student at GWU, she is majoring in Political Science: Public Policy with a double minor in Arabic and Naval Science. Although her first year was online, she has made the most of it by joining greek life and various other clubs. Alex is an avid patriot and passionate debater, hoping to continue developing our debaters here in GWCRs. With spare time, Alex enjoys working out, spending time with friends, and catching up on some reading.
Director of Public Relations
Ezra Meyer is a junior at the George Washington University pursuing a double major in Economics and Public Policy with a minor in history. From Chevy Chase, MD, Ezra served as National Vice President of the Young Judaea youth movement in high school, while he also founded and ran his school's Young Republicans club. Following high school, Ezra participated in a gap year program in Israel where he spent everyday volunteering as a medic with the national ambulance service. In addition to his position within College Republicans, Ezra currently serves as President of the student group GW for Israel, as an executive board member of the GW chapter of Young America's Foundation, and as an executive committee member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity’s Alpha Eta Chapter. He also has experience interning in the United States Senate.
Director of Marketing
Aedan Yohannan is a sophomore at the George Washington University studying International Affairs and Mandarin-Chinese. Once a former GWCRs freshman representative, Aedan now serves as Director of Marketing. Growing up in southeastern Pennsylvania, Aedan spent time working with the local GOP, reading, playing sports, and fishing at the Jersey shore. Nowadays, he spends time writing for various student publications and aims to elevate the perspective of campus conservatives at GWU.
Director of Membership
Gabija Petrulis is a junior from Los Angeles, California, serving her second term as Director of Membership. At GW, she is majoring in International Affairs. Having interned in the Trump White House she hopes to pursue a career that unifies her love for this country and for her homeland-Lithuania. Gabija is also the president of GW YAF and is an active member of her sorority, Alpha Delta Pi as well as GW Catholics. While not fighting for the conservative cause, she can be found within her Lithuanian community, reading, golfing, or outside!
Sierra Hurson is a junior pursuing a Bachelor of Science in International Affairs with a concentration in International Economics and a minor in Statistics. Sierra grew up in Newport Beach, California and she was involved in local and state government, interning for both her City Manager and Assembly Member. While in DC, she interned at the United States Department of the Treasury her sophomore year and was an intern for Senator Tom Cotton over the summer. She previously served on the board as Secretary. Aside from politics, Sierra enjoys traveling, spending time with her friends, and exploring DC!