OUR EXECUTIVE BOARD
Ezra Meyer is a senior at the George Washington University pursuing a double major in Economics and Public Policy with a minor in History. In addition to his position as Chairman of College Republicans, Ezra has served as Director of Public Relations for the group, as President of the student group GW for Israel, and as an executive committee member of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity’s Alpha Eta Chapter. He also has experience interning in the Heritage Foundation’s Economics Department and in the United States Senate, as well as in the finance world. 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.
Aedan Yohannan is a junior at the George Washington University studying International Affairs and Mandarin-Chinese. Once a former GWCRs Freshman Representative and Marketing Director, Aedan now serves as Vice-chairman. 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.
Jack Elbaum is a junior at The George Washington University, majoring in Economics and International Affairs. He is from Highland Park, Illinois, and he also currently serves as Vice President of GW for Israel. Additionally, Jack has written on political and economic issues for outlets that include Newsweek, The New York Post, The Washington Examiner, and The Federalist.
Matthew Lobel is a senior, pursuing a major in International Business and Economics. While in Washington D.C., Matthew has devoted his time and recourses to the conservative movement. First working in the House of Representatives for Michelle Steel (CA-48), he was able to learn the inner workings of a fierce conservative congressional office. Later working at the Republican political consulting firm WPA Intelligence, he analyzed data for Republican political campaigns, most notably Youngkin’s campaign for Governor. Most recently, he has worked within the Institute for Economic Freedom at the Heritage Foundation, preforming research, and writing Op-eds on the labor force, energy policy, and inflation. These experiences have reaffirmed his passion for national security, realpolitik foreign policy, and economic theory. As the new Treasurer for College Republicans, he hopes to improve engagement with the conservative community at GW by moving more funding into on campus educational events.
Director of Political Affairs
Gregory is a sophomore from Houston, Texas, studying political science and international affairs. It will be his first term on the e-board. In high school, Gregory was the co-head of the Model Congress delegation. During his freshman year of college, he was a member of the College Republicans political committee and engaged with the various clubs and organizations dedicated to diplomacy and global strategy research. This summer, Gregory has interned in Congressman Troy Nehls' district office. Gregory enjoys reading and playing board games with friends in his free time. He is very excited about enhancing the Republican agenda and promoting conservative values at GW and beyond.
Director of Public Relations
Jackson Hoppe is a sophomore at the George Washington University and is pursuing a degree in Public Policy and Marketing. Jackson grew up in Brentwood, Tennessee, where he has worked both on the campaign and federal levels, as well as participated in numerous civic engagement programs, like Model United Nations and Youth in Government. Jackson also serves as the Co-Vice President of BridgeGW and is an engaged member of his fraternity, Beta Theta Pi. He is excited to be the Director of Public Relations for GW College Republicans and is a proud Tennessean.
Director of Membership
Connor Wasik is a sophomore at the George Washington University, studying political science and journalism. He is from Madison, New Jersey, where he has worked with the local Morris County GOP. Connor is also a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, and works as the digital director for the DC Federation of College Republicans. This term, he will be serving as the GW College Republican’s Director of Membership.
Director of Marketing
Emily Thomas is a sophomore from Boston, Massachusetts, serving her first term as the Director of Marketing. She served on three committees for CR her freshmen year and has debated several times on Capital Crossfire. At the George Washington University, she is pursuing a degree in business and finance with a concentration in innovation and entrepreneurship. Emily has interned for Jim Lyons, the Chairman of the Mass GOP. In her spare time, Emily enjoys spending time with her friends and exploring DC. Being from a liberal state she was always very passionate about promoting the conservative message and will continue to do so while living in Washington DC and throughout campus.
Alex Brandis is a senior at The George Washington University and is pursuing a degree in Political Science and History with a minor in Economics. She is also beginning her Masters in Museum Studies this year. Alex grew up in Quakertown, Pennsylvania. In DC, she has interned for Rep. Michelle Steel, Historic America, and Holloway Consulting. She has previously served as the Vice Chairwoman and Director of Political Affairs. Outside of College Republicans, she serves as the President of her sorority, Kappa Alpha Theta and as the Vice President of Phi Alpha Theta, the history honors society. She is thrilled to be serving as Executive Director and to promote the conservative message.