Caiden Nason, President Caiden is a senior at UC Berkeley, and is majoring in political science, with a minor in public policy. He was Vice President of Membership from 2016-2017, and is excited to serve as president from 2017-1018. His goals for the year are to build up the club into a political group that can go into the midterm elections ready to win congressional seats. Aside from Cal Dems, Caiden enjoys Game of Thrones, listening to music, and his cat, Tuna.

Caiden Nason, President

Caiden is a senior at UC Berkeley, and is majoring in political science, with a minor in public policy. He was Vice President of Membership from 2016-2017, and is excited to serve as president from 2017-1018. His goals for the year are to build up the club into a political group that can go into the midterm elections ready to win congressional seats. Aside from Cal Dems, Caiden enjoys Game of Thrones, listening to music, and his cat, Tuna.

Dominick Williams, Vice President of Finance Dominick Williams is Cal Dem's Vice President of Finance. His policies of passion include higher education funding/quality, criminal justice reform, civic engagement, and environmental sustainability. Dominick is a political science major with a concentration in International Relations, and his hobbies include basketball, baseball, listening to music, and talking about politics.

Dominick Williams, Vice President of Finance

Dominick Williams is Cal Dem's Vice President of Finance. His policies of passion include higher education funding/quality, criminal justice reform, civic engagement, and environmental sustainability. Dominick is a political science major with a concentration in International Relations, and his hobbies include basketball, baseball, listening to music, and talking about politics.

David Olin, Vice President of Membership David is the Vice President of Membership for the Cal Berkeley Democrats. He is responsible for member recruitment and retention, as well as ensuring that the Cal Dems have an active presence on campus.  David is a 2nd year Political Economy major at UC, Berkeley. He has previously interned for the Democratic National Committee and for Kamala Harris’ Senate Campaign. He is particularly passionate about issues of wealth inequality and climate change. In his free time, David enjoys skiing, playing the saxophone, and listening to podcasts and vaporwave.

David Olin, Vice President of Membership

David is the Vice President of Membership for the Cal Berkeley Democrats. He is responsible for member recruitment and retention, as well as ensuring that the Cal Dems have an active presence on campus.  David is a 2nd year Political Economy major at UC, Berkeley. He has previously interned for the Democratic National Committee and for Kamala Harris’ Senate Campaign. He is particularly passionate about issues of wealth inequality and climate change. In his free time, David enjoys skiing, playing the saxophone, and listening to podcasts and vaporwave.

 
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Soli Alpert, Political Director Soli Alpert is a 3rd year Political Science and Public Policy student. Allong with his work in Cal Dems, he is a Legislative Assistant to Berkeley City Councilmember Kate Harrison, a board member of the Progressive Student Association, and Membership Director for the California Young Democrats Progressive Caucus. He was born and raised in San Francisco.

Soli Alpert, Political Director

Soli Alpert is a 3rd year Political Science and Public Policy student. Allong with his work in Cal Dems, he is a Legislative Assistant to Berkeley City Councilmember Kate Harrison, a board member of the Progressive Student Association, and Membership Director for the California Young Democrats Progressive Caucus. He was born and raised in San Francisco.

Anna Whitney, Field Director Anna is the Field Director for the Cal Dems, which means she will be organizing political advocacy and policy initiatives. She is a second year majoring in Urban Studies, and her policy interests are climate change, health, taxes, privacy, and labor. When she’s not scheming with Cal Dems Political Director Soli, she is napping, eating fruits & vegetables, or playing Neko Atsume.

Anna Whitney, Field Director

Anna is the Field Director for the Cal Dems, which means she will be organizing political advocacy and policy initiatives. She is a second year majoring in Urban Studies, and her policy interests are climate change, health, taxes, privacy, and labor. When she’s not scheming with Cal Dems Political Director Soli, she is napping, eating fruits & vegetables, or playing Neko Atsume.

 
Kylie Murdock, Communications Director Kylie is a second year studying environmental science and environmental economics and policy. She intends on pursuing a career in international environmental policy in the State Department. Outside of Cal Berkeley Democrats, Kylie is a staffer on the State Lobby Corps in the Office of the External Affairs Vice President and a peer educator for Greeks Against Sexual Assault. As Communications Director, she hopes to increase students' involvement in and awareness of political issues and Cal Dems events and opportunities. "Rush Cal Dems!"

Kylie Murdock, Communications Director

Kylie is a second year studying environmental science and environmental economics and policy. She intends on pursuing a career in international environmental policy in the State Department. Outside of Cal Berkeley Democrats, Kylie is a staffer on the State Lobby Corps in the Office of the External Affairs Vice President and a peer educator for Greeks Against Sexual Assault. As Communications Director, she hopes to increase students' involvement in and awareness of political issues and Cal Dems events and opportunities. "Rush Cal Dems!"

Joya Manjur, Outreach Coordinator Joya is a second year studying Society and Environment in the College of Natural Resources. Originally from a rural town in San Diego County, California, Joya is passionate about immigrant rights, renewable energy, and communicating across the partisan divide. She is so happy to be part of Cal Dems – this organization gives her hope for a future of justice and equity across America!

Joya Manjur, Outreach Coordinator

Joya is a second year studying Society and Environment in the College of Natural Resources. Originally from a rural town in San Diego County, California, Joya is passionate about immigrant rights, renewable energy, and communicating across the partisan divide. She is so happy to be part of Cal Dems – this organization gives her hope for a future of justice and equity across America!

Ben Ellsworth, Smartass Editor-in-Cheif Ben Ellsworth is a 2nd year Political Economy major from the LA area. As a queer-identifying individual, he hopes to advocate for LGBTQIA+ issues and make Cal Dems a more inclusive space for all gender identities and sexual orientations. He will serve as the Smart Ass Editor in Chief this year and will be guiding the process for producing our politically rich Smart Ass publications.

Ben Ellsworth, Smartass Editor-in-Cheif

Ben Ellsworth is a 2nd year Political Economy major from the LA area. As a queer-identifying individual, he hopes to advocate for LGBTQIA+ issues and make Cal Dems a more inclusive space for all gender identities and sexual orientations. He will serve as the Smart Ass Editor in Chief this year and will be guiding the process for producing our politically rich Smart Ass publications.

 
 
Jayesh Kaushik, IT Director Jayesh is a sophomore studying Computer Science and Economics. He has been involved in Cal Dems since his first semester at Cal, and is passionate about foreign policy, environmental policy, and federal stem cell policy. Besides managing Cal Dems' IT infrastructure, Jayesh's other hobbies include reading, researching urbanism, and blogging about Kanye West.

Jayesh Kaushik, IT Director

Jayesh is a sophomore studying Computer Science and Economics. He has been involved in Cal Dems since his first semester at Cal, and is passionate about foreign policy, environmental policy, and federal stem cell policy. Besides managing Cal Dems' IT infrastructure, Jayesh's other hobbies include reading, researching urbanism, and blogging about Kanye West.