President: Nicholas Girard, Yale University
Nick is a sophomore political science major at Yale, proudly hailing from Stafford Springs, Connecticut. He began his political work in 2013 when he volunteered for his local town selectman. From there, he worked on municipal campaigns in Stafford, state representative campaigns in the 52nd and 53rd House districts, and volunteered with Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign. At Yale, Nick is Elections Coordinator for the College Democrats and serves as a representative in student government. Nick is passionate about protecting the progress we’ve made under President Obama in health care and making college affordable. When not involved in politics, you’ll find Nick exploring New Haven & Connecticut, making a mean cup of tea, or imagining what politics could be while watching The West Wing.
Vice President: Catherine DePino, Fairfield University
Catherine is from West Haven, Connecticut and is currently a junior at Fairfield University as a Finance and Politics double major. She intends to go to law school after her undergrad. She’s campaigned for President Obama, Senator Chris Murphy, Mayor John Picard, State Representative Cristin McCarthy Vahey, Governor Dan Malloy, and House Representative Rosa DeLauro. At Fairfield U, Catherine is a New Student Leader, Vice President of College Democrats, and Co-President of Fairfield Debate Society. Catherine just returned from studying abroad in Madrid, Spain, and is currently interning at UBS Financial Services in Westport.
Treasurer: Nic O’Laughlin, Trinity College
Nic grew up in Cedar Falls, Iowa. He worked for Bruce Braley, the senate candidate there in 2014. He worked with Hillary’s campaign leading up to the caucus, then with the Democratic Coordinated Campaign. Back in September, Nic started up the Trinity College Democrats and he currently serves as the president. He’s a freshman and he plans to study international studies. Here at Trinity he’s also involved in Model United Nations, and Film Society. His favorite movies are The Graduate, One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and Star Wars V: The Empire Strikes Back.
Communications Director: Sabina Dirienzo, Fairfield University
Sabina comes from Arlington, Massachusetts. She’s currently a Sophomore at Fairfield University, with a major in Politics and a minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. In the summer of 2016, Sabina interned with the Massachusetts Democratic Party. At Fairfield, she’s currently the Vice President of College Democrats and the Secretary of the History Club. Her favorite author is Stephen King, and her favorite movie is Little Miss Sunshine. She’s most passionate about reproductive rights, same-sex marriage, and other social issues.
Political Director: Jordan Cozby