The Blue Lab
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Blue Lab Associates

Associates

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Unlike typical campaign interns, Blue Lab Associates are given the opportunity to do real, meaningful work directly with the candidates we support. Our associates and alumni come from over 40 different schools across the country and bring a wide set of skills to the table.

Blue Lab Summer 2018 Associates

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Theo Allen

Theo is a rising junior at Boston College majoring in Political Science with minors in Management and International Studies. On campus, he is a board member of the Bellarmine Law Society, which sponsors law-related programs and professional outreach tours. Originally from Fairfield, Connecticut, Theo is eager to explore the political landscape in Massachusetts as an associate at the Blue Lab this summer.

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Jill Cusick

Jill is a rising junior at Boston College studying international politics and economics. On campus, she is the Managing Editor of The Gavel, BC’s progressive student publication. She is excited to get involved with local campaigns as a Blue Lab associate this summer!

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Cristina Bartoletti

Cristina is a rising senior at Boston University studying communication with a concentration in public relations and a minor in political science. Over this past year, she has completed internships at various advertising agencies in Boston. She hopes to apply these creative skills to the campaign trail to garner public support for The Blue Lab candidates.

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Angela Cutone

Angela is a senior and Government major at Suffolk University, concentrating in International Relations and Political Theory while also minoring in Economics. Originally from Stoneham, MA, she is the current President of Suffolk University’s Model United Nations club. Angela is passionate about human rights advocacy and the role of international institutions in domestic government. She is very excited to be working at the Blue Lab this summer!

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Alex Czarnecki

Alex is a rising sophomore at Harvard University majoring in Government. At school, he serves as Education Director for the Harvard Organization for Prison Education and is a member of the Harvard Political Union, a group which promotes civil political debates and dialogue. Originally from Lexington, Massachusetts, Alex is thrilled to engage in meaningful campaign work with his fellow Blue Lab Associates and pave the road to entry for progressive candidates.

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Robin Donohoe

Robin is a rising senior at Brandeis University. She is currently a double major in Politics and Health: Science, Society, and Policy. At Brandeis she is the Vice President of the Campus Activities Board. This is her first summer at the Blue Lab. Additionally, she is working at Roxy’s Grilled Cheese this summer.

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Henry Feldman

Henry is a rising sophomore at Columbia University studying Economics and Political Science. On campus, he’s a Copy Editor for the Political Review, and will be a Student Services Representative in Columbia College Student Council this fall. Henry hails from Newton, MA, and is super excited to work with the Blue Lab to elect the next slate of qualified progressive leaders!

Crea Dow

Crea is a rising freshmen at Fordham University hoping to study Political Science and Theatre. Originally from a suburb in Boston, Crea is excited to use her knowledge of the surrounding area with the Blue Lab. She has strong affinity for social justice and can’t wait to bring it to the Blue Lab this summer!

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Emerson Gagnon

Emerson is headed into his junior year at the University of Vermont where he studies political science and community & international development. This past spring he worked on the Mayor of Burlington Vermont’s re-election campaign. Originally from Belmont Massachusetts, he’s excited to be engaging in a political environment that’s close to home.

Miriam Feldman

Miriam is an incoming freshman at the University of Oxford studying Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. She is a recent graduate of Phillips Academy Andover, where she led Andover Political Union and served as Editor-in-Chief of the literary magazine. A lifelong Bostonian, Miriam is excited to engage with Massachusetts politics at the Blue Lab this summer.

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Olivia Greif

Olivia is a rising sophomore at Colby College, originally from Needham, Massachusetts. At Colby Olivia is a double major in Government and Economics. On campus she is also a Goldfarb Fellow in Public Affairs and Civic Engagement, and a member of the Women’s Soccer Team.

Noah Gans

Noah is a rising sophomore at Brandeis University. He is from Newton, Massachusetts and is majoring in Business and Psychology. At school, he is on the Men's Soccer team, and is active in the campus community. His dad, Steve, was a Blue Lab candidate when he ran for President of the United States Soccer Federation. Noah is passionate about politics and is excited to learn more about the political process this summer!

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Aaron Hillyer

Aaron is a finance major and political science minor at Stonehill College entering his fourth year of undergraduate studies. He is a Vice President at Stonehill’s Financial Management Association and lives in Windham, New Hampshire.

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Keith Horvath

Keith is a rising senior at Suffolk University studying Political Science and Applied Legal Studies. Originally from Ridgefield, Connecticut, Keith is excited to have the chance to engage in Massachusetts politics and work alongside such passionate people at the Blue Lab.

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Noah Kulak

Noah is a rising Senior at Tufts University studying Political Science and Classics. Originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he has worked for several environmental advocacy organizations and the office of State Representative Donna Bullock. He is excited to help out progressive candidates in Massachusetts this summer with the Blue Lab!

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Alan Litman

Alan is a rising senior at Tufts University where he studies International Relations and Political Science. At Tufts, he plays on the varsity squash team. Alan is excited to learn and work at the Blue Lab this summer.

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Steven Polyakov

Steven is a rising junior at McGill University, studying Political Science with a minor in Economics. At McGill, he is currently an Editor for a campus publication called the McGill International Review, which he previously wrote for. Steven is really excited to work with the Blue Lab team this summer, contributing to its energetic atmosphere and commitment to progressive politics!

Allie Polaski

Allie is a Government major at Suffolk University, concentrating in American Politics and Law & Public Policy, while additionally pursuing a minor in Journalism. Originally from San Diego, California, she has spent time living in San Francisco, Boston and Dresden (Germany) working as a ballet dancer before transitioning into politics. She looks forward to working alongside the other associates and fellows of the Blue Lab.

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Carolyn Price

Carolyn is a rising Sophomore at Wellesley College majoring in Political Science and International Relations. At Wellesley, she serves as a senator in College Government, an Honor Code Council Chair, and runs cross country & track. Originally from Kauai, Hawaii, Carolyn is thrilled to be working with progressive candidates in Boston this summer.

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John Tonderys

John Tonderys is a rising senior at Stonehill College. He is a Mediated Communications major and Theater Arts minor. John also works at the West Falmouth Market and in his free time John enjoys acting, playing chess, and solving Rubik’s Cubes. He has a passion for performing, writing, and the spread of ideas.

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Will Twomey

Will is a rising senior at Boston College majoring in Political Science and minoring in Arabic Studies.  On campus, he serves as the Editor in Chief of Colloquium, the Political Science Journal of Boston College.  He plans to attend law school after graduation in 2019.  He is a native of New Orleans, LA, but now lives with his family in Ridgefield, CT.

August Tucker

August is entering his senior year of college at Suffolk University. He is majoring in government with a concentration in American politics and minoring in sociology. As a native of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, August is excited to learn more about the politics of Massachusetts.

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Nathan Young

Nathan is a sophomore at George Washington University studying Political Science. When he is in DC, he is part of a student campaign to encourage the university to divest its endowment from fossil fuels. Coming from a little town just to the north of Boston, he is really excited to be starting work at the Blue Lab and hopes to learn more about political campaigns.

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Camille Torres

Camille is a rising senior at American University in Washington, D.C. She is majoring in Political Science and International Relations. On campus, Camille is a founding member of No Lost Generation, an advocacy organization committed to solidarity with refugee communities. Camille is so excited to use her passion and energy to elect progressive candidates this summer! 

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Ivy Zhang

Ivy is a sophomore at Boston University where she is a double major in Political Science and Mass Communication Studies. Originally from Hong Kong, she attended a boarding school in Massachusetts. Ivy is passionate about foreign policy and understanding how culture can impact the way that it is conducted.