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 37 different schools across the country and bring a wide set of skills to the table.

Blue Lab Fall 2017 Associates

Vincent asta Vincent Asta is a sophomore at Boston University. He is majoring in Business Administration, with a concentration in marketing and a minor in advertising. He is involved in both the marketing club as well as the BU consulting group. Vincent is from Bucks County, Pennsylvania and believes that the key to an efficient and progressive political world is a more diverse and open campaign community.  

Vincent asta

Vincent Asta is a sophomore at Boston University. He is majoring in Business Administration,
with a concentration in marketing and a minor in advertising. He is involved in both the marketing club as well as the BU consulting group. Vincent is from Bucks County, Pennsylvania
and believes that the key to an efficient and progressive political world is a more diverse and open campaign community.


 

Alexandra Benjamin Alexandra Benjamin is a junior at Tufts University. She is majoring in International Relations with a concentration in International Security, as well as minoring in Film & Media Studies. On campus, Alexandra is a News Editor for the Tufts Observer, Marketing Director for Tufts Student Resources, and Membership Director for the Tufts Democrats. She is passionate about political issues at home and abroad, loves traveling and exploring new places, and hopes to someday attend law school and work in foreign policy or political communications. She is currently looking forward to studying abroad in Madrid this Spring.

Alexandra Benjamin

Alexandra Benjamin is a junior at Tufts University. She is majoring in International Relations with a concentration in International Security, as well as minoring in Film & Media Studies. On campus, Alexandra is a News Editor for the Tufts Observer, Marketing Director for Tufts Student Resources, and Membership Director for the Tufts Democrats. She is passionate about political issues at home and abroad, loves traveling and exploring new places, and hopes to someday attend law school and work in foreign policy or political communications. She is currently looking forward to studying abroad in Madrid this Spring.

Alison bogy Alison Bogy is a sophomore at Tufts University studying international relations and Chinese. on campus she works with the group allies to improve civil military relations, and dances with the tufts dance collective. She has previously worked for the California Democratic Party and on Steve Glazer’s campaign for state senate. She’s from San Francisco originally, but has also lived in Barcelona, Spain where she took a gap year to teach English to children. She is excited to be an associate at the Blue Lab.

Alison bogy

Alison Bogy is a sophomore at Tufts University studying international relations and Chinese. on campus she works with the group allies to improve civil military relations, and dances with the tufts dance collective. She has previously worked for the California Democratic Party and on Steve Glazer’s campaign for state senate. She’s from San Francisco originally, but has also lived in Barcelona, Spain where she took a gap year to teach English to children. She is excited to be an associate at the Blue Lab.

Ahnna Chu Hello there! Ahnna Chu is a sophomore at Boston University on a Pre-Law track and double majoring in Philosophy and Political Science. She is from Anaheim, California and loves going to Disneyland when she can and also likes to dance in her spare time. She can’t wait to get involved with local candidates in Boston and their campaigns.  

Ahnna Chu

Hello there! Ahnna Chu is a sophomore at Boston University on a Pre-Law track and double majoring in Philosophy and Political Science. She is from Anaheim, California and loves going to Disneyland when she can and also likes to dance in her spare time. She can’t wait to get involved with local candidates in Boston and their campaigns.

 

Erin Condon Erin Condon is a sophomore at Boston University from Framingham, Massachusetts. Her favorite subjects are psychology and sociology; she plans to minor in Spanish. She is passionate about politics and excited to help local candidates campaign   .

Erin Condon

Erin Condon is a sophomore at Boston University from Framingham, Massachusetts. Her favorite subjects are psychology and sociology; she plans to minor in Spanish. She is passionate about politics and excited to help local candidates campaign

 

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BAYLEY CONNORS Bayley is a sophomore at Boston University, where he is studying Political Science with a minor in Journalism. He recently completed a communications internship with MIT Sea Grant and is excited to apply his new skills to political campaigning. Bayley is passionate about public policy, and hopes to one day be involved in the legislative process.  

BAYLEY CONNORS

Bayley is a sophomore at Boston University, where he is studying Political Science with a minor in Journalism. He recently completed a communications internship with MIT Sea Grant and is excited to apply his new skills to political campaigning. Bayley is passionate about public policy, and hopes to one day be involved in the legislative process.

 

jonathan israel Jonathan Israel is a recent graduate from the University of Western Australia, holding double majors with Honours in Economics and Physics. He has researched and worked Down Under, as well as in China, Israel, Denmark, the UK, and California. He plays active roles in local, university-based, and national organisations which promote educational equality, youth civic engagement, knowledge of global affairs, and student representation. He has interned across a wide range of bodies covering finance, educational, international development and affairs, economic policy, education, and science research, and will be starting a position in management consulting in 2018. In the future, Jonathan wants to carve a niche in public policy and international development, continue to learn, and pursue his hobbies of oration, cycling, binge-reading, ultimate frisbee, and hiking in far-flung locations!

jonathan israel

Jonathan Israel is a recent graduate from the University of Western Australia, holding double majors with Honours in Economics and Physics. He has researched and worked Down Under, as well as in China, Israel, Denmark, the UK, and California. He plays active roles in local, university-based, and national organisations which promote educational equality, youth civic engagement, knowledge of global affairs, and student representation. He has interned across a wide range of bodies covering finance, educational, international development and affairs, economic policy, education, and science research, and will be starting a position in management consulting in 2018. In the future, Jonathan wants to carve a niche in public policy and international development, continue to learn, and pursue his hobbies of oration, cycling, binge-reading, ultimate frisbee, and hiking in far-flung locations!

Defne Karabucak Defne Karabucak is a junior at Boston University. She's majoring in Journalism and minoring in political science and sociology. She's hoping to continue her education and go to law school. She is a writer for a Boston University publication called The Bu Buzz and works to bring professional journalist’s to speak to students at Boston University. She's excited to be apart of The Blue Lab team. 

Defne Karabucak

Defne Karabucak is a junior at Boston University. She's majoring in Journalism and minoring in political science and sociology. She's hoping to continue her education and go to law school. She is a writer for a Boston University publication called The Bu Buzz and works to bring professional journalist’s to speak to students at Boston University. She's excited to be apart of The Blue Lab team. 

Emma culotta Emma Culotta is a Political Science major at Lesley University. Her interest in politics began with international relations when she participated in the Model United Nations Club in high school. Since then, her interests have expanded to environmentalism, US foreign policy, political philosophy, and reproductive rights. In the future, she would like to pursue research in the political realm and further her experience in campaign management

Emma culotta

Emma Culotta is a Political Science major at Lesley University. Her interest in politics began with international relations when she participated in the Model United Nations Club in high school. Since then, her interests have expanded to environmentalism, US foreign policy, political philosophy, and reproductive rights. In the future, she would like to pursue research in the political realm and further her experience in campaign management

Armand makouian Armand is a freshman studying Journalism and Political Science at Boston University. Originially from Glendale, California, Armand has spent time volunteering for local candidates as well as a summer interning for the Armenian National Committee of America, the largest Armenian American advocacy group in the country. Armand has an affinity for speech writing and oratory, as well as passion for video making and editing.    

Armand makouian

Armand is a freshman studying Journalism and Political Science at Boston University. Originially from Glendale, California, Armand has spent time volunteering for local candidates as well as a summer interning for the Armenian National Committee of America, the largest Armenian American advocacy group in the country. Armand has an affinity for speech writing and oratory, as well as passion for video making and editing.

 

 

elizabeth shugart Elizabeth Shugart is a junior at Lesley University studying Political Science with minors in Communications and Human Services where she is on the event planner for the honors program. She is originally from Central Florida and and is still adjusting to an actual winter. She is a member of Democratic Socialists of America, and hopefully, she’d love to continue onto campaign management and support progressive candidates in the future.

elizabeth shugart

Elizabeth Shugart is a junior at Lesley University studying Political Science with minors in Communications and Human Services where she is on the event planner for the honors program. She is originally from Central Florida and and is still adjusting to an actual winter. She is a member of Democratic Socialists of America, and hopefully, she’d love to continue onto campaign management and support progressive candidates in the future.

Conor mccourt

Conor mccourt is a recent graduate of assumption college, where he studied sociology and marketing. he was a member of the marketing club and the campus activities board while he was at assumption. he is passionate about working in public policy and in the future hopes to work on reforming the criminal justice system at the federal level. he is excited to join the blue lab to help local candidates. 

 

 

Gabi Vesey Gabi is a senior at Wellesley College, majoring in Political Science and Psychology. She is originally from Atlanta but has also lived overseas. she spent last summer interning for Congresswoman Katherine Clark in Washington D.C. after studying abroad during the Spring in Scotland. gabi was an associate at the Blue Lab for the fall 2016 semester and She is looking forward to another semester at the Blue Lab.

Gabi Vesey

Gabi is a senior at Wellesley College, majoring in Political Science and Psychology. She is originally from Atlanta but has also lived overseas. she spent last summer interning for Congresswoman Katherine Clark in Washington D.C. after studying abroad during the Spring in Scotland. gabi was an associate at the Blue Lab for the fall 2016 semester and She is looking forward to another semester at the Blue Lab.

Blair Nodelman Blair Nodelman is a recent graduate from Tufts University where she double majored in Drama and American Studies with a concentration in Representation and Performance in the Arts and Humanities. During her university career, Blair served on the board of several student theatre groups, promoting diversity within theatre, producing performances, and sharing art with the greater campus community. Currently, Blair is a volunteer at the MSPCA and is a house manager at Central Square Theater and ImprovBoston. In the future she hopes to work in arts advocacy, merging her passions for communications, politics, and art.

Blair Nodelman

Blair Nodelman is a recent graduate from Tufts University where she double majored in Drama and American Studies with a concentration in Representation and Performance in the Arts and Humanities. During her university career, Blair served on the board of several student theatre groups, promoting diversity within theatre, producing performances, and sharing art with the greater campus community. Currently, Blair is a volunteer at the MSPCA and is a house manager at Central Square Theater and ImprovBoston. In the future she hopes to work in arts advocacy, merging her passions for communications, politics, and art.

ANDREW GILLIS ANDREW IS A SENIOR AT STONEHILL COLLEGE WHERE HE IS STUDYING POLITICAL SCIENCE WITH A CONCENTRATION IN AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AS WELL AS RELIGIOUS STUDIES. AFTER GRADUATION ANDREW IS PLANNING ON GOING INTO A YEAR OF SERVICE AND HOPEFULLY PURSUING A MASTERS AND PHD IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES. ANDREW IS INTERESTED IN HOW PEOPLE’S PERSONAL BACKGROUNDS INFLUENCE HOW THEY VOTE.

ANDREW GILLIS

ANDREW IS A SENIOR AT STONEHILL COLLEGE WHERE HE IS STUDYING POLITICAL SCIENCE WITH A CONCENTRATION IN AMERICAN GOVERNMENT AS WELL AS RELIGIOUS STUDIES. AFTER GRADUATION ANDREW IS PLANNING ON GOING INTO A YEAR OF SERVICE AND HOPEFULLY PURSUING A MASTERS AND PHD IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES. ANDREW IS INTERESTED IN HOW PEOPLE’S PERSONAL BACKGROUNDS INFLUENCE HOW THEY VOTE.