The Blue Lab

Blue Lab Associates



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 Spring 2019 Associates


katelan cline

Katelan is a freshman at Wellesley College planning to study International Relations and Political Science. She has worked on several statewide campaigns in Florida, and is currently the Communications Director for Wellesley College Democrats. She is excited to become more involved in Massachusetts politics! 


harry golen

Harry is a senior at BB&N high school in Cambridge, Mass. He has a passion for politics and leads the school’s Model United Nations and Debate clubs. He is ready to reach out of a classroom setting and help real change get made with the Blue Lab.


Eli Fenichel

Eli is a graduating senior at Northeastern University studying Economics. This past fall he worked for a state legislative tracking company, learning the ins and outs of the state legislative process. Originally from Arlington, Massachusetts, he is driven to bring progressive people and policies to the Massachusetts State House.


julianna hager

Julianna is a second year at Simmons University studying political science and economics. On campus, she is a member of the Simmons Ignite Chapter, and a dedicated barista. Originally from NH, Julianna is excited to see the differences in the Mass state politics and work hard to create political change


karine kanj

Karine is a sophomore at Suffolk University majoring in Government with a concentration in Law and Public Policy while pursuing a Paralegal certificate. She is currently a Student Government Association Senator for the class of 2021 and will be serving as the President for the upcoming 2019-2020 academic year. Her passions include refugee work, fashion, and making change!


sabrina lin

Sabrina is a first year from Wellesley College, intending on majoring in Media Arts and Sciences. She is the project manager of Wellesley’s entrepreneurship club and works as an Essay Review Consultant at CollegeVine. Sabrina is excited to create graphic design pieces for The Blue Lab!


Philip Melki

Philip is a senior at the Buckingham Browne & Nichols High School in Cambridge. At school, he is part of the Model United Nations club, is a member of the Leaders for Equity Advancement and Democracy, and is a coxswain for the men’s varsity team team. He will be attending Boston University next fall where he will be studying Political Science and International Relations and will be on their men’s varsity rowing team. He is super excited to spend his senior spring at Blue Lab and learn more about the world of politics!

hannah madden

Hannah is a sophomore at Simmons University, double majoring in Political Science and International Relations. On campus she is the president of the Simmons chapter of IGNITE national, Treasurer of the class of 2021 and plays for the Women’s Rugby Team. A New Hampshire native, she is passionate about state politics, electing progressive candidates and advocating for social change!


cassandra morales

Cassandra is a junior studying Anthropology and minoring in Latinx Studies at Wellesley College. As a first-generation college student, she believes that political mobilization should place intersecting identities and marginalized communities at the forefront of issues. She is excited to help progressive candidates make their entry into an ever-changing and more inclusive political landscape.

isabelle molander

Isabelle is a sophomore at Simmons University where she is studying Political Science. On campus, she is the Vice President of the Political Science and International Relations Liaison. As a Massachusetts native, she is excited to engage with local progressive politics.


julia royce

Julie is a Senior at Emmanuel College Studying Political Science. She is originally from Marlborough Massachusetts.On campus she serves as President and Co-Founder of Emmanuel's feminist organization, Sister for Sister. She is excited to work with progressive candidates and become more familiar with state and local politics in MA!

arvi Rahadian

Arvi is a junior studying Economics and International Relations at Boston University. His upbringing in Indonesia gave him an affinity for international politics. After completing a series of internships, Arvi hopes to apply his experience and international background to the campaign trail to garner public support for Blue Lab candidates.


jess rush

Jess is a senior at Simmons University, studying Political Science and Public Policy.  She started at the Blue Lab in the Fall 2018, and brings her experience interning in the MA State House to the Lab.  Massachusetts born and raised, she is passionate about local and state politics, and has been working this semester to recruit future interns and oversee other long-term projects, including the Alumni Newsletter and organizing Blue Lab events. Outside of the Blue Lab, she works at her university and at Fenway Park.


Vigunthaan tharmarajah

Vigunthaan Tharmarajah is a junior at Boston University pursuing a joint BA/MA in political science. A former photo editor at The Daily Free Press, BU's independent student newspaper, he now sits on the paper's Board of Directors, focussing on staff development. Vigunthaan is excited to build on his campaign experience through his work with The Blue Lab this spring!


abby Vervaeke

Abby is a sophomore at Simmons University double majoring in Political Science and Public Relations Marketing Communications and minoring in Journalism. On campus, she serves as the Academic Affairs offer for the Student Government Association and handles events and marketing for Strong Women Strong Girls. Abby is excited to work at the Blue Lab and help elect progressive candidates.


hannah wilson

Hannah is a sophomore at Brandeis University studying Politics and Anthropology. On campus, she is involved with Brandeis Big Siblings, Companions to Elders, and Her Campus. She is originally from Newburyport, Massachusetts.


Casey Waskiewicz

Casey is a second year student at Northeastern University studying Political Science and International Affairs with a minor in Russian. At Northeastern, Casey serves as Elections Chair for the Student Government Association, where she handles civic engagement initiatives on campus as well as the Student Body Election. She has been an Associate at the Blue Lab since Fall 2018.  As a Massachusetts native, Casey is excited to work with candidates from across the state.


Pierce haley

Pierce is a senior at Buckingham Browne & Nichols High School in Cambridge where he is the president of the Leaders for Equity Advancement and Democracy club and an active participant in Model UN. He is thrilled to be attending Colgate University in the fall to study International Relations and Environmental Policy. Through working at the Blue Lab, Pierce is excited to gain a greater understanding of the inner working's of Mass politics and make a real impact on the future of his home state.