Student Leadership Board
Kobe Rizk '21
Kobe Rizk is a junior in Ezra Stiles College studying history and energy studies. In addition to leading the Buckley Program and its over three-hundred student fellows, he’s involved with the Yale Political Union and is an ambassador for the Yale Admissions Office. In his free time, he enjoys biking, reading about Teddy Roosevelt, and exploring New England with friends. Kobe hails from Fairbanks, Alaska and hopes to work in policy or communications on Capitol Hill following graduation.
Weaver Lilley '21
Weaver Lilley is a junior in Pauli Murray College studying history. He hails from Washington, DC and is an avid fan of the Washington Nationals. He enjoys studying religion, history, and political philosophy. At Yale, he is involved in the Yale Political Union, working on political campaigns, and various programs focused on studying the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Weaver hopes to work in politics or national security following graduation.
Jasper Boars '22
Jasper is a sophomore Ethics, Politics, and Economics major in Timothy Dwight College. In class, he pursues interests in international security, political philosophy, strategy, and political economy. Outside of class, he can be found doing military history research for the Political Science department, debating in the Conservative Party, and going to as many Buckley Program events as he can. Hailing from Washington, D.C., he enjoys visiting the many historical and Civil War sites outside of the nation’s capital. Jasper looks forward to working in government following graduation.
Hovik Minasyan '22
Hovik Minasyan is a sophomore in Morse College studying political science. From Los Angeles, Hovik wishes to go to law school and hopes to one day work for the Justice Department.
Hannah Manz '21
Hannah Manz is a junior in Trumbull College studying Economics and Energy Studies. A proud Midwesterner, Hannah has lived in North Dakota her whole life. She has enjoyed involvement in local, state, and national politics, most recently interning for North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer in Washington D.C. In addition to the Buckley Program, she is an active volunteer in the New Haven community and is involved with Pi Beta Phi Fraternity for Women, St. Thomas More Catholic Center, and Yale Well. Hannah loves the outdoors, traveling, board games, watching sports, and trying new restaurants.
Emma Mueller '21
Emma Mueller is a junior in Pauli Murray College, originally from Chicago, IL. She is double majoring in History and Statistics & Data Science. In addition to the Buckley program, she likes to debate politics with the Tory Party and the Yale Political Union, and she plays the violin in the Yale Symphony Orchestra. She also enjoys drinking tea, hosting movie nights, and exposing New Englanders to the beauty of the Midwest.
Andrew Song '22
Andrew Song is a sophomore in Pierson College majoring in Global Affairs and Energy Studies. On campus, Andrew acts as board member of Yale ExComm and represents Pierson as its YCC Senator. He is an Editor for the Yale Review for International Studies and a midshipman in Yale’s Naval ROTC unit. Outside of Yale, Andrew has interned for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and for National Defense University on nuclear energy. Andrew can be found trying too hard at intramural soccer and enjoying delicious food in Korean-Americans at Yale (KASY) events. He hails from Palo Alto, California and hopes to be a Naval Flight Officer after graduation.
Rosie Braceras '22
Rosie is a sophomore in Benjamin Franklin College majoring in History with a concentration in politics and law. Hailing from Concord, MA, she is adamant that everyone knows that the historic ”shot heard around the world” took place in Concord rather than Lexington, MA. At Yale, she is a proud member of the Tory Party of the Yale Political Union. She also plays for Yale’s Club Ice Hockey Team and is an avid fan of the Boston Bruins.
Adam Rothman '22
SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTOR
Adam Rothman is a sophomore majoring in Cognitive Science from Toronto, Canada. At Yale, Adam researches the neuroscience of morality, commentates hockey games on the student radio, and plays club rugby. His favourite podcasts are the Glenn Loury Show and Conversations with Tyler. This is Adam’s second year serving as social media director.
Mathis Bitton '23
Mathis Bitton is a first-year student in Ezra Stiles College studying philosophy and political theory. Hailing from Rabat, Morocco, he is involved in the Yale Political Union, editing the Yale Historical Review, and working on French political campaigns. A staunch defender of the liberal arts tradition, he is enjoying his second semester in Directed Studies. Mathis is an avid fan of Charles de Gaulle and Michael Oakeshott, and hopes to pursue doctoral studies in political theory.
Kevin Xiao '23
Kevin is a first-year in Pauli Murray College majoring in Political Science. He hails from just outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is a devoted fan of the Eagles. At Yale, he is a member of the Tory Party and competes on the Moot Court team, where he is eager to discuss anything and everything about American politics. Outside of classes, Kevin starts every morning with The Wall Street Journal and ends each day with an episode of Suits, Designated Survivor, or The Good Place.