Student Leadership Board

Kevin Xiao '23

PRESIDENT

Kevin Xiao is a junior in Pauli Murray College from just outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At Yale, he studies Political Science with a focus on the administrative presidency and has served on the Buckley Program's student board since his second semester on campus, as well as being a proud member of the Tory Party and the undergraduate moot court team. Outside of classes, Kevin is an avid follower of the Eagles and, by familial obligation, Big Ten football and loves a good board game of any sort.

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Rosie Braceras '23

VICE PRESIDENT

Rosie Braceras is a junior in Benjamin Franklin College from Concord, MA. She is majoring in History with a concentration in politics and law. On campus, she writes for the sports section of the Yale Daily News as a staff reporter. She is also a proud member of the Yale Tory Party. In her free time she enjoys drinking tea, learning about British history, and watching the Boston Bruins.

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Ryan Gapski '25

SPEAKERS DIRECTOR

Ryan is a sophomore in Pierson College studying Philosophy and History. Originally from San Diego, California, he enjoys hiking, learning about geography, and playing chess in his spare time. He also likes folk music, mafia movies, and Spanish Colonial architecture. On campus, Ryan is involved with the Federalist Party of the Yale Political Union and the St. Thomas More Catholic Center at Yale. He hopes to attend law school after graduation.

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Libby Snowden '24

MEMBERSHIP DIRECTOR

Libby Snowden is a sophomore in Berkeley College and is majoring in Chemistry. Although most recently from Norfolk, Virginia, Libby’s experiences moving across the country has made her particularly interested in hearing from all different perspectives, making the Buckley Program a natural home. Outside of Buckley, she is a member of the Moot Court team, a Berkeley College Aide, and shadows in the Johnson chemistry lab.

Clay Skaggs '24

ENGAGEMENT DIRECTOR

Clay Skaggs is a sophomore in Branford College studying History and East Asian Studies (Chinese concentration). As an Air Force ROTC cadet, he hopes to pursue a career as an intelligence officer in the US Space Force in which he can contribute to US military strategy regarding China. Outside of class, Clay can be found assisting with research on the People's Liberation Army or performing magic with the Yale Magic Society.

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Aidan Stretch '25

OUTREACH DIRECTOR

Aidan is a first-year in Saybrook College from Washington, D.C. He plans to major in history with a focus on military and diplomatic history. At Yale, he is a Marine-Option in the Navy ROTC program and plays on the Men's Rugby Team. Outside of classes, Aidan can be found watching college football and reading good novels.

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Braxton Buff '24

MARKETING DIRECTOR

Braxton Buff is a sophomore in Davenport College studying Ethics, Politics, and Economics. From Georgia, Braxton is an avid Braves fan and was ecstatic after their recent World Series win. At Yale, Braxton is a member of the Yale Political Union's Conservative Party and hopes to pursue a career in geopolitical research or government service after university. At home, he enjoys amateur mapmaking, gardening, and exploring the many natural and historical sites in and around Atlanta.

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Isha Brahmbhatt '24

EVENTS DIRECTOR

Isha is a sophomore in Morse College from Ardsley, New York, studying Ethics, Politics, and Economics. She hopes to eventually attend medical school to pursue a career in public health. At Yale, Isha is a proud member of the Tory Party, president of India@Yale, and cultural co-chair of the South Asian Society. In her spare time, Isha enjoys reading classic novels with a warm cup of tea or jamming out on her drum set.

Putt Punyagupta '23

PUBLICITY DIRECTOR

Putt is a junior in Saybrook College majoring in History. He looks forward to overseeing the Buckley Program’s online presence and providing only the most thoroughly accurate, constructive, and fact-checked content about Buckley activities to fellows and followers. Outside of the classroom, he is involved with the Yale Political Union and Yale Russian Chorus. Putt spends much of his spare time nurturing interests in gastronomy and trying to become a polyglot.

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Julia Zrihen '24

RECRUITMENT DIRECTOR

Julia Zrihen is a sophomore in Ezra Stiles college majoring in Philosophy and Ethics, Politics and Economics. She grew up in New York City but is originally from Montreal, Canada. At Yale, you can find her on the floor of the Conservative Party or choreographing a piece for TAPS. Julia enjoys playing chess, discussing ethics, and boxing, and is happy to do these activities with anyone interested! 

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Aron Ravin ’24

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF,

THE BEACON

Aron is a sophomore in Benjamin Franklin College majoring in History with the hope of eventually studying law. Aside from being a member of the Buckley Board and the Editor-in-Chief of the Beacon, he has previously written for National Review and several other publications. He is also a former Floor Leader of the Right of the Yale Political Union and a member of the Yale Debate Association.

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Trevor MacKay ’25

PUBLICATION DIRECTOR,
THE BEACON

Trevor MacKay is a first-year in Timothy Dwight College hailing from Castleton, Vermont. He is currently in the Directed Studies program and plans on majoring in History. A proud member of the Tory Party of the Yale Political Union, he can almost always be found at Tory events debating and socializing. In his free time, he enjoys studying military history and political philosophy, keeping up with current events, and rewatching Star Wars movies. 

Anshul Guha ’25

ANALYTICS DIRECTOR

Anshul Guha is a first-year student in Davenport college from Montgomery, New Jersey. He hopes to double major in Mathematics and Economics, with a certificate in Statistics & Data Science. Outside Buckley, he is part of the Yale Undergraduate Math Society. When he isn't playing with numbers, you can find him hiking with his dogs.

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