College Democrat of the Week: Tyler Bauer

College Democrat of the Week: Tyler Bauer

Tyler Bauer (center) and members of the Frostburg State College Democrats at the Western Maryland Democratic Summit

Tyler Bauer is a junior at Frostburg State University double majoring in Political Science and Criminal Justice and a minor in Sociology. During his freshman year at Frostburg, he revived the Frostburg State College Democrats. He has remained the President of the organization throughout the entirety of his time at Frostburg. During the spring of his freshman year, he teamed up with several of his colleagues to start the National General Assembly. After his freshman year, he interned with the Washington County Democratic Central Committee where he learned how run and organize under former Chairman of the Central Committee, Peter Perini. After his internship he began working with Roger Manno and his congressional campaign. During his time interning with Roger Manno, he was also a volunteer with Ben Jealous. Soon after, he was offered an internship with Ben Jealous. While interning with Ben Jealous, he was also volunteering with, Peter Perini, who was running for the House of Delegates as well as Carmen Jackson and her run for school board. Tyler is now working at Frostburg as a tutor and with Frostburg State University’s Upward Bound program as a tutor counselor. With election season being over he has directed the College Democrats attention toward Brownsville which was an African American community that used to exist on the land that Frostburg stands on today. Their goal is to help raise awareness and to find different ways to honor Brownsville and its people.

College Democrat of the Week: Carissa Antonis

College Democrat of the Week: Carissa Antonis

Carissa Antonis serves as the Secretary of the College Democrats of Maryland and was the former President of the College Democrats of Salisbury University. She has been on the State Executive Board for two years, making her the current longest-standing member. Right now, she is studying abroad in pursuit of a dual degree in International Relations and Civil Engineering. Carissa was influential in the election of Anne Arundel County Executive Steuart Pittman in the 2018 midterms, and was inspired by his background in community organizing. “Working on that campaign made me realize that my passion for politics can bleed into my passion for the sciences; and I decided that I wanted to be a city planner. It just goes to show that there’s a place for everyone who wants to get involved in politics.”