Executive Board

Co-President: Carissa Antonis

Carissa Antonis is currently the longest-serving member on the CDMD Executive Board, having served since the fall of 2017. She was previously the President of the College Democrats at Salisbury University, where she is in her final year of studying International Relations. She has a passion for city planning, which led her to join the campaign team of Steuart Pittman for Anne Arundel County Executive. Other hobbies of hers include travelling, reading, and learning languages. Carissa plans to join the U.S. Air Force upon graduation and gain experience in serving and leading, which will (hopefully) help her with her future dream job of working in the United Nations.  

Co-President: Chris Madden

Chris Madden is a Sophomore at Salisbury University, Majoring in Political Science and Geography. Chris is also, Vice President of Salisbury College Democrats. He is honored to serve a Treasurer for College Democrats of Maryland. Chris became interested in politics after watching the Colbert Report. He is focused on keeping the environment safe and getting rid of gerrymandering.

Vice President: Jake Burdett

Secretary: Brian Smith

Brian is currently a sophomore at Towson University and is perusing a major in International studies as well as a minor in geography. He also writes for Towson’s school newspaper, “The Towerlight”, and is currently serving as the secretary of the College Democrats of Towson University. Brian is committed to ensuring universal healthcare remains an accessible right, while also pushing for priorities such as tougher gun laws and limiting the effects of economic inequality in America.


Communications Director: Evelina Sarapi

Evelina Sarapi is currently a sophomore at Towson University, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Spanish. She will be serving as the College Democrats of Towson President for the 2019-2020 year. It is believed that she is the chapter’s first female solo President. She has also created her own organization called “Students Helping Refugees”, to raise awareness about refugees on her campus.

Born and raised in Athens, Greece, she moved to the United States in 2011 and became interested in politics her freshman year of high school through her government class. She hopes to help the refugee community in the future.

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