President: Cameron Walkup
Cameron Walkup is a junior Sondheim Public Affairs Scholar at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and a Doris Duke Conservation Scholar at Northern Arizona University. As President, he is proud to serve as a relationship-builder, connecting students with legislators, party leaders, and each other to advocate for progressive policies.
Cameron is especially passionate about environmental justice and has previously worked as a Legislative Intern for the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources and as a Policy and Legislation Intern with Earthjustice.
Vice President: Riley Gee
Riley Gee is a junior at Towson University majoring in International Studies and minoring in Political Science and Anthropology. Born in Indiana, Riley only lived there for three days before moving to Maryland and has lived in several locations across the state since. Riley’s interest in politics began in high school and evolved with his engagement with the community at Towson University and the classes that he takes that relate to politics and international studies.
Riley is a Democrat because he believes in Democratic values. Most importantly, Riley is focused on preserving the environment through combating global warming, ensuring equality for all, and funding programs such as NASA. He wants to focus on these priorities and enact change that can benefit all despite the divides in America today.
Treasurer: 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.
Secretary: Carissa Antonis
Carissa Antonis is the President of the Salisbury University College Democrats. She is doing a Dual Degree Program with International Relations and Urban and Regional Planning as her majors. She is also an Honors Student, SGA Senator, newspaper journalist, and quidditch player. One day, she hopes to be a UN Ambassador, but for now, Carissa is running for a seat on the Democratic Central Committee in Wicomico County. No matter how much she is involved in, she tries to give everything her 110%.
Membership Director: Evan Murphy
Evan Murphy is currently is currently a sophomore at Salisbury University, majoring in Social Work and minoring in Political Science. He is also involved with Salisbury University College Democrats as the current Treasurer. He hopes to increase membership and involvement throughout all of the College Democrat chapters of Maryland.
Events Director: Kristen DeLosh
Kristen DeLosh is currently a Junior at Towson University, where she is double majoring in Women’s Studies and Criminal Justice. She also serves as the Vice President of the College Democrats of Towson University.
Political Director: Dylan Behler
Dylan Behler is a junior at the University of Maryland College Park studying government and politics. Two summers ago Dylan first interned at the AFL-CIO in Washington D.C. then following that, he spent last session in the General Assembly working for Senate President Mike Miller. After that session he began to get more involved in local Anne Arundel Democratic politics and eventually became paid staff on County Executive Steuart Pittman’s campaign.
Currently, Dylan serves as Senator Elfreth’s Legislative Aide in the Senate and as an at-large member of the Anne Arundel County Democratic Central Committee
Communications Director: Evelina Sarapi
Evelina Sarapi is currently a freshman at Towson University, majoring in Political Science with minors in Spanish and Women’s Studies. She is part of the College Democrats of Towson and is serving as a treasurer. She is also a part of Fusion Dance Team and Model UN at Towson University.
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 run for office in the near future.
Deputy Treasurer: Chris Richter
Chris is a lifelong Marylander and a senior double majoring in Government and Politics and Finance at the University of Maryland, College Park. Currently, he serves as the Vice President of the UMD College Democrats and previously served as their Treasurer. A Democrat with a lifelong interest in politics, he became fully engaged in electing Democrats everywhere during the 2016 election cycle, which also directly inspired him to study political science.
Chris is a Democrat because he believes in a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. Underpinning this belief, he believes that no one should be discriminated against for any reason nor have to live in poverty and that we need to live in a more sustainable world. Furthermore, he believes that we must embrace immigrants and refugees rather than punish them for seeking better lives
Director of Coalition-Building: Will Edmonds
Will is a Johns Hopkins freshman majoring in World Politics and Global Governance & Economics. He is originally from New York City. On campus, he is the programming director for Hopkins Democrats, writes for the JHU News-Letter and has started Hopkins-Baltimore Court Watch. He also works in the office of Delegate Robbyn Lewis in the MD State Assembly.