Executive Board

President: Cameron Walkup

Cameron Walkup is a senior 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: Juwan Blocker

Juwan Blocker is a lifetime resident of Prince George’s County, Maryland; graduate of the Prince George’s County Public School System; a sophomore History and Government major at Bowie State University, and a finance intern with the Maryland Democratic Party.

In 2016 he was elected to the Prince George’s County Board of Education for the 2016-2017 Academic School Year. In 2018 he ran for the Prince George’s County Board of Education for School Board District 3 at the age of 20. He won his primary election but fell short in the general election. His unwavering commitment to making his community better for future generations inspires his public service.

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: 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.

Membership Director: Evan Murphy

Evan Murphy is a rising Junior at Salisbury University, studying with a major in Social Work and a minor in Political Science. He is looking forward to being CDMD’s Director of Membership for the second year. He hopes to establish more chapters and increase CDMD membership in order to grow support and enthusiasm for electing Democrats into office in 2020!

Events Director: 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.  

Political Director: Joshua Lash

Joshua Lash is a Senior at Towson University and the Political Director of the College Democrats of Maryland. He served as the President of the College Democrats of Towson University in academic year 2018 – 2019. Joshua interned in the summer of 2018 at the Baltimore County State’s Attorney’s Office.

Joshua is looking forward to helping the College Democrats of Maryland become more politically influential throughout the state.

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 is also a part of Fusion Dance Team and has created her own organization called “Students Helping Refugees”.

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.