Executive Board

President Alana Edwards

Alana Edwards is a junior double-majoring in political science and public relations. Since joining in 2016, she’s served as Vice President, Treasurer and Membership Director.

She is currently the Communications Assistant at The Odum Institute for Research in Social Science and previously the Communications and Public Affairs intern at the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

Alana is set to graduate in December 2019 and hopes to pursue a career in public affairs or digital campaign strategy in Washington, DC.

Vice President Katie Leonard

Katie Leonard is a junior from Asheville, NC studying history and English. She previously served as Secretary and Political Action Director. Katie is the Events Coordinator at the UNC Center for Slavic, Eurasian and Eastern European Studies

Katie worked for up and down-ballot races during the 2016 election as a fellow with the NC Coordinated Campaign. She is also involved in Carolina Quarterly, a literary magazine on campus, and has been published by Nowhere Magazine and UNC’s Cellar Door.

Secretary Alley Steele

Alley Steele is a sophomore from Apex, NC majoring in Political Science and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. In 2017, she helped coordinate general body meetings and speaker events as Enrichment Director. Alley is part of Phi Sigma Pi, a gender-inclusive honors fraternity. She has interned for the Department of Housing and Planning in Dublin, Ireland. 

Alley became politically involved following the 2016 election and wants to manage a campaign one day. 

Treasurer Rupi Jain

Rupi Jain is a sophomore from Morganville, NJ. She is a Global Studies major with a thematic concentration in Economic Trade and Development and an area concentration in Russia. She previously served as our Field Director, as the Campaign Committee Chair for College Democrats of NC and as the Disability Caucus Chair for College Democrats of America.

She has also interned with the campaign for Governor Phil Murphy, as well as other local and county-to-county campaigns. In 2018, she interned at Credit Suisse in NYC.