2018 GPA EXECUTIVE BOARD
The Executive Board of GPA meets weekly to discuss upcoming events, the status of each of the branches, and internal affairs. It consists of six elected GPA officers and the heads of each of the three branches.
Hayley boote - pRESIDENT
Hayley is a junior (Class of 2020) in the College planning to major in Political Science and minor in Consumer Psychology. Born and raised in Wilkes-Barre, she is a proud Pennsylvanian and Philly sports fanatic. Apart from her role as President of the Penn Government and Politics Association, she also serves as Internal Affairs Director for Penn for Youth Debate. She is an active member of Phi Alpha Delta, Penn’s pre-law fraternity. Additionally, Hayley works for Penn Libraries in the Office of Advancement and Bob Casey’s campaign for Senate. In her free time, Hayley enjoys skiing, playing with her two golden retrievers, and reading memoirs. Feel free to email her at email@example.com to get coffee!
justin iannacone - vice president External
Justin is a junior from Fort Lauderdale, Florida majoring in Political Science with a concentration in International Relations. He works for the Center for Undergraduate Research and Fellowships at Penn and is a Fellow at the Mayor's Policy Office in Philadelphia. Beside serving as Vice President External of the Penn Government and Politics Association, Justin is also the Fall Tournament Director for Penn for Youth Debate. Additionally, Justin conducts independent research on the effectiveness of international development through the University Scholars program. He loves to cook, explore Philly's music scene, and watch sports.
James hiebert - VICE PRESIDENT Internal
James Hiebert is a senior from Havertown, Pennsylvania studying Communications and Public Service and Economics. He is interested in labor relations, law and policy. James serves as President of Men Against Rape and Sexual Assault. In addition to his role on board as VP internal, he is co-Director of FedPass, GPA's program to write and present legislative to politicians in DC every year. In his free time, he is working to find the best food truck on Penn's campus (so far, Lovash is doing pretty well).
DAKOTA JONES - vice president of finance
Dakota is a senior in the College from Anchorage, AK majoring in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics and minoring in History. Outside of GPA, Dakota serves as a volunteer high school debate coach with Penn for Youth Debate and is involved with the PPE Society. In his free time, Dakota can be found running, drinking copious amounts of black coffee, and cheering boisterously for the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs. Furthermore, as an Alaskan, Dakota also enjoys telling people that he was born and raised in a two-story igloo with full plumbing and heating to see how many people actually believe him.
jackson maxwell - vice president of marketing
Jackson is a sophomore (Class of 2021) in the College planning on double-majoring in Sociology and Philosophy. In addition to his involvement with GPA, Jackson works on Governor Tom Wolf's reelection campaign and takes pictures for the Penn Instagram. He also serves as Internal Chair for the Penn Queer Student Alliance and is a brother of Phi Alpha Delta, Penn's pre-law fraternity. In his free time, Jackson enjoys exploring the Philadelphia foodie scene, going to concerts, and doing pretty much anything that keeps up his #aesthetic.
delaney keenan - vice president of programming
Delaney Keenan is a junior (Class of 2020) and Benjamin Franklin Scholar in the College of Arts & Sciences studying political science and art history, with a minor in legal studies. She is originally from a small town outside of Toronto, Canada. Delaney is interested in the American political system, theories surrounding political polarization, constitutional law, and international institutions such as the United Nations, the World Bank, and the European Union, as well as the intersection between politics and art. In addition to her involvement with the GPA, Delaney works at the Penn Law School and does research work with a political science professor. In her spare time, Delaney loves a good novel or binge watching Netflix, and she is an aspiring world traveler and lawyer. She loves to talk about anything Canadian, including Tim Hortons, universal healthcare, and Toronto’s very own Drake.
Brianna Raposo - CONSUL OF THE POLYBIAN SOCIETY
Brianna is a senior majoring in Health & Societies with a concentration in Health Care Markets and Finance and minoring in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies. She loves everything New England - especially her home state of Massachusetts. Frequent cups of clam chowder, casually saying “wicked”, and an everlasting love for Tom Brady come with the territory. She is a photographer with the DP, a Manager at Rodin College House, and Secretary of the Penn Undergraduate Health Coalition. Last year, she was a fellow for the Hillary Clinton Presidential Campaign and served as Scriptor for Polybian. You can usually find her meandering around campus taking pictures of friends/squirrels and chatting about her love for HRC, Beyoncé, potatoes (her favorite stem), or her chihuahua, Peanut.
Brian Doyle - SPEAKER OF THE PENN POLITICAL UNION
Brian is a senior studying Political Science in the College. When he’s not investing too much time and energy following the Philadelphia Eagles, he can be found reading the newspaper, watching movies and arguing with people on the internet. Brian also enjoys waxing philosophically about random TV shows. So if you want to talk about how Westworld and the Justice League cartoon show from 2006 shaped his religious beliefs, don't hesitate to reach out!
jack hostager - EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF THE penn political review
Jack Hostager is a current senior (class of 2019) majoring in Modern Middle East Studies with a minor in Statistics. Jack is interested in international politics in the Middle East and migration and refugee policy. He is also interested in a number of domestic issues, especially education policy and mental health reform. As an Eagle Scout hailing from Dubuque, Iowa, Jack loves hiking, fishing, camping, and everything outside. Jack is also on the board of the West Philadelphia Tutoring Project and plays cello in the Penn Symphony Orchestra.