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 sophomore (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 sophomore 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 Junior from Havertown, Pennsylvania studying Communications and Public Service and Economics. He is interested in labor relations, law and policy. In his free time, he is working to find the best food truck on Penn's campus (so far, Lovash is doing pretty well).
Elena hoffman - vice president of finance
Elena Hoffman is a sophomore planning to double major in Political Science and Communications & Public Service, while also minoring in Survey Research & Data Analytics. Aside from serving as the VP of Finance for GPA, Elena is involved with the Undergraduate Assembly, where she serves as their Legal Services Coordinator, and a member of their internally electeded Budget Committee. Moreover, Elena serves as the Philanthropy Chair for the Chi Omega sorority, and currently interns with Bob Casey for Senate. She also serves as a research assistant within the Political Science department. Elena hails from San Diego, California, and loves adventures, puppies, and sleeping. She’s always down for a study break, so if you’d like to chat, reach out to her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
jackson maxwell - vice president of marketing
Jackson is a freshman (Class of 2021) Benjamin Franklin Scholar in the College planning to major in Philosophy with a concentration in Moral & Political Philosophy. Originally from southern California, Jackson spent most of his high school years working on Model UN and local political campaigns. Currently, he is an intern at Boonswang Law, Vice Director of P&C for the Penn Undergraduate Law Journal (PULJ), and the Assistant Editor of Photography for IMPACT Magazine. In his free time, Jackson loves to take pictures, travel, and see a good indie film.
delaney keenan - vice president of programming
Delaney Keenan is a sophomore (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 junior 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 junior 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 junior (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.