Aliyah Hurt is a second-year student from Bradenton, Florida, dual majoring in Political Science and Sociology. She is currently a traveling delegate on FSU’s Model United Nations Team, an FSU Community Ambassador for the Leon County 4-H Organization, and an involved member of her sorority, Phi Mu. During the summer of 2018, Aliyah interned abroad in London for the United Kingdom Parliament under Member of Parliament Tulip Siddiq of the Labour Party. As a first-year, Aliyah conducted research on social movements for the sociology department through the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, was an active member of the World Affairs Program, and was Director of Communications of the Union Society. Before her first year at Florida State, Aliyah interned for the Florida Democratic Party in Sarasota where she worked on multiple local and national campaigns. Aliyah is looking forward to her participation in the Office of Governmental Affairs this year as a board member.
Max Berger is a third-year student pursuing a dual degree in International Affairs and English Literature, with a minor in Political Science and Public Policy. He is also working on a certificate in Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Max was raised in Davie, Florida where he was given the opportunity to intern for Senator Marco Rubio in his Miami office his freshman year of high school. He continued this internship throughout high school until he was hired his first year in college to work in Senator Rubio’s Washington, D.C. office during the summer to study and research US domestic policies. During Max’s freshman year, he lobbied for Associated Builders and Contractors as a junior lobbyist. The following year, Max interned in the Appointments Department for Governor Rick Scott. This last summer, Max was invited back to D.C. to work for Senator Rubio again, helping research and now write foreign policy for his team. Currently, Max is working with the DeVoe L. Moore Center, doing white collar crime research in the greater Tallahassee areas. Max’s involvement on campus includes being a Board Member for Student Conduct Board in the Office of Students Rights and Responsibilities at FSU, a previous colloquium leader for FSU’s Honors College, and Vice President of Member Development of his fraternity, Beta Theta Pi.
Elisha Converse is in his fourth year at Florida State, earning his Bachelor's in Political Science and dual-enrolling in the Masters of Applied American Politics and Policy. Since attending this university, he has developed a unique interest in the democratic processes of the state government. This interest was only furthered after serving as a legislative intern for State Senator Dorothy Hukill of District 14 in the 2017 legislative session. In the 2018 session he continued work for Senator Hukill doing research on a breadth of policy issues, and began working alongside District 73 State Representative Joe Gruters, a decorated Florida State Seminole. In the summer of 2018 Elisha traveled back to his district to work on the campaign of Tommy Gregory, candidate for Representative Gruters’ now vacant seat. While serving on the board of directors, Elisha hopes to make a profound impact on increasing the student body’s involvement with the Florida Capitol.
Gabrielle Deliz is a third year Political Science and Communications student with a focus in Emergency Management and Homeland Security. Gabrielle has interned in the Florida Capitol under the Speaker-Designate, Jose R. Oliva for the past two legislative sessions. As a communications intern on a Florida gubernatorial campaign, Gabrielle found a deeper passion for state politics and now works for the Republican Party of Florida. In addition, Gabrielle is a Student Senator representing the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, serves on the Student Foundation Board of Trustees, and serves as the Recruitment Chairwoman for the Student Alumni Association. Gabrielle is an aspiring Juris Doctorate candidate and hopes obtain employment from a U.S. Federal Agency. Gabrielle’s role as a public servant will combine her education, experience, and passion to contribute to our national security.
Michael Christopher Hensley Jr. is a third year student from Lake Mary, Florida majoring in Political Science and International Affairs with a certificate in US Intelligence. Last spring he interned at the Florida House of Representatives for state representative Kathleen Peters. This past summer he worked as a campaign aide for a private campaign firm and assisted with a local campaign. Currently he interns for Congressman Neal Dunn in his Tallahassee office. Michael served as a student senator this past summer on the 70th Student Senate as Undergraduate Studies Seat 11. Michael currently is on both the FSU club swim team and men’s water polo team. One of Michael’s greatest passions is veteran affairs. Post-Graduation, Michael plans to serve his country in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps.
Madeline Holzmann is returning to the Student Government for her third year, she previously served as a Student Senator, Secretary of STEM Development for the Hill,Pierre, Cortez Administration and is the founder of the SGA Women's Caucus. She is a senior studying statistics with a minor in public administration and has a strong interest in public opinion research and political polling. Madeline hails from Tampa, Florida where she worked on the Ashley Moody for Attorney General Campaign as the Director of Logistics/Scheduling and served on the finance team. Madeline also interned for her Federal Senator for three years and credits this experience for her love of politics. Madeline's involvement on campus includes the founding of the Florida State Union Society, Order of Omega, Garnet and Gold Key and the United Nations Association. Madeline also takes great pride in being a member of her sorority, Delta Delta Delta.
Nastassia Janvier is a second year first-generation Internationals Affairs major. She is Haitian American immigrant who continues to fight for the rights of minority people. As a freshman she has gained valuable experiences in politics by interning and campaigning for local politicians. In Fall of 2017 Nastassia started her foundation at FSU with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and served as Press and Publicity, Secretary, and currently serves as President for the 2018-19 year. As a student leader she served as a Garnet and Gold Guide, Student Senator, Conference Assistant and is excited to be on the Board of Directors for OGA.
Chelsea Rosasco, a senior from Pensacola, Florida, is majoring in Public Relations and pursuing a minor in Sociology with a Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) certificate. Chelsea is the Resident Public Policy apprentice at The Children’s Campaign where she supervises a team of policy apprentices and advocates for the well-being of Florida’s children through legislation and best-practice research. Chelsea is looking forward to serving on the Office of Governmental Affairs’ Board of Directors and advocating for the student body. Additionally, Chelsea is involved in the Student Alumni Association, Lady Spirithunters, University Housing and serves as a Freshman Interest Group leader.
Courtney Saunders is returning to the Office of Governmental Affairs for her second year, as she previously served on the OGA Board last year. A native of Punta Gorda, Florida, Courtney is third-year student studying Political Science and International Affairs. Courtney has interned in the Florida House for Representative Jason Fischer, as well as in the Executive Office of the Governor and the Marco Rubio Campaign for Senate. This past summer, Courtney worked on the finance team for the Ron DeSantis Campaign for Governor. Courtney currently serves as the Secretary of Academic Affairs in the Executive Cabinet of SGA and works as a student recruiter for FSU International Programs. Courtney’s involvement on campus also includes the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program, Garnet and Gold Key, the Honors Legal Scholars Program, and the Honors Program as an Honors Colloquium Leader.