Toni Airaksinen is a junior at Barnard College in New York City. She also contributes to Campus Reform, USA Today College, Red Alert Politics and Quillette Magazine. She formerly held a post with The Columbia Spectator. Her writing is regularly featured on Fox News and Drudge Report, among other websites. Her interests include free speech, due process and men’s issues.
Stephen Bates is a film student at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.
Jeremy Beaman studies English and Philosophy at the University of Mobile, AL. He writes for The College Conservative, Positive Press Mobile and contributes regularly to the university magazine, The Torch. He has also contributed to the state’s major news organization, AL.com, as well as the Alabama Baptist state newspaper. His major interests include politics, languages, religion and public life. He is originally from Huntsville, AL.
Conor Beck attends Rice University in Houston, Texas. This summer, he is interning for The Weekly Standard as a College Fix/Student Free Press Association journalism fellow. Though earning a degree in engineering, he has applied his passion for politics and writing throughout high school and college and plans to pursue a career in journalism. He also writes for LifeNews.
Brian Bensimon works to advance economic freedom, personal liberty, criminal justice reform, and the Bill of Rights. After spending three semesters at the University of Texas-Dallas and serving as a supplemental instructor for an American National Government course, Brian transferred to UT-Austin. He was a summer intern with Prison Fellowship in Washington, D.C., and currently serves as Southwest director with Students for Concealed Carry.
Christian Britschgi is a senior studying political science at Portland State University. He is currently the political director of Oregon’s College Republican Federation chapter and is also active in state politics, interning for a member of the Oregon House of Representatives.
Jorin Burkhart is a junior at DePaul University in Chicago. He is majoring in Business Administration and is in ROTC for the U.S. Air Force. He is chairman of DePaul’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter and serves on the executive board of the DePaul College Republicans. He has been featured in coverage by Fox News, National Review and The Washington Post and has appeared on The O’Reilly Factor.
Justin Caruso is a student journalist based in the Washington, D.C. area. He attends George Washington University. In addition to writing for The College Fix, he contributes to Daily Caller and Campus Reform, and his work has been featured on Fox News and the Drudge Report.
College Fix contributor Thomas Columbus is a public policy major at the University of Southern California. He is also the chairman of its Young Americans for Freedom chapter. His writing has been featured in The Millennial Review and Refined Right with a focus on fiscal policies. His goal is to become a constitutional lawyer to protect the freedoms outlined in the Constitution.
Xavier Conzet is a sophomore at Luther College in Iowa majoring in political science and opera performance. He is the national director of chapter development for American Youth in Politics and chairman of Luther’s chapter of College Republicans.
College Fix contributor Grace Curtis is a rising senior at Converse College and studies English literature and writing. In addition to The Fix, Grace writes for her college newspaper, The Conversationalist, and contributes to The Odyssey.
Chris Czarnecki is a sophomore at Marquette University, where he is studying political science and international affairs. He is the president and founder of Marquette’s chapter of Young Americans for Liberty and is also participating in Students for Liberty’s campus coordinator program. This coming semester he will be studying and interning in Washington, D.C., at the Les Aspin Center for Government. He also contributes to the Madison Speakeasy.
Alec Dent is a freshman at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is pursuing a journalism major. In addition to writing for The College Fix, Alec contributes to Acculturated, and serves as associate editor of the Carolina Review. During his spare time Alec enjoys watching classic films and tennis. Alec also runs a tennis newsletter, and his writings on tennis can be found at Dailyracquet and Blocksofwriters. His collected writings can be found at his website, www.alecmdent.com.
Danielle Fife is a junior international politics and policy and journalism student at Patrick Henry College in northern Virginia. She is the vice-chair of PHC’s College Republicans chapter and chair and founder of PHC’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. Previously she was a fellow at the Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute.
Samantha Figueroa recently graduated from SUNY Broome as a certified paralegal. A freelance writer/blogger focused on advocating women’s rights, she has also been published in literary magazine Breaking Ground for her creative writing. Samantha will be attending SUNY Purchase to study pre-law and journalism.
Ford Fischer studied Film and Media Arts, Computer Science, and Business Administration at American University, where he graduated in 2016. He has also worked as an intern at Reason and a college associate at Fox News. He now produces films full-time for a variety of organizations and serves as the managing editor of News2Share.com, a media network he co-founded in college.
Micah J. Fleck is presently an undergrad at Columbia University majoring in Classics. He is also an independent researcher, political blogger, and journalist based out of New York, as well as a student reporter for The College Fix. Aiming to one day become a professional academic, Mr. Fleck’s reporting emphasis is on the integrity of higher education institutions and the intellectual freedom of the modern liberal arts student.
Macie Flynn is a sophomore studying journalism and Spanish at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. When not writing for The College Fix, she’s in a hot yoga class balancing her chakras.
College Fix contributor Lauren Fox is a sophomore at the University of Notre Dame. She is majoring in the Program of Liberal Studies and minoring in Journalism, Ethics, and Democracy. On campus Lauren sings in an a cappella women’s group, works for the intramural sports program, and volunteers at a local middle school Junior Great Books program. She enjoys reading Kurt Vonnegut and George Saunders.
Shannon Golden is a graduate student at Boston University pursuing her Masters in Journalism. She also contributes to Campus Reform, TheCollegeConservative and the Boston University News Service. Shannon is originally from Trenton, New Jersey.
College Fix contributor Josh Goodman is a rising senior at Emory University. He is on the tennis team at Emory and currently serves as an intern in Washington D.C. for U.S. Congressman Carlos Curbelo of Florida. He has appeared on a number of cable news shows, including The O’Reilly Factor and Varney & Co. His political opinion blog on Instagram @liberalbull has more than 20,000 followers.
Kate Hardiman is a student at the University of Notre Dame majoring in the Program of Liberal Studies and minoring in the Philosophy, Political Science, and Economics (PPE) Program. She serves as campus editor of the Irish Rover and is a fellow of both the Constitutional Studies Department and Center for Ethics and Culture. She is interning at The Hill in Washington D.C. for the summer of 2015 and has had articles published there, as well as on Minding the Campus.
Ciera Horton is a junior at Wheaton College (Illinois) studying English and sociology. As a National Christian Forensics and Communications Association alum and Lincoln Douglas coach, her love for debate inspires her to seek the truth and to stay involved in relevant social conversations. Her recent co-authored piece for The Washington Post was covered by CNN, the Chicago Tribune, U.S. News and World Report and The Guardian. Her work has also appeared in The Wheaton Record and she is a contributing guest writer for Family Christian Bookstores’ national blog. In her free time, Ciera enjoys photography, traveling, painting and collecting old books.
Kelleigh Huber is a senior at Grove City College, where she majors in English. She is involved in freelance work for Young America’s Foundation as well as PBS’ Religion and Ethics NewsWeekly, and is a 2016 graduate of the National Journalism Center. On campus, she is involved in the literary magazine and serves as Life Editor for the school paper, The Collegian. She hopes to pursue journalism or speechwriting after graduation.
Madison Iszler is a senior majoring in politics, philosophy and economics (PPE) at The King’s College. She is the editor-in-chief of her college’s student newspaper, the Empire State Tribune. Her articles have been published by the New York Post, Forbes, BNO News, the Sun-Sentinel and other publications. Madison is an avid soccer fan and is interning for the New York Post for summer 2015.
Deion Kathawa is a senior studying philosophy and political science at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of The Michigan Review; as Associate Editor for Meteorite, the campus’ academic philosophy journal; and as a staff writer for Conciliar Post, which aggregates a multitude of Christian perspectives. He has been published in Quillette Magazine and Breitbart, among others, and his interests are in constitutional law, the First Amendment, religious liberty, abortion politics, theology, and ice hockey.
Alissa López is a sophomore at Gettysburg College studying political science. She was a typical New York liberal up until she was exposed to “The Great One,” Mark Levin. She is a co-founder and current vice-president of her college’s Young Americans for Freedom chapter. She will be starting a conservative newspaper called “The Gettysburg Address” this spring and will spend the summer interning for the Media Research Center. Her blog is www.theelephantintheroomspeaks.wordpress.com.
John Lund-Molfese is a sophomore at the University of Missouri, currently studying computer science. A former member of the Mizzou College Republicans executive board, he worked for John Brunner, a Republican candidate for Missouri governor. John currently serves as treasurer for Mizzou Students for Life, and is most focused on making sure that pregnant and parenting women are supported on campus.
College Fix contributor Omar Syed Mahmood is a student at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he is editor of The Michigan Review. He studies comparative literature and evolutionary anthropology, marrying the two fields in his theory of what humanity is: a chemical system capable of both Darwinian evolution and language. He has for as long as he can remember had a love for language and the pen.
Dominic Mancini is an undergraduate student completing Ashford University’s online psychology program. Currently working as an intern at the Quicken Loan’s Detroit headquarters, his career goals include human resources, journalism and political commentary. He has previously managed a YouTube channel by filming and uploading video blogs and tutorials. During his spare time, Dominic enjoys playing the piano, heading to the gym, and discussing current events.
Brian Min is a Columbia College sophomore majoring in French and political science. A former SJW, he has been a columnist for the Columbia Daily Spectator and the Columbia Political Review. His work has also been featured in the Washington Post and Daily Caller.
Christian Montoya is a College Fix contributor. He received an associate degree in journalism and currently attends Austin Community College, studying economics.
William Nardi is a student at Roger Williams University. He has formerly interned for Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, and worked as a coordinator for several campaigns across the country, including Carly Fiorina’s. He has been published on HYPELINE, Rabble-Rouser, Lone Conservative, College Conservative, Odyssey, and hosts the conservative talk show The Thinker. His articles have been featured on Fox News, Gun Owners of America and the Drudge Report.
Sara Otto is a senior at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor studying both Communications and Information Science. She is the Executive Editor at the Michigan Review and a producer for WOLV-TV. Last summer she participated in The Fund for American Studies and interned at FOX 5-WTTG in Washington D.C. Sara hopes to continue a career in journalism after college.
College Fix reporter Sumner Park is a junior majoring in political science and journalism and minoring in Spanish at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Benjamin Parker is a student at the University of Pennsylvania pursuing a degree in politics, philosophy and economics with a minor in Russian culture and history. He is a Robert L. Bartley Fellow at The Wall Street Journal for 2016, and in 2015 he was a Student Free Press Association fellow at The Weekly Standard. His work for The College Fix has been featured on Fox News, Instapundit and Red Alert Politics. He previously worked for Congressman Frank Wolf and Congresswoman Barbara Comstock. Apart from political writing, he is president of the 119th University of Pennsylvania Band. His hometown is Great Falls, Virginia.
Sade Patterson is earning her BA in journalism at the University of New Mexico. She is also president of Students for Life on her campus. Sade resides in Rio Rancho, N.M., with her husband, Sean, and their one-year old, Daniel.
Jeremiah is a sophomore at Franciscan University of Steubenville, where he is majoring in journalism and minoring in human life studies. He has served on the student government as a senator and has worked on Franciscan’s EWTN program Franciscan University Presents. He is fluent in Spanish.
Kayla Schierbecker is a former student at the University of Missouri. She writes about free speech, campus wars and police accountability for Heat Street and Photography is Not a Crime. In 2015 she recorded a viral video of students and faculty preventing journalists from documenting protests. The video has received nearly three million views on YouTube and launched a national conversation about freedom of speech on campus.
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Kasey Shores is a senior studying journalism and political science at the University of Arizona and a member of the College Republicans.
Ramona Tausz is a rising senior at Hillsdale College, where she studies English literature and German and is a member of the Dow Journalism Program. This summer, she is interning for The Federalist in Washington, D.C. Her writing has appeared in First Things and The Times of Israel, among other publications.
College Fix contributor Mikenzie Tremblay is a sophomore at The Ohio State University earning her B.S. in psychology. She is an undergraduate research assistant in the psychology department and a member of the College Republicans. She is also an avid listener and reader of Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin, a lifelong conservative libertarian, and a pro-life activist.
Monica Veles is a senior studying communication with a concentration in journalism at Seattle Pacific University. As an aspiring journalist, Monica hopes to work in broadcast as a news reporter.
Samantha Watkins is a broadcast journalism and theatre double major at Point Loma Nazarene University. She is the director of activities and design, editor for the features section of The Point, manager of Coastline News, and is part of Turning Point, a dance ministry on campus. Samantha can also be seen on stage acting at Salomon Theatre.
Grant Wishard is a junior majoring in English and Political Science at Grove City College. He is a member of the college’s varsity cross country team, associate editor of the Grove City Journal of Law & Public Policy, staff writer for the campus newspaper, The Collegian, and editor of the campus literary magazine, The Quad. He has previously worked for the National Journalism Center as an intern at The Weekly Standard, where he continues to write. He also writes as a campus correspondent for Red Alert Politics, and his work has appeared on Real Clear Religion.
Jenna Zendarski is a junior studying political science at the University of California at Santa Barbara. In addition to writing for The College Fix, she has interned for California state assemblywoman Catharine Baker, as well as The Claremont Institute, a conservative think tank based in Southern California. She is embarking upon a semester abroad in the fall and hopes to return with fresh ideas and enriched experiences.
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