Roosevelt Institute | Cornell University

Executive Board

Co-President

Justin Wang '22

Justin Wang '22

Justin is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences pursuing a double major in economics and philosophy. He joined Roosevelt in the spring of 2019 and is interested in education policy at the secondary and post-secondary levels. This past summer, Justin interned for the Social Science Research Council as part of their Measure of America program. Contact him at [email protected]

Co-President

Templechukwu Anyasi '22

Templechukwu Anyasi '22

Templechukwu, class of 2022, is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences from Brooklyn, New York. He joined Roosevelt in spring 2019. He is pursuing an economics and statistical science major, as well as a minor in urban and regional studies. His interests include learning new languages, studying cities, and the public education system. Outside of Roosevelt, Templechukwu is a singer in Cornell University's Chorale as a bass singer. Contact him at [email protected]

Editor-in-Chief

Meera Balaji '23

Meera Balaji '23

Meera is a sophomore in the school of Industrial and Labor Relations and a former Healthcare Policy analyst. Outside of Roosevelt, Meera is also an analyst at Cornell Venture Capital and a member of the Cornell Speech and Debate Society.

Director of External Affairs

Keegan Schicke '23

Keegan Schicke '23

Keegan Schicke is a sophomore in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. He is a member of several campus groups and is an avid reader. His professional interests include consulting and trading. He can be reached at [email protected]

Director of Internal Affairs

Stella Linardi '22

Stella Linardi '22

Stella is a junior in the Industrial and Labor Relations School at Cornell University interested in public policy, law, and labor rights. In addition to being the Director of Communications and a Domestic Policy analyst in the Cornell Roosevelt Institute, she is a part of the Cornell DREAM Team, the Cornell University American Civil Liberties Union, and is active in a social sorority. Her prior experiences include interning for the Department of Labor under the California Commissioner of Labor, and interning for the Senate under Senator Kamala Harris this past summer.

Strategic Advisor

Samantha Lustig '21

Samantha Lustig '21

Samantha is a senior in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations pursuing minors in Spanish and information science. She has been an active member of Roosevelt since Fall 2017. Samantha is interested in voting reform, disability policy, and the impact of technology on the workforce. On campus, she is a research fellow at The Worker Institute, a member of the Student Assembly City and Local Affairs Committee, and a member of the Kappa Alpha Pi pre-law fraternity. This past summer, Samantha conducted research on organizational support for parents of children with intellectual disabilities for a non-profit in Lusaka, Zambia.

Strategic Advisor

Dylan Nezaj '21

Dylan Nezaj '21

Dylan is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences. He is pursuing a major in economics and government and a law and society minor. Dylan has been with Roosevelt since the fall semester of 2017. He is particularly interested in energy, transportation, and infrastructure policy, in addition to congressional affairs and New York politics. Dylan spent last fall semester interning with the Solar Energy Industries Association in Washington, DC and is currently an intern with NYSERDA.

Strategic Advisor

Jack Carlos Mindich '21

Jack Carlos Mindich '21

Jack is a senior in the College of Arts and Sciences majoring in history. He joined the Roosevelt Institute in the fall of 2017 and served as the Director of the Foreign Policy Center for three semesters. In addition to his work with Roosevelt, he serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Cornell International Affairs Review and has worked for criminal justice, government, and policy groups-- most recently for the Columbia Institute of Tele-Information at Columbia University.

GSPA Liaison/Director

Magdalena Smith '24

Magdalena Smith '24

Magda Smith is an analyst in the Domestic Policy Center majoring in Government. She is interested in affecting positive change through policy, combating political polarization, and promoting nuanced discussions. In addition to being part of the Roosevelt Institute, Magda is a representative to the Tompkins County Youth Services Board, has served as a 2019 United Nations Youth Ambassador, and has presented her research at Ithaca College’s 2017 and 2019 “Pippi to Ripley” academic conferences.

Center Directors

Center For Economic Policy

Garry Blum '22

Garry Blum '22

Garry is a junior in the College of Arts and Sciences where he is pursuing a major in economics and a minor in philosophy. He has been with the Roosevelt Institute's Center for Economic Policy since he first enrolled last semester and is currently engaged in research regarding American anti-trust policy. Outside of Roosevelt, Garry has held internships at BMW North America's legal department and as an analyst at YD Development. He plans to attend law school after graduation.

Center For Environmental and Technology Policy

Emily Boldt '23

Emily Boldt '23

Emily is a sophomore in the Dyson School majoring in Applied Economics and Management. She joined Roosevelt in the fall of 2019. Outside of Roosevelt, Emily is a member of the Society of Women in Business, Cornell Value Investing Club, and serves as a Social Media Ambassador for Cornell Undergraduate Admissions.

Center For Healthcare Policy

Rachel Armstong '22

Rachel Armstong '22

Rachel is a junior in the school of Human Ecology at Cornell University, majoring in human biology, health, and society, and minoring in health policy. Rachel joined the Roosevelt Institute in Fall 2018. She enjoys writing about pain management, healthcare in prisons, community health initiatives, and the well-being of the elderly. Outside of Roosevelt, Rachel is an orientation supervisor, a brother of APO, a community service fraternity, and involved in the Cornell Tradition and Science Olympiad.

Center For Domestic Policy

Hannah Ritter '22

Hannah Ritter '22

Hannah is a junior in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations minoring in education. This is her second semester in the Cornell Roosevelt Institute. Hannah is interested in education and immigration policy, and she hopes to become a lawyer or educator in the future. This past summer, she did research on labor policy at the ILR Worker Institute in New York City, and she advocated for low wage, contingent laborers. On campus, she is a member of the Cornell Class Notes a cappella group (check us out on Spotify).

Center For Foreign Policy

Wai Tung "Jack" Lo '23

Wai Tung "Jack" Lo '23

Jack is a sophomore in the College of Arts and Science pursuing a major in computer science and a minor in philosophy. He joined the Roosevelt Institute in the spring of 2020, and is interested in politics and international affairs, especially concerning Sino-American power dynamics in Southeast Asia. Jack is from Hong Kong, where he interned at the Chiu & Co. law firm the past summer. Contact him at [email protected]