Contacting PennDems

You may contact the Board at with any questions or inquiries.

President: Amiyr Jackson

Amiyr Jackson is a junior hailing from Philadelphia, the city of brotherly love. Like almost every other Whartonite, he is concentrating in Finance but that does not quench his thirst for politics, thus he is also minoring in Political Science. Before being elected Penn Democrats’ President, Amiyr managed the organization’s finances as Penn Dems’ Treasurer and organized the volunteer effort of a 60-person deputy board during President Obama’s reelection campaign as Penn Dems’ Membership Director. When he is not working on Penn Democrats, Amiyr enjoys watching football every Sunday, reading POLITICO, and hanging out with his Phi Kappa Psi fraternity brothers. In 2014, Amiyr looks forward to expanding Penn Dems’ profile, elevating political dialogue on campus, and encouraging political activism.


Vice President: Jane Meyer

Jane Meyer is a sophomore from Cold Spring Harbor, New York. She plans to major in Communication and Public Service and loved serving as the Communications Director this past semester. Jane has interned in the offices of Congressman Steve Israel, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, and in the Tri-State Financial Office of the Obama Campaign. She is looking forward to a strong 2014 and growing Penn Dems into an even better organization.

Political Director: Sean Foley

Sean Foley hails from Scranton, Pennsylvania—the birthplace of great Democrats such as Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bob Casey. Sean is a sophomore in the College, majoring in Political Science. Prior to being elected as Political Director, he served as the Legislative Director in 2013, focusing on issue activism and lifting political dialogue on campus. During the summer of 2013, Sean interned in Washington, D.C. in the office of Senator Casey, who happens to occupy the former office of then-Senator John F. Kennedy, Sean's political hero. As Political Director, Sean looks forward to engaging more students in the political process, bringing public servants and community leaders to campus, and helping to elect Democrats to office locally, statewide, and nationally.

Legislative Director: Shane Murphy

Shane Murphy is a freshman at Penn from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He plans to double major in Political Science and Economics, with intentions of working in public policy post-graduation.  Shane has previously interned for his local congressman and earlier this year served as a deputy on the Legislative Committee.  When not focused on schoolwork, Shane loves sports—he is an avid fan of the Steelers and Penguins—and watching classic movies.  He hopes to use his new position to work with other advocacy groups on campus to raise awareness of critical progressive causes.

Communications Director: Max Levy

Max Levy is a freshman in the College planning to major in Communication and Public Service. He was a part of the Membership committee last semester and loved being part of a Democratic group with such prominence on campus (something he didn't see a lot growing up in Atlanta, Georgia). While his biggest claim to fame might be an almost-selfie with Bill Clinton, he looks forward to being the voice of Penn Dems this year. When he's not texting, tweeting, or Facebooking, you can find Max running along the Schuykill, doing something with Class Board, or wishing he was Toby from The West Wing.

Treasurer: Jason Lerner

Jason Lerner is a College freshman from McLean, Virginia. Before being elected Penn Democrats Treasurer, Jason served as the primary McAuliffe campaign liaison for Penn Dem’s Virginia canvassing initiative. In 2013, Jason worked as a data analytics fellow for the successful Terry McAuliffe gubernatorial campaign. When not working on Penn Dems, Jason is an active board member of the Autism Society of Northern Virginia and founder of YouToo Tennis, a program providing free tennis instruction to children on the autism spectrum. Jason is looking forward to helping Penn Dems secure funding for additional speakers and trips.

Membership Director: Anna Rosenfeld

Anna Rosenfeld is a College freshman from Ann Arbor, Michigan. She’s undecided on a major, but feel free to give her some ideas. Anna served on the Campaigns committee during her first semester. Before Penn Dems, she did issue-related advocacy work for Michigan democrats and interned for MFY, Inc., a public interest law firm in New York. When not planning awesome events for Penn Dems this semester, you can find Anna fervently supporting her Michigan Wolverines basketball team or watching Scandal. She can’t wait to work with all the returning Penn Democrats and is excited to welcome new members to the group!

Outreach Director: Ray Clark

Ray Clark is a freshman planning to major in Political Science in the College of Arts and Sciences. As a Native Washingtonian, Ray has had the opportunity to immerse himself in politics by representing the young people of the District as Youth Mayor, Student Representative for the D.C. State Board of Education, and D.C. Delegate to the Senate Youth Program. This summer he externed at the Department of Education in the Office of Communications and Outreach before receiving an offer to work alongside five other high school students in the D.C. Scholar’s-White House Internship Program. Aside from politics, Ray loves football, going to different cities, and meeting new people. He’s looking forward to a successful year bridging the gap between groups on campus and helping turn Pennsylvania blue in the upcoming governor races.

Secretary: Samantha Ellis

Samantha Ellis is an M&T junior from Lafayette Hill, PA studying electrical engineering and finance. Previously, she has served as a deputy on both the business and fireside chats teams and is so excited to take on the role of secretary. Her political interests were first sparked back in 2008 as a volunteer for Joe Sestak and she has been involved in several campaigns since then. Samantha is looking forward to an exciting and impactful semester for Penn Dems as well as hopefully leading the fireside chats volleyball team to a winning season!


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Apply for Deputy Board!

In addition to the nine Board positions listed above, there are numerous Deputy Board and leadership positions available throughout the year. To apply for deputy board, please send a statement of interest to General inquiries welcome.