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Ryan Christens

Chairman

Ryan is a junior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, originally from Evansville, Wisconsin. He is a student in the Wisconsin School of Business, double majoring in Business Management and Marketing. During the school year, Ryan is an intern for the department of State Relations at UW-Madison. He previously worked on Senator Leah Vukmir's Senate campaign, and for the Republican Party of Wisconsin. In addition to serving as Chairman of GOP Badgers, he is also the Executive Director for the Wisconsin Federation of College Republicans. In his free time, Ryan enjoys listening to Frank Sinatra, playing euchre with friends, and cheering on President Trump.

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Alyssa Birkeland

Vice Chairwoman

Alyssa is a senior from West Bend, WI majoring in Political Science and Management & Human Resources with a certificate in Spanish. She currently works as a political advocacy intern for the Wisconsin Alumni Association, where she makes her abundant pride for the state and university apparent. She has previously interned both in the Office of Governor Walker and for the Republican Party of Wisconsin. Post-graduation, Alyssa plans to join the DC swamp for a few years before returning to her Wisconsin roots.

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Dil Robin

Treasurer

Dil is a sophomore from Columbus, Indiana. He hails from the same town as Vice President Mike Pence and is pursuing a degree in Accounting and Political Science. He has worked on multiple political campaigns in Illinois and has recently worked for both the Republican Party of Wisconsin and the Indiana GOP. He is also a research assistant for the Center For Research On The Wisconsin Economy. Dil believes strongly in free enterprise policies and is a proud fiscal conservative. He is also a member of the Delta Chi Fraternity and loves spending his free time watching Indiana sports or camping.

Sabrina Stencil

Secretary

Sabrina Stencil is a junior from Mosinee, Wisconsin majoring in Political Science. She currently works as an intern for the Republican Party of Wisconsin. Sabrina loves cheering on Wisconsin sports teams, her dog, and spending days at the lake.

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Sara Sedgwick

Chief of Staff

Sara Sedgwick is a senior from Germantown, Wisconsin, majoring in political science. Sara was an intern with Leah Vukmir's US Senate campaign, has worked in the office of the Senate Sergeant-At-Arms, and has recently worked in Congressman Mike Gallagher’s Washington DC office. She is also a proud Catholic and graduate of an all-girls Catholic school. Sara loves dogs and her hobbies include singing, going on Pinterest, and obsessing over the magnificent Wisconsin State Capitol building.

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Alec Bukowiec

Communications Director

Alec Bukowiec is a junior from Green Bay, Wisconsin currently pursuing his BBA with a major in Marketing and a certificate in Digital Studies at the Wisconsin School of Business. In addition to serving as the Communications Director for GOP Badgers, he is also Communications Director for the Wisconsin Federation of College Republicans. Alec loves working to spread a winning conservative message across the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus and the great State of Wisconsin and looks forward to a successful year preparing for the 2020 election cycle.

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Evan Karabas

Digital Director

Evan Karabas is currently a junior at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. In addition to serving as the Digital Director for WICRs, he is also the Digital Director for College Republicans at UW-Madison. Double majoring in Information Systems and Operations & Technology Management, Evan plans to pursue a career in data analytics, and eventually start a small (or large) business. He has previously worked as a systems admin, network technician, tech camp counselor, and pizza chef. He enjoys fishing, listening to the Michael Knowles podcast, and is passionate about protecting the free market from government overreach. A fun fact about Evan is that he is ambidextrous.

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Alesha Guenther

Strategy Director

Alesha Guenther is a senior studying Political Science and Journalism and Mass Communication with a double-track in Strategic Communications and Reporting. In addition to her role with GOP Badgers, Alesha is also the Chairwoman for the Wisconsin Federation of College Republicans. Alesha previously served as the Communications Director for GOP Badgers and the Wisconsin Federation of College Republicans. Alesha worked as a Research Analyst for the Republican Party of Wisconsin during the 2018 cycle and has also interned for Senator Ron Johnson. Alesha is also a proud Catholic and enjoys spending her free time listening to Supreme Court Oral Arguments, reading, or drinking coffee.

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Lilly Freemyer

Political Director

Lilly, Political Director, is from Washington, D.C. and is a sophomore at the University of Wisconsin—Madison studying political science. As political director she hopes to bring in some engaging and beneficial speakers as GOP Badgers look towards 2020. She currently interns for Platform Communications and previously interned for State Representative Tranel. In her spare time she likes to read the news and listen to country music.

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Alex Brooks

Recruitment Director

Alex Brooks, Recruitment Director, is a junior originally from the East Coast, majoring in nursing and Russian. As Recruitment Director, he is passionate about growing College Republicans and spreading conservative ideology not only on campus, but throughout Wisconsin. He has previously volunteered for the Republican Party of Wisconsin during the 2018 Midterms and is looking forward to helping make Wisconsin red again in the 2020 presidential election. Alex is proudly Eastern Orthodox and is obsessed with Snapchat, his new beautiful city Madison, and learning foreign languages.

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Emily Smith

Grassroots Liaison

Emily Smith is a junior originally from Wisconsin Rapids, WI, who is pursuing a degree in Political Science and Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is very enthusiastic about getting young people involved in the party as she has previously interned for the Republican Party of Wisconsin's and Americans for Prosperity's field programs. Emily loves debating policy and how our laws and loyalty to liberty is deeply rooted in the political philosophy and virtue of our Founding Fathers. If Emily is not watching Fox News or fawning over her love for Judge Jeanine Pirro, she can be found at a coffee shop or hiking at one of Madison's beautiful parks. Just remember: “Don’t immanentize the eschaton.”