STUDENT TEAM

Paige Julia Lawrence

Paige Julia Lawrence

Editor In Chief

Paige Lawrence is a sophomore history major from Kansas. Aside from YSLPR, Paige is involved with the Women’s Leadership Initiative, Disability Empowerment For Yale (DEFY), and the William F. Buckley Jr. Program.

Adrian Bebenek

Adrian Bebenek

Managing Editor

Adrian Bebenek is a sophomore chemistry and history double major from the suburbs of Chicago. Adrian is also involved in the Yale Polish Society, starting a Boy Scout Troop for New Haven Refugees, research at the medical school, and Design for America.

Ileana Valdez

Ileana Valdez

Treasurer + Webmaster

Ileana Valdez is a sophomore computer science student from Dallas, Texas. She is an active member of various Yale student government groups and helps lead Yale’s introductory computer science program. In her free time, Ileana loves to cook, make slime and tinker around in the center for engineering, innovation and design.

Sean Hackett

Sean Hackett

Online Managing Editor

Sean is a junior studying physics and computer science. Sean previously directed the Education Center of the Yale Roosevelt Institute. He performs sketch comedy for The Good Show and leads backpacking trips with FOOT.

Ryley Constable

Ryley Constable

Associate Editor of Economic Development and Governance

Ryley is a sophomore studying economics from Gillette, WY. He is also an active debater in the Yale Political Union, serves on the board of the Yale College Council, and works for the Yale Student Tech Collaborative. In his free time, he likes to talk about Wyoming, read philosophy, and play intramural sports.

J.J. Borja

J.J. Borja

Associate Editor of Education

J.J. is a junior pursuing a B.A./M.A. dual degree in History. Before joining YSLPR, he was involved in education policy research with the Yale Roosevelt Institute Education Center. He also plays guitar with the Yale Jazz Ensemble, is involved with the Yale Animal Welfare Alliance, and studied abroad in France.

Grace Chen

Grace Chen

Associate Editor of Healthcare and Public Health

Grace Chen is a sophomore in the Global Health Scholars program majoring in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. Outside of YSLPR, she is also a co-founder of club synchronized swimming, lighting designer and dancer for Danceworks, and volunteer at the HAVEN Free Clinic.

Lindsay Jost

Lindsay Jost

Associate Editor of Infrastructure

Lindsay Jost is a sophomore History major with a focus on Ideas and Intellectuals. Outside of YSLPR, she plays Club Lacrosse, sings with her a capella group Unorthojocks, and writes humor as a staff reporter for the Yale Daily News. She is also incredibly passionate about public transportation and urban planning.

Canaan Harris

Canaan Harris

Associate Editor of Intergovernmental relationships

Canaan Harris is a junior from Mississippi majoring in Global Affairs. Outside of YSLPR, he is heavily involved in the Yale Political Union and works as a research assistant in the Political Science department.

Andrew Bilodeau

Andrew Bilodeau

Associate Editor of Quality of Life (Crime and Safety)

Andrew Bilodeau is a sophomore from Los Angeles majoring in History. He is involved with the Yale Hunger and Homelessness Action Project, The Roosevelt Institute at Yale’s Equal Justice Center, and the Yale Human Rights Journal. He is specifically interested in criminal justice policy in the United States and hopes to one day have a career as a public defender.

Bentley Long

Bentley Long

Associate Editor of Socioeconomic Issues

Bentley Long is a first year from St. Simons Island, Georgia majoring in History. Outside of YSLPR, he is involved with the Roosevelt Institute at Yale’s Equal Justice Center, the Yale Daily News, the Yale Students for Sensible Drug Policy, and the Yale Undergraduate Legal Aid Association. He plans on pursuing a career in legal aid for nonprofits.

Marlena Hinkle

Marlena Hinkle

Associate Editor of Energy and Environment

Marlena Hinkle is a sophomore from Melbourne, Florida majoring in Environmental Engineering and in the Energy Studies program. Outside of YSLPR, she is the training coordinator for the club Rock Climbing Team, a coach for the New Haven Youth Climbing Team, on the board of Yale’s Student Environmental Coalition, and on the undergraduate council for St. Thomas More Catholic Center.

Hunter Contos

Hunter Contos

Associate Editor of Financial Management

Hunter Contos is a sophomore studying Economics & Mathematics with a double major in Computer Science. Outside of YSLPR, he is an investment team head for the Urban Philanthropic Fund (UP Fund), on the business board of the Yale Daily News, and an active member of the Yale Political Union.

Board of Advisers

  • David Lawrence, Governor-Elect Ned Lamont Transition Team, A.T. Kearney
  • Stephen Parker, NGA (National Governors Association)
  • Ben Husch, NCSL (National Conference of State Legislatures)
  • Robert Inman, Wharton School of Business
  • Nestor Davidson, Fordham Law
  • Alfred Ho, KU
  • Clayton Gillette, NYU Law
  • Anthony Gad, SiX (State Innovation eXchange)
  • Theresa Anderson, Urban Institute
  • Alan Viard, AEI (American Enterprise Institute)
  • Editorial Board

  • Mohit Agrawal, Yale School of Economics
  • Erica Harbatkin, Vanderbilt Peabody College of Education
  • Kalisha Dessources, Yale University – Sociology
  • DeAnza Cook, Harvard University
  • Aliyah Abu-Hazeem, Notre Dame
  • Colleen Marciel Rosales, UIndiana Bloomington
  • Chris Herring, UC Berkeley
  • Gwen Prowse, Dep polysci Yale/AFAM studies
  • Paige Weber, Yale F&ES
  • Nathan Hutson, Price USC
  • Guarav Chiplunkar, Yale University
  • Danieli Evans Peterman, Yale University – Law
  • Rich Barton, Cornell Government Department
  • Michael Oritz, Harvard
  • Kyle Howard, Cornell Government Department
  • Davianna Humble, University of Kansas MPA