Roosevelt board

Roosevelt is guided by the Board, which manages day-to-day operations of the organization


Chairman: Anand Swaminathan '19

 Anand Swaminathan is a senior EPE major from Phoenix, Arizona. Previously in Roosevelt, he served as the International Development Center Head for two semesters. His academic interests include economic development, comparative political economy, and philosophy. Outside of Roosevelt, Anand is a member of MUNTY, serves as a research assistant, and works as a Hopper College Aide.


Co-President: Kelsea Jeon '20

Kelsea Jeon is a Junior in Jonathan Edwards College from Arcadia, California. She is majoring in History with a concentration in the U.S. Region. Prior to becoming Co-President, she headed the Equal Justice Center and managed Roosevelt's operations. Outside of Roosevelt, Kelsea is an All-American Attorney on the Yale Mock Trial Association and is a member of the Zeta Xi Chapter of Kappa Kappa Gamma. In her free time, she enjoys running, journaling, and solving KenKen puzzles. 


Co-President: Gabe Malek '20

Gabe Malek is a junior in Timothy Dwight College from Houston, TX. He is majoring in American Studies with a concentration in Politics and American Communities and pursuing the department's accelerated MA degree. Outside of Roosevelt, Gabe leads the Dwight Hall Socially Responsible Investment Fund, is a cast member in The Good Show at Yale, and serves as a Writing Partner for the Center for Teaching and Learning. For fun, Gabe enjoys watching basketball and listening to jazz. 


Operations Head Alvin Winston, II


Alvin Winston is a sophomore in Branford college from Atlanta, Georgia. He is a perspective History and African-American Studies double major. Outside of the Roosevelt Institute, he is a member of Yale's Mock Trial Association where he is an All American Attourney and works in the Branford College office. In his free time, Alvin enjoys exploring Atlanta's rich culture and history!


Bo You is a junior in Pierson College, double-majoring in Statistics & Data Science and Economics. He has lived in Beijing, Salt Lake City, Utah and Miami, Florida. Outside of the Roosevelt Institute, Bo is the treasurer of Yale’s Quizbowl team and is a member of the Independent Party of the Yale Political Union. He enjoys watching movies and playing video games with his friends and doodling. He is perpetually waiting for the next season of whatever TV show he's currently binging. 


Education Center Head:  

Jack Lattimore '20


Energy and the Environment Center Head: Daniel Zhao '21

Daniel Zhao is a sophomore in Hopper College from northern New Jersey. He's a prospective Statistics & Data Science and Global Affairs double major, and he's interested in the intersection between technology, data, policy, and development. Outside of Roosevelt, Daniel is an avid photographer for both the Yale Daily News and for personal enjoyment — so hit him up for your next LinkedIn headshot. Daniel can draw the entire New York City subway map from memory.


Equal Justice Center Head:


       Abby        Leonard '21

Abby Leonard is a sophomore in Trumbull from Carmel, Indiana--the roundabout capital of America. She is a Political Science BA/MA major with interests in comparative politics and international human rights. Outside of Roosevelt, she is president of Unite against Sexual Assault Yale (USAY), co-editor in chief of Broad Recognition, and a researcher for the Lowenstein Human Rights Clinic. In her spare time, she enjoys watching reruns of The Office, drinking an endless amount of tea, and dismantling the patriarchy.


Foreign Policy Center Head: Alex O'Neill '20

Alex O'Neill is a junior history major in Davenport College. Alex grew up in New York City and attended the Horace Mann School before arriving at Yale. This will be his first semester as Head of the Foreign Policy Center. Previously, Alex was co-Head of the Economic Development Center and a member of the Security and Foreign Policy Center. Alex also serves as Recruitment Chair for the men's rugby team. He spent this summer at the Project on Managing the Atom at the Harvard Kennedy School and is interested in Russian culture, military history, and sports. After graduation, Alex plans to pursue a joint degree in law and policy.




Public Health Center Head: Anjali Walia '21

Anjali Walia is a sophomore MCDB major in Saybrook who hails from the Bay Area. When she’s not caffeinating at Donut Crazy, she is involved with research at the medical school, planning events for the Reproductive Justice Action League at Yale (RALY) and Yale Undergraduate Research Association (YURA), editing articles for the Boola, and aiming for a Woads ScholarshipIn her downtime, this Gryffindor enjoys fantasy novels, jigsaw puzzles, horror movies, and New Haven food adventures.