R. Matthew Barocas
Matt is a third-year majoring in Political Science and History. He previously as Treasurer of UF College Democrats, working to fund the club's presence on a local and national scale. Matt has previous experience in Democratic campaigning as well as in non-partisan human rights laws compliance. He currently serves as a Senator for the College of Liberal Arts and Science in UF's Student Government Senate, where he works to ensure inclusive transparent student government operations. Hailing from coastal Pinecrest in Miami, Florida, Matt has seen firsthand the impact of rising sea-levels and climate change in Florida. The issue, as well as rebuilding our nation's infrastructure, securing our progressive expansion of civil rights all drive his commitment to College Democrats at the University of Florida.
Ryan is a third-year public relations and political science dual major at UF. He has previously served as the campaign co-chair and LGBT caucus co-chair of UFCD and the LGBT caucus chair of the Florida College Democrats. He hopes to attend graduate school and find a job in either the field of political consulting or corporate public relations. In his spare time, he is a Starbucks barista, where his favorite drink is an iced coffee. His goals are to continue the inclusivity, opportunity and the sense of family the organization brings to its members. Building a positive relationship between Alachua County and the Gator Nation through civic education and community engagement projects is a priority and a plan for the 2019-2020 school year. The most important political issues to him are climate change, the wealth gap and improving civil rights.
Once called "too liberal and outspoken," Megan is a third-year Political Science and Journalism major with minors in Sociology and Innovation. She is very excited to serve as UFCD's Political Director this year. She would like to thank Michelle Obama, her family and friends, The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, and the five people that like her tweets for inspiring her to debate the Republicans in her classes. She's pretty good at political organizing, but bad at actual cleaning. Opinions are her own and probably also Samantha Bee's.