The Team

Each state’s chapter of The Polling Place is led by one to three regional directors.

Eleanor Stalcup | Director of California

Eleanor is a junior at Stanford University. She is interested in election reform and political communication, as well as music performance, composition, and production. They are also passionate about LGBTQ representation in both politics and entertainment. Through The Polling Place, she hopes to promote voter turnout and information accessibility, especially with regards to local elections. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, knitting, and singing.

Rhea Naik | CA Research Team

Rhea is a senior at Leland High School. She’s interested in neuroscience, cognitive science, biology, and politics. She has been on the California Research Team for a year. Rhea previously worked as an intern for San Jose mayor Matt Mahan’s campaign; currently, she is a varsity member of her high school’s Speech and Debate team and a tutor for students with disabilities. Through The Polling Place, she hopes to increase authenticity in politics and motivate more individuals to vote, especially in local and off-year elections. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, writing poetry, playing piano, and hiking.

Sanaya Nichani | California Research Team

Sanaya is a senior at BASIS Scottsdale. She is interested in politics, environmental justice, and equality. Sanaya hopes to inform voters so that they can play a bigger part in decisions that affect them and those surrounding them. In her free time, Sanaya enjoys oil painting, CrossFit, and reading.

Grace Wang | California Research Team

Grace is a senior at University High School. She is deeply invested in domestic and international politics. Grace seeks to provide concise and informative research at the Polling Place to educate voters about elections and candidates. In her free time, she enjoys listening to music and playing with her cat.

Skye Cabrera | California Research Team

Skye has been an advocate for the written arts for as long as they can remember. Currently, they’re writing for multiple magazines and founding one of their own, “The Graveyard Zine,” that aims to pay tribute to the past and future artists of the planet Earth. Outside of work, you can usually see them reading Russian literature or rewatching Gilmore Girls. Skye hopes to better inform voters and increase youth engagement.

Claire Sim | California Research Team

Claire is a freshman at Bergen County Academies High School. She is interested in the biomedical field and enjoys learning about social issues. Claire dedicates a lot of her time to debate, and looks to get even more involved within the debate community. Through The Polling Place, she hopes to gain a broader knowledge of politics while working with people across the country. In her free time, Claire enjoys reading, running, and going out with family and friends.

Interested in joining our team? Apply here!