Catherine Jeon | VA Director of Research
Catherine is a sophomore at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. She is passionate about promoting social change and enjoys volunteering for organizations geared towards various causes, including climate justice, tutoring, and political awareness. She loves to study biology and debate, competing competitively with her nationally successful school teams. In her free time, Catherine can be found lost in a book, baking, or enjoying the latest songs.
Anmol Malviya | VA Director of Website
Anmol is a senior at Oakton High School. He is interested in political science and economics, and is a nationally ranked debater. As Virginia’s Website Director, he helps upload critical election information so that all Virginians can vote informed. Aside from helping out at the Polling Place, Anmol enjoys playing sports, cooking new meals, and listening to music.
Alina Chen | VA Director of Social Media/Outreach
Alina Chen is a sophomore at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, Virginia. Alina has competed in various speech and debate events and has attended tournaments on the local and national circuit. Through The Polling Place, she seeks to increase awareness and informing others about the candidates.
Aditi Bhattacharjya | VA Research Team
Aditi is a sophomore at Oakton High School. She is passionate about public policy, law, and political philosophy. She pursues these interests through policy debate, Model UN, and various service-oriented organizations. Aditi hopes to increase voter turnout and political awareness through her work at The Polling Place, especially for historically underrepresented groups. Her interests aside from policy include linguistics and economics. In her free time, she enjoys bullet journaling, dance, and getting boba tea with her friends.
Felix Howton | VA Research Team
Felix is a sophomore at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology. He has a passion for politics and current events. Through The Polling Place, he hopes to make it easier to find non partisan information about local elections and to inspire others to participate in the electoral process. In his free time he enjoys play soccer, reading, playing video games and spending time with friends.
Temuulen Enkhtuvshin | VA Research Team
Temuulen is a senior at Washington-Liberty High School. He is interested in politics, business, and architecture. Temuulen enjoys volunteering and giving back to his community by contributing to organizations like The Polling Place. Through The Polling Place, he hopes to educate himself and others in local politics, which has a larger impact on our everyday lives than mainstream politics. In his free time, he enjoys art, snowboarding, and playing chess.
Sean Lacalle | VA Research Team
Sean is a sophomore at Westfield High School. Sean is deeply fascinated by public policy and constitutional law. Sean is active in his community giving back mostly through Scouts, and Sean is especially engaged in environmental conservation projects. Through The Polling Place, Sean wishes to present candidate information in a non-partisan way. In his free time, Sean enjoys watching football and playing video games.
Alex Wang | VA Research/Website Team
Alex is a senior at Oakton High School. He’s interested in economics, science, and technology. Alex enjoys debating and is currently the varsity coach for Oakton’s debate team. Through The Polling Place, he hopes to learn about and address serious political issues. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music, playing chess, and running.
Anujin Biziya | VA Social Media/Outreach Team
Anujin is a senior at Washington-Liberty High School in Arlington, Virginia. She is interested in medicine and social justice. Anujin is passionate about raising awareness for the recent spike in hate crimes against Asians and is the president of her school’s Asian Student Union. Through The Polling Place, she hopes to help increase voter turnout and help her community by creating more informed voters. In her free time, Anujin enjoys watching Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra and listening to kpop, in particular BTS or Astro.
Piya Geithner | VA Social Media/Outreach Team
Piya is a seniorr at Washington-Liberty High School in Arlington, VA. She has been interested in the STEM field and has taken STEM classes since middle school. She is passionate about voter rights and increasing the participation of America’s next generation of voters. With The Polling Place, she hopes to educate young voters and increase voter turnout. Piya enjoys traveling and spending time in Cape Cod with her extended family.
Karin Liu | VA Research/Social Media Team
Karin is a senior at Oakton High School and is interested in forensics as well as a variety of other fields. She is also involved in her school’s debate team along with organizations that strive to make debate more inclusive and accessible. In her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, attempting to bake, and listening to crime podcasts & music.
Ava Drewer | VA Social Media/Outreach Team
Ava is a senior at Washington-Liberty High School. Her main interests are the sciences and engineering. Ava is a member of Girls in Technology (GIT) which strives to close the gender gap and empower women interested in being part of the STEM workforce. Through The Polling Place, she hopes to advocate for voter accessibility on all levels and for all ages.