Our Editorial Board

David Giffin - 69 posts

David Giffin (@D_Giffin) is a recent graduate of the Wake Forest University School of Law, and also holds a Masters in Theological Studies from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. He has been with TheCollegeConservative since early 2012. In addition to writing and editing for TCC, David has also written as an op-ed contributor for The Emory Wheel student newspaper, and served as the Candler legislative representative for the Emory Graduate Student Government Association. More recently, David served as the President of the Wake Forest Law chapter of the Federalist Society.

David Greenberg - 13 posts

David Greenberg (@txgsu43) received his Juris Doctor at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia and his B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy at Georgia Southern University. He currently services as an Associate Editor for The College Conservative. He has worked for The Heritage Foundation, The Institute for Energy Research, and Judicial Watch. He was a 2015 Charles Koch Fellow. All articles express his own opinion and should not be viewed as legal counsel or advice or the advice of organization he has affiliated with, will affiliate with, or currently affiliated with.

Elizabeth Marcello - 41 posts

Elizabeth Marcello is our Assistant Editor for Development and a senior at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. Originally from Mechanicsville, Virginia, Elizabeth has interned for various political campaigns and offices. She is a lover of coffee, a good joke, and guns. Follow her on Twitter @eliz_mariah for your daily dose of politics and humor!

Megan E. Holstein - 14 posts

Megan Holstein is a junior at the Ohio State University, twenty years old, the president of Pufferfish Software, and author of Idea to App. Megan Holstein is the 2013 winner of the EO’s Global HS Student Entrepreneur of the Year award, and is published regularly in political and business publications.

Treston Wheat - 41 posts

Zachary Freeman - 19 posts

Zachary Freeman is the Publisher and CEO at TheCollegeConservative.com. He previously served as the Editor-in-Chief from 2011-2016. He is a native of Nashville, Tennessee and studied at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Liberty University, and Fort Hays State University (KS). He currently lives with his wife in Seattle, Washington.

Our Contributors

Alan Lencz - 24 posts

Alan Lencz is a political science student at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and is also pursuing a bachelor's in Talmudic Law at Ner Israel Rabbinical College. He was a participant in a Tikvah Fund seminar, and has been involved in fundraising efforts for local charities. He enjoys reading, learning, and shmoozing. Alan is a native of Baltimore, Maryland.

Alex Christy - 60 posts

Alex Christy is currently a junior at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. He is majoring in political science, specializing in International Relations, and has an interest in American history. Alex Christy is a native of Everett, Washington.

Alex Montgomery - 5 posts

Alex Montgomery is a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he primarily studies English literature and politics. He is also an associate editor for UNC’s only journal of conservative thought, The Carolina Review, which aims to vocalize conservatism in a way that reaches students. A native of Asheville, North Carolina, Alex has spent time in the conservative movement as an intern for Young America’s Foundation and as a local volunteer and student-group leader. When taking a break from politics, he enjoys reading classic literature, listening to the music of German composers, keeping up with the news, and spending time with his family.

Alissa Lopez - 18 posts

Alissa López is a junior at Gettysburg College studying political science. She serves as the president of her college's Young Americans for Freedom chapter. She reports for The College Fix and is a campus correspondent for Campus Reform. She is currently "studying abroad" in DC for the Fall of 2016 and is spending her time interning at The Clare Boothe Luce Policy Institute. Feel free to check out her blog: http://alissanlopez.wixsite.com/elephantintheroom and follow her on Twitter @a_nlopez

Anna Broadaway - 15 posts

Anna Broadaway is a senior public relations major at the University of Central Arkansas, minoring in public scholarship and community engagement, and hopes to graduate with a B.A. in May 2017. A Jonesboro, AR native, Anna enjoys traveling all over the Deep South when she isn't attending college in Conway, AR. "The conservative voice is one of the richest, truest examples of the things I love about this country. I feel privileged to spend my life meeting people from all walks of life, with many different experiences. Those moments reaffirm my belief that conservatism is the single greatest way to live the lives we want to have, not the ones we're limited to having." Her love of politics stems from a deeply rooted passion for all things Southern, conservative and sassy. As a former intern with Americans For Prosperity Foundation, Anna is a strong advocate for individual freedom and is drawing near to the end of her term as Director of Communications for the Arkansas Federation of College Republicans.

Andrew Baker - 1 post

Andrew Baker (@andrew_w_baker) is a senior at Oakland University studying Political Science. Andrew is the President of the Oakland University College Republicans and an active volunteer for the Michigan Republican Party.

Bethany Bowra - 17 posts

Bethany Bowra is a political science student at Florida Atlantic University. She began writing at age fourteen and since then has written for various national news websites, as well as spoken at events like CPAC and True the Vote Summit. She has appeared on national television shows such as Dana on TheBlazeTV and radio programs such as NRA News and The Dana Show, and has interviewed figures such as Speaker John Boehner and Senator Mike Lee. Bethany currently lives in South Florida.

Bear Smith - 6 posts

Bear Smith (@realbearsmith) is a Senior Political Science and Criminal Justice double major at California Lutheran University, where he is also pursuing a Philosophy minor. He is a Legislative Affairs Intern for USAID and has spent his summers interning in the District Office of Congressman Ed Royce (CA-39). He has also spent time at the Hudson Institute's Center for Political-Military Analysis. On campus, he is the president of College Republicans, plays right tackle for the Kingsmen Football Team, and is the Southern & Central California Chair for Youth for Johnson/Weld.

Chaim Starkey - 17 posts

Chaim Starkey is an Information Systems major at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. For the past three years he has served as a marketing and website consultant for RE/MAX. He served as an American delegate for the first annual State Department Creative Minds Summit in Dublin, Ireland in order to promote collaboration between future American, Northern Irish, and Irish entrepreneurs.

Chris Beyer - 6 posts

Chris Beyer (@ChrisBeyer62) is a Socio-Political Communications major at Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. Chris, who is from the Jefferson City area, first became involved in conservative politics as a sophomore in high school. Before stepping foot at his college, Chris founded the Southeast Missouri State University College Republicans chapter, where he was Chairman for a year. He then transferred to Missouri State University, where he is now Executive Director of the College Republicans chapter there. In February of 2016, Chris was elected as Legislative Director for the Missouri Federation of College Republicans, being the first college freshman to be elected to the state board. Working with law makers and watching legislation that could affect millennials, Chris works hard to bring conservative change in Missouri. Prior to being Legislative Director, Chris was an Americans for Prosperity Field Associate. Interested in the Missouri General Assembly and United Stated Congress, Chris has been on both the radio and television, speaking on policy and the 2016 election season.