Roosevelt at Columbia is led by a general board comprised of all the policy center directors as well as the executive board which consists of the President, Vice President, Journal Editor, Outreach Director, Treasurer, and Journal Editor. The executive board is elected on a yearly basis and the policy center directors are chosen by the executive board.
To learn more about our center directors and the work that they do, check out our page on policy centers.
President: Ricardo Jaramillo
Ricardo is a senior in Columbia college majoring in history with a focus on modern European history. As a freshmen and sophomore, Ricardo was the outreach director for the Roosevelt Institute at Columbia. Ricardo's longstanding interest in policy and politics has been fueled not only by his engagement with Roosevelt but also his experiences working on two political campaigns and also writing for several publications, including the Roosevelt Review. Ricardo grew up in Dallas, Texas, which means he says 'y'all' and really struggles through the New York winters. He can usually be found reading a New Yorker or Politico article or talking about his favorite Mexican and Venezuelan food places around NYC.
Vice-President: Sarah Lubin
Sarah is a senior at Barnard College majoring in Biochemistry and minoring in Political Science. The last two years, she served as the Healthcare Center Director. Sarah is interested in reproductive health and has worked at Planned Parenthood and the office of Dr. Chrisomalis, OB/GYN. As a “born and bred premed,” she wants to combine her passions for healthcare and politics by pursing a career in public health and medicine.
Journal Editor: Emma Cloyd
Emma is a senior at Barnard College in the joint degree program with Columbia's School of International and Public Affairs. She is getting her bachelor's in Political Science with a minor in Economics, and her Master's in Public Administration, concentrating on Social Policy with a specilization in Technology, Communications, and Media. She has been a member of Roosevelt since her freshman year, serving three terms as Treasurer before transitioning into the role of Journal Editor. When not futzing with one Roosevelt project or another, you can find Emma in her kitchen procrasticooking or watching the sunrise from Butler.
Outreach Director: Justin Holiman
Justin is a junior in Columbia College studying Human Rights and Political Science. He hopes to take his love of law and research and apply it toward a career in criminal justice/human rights reform. He is particularly interested in combating human trafficking in America and abroad. He previously interned at Legal Outreach, Inc. and the Law Office of the San Diego Public Defender where he was able to apply his studies in criminal justice toward his passion for helping young people. As someone who deeply loves meeting new people and having fun with old friends, he is stoked to serve as the Outreach Director after transitioning from his role as Secretary of the Roosevelt Institute last year. Originally from San Diego, California, he loves reading the Economist, eating tacos, drinking coffee, and listening to the Grateful Dead next to a bonfire at the beach.
Treasurer: Lindsay Meyerson
Lindsay is a rising junior in Columbia College studying history and economics-mathematics. She is interested in pursuing a career in foreign policy and spent the summer working in Washington, D.C. for the Department of Defense. She joined Roosevelt as a freshman and led the Education Center the following year as the Initiatives Organizer. Lindsay has loved every moment in the organization and has learned so much from the amazing people who contribute to every discussion and make Roosevelt the unique environment that it is. She is so excited to contribute more as Treasurer this year.
Secretary: Shirley Tan
Shirley is a sophomore in Columbia College hoping to major in English and History. She is passionate about access to education and healthcare as well as criminal justice reform. Roosevelt Institute was one of the first clubs she joined on campus and she is excited to learn even more about policy during her remaining time at Columbia. In the meantime, she is looking forward to applying her love for to-do lists and organization to her role as secretary. When she’s not curled up in bed with a good book, Shirley enjoys traveling, trying out new foods, yoga, and walking around the city.