Election Commission Members



Chair:

Eric Langowski: I am a junior majoring in Mathematics which I plan to apply analytically in research which benefits the social good or which targets societal inequalities. I have been on the Election Commission for three years. My previously work was in publicity and last year I chaired our Technology Committee. I am passionate about creating an active and aware citizenry; leading service learning trips to New Orleans over school breaks, representing the Midwest District of the Japanese American Citizens League, and promoting a lifelong love of music with my community orchestra. I am passionate about bringing in more people to IUSA both as voters and as candidates. I am looking forward towards working with all branches of IUSA as we work for the continued betterment of our electoral process building upon our previous work and making structural changes.

 

Commissioners:

Sarah Masterson: I'm a Junior majoring in Criminal Justice and Psychology and intend on going to law school after I graduate. I plan on using prior and learned knowledge and applying it to both my future and my time on the Election Commission. This summer I was an intern for the Denver District Attorney's Office under the Communication Director and intend on using this experience while on the publicity committee this year. I look forward to providing my perspective, my love of government, and adjudication experience to the Commission. I'm happy that I applied after having been told by my sorority's advisor about the opportunity, and I look forward to furthering organization, relationships, and the election process while remaining grounded in the University's shared values. 

Hannah Eaton:  I’m a Sophomore at Indiana University from Fishers, IN.  I am majoring in Criminal Justice and minoring in Psychology before attending law school to achieve my career goal of becoming a criminal law attorney.  On campus I am involved as the secretary of the Criminal Justice Student Association, member of Kappa Alpha Theta, and Cox Research Scholar. As a second year member of the Election Commission, I enjoy helping to promote greater participation in the election through the publicity committee and raising awareness about IUSA.  I am looking forward to making big changes with the structure of IUSA and increasing communication channels between EC and the tickets this year in order to create a more fair and democratic election for the student body.

Quinn Gordon: I am a freshman from Carmel, Indiana majoring in political science and minoring in French and law and public policy. This will be my first year serving as a commissioner on the IUSA Election Commission. When I’m not working with the election commission, I keep myself busy interning with the John Gregg for Governor Campaign as well as being involved in Indiana University Model United Nations. I am looking forward to helping facilitate the upcoming IUSA elections with increased transparency and clarity in order to provide the best system possible.

Andrew Henderson: I want to go to Law School and work in patent law to help ensure that the bright innovators of the 21st century are able to share their work with the public. When I’m not working on physics problem sets or studying for the LSAT, I enjoy cycling and reading. I am a new member of the election commission, but I’ve followed the IUSA elections for the past several years (this was how I first heard about the commission) and I’m excited about the opportunity to promote the democratic ideals of participatory government, fairness, and transparency. I am impressed by the breadth and depth of IUSA’s involvement in student life, and I am honored to contribute to student government. 

Meghan Poff: I am a junior and I've just returned from serving as the economics intern at the U.S. Embassy in Sarajevo, Bosnia in fall of 2016. At IU I study policy analysis, economics, and Chinese. This is my first year as a member of the Election Commission. Along with my studies, I am a Cox Exploratory Scholar and Undergraduate Teaching Assistant in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and last semester I worked as a research assistant analyzing the role of benefit corporations. I look forward to bringing my experience with students to the Election Commission this spring, working to raise student awareness of IUSA’s role on campus, and advocating the importance of the voting process. 

Savannah Wormley: Class of 2018, I am a junior from Louisville, Kentucky pursuing a Bachelor in Public Affairs in Public Management through IU’s School of Public and Environmental Affairs with a minor in Urban Planning and Community Development and a certificate in Applied Research and Inquiry. I am also a member of the Hutton Honors College and the SPEA Honors Program. I'm particularly interested in working in local government, and am currently an intern for the City of Bloomington Community and Family Resources Department.  After graduation, I hope to pursue a master’s degree in public administration with a concentration in Local Government Management. During my free time, I enjoy reading biographies about the Founding Fathers and watching the Indianapolis Colts play football. 

Mitchell Watkins: I'm a sophomore from Indianapolis, Indiana studying Law & Public Policy with a certificate in Applied Research & inquiry. I hope to do SPEA's Accelerated Master's Program and fulfill my goal of working for the Federal Aviation Administration. This is my first year on the Election Commission. I hope to bring my previous IUSA experience to the Commission, such as my time as a member of IUSA Congress. Outside of the Commission, I am an active member of IU Model United Nations and work as a Real Estate Broker for Countrywide Real Estate. I look forward to helping facilitate fair and unbiased elections, as well as working to spread awareness of IUSA on campus. 

Jeff Bae: Hi! I am a sophomore currently studying political science and minoring in international studies. This is my first semester with the Election Commission. I really enjoy learning about American foreign policy and national security, and hope to work in that sector as an analyst. I am an infantryman in the National Guard and just hit my two year mark of time in service. I am looking forward to a full-time career in the military after college. I am also in the WIUX Music Committee where I write reviews on new albums by lesser-known artists, and am always trying to discover new indie musicians (although '60s music is my favorite). Outside of school I also enjoy hiking trips, black coffee, and discussing films with my friends. I'm excited to be a part of the IUSA political process!  

Sarah Carlson: I am a junior from Indianapolis, Indiana studying Nonprofit Management in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs. Last fall, I spent the semester in Washington D.C. where I interned for EMILY's List. I am a member of Phi Mu Fraternity and serve as my chapter's DGR for IUDM. In my free time I enjoy hiking, hanging out at coffee shops and taking long walks around campus. This is my first year with the Election Commission and I am excited to be a part of the IUSA electoral process.

Kathleen Gonzales: I am a sophomore from Munster, IN majoring in Marketing with a minor in political science and a certificate in journalism. I hope to work for a nonprofit, broadcast news service, or go to law school after I graduate. This is my first year on the Election Commission, and I am very excited!  Last semester, I interned on the Indiana gubernatorial campaign. I am also involved in IUSTV, Undergraduate Chair Advisory Board in Kelley, the Kelley Scholar program, and work as an intern at the WonderLab Children's Museum. I love impressionists, 19th century British literature, and CNN. I am thrilled to be getting involved in the political process on the campus level.

Advisor:

Cody Vaughn: I am a first-year law student at the Maurer School of Law. I completed my Bachelor's in political science, philosophy, and economics here at Indiana University Bloomington. I supervise the Election Commission and helped author the current Procedural Election Code. After managing the complaints and appeals of an IUSA campaign, I hope to ensure that the Election Commission will make the elections fair, transparent, and efficient. Major professional and life experiences include studying Swahili in Zanzibar, co-authoring argument that ended at the Indiana Supreme Court, passing legislation in the Indiana Statehouse, and this summer I will be clerking for Judge Sarah Evans Barker of the United States District Court of the District of Southern Indiana. In my free time, I enjoy dancing (ballroom or clubbing), craft beer, and rowing at the SRSC.