Our Team

Executive Team

Chapter Development

Justin Heywood
Development Consultant
I am a graduate from Arizona State University studying Political Science and Civic and Economic Thought & Leadership. I also served as the President of the BridgeASU chapter for the 2019/2020 academic year. “We do not learn from experience… we learn from reflecting on experience” — John Dewey
Isaac Huang
Development Consultant/Social Media
I am from Maryland, a proudly purple state. I studied Molecular Neurobiology at UCBerkeley. I am forever a fan of the Ravens and an advocate for the Chesapeake Bay as the real Bay Area. “Worry is a waste of time, and ain’t time all we got.”
Noah Jennette
Development Consultant
I am a rising senior studying Psychology, Political Science, and Religious Studies at the University of Pittsburgh. As President of BridgePitt, I strive to build a community across religious as well as political student organizations through working with Pitt’s Interfaith Office. “We spend too much time talking about each other, at each other, past each other, and not enough time talking with each other.” Daryl Davis
Jakob Moberly
Development Consultant
I am a junior at The University of Kansas studying music therapy and musicology, with an emphasis in percussion. I am the current and active President and Founder of the KU BridgeUSA chapter. “Politics runs in every human being, and so does music” -Kapil Sibal.

External Affairs

Emily Garcia
Director of Youth Development
My name is Emily Garcia and I am the National Director of Youth Development at BridgeUSA. Currently, I am a student at Arizona State University pursuing a degree in Politics and the Economy. My role is to encourage high schoolers to participate in BridgeUSA’s mission before they enter college.
Rachel Stockford
Events Director
I am a current student at the University of Notre Dame studying political science. Outside of promoting civil discussion, I enjoy working with youth, running half marathons, and rooting for Detroit sports teams! “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead

Marketing

Jessica Carpenter
Brand Management & Communications
I am an undergrad student at Arizona State University studying journalism, business and political science. I have worked on PR strategy, event planning, graphic design and building media connections at the Bridge Arizona State chapter. The best way to predict the future is to create it – Abraham Lincoln
Andrew Weinzierl
Email Communications
Hi everyone! I am a senior undergraduate student at Minnesota State University, Mankato, studying Philosophy, Politics, and Sociology. I’ve been involved in BridgeUSA since 2018. My hobbies include playing video games, cycling, and keeping up-to-date with the news. “Get your biggest or hardest task out of the way at the beginning of the day. That way, you have other things to look forward to.”
Chloe Johnston
Blog Editor/Graphic Design
As of this spring, I will have completed my Honors BS in Psychology at Oregon State University. My role in BridgeUSA involves maintaining our Instagram and designing marketing graphics. Outside of Bridge, I spend most of my time bouldering with friends or avoiding writing my thesis. “Goodness is the only investment that never fails” – Henry David Thoreau
Isaac Huang
Social Media/Development Consultant
I am from Maryland, a proudly purple state. I studied Molecular Neurobiology at UCBerkeley. I am forever a fan of the Ravens and an advocate for the Chesapeake Bay as the real Bay Area. “Worry is a waste of time, and ain’t time all we got.”

Community Building

Makenzie Tyson
Community Building
I am a junior at Arizona State University studying Political Science and Civic & Economic Thought & Leadership. I serve as a member of the Events Planning Committee for BridgeASU. “Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change.” – Bob Kerrey
Ryan Bender
Community Building
I am an undergrad student at Arizona State University studying Political Science and Justice Studies. I am the Vice President of Operations at ASU and work on expanding chapters to more schools across the country for BridgeUSA. “There are risks and costs to action. But they are far less than the long range risks of comfortable inaction.” – JFK
Alyssa Caver
Community Building
My name is Alyssa Caver, and I am currently a student at UT Austin majoring in International Relations and Global Studies, and pursuing a minor in Core Texts. I am the president and founder of BridgeTexas, the BridgeUSA chapter at UT Austin, and am incredibly excited to see how the Bridge mission impacts the future of American political conversation. “Do I not destroy my enemies when I make them my friends?” ― Abraham Lincoln
Arjun Rondla
Default Image Team
Community Building
Hi, my name is Arjun Rondla and I’m proud to be on the BridgeUSA team! I’m a native of Houston, Texas and a sophomore at Arizona State majoring in political science. I’m super passionate about promoting bipartisanship in our politics. “Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction.” —Ronald Reagan
Edward Millet
Community Building
I am a senior at UC Berkeley, majoring in political science with a minor in political economy. I first became involved with Bridge at the chapter level before making my way to the national team. I am currently on the community building team working to build relationships with other organizations. When not talking about how we can solve the political divide you can find me talking about anything business or finance related.] “You are not Atlas carrying the world on your shoulder. It is good to remember that the planet is carrying you.” -Vandana Shiva

Operations

Zoe Isaac
HR Director
I graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Political Science and Justice Studies. I was the Vice President of Events for the BridgeASU chapter in 2018/2019. “When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard nor welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.” -Audre Lorde
John Overing
Website & Resources
I direct chapter presidents and coordinate with school administrators for events. I also am the Executive Development Editor of Bridge: A Journal of Diverse Perspectives, our academic journal, and handle internal document communications.

Special Projects

Josh Fixel
Data Analytics
I founded the ASU chapter back in the height of the drama that was the 2016 election. I currently work as an engineer for Raytheon Missile Systems. Aspiring to run for local office one day. “Confidence may breed success, but integrity and morality establish a lasting impact.”
Trevor Kann
Data Analytics
I am an engineer from Arizona State University who is passionate about creating a civil environment to discuss issues with others. I want to use my technical training to help Bridge through data automation and analytics.
Trevor Lane
Curriculum Development
Trevor is studying Communication and Political Science at Oregon State University. He is passionate about investigating the beliefs and values that undergird the diverse perspectives in the American political discourse. His friends appreciate his tendency to pick arguments with them.

Senior Advisor