Frank Serpe is a Senior studying International Relations at Boston University’s Pardee School of Global Studies, with a minor in Business Administration & Management. Originally from Old Bridge, New Jersey, he has extensive knowledge working for political campaigns and organizations, ranging from local elections back home to an internship experience with the London-based liberal conservative think tank Bright Blue. Beyond serving as Chairman of MACR, Frank is also the President for BU’s chapter of College Republicans. Additionally, he is an avid writer, with work published in the Boston Political Review and an article forthcoming in the International Relations Review.
In his spare time, Frank enjoys reading, classic movies, and socializing with his friends. He is excited to lead MACR into its best year yet!
Samantha Taylor Feigelson is a Senior at Boston University, majoring in Political Science with a minor in International Relations. Samantha is from Long Island, New York, yet spends her summers in Washington, D.C. Most recently, Samantha was a research intern at the National Republican Congressional Committee. Working alongside Congressman Tom Emmer and other political figures, Samantha learned the ins and outs of creating effective congressional campaigns. Outside of MACR, Samantha is the Vice President of the BU College Republicans and the founder and President of BU's Chapter of Network of Enlightened Women (NeW). She is excited to bring this knowledge to Massachusetts Alliance of College Republican, and foster meaningful change within the Massachusetts Republican community.
Some of Samantha's interest include painting and drawing, classic rock music and cooking. Samantha was also a competitive dancer for over 10 years.
Samantha T. Feigelson
Elijah Zeh is a Sophomore at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Economics. Elijah is from Lancaster, Massachusetts, and has been a two-year executive board member and President of the University’s College Republicans chapter. He has worked closely with UMass Amherst’s Student Affairs and Campus Life board to advise them on responses to the COVID-19 pandemic and with other start-up conservative groups and chapters on campus to navigate them through the school’s bureaucracy.
Outside of school, Elijah enjoys trips to New Hampshire, making music, cooking, and reading. Elijah was also captain of his high school’s hockey team and continues to compete recreationally.
Logan Shooster, hailing from Parkland, Florida, is a rising Junior studying mathematics at Amherst College. As one of the few members of College Republicans on a historically liberal campus, Logan has a deep passion for standing up for what he believes in. He is a member of Amherst LEADS, a selective development program that provides a comprehensive and educational view of leadership for student-athletes. Additionally, Logan was a captain of his varsity football team in high school and is now a proud member of the Amherst College football team.
When he is not playing football or doing math homework, Logan is an avid trader and hopes to eventually work at a private equity firm. This past summer, Logan interned at JUMP Investors, a venture capital firm in Los Angeles. While there, he gained valuable experience from serial entrepreneur Randall Kaplan and other expert guest speakers. Logan is extremely excited to join MACR and to contribute to another team in every capacity possible.
Board of Governors
Senator Bob Dole
Senator Bob Dole is a statesman, World War 2 veteran, and a proud American. He served as Chairman of the Republican National Committee from 1971 to 1972. In 1976, President Gerald Ford selected Senator Dole to be his vice presidential running mate. Senator Dole served as chairman of the Senate Finance Committee from 1981 to 1985, and was elected Senate Majority Leader in 1984, holding the record for the longest-serving Republican leader. Senator Dole was the 1996 Republican nominee for President, and has since been an advocate for veterans, hunger, agriculture, animal welfare, and disabilities awareness.
MACR Chairman Jason Ross met with Senator Dole; and the Senator provided some valuable advice for the College Republicans of Massachusetts. Senator Dole said not to ever be discouraged, never compromise your beliefs, and never give up. It is important to stay true to your values, and never be afraid to be outspoken, and always strive for bi-partisan solutions.
We are proud to welcome Senator Bob Dole to our team.
Representative Keiko Orrall
Representative Keiko Orrall is a MA State Representative and has served since October 2011. She is the first Asian American woman in the House of Representatives and the first woman to represent her district. Rep Orrall serves on the Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development, and the Export Development Committee. She has worked on numerous agricultural issues and has been a strong advocate for the cranberry industry in her area. She is working to support women in government and serves on the UMASS Boston Center for Women and Public Policy Advisory Board.
In addition to being a State Representative, Rep Orrall was elected as the Massachusetts National Committeewoman for the Republican National Committee in July 2016. She is focused on improving Republican representation within diverse communities and is a founding member of the Asian American Pacific Islander Conservative Leadership Caucus (AAPI.GOP).
Prior to office, Rep Orrall led numerous groups in the community as well as several successful grassroots campaigns regarding local issues. She was a public school teacher for several years and is active in educational issues. Rep Orrall graduated from Smith College and is married with two grown children.
Rep Orrall understands how important the pipeline is for growing the Republican party and is especially inspired by the dedication and enthusiasm of College Republicans. She shared with MACR Chairman Jason Ross,"MACR is building leaders of the future and I am committed to helping them at every turn. We have great opportunities with so many colleges in MA and I am excited to serve on the Board of Governors."
We are proud to welcome Representative Orrall to our team.