Jake Sticka | National Council Chair | firstname.lastname@example.org
Jake was raised in the beautiful city of San Diego, California. He was a fortunate enough to attend middle school and high school at the Preuss School UCSD, a public charter school committed to offering a college preparatory education to low-income, first-generation college students.
It was while attending Preuss that Jake became politically involved around the issue of education, writing letters to members of the San Diego Unified school board and local newspapers advocating for more school spending and better college preparation in public schools. Jake spent the summer before his senior year as an intern at the San Diego American Civil Liberties Union and the subsequent fall volunteering for President Obama’s 2008 campaign.
Jake built upon these experiences upon arriving at Georgetown University, where he is studying Government and History in our nation’s capital. Accepting that the Democratic Party was the only party that would work to rectify the plight of America’s working poor, Jake quickly became involved in the Georgetown University College Democrats, first as Campus Outreach Director and later as Vice President. Seeing the potential for cross-city accomplishment, Jake also became involved in the DC Federation of College Democrats. After working for a year to built the organization’s internal infrastructure, fundraising capacity, and communications strategy as the Fed’s Vice President, Jake was elected its President in 2011.
Outside of College Democrats, Jake is very involved in student advocacy. He serves as Washington DC’s youngest elected official as a Commissioner on Advisory Neighborhood Commission 2E, where he deals student rights issues stemming from town-gown problems. Cultivated through his time on the ANC, Jake has come to believe strong in urbanism and the environmental sustainability that goes with it.