Campus Representatives

2022 -2023 JMI Campus Representatives

Thomas Gilmore
Thomas Gilmore Ave Maria University
Thomas is a junior at Ave Maria University completing a double major in Economics and Politics with a minor in Data Analytics. He is considering graduate school and is interested in researching topics such as demographics, energy efficiency, and historical economics. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, biking, and cooking. On campus, he works as a tutor for his fellow students, alongside his duties as a representative for the James Madison Institute.

Daniel Elliott
Daniel ElliottRollins College
Daniel is a junior at Rollins College studying Public Policy and Political Economy. Outside of class, he is the President of the Rollins Student Government Association and works on campus. Daniel has experience in legislative affairs, communications, and constituent services, previously interning for Senator Marco Rubio, Governor Ron DeSantis, and Representative Virginia Foxx. Upon graduating, he plans to pursue a JD-MBA and commission into the U.S. Air Force.
Leana Dippie
Leana DippieUniversity of Florida
Leana is a current junior at the University of Florida on the pre-law track. She is heavily involved in College Republicans, TPUSA, and other political and law-related organizations. Leana also works for Campus Reform reporting liberal bias on college campuses. In her free time, she enjoys travelling across the country and the world, reading books, and staying active. In the future Leana hopes to become a lawyer and continue working in the media industry.
Vincent Cortellessa
Vincent CortellessaUniversity of Miami School of Law
Vincent is a Rhode Island native, and is currently a second year student at the University of Miami Law School. Vincent previously served as the Campus Representative of JMI at Florida Atlantic University, where he majored in Political Science and graduated summa cum laude. He is also a US Navy reservist, where he serves our nation out of Naval Operational Support Center West Palm Beach. Upon graduation from law school, Vincent hopes to pursue a career in civil litigation and public policy.
Andrew den Boggende
Andrew den BoggendeFlorida Southern College
Andrew is a junior at Florida Southern College double majoring in Economics and Art History/Museum Studies. He is an economics tutor for Student Solutions on campus, the treasurer for the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Florida Gamma chapter, a docent and ambassador at the Polk Museum of Art, and an editor and cofounder of the Journal of Art History/Museum Studies. Andrew is also active within the Adam Smith Club, furthering his understanding of economic history. His interests are primarily in policy and labor economics. After college, Andrew hopes to work as an economic policy analyst in Washington DC or continue on to graduate school for economics.
Joseph Preller
Joseph PrellerUniversity of South Florida
Joe is a Senior at the University of South Florida who is majoring in History and minoring in Political Science. He led the College Republicans on his campus to become the largest in Florida, and has enjoyed learning about Florida politics during his college experience. He has also interned with U.S. Senator Marco Rubio in his district office. Joe is originally from Long Island, New York and enjoys spending time outdoors and with friends. After graduation, Joe plans on attending law school.
Isabelle Mayday
Isabelle MaydayFlorida State University
Isabelle is a senior at Florida State University majoring in Political science and minoring in Psychology. Outside of her studies she serves as a Campus Amabassador for the Leadership Institute, President of her university’s Network of Enlightened Women chapter and Vice President of her university’s Turning Point chapter. In addition, she also serves as the founder and director of Florida State University’s Center Right Alliance, which is an alliance made up of all the right-wing, liberty, and libertarian organizations on the campus. In the past she has interned for politicians including U.S. Senator Rick Scott. In her free time she enjoys singing, working out, and traveling. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career in political media/broadcasting or in government office.