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Jay Philbrick is a college freshman studying economics and public policy at Brown University.
Originally from North Yarmouth, Maine, he graduated from the Maine School of Science and Mathematics, where he served as President of Student Senate and as a voting member of the school's Board of Trustees.
Throughout high school, he led the Maine chapter of a non-profit called TeleHealth Access for Seniors, which provided devices to seniors to help them access telemedicine services, and he currently serves as the organization's Advocacy Director.
He has served as a Page for the US Senate, in 2019 was selected as one of Maine's two delegates to the United States Senate Youth Program, and in 2020 became one of the youngest members of the Electoral College in American history.
Madelyn Battcock-Emerson, or Emerson for short, is a freshman Biology (specialization in Genetics) student at Boston University.
She’s been interested in politics from an early age, but especially so after participating in Youth in Government, an immersive model Maine State Legislature program.
She believes it is important to have transparent and accessible political processes in order to preserve democracy, and is excited to work with the Maine Democracy project this spring.