POLITICAL AWARENESS COMMITTEE

Fostering a politically-minded understanding of our world.

The Political Awareness Committee strives to promote civic engagement and political awareness in our community by providing educational resources, facilitating dialogue, and empowering students to become advocates for meaningful change. We seek to empower individuals to become more informed and engaged citizens who can help shape the future of our community.

PAC Members

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Sol Potek

Sol Potek

I’m a sophomore Economics and Psychology major with a passion for politics and law. This is my second year as coordinator of the Political Awareness Committee. When I’m not engaging in a lively political debate I enjoy hiking, camping, and playing music. There is always space for new members here at PAC if you share a passion for politics and social justice please reach out and apply!

Emerson Bodnar-Klein

Emerson Bodnar-Klein

The current head Election officer for PAC. Class of 2026 serving my first year with PAC. I am majoring in Political science.

Sasha MacKenzie

Sasha MacKenzie

Hi! I’m an aspiring Poli Sci major with an International Relations minor. I’m from New Hampshire and fell in love with St. Olaf upon hearing about their study abroad opportunities. Looking forward to the rest of my years here :) P.S. I’m not blond anymore.

Finnian Falvey

Finnian Falvey

Hello! I'm Finnian, a sophomore Race and Ethnic Studies and Political Science major. I like men's fashion, film cameras, and endurance sports. This is my third semester on PAC and I really value the potential this organization has to empower students and encourage thinking about issues bigger than ourselves.

Caitlyn Pelikan

Caitlyn Pelikan

My name is Caitlyn Pelikan, a third year student studying Political Science, History, and Gender and Sexuality Studies. I like to read, do yoga, and take long walks.

Meakin Bang

Meakin Bang

I am a sophomore political science major with a concentration in Management Studies. I am involved in the marketing team of PAC!

Piper Mans

Piper Mans

I am passionate about education surrounding politics. This education enables equality and inclusion throughout our communities, something that we should always be fighting for.

Nathalie Kent

Nathalie Kent

My name is Nathalie, I am a sophomore and a Social Work major with a Gender and Sexuality Studies concentration. This is my second semester on PAC and am member of the Marketing/Social Media team.

Emily Cerimele

Emily Cerimele

I am a senior majoring in Psychology, Asian Studies, and Chinese. In my free time, I like to knit and spend time with my friends. I am excited to be a part of PAC this year to promote politial awareness and political discussion on campus!

Andrew Baker

Andrew Baker

Member of Class of 2026. Interested in History and Political Science with an emphasis on International Relations. Enjoy board games and rock climbing.