Benjamin Yee is a native New Yorker. He’s been a Democrat his whole life and young for as long as he can remember. Here’s some stuff he’s done:
In 2008, Ben began his life in organizing working for the Obama Campaign as a fundraiser and, later, New Media Director and Voter File Manager for New York State. He then went on to join the Manhattan Young Democrats, serving as Vice President and focusing on engaging young New Yorkers in local issues. Since 2010, Ben has served as the Downstate Region Vice President for the New York State Young Democrats and is super psyched to be President of Manhattan Young Democrats for 2013.
Ben attended the University of Michigan where he studied Economics and Political Science. He still works in tech, though, to avoid ever having to wear a tie or wake up before 10 and highly recommends the field. You can reach Ben at president [at] goMYD [dot] com.
MYD’s Communications Director 2010-2012, Kat Kane brings both media and public affairs experience to the board. She is currently a Senior Associate at SKDKnickerbocker, a leading political and communications firm with offices in New York and D.C. Before joining the consulting world, Kat held writing and production positions at NY1, CNN and MSNBC. Her writing has also been featured on the Huffington Post and Mediaite.com. Kat grew up in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and graduated magna cum laude from New York University with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications and a minor in Sociology. You can reach Dan at vp [at] goMYD [dot] com.
Cory joined MYD in 2010 after moving back to New York from Washington, where he worked for a Democratic Congressman from Upstate New York. He is a Democratic County Committeeman in the 73rd Assembly District, a Member-At-Large of the Executive Board of the Lexington Democratic Club, and a Public Member of the Housing and Public Safety Committee of Community Board 8. Cory received a Masters Degree in Political Philosophy from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His favorite hobby is chess and he was proud to earn the title of National Master in 2011. You can reach Cory at treasurer [at] goMYD [dot] com.
Jovana graduated from New York University in 2008, where she majored in journalism and dramatic literature. She has worked at The Real Deal magazine, in the NYC Department of City Planning press office and is currently a Senior Associate at BerlinRosen Public Affairs. Jovana grew up in Brooklyn and previously served as MYD’s Women’s Issues Committee Chair. Jovana can be reached at secretary [at] goMYD [dot] com.