Antonin Scalia, Founder, Senior Thomas More Fellow

McLean, Virginia

Antonin is a fourth year student at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. Antonin Scalia founded The Campus Conservative to allow conservative students a forum to read and write on issues political, societal, and religious. He spent the summer as an intern at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C.

 

Antonin serves as a member of the Board of Directors for the Maria Grazia Panaro Foundation, a non-profit organization in Trenton, New Jersey, which focuses on providing resources and opportunities for young men and women with mental disabilities. He is the author of the weekly column in The Sou'Wester, "Following the Way: Reflections of Saint Josemaria." He currently serves as the Vice President of the Rhodes College IFC, as well as a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity, and a member of the Rhodes College varsity football and lacrosse teams. He is the eldest son of Eugene and Patricia Scalia, and the proud older brother of Megan, Jack, Bridget, Luke, Erin, and Bella Scalia. 

Robert Brooks, Senior Hamilton-Madison Fellow

Atlanta, Georgia

Graduating with the Class of 2017 with a major in Political Science and International Relations, with a minor in Business, Robert Brooks spent his time at Rhodes College promoting conservative values and fighting for Republican representation on campus. Robert served as the president of the Rhodes College Republicans and oversaw the tripling of the club’s membership, re-chartering with College Republican National Committee and pioneering the Conservative Speaker Series.  In between school years he also worked for Senator Lamar Alexander’s Memphis district office and then as a Research Analyst for the Potomac Advocates in Washington D.C

 

Robert currently lives in Washington D.C and works for the House Veteran’s Affairs Committee on Capitol Hill.

William Schramkowski, Hamilton-Madison Fellow

Nashville, Tennessee

A second year student at Rhodes College, in Memphis, Tennessee, William "Alex" Schramkowski currently serves as the President of the Rhodes College Republicans chapter. As President, Alex leads many conservative efforts on campus for political activism, volunteering, and event coordination.

Alex previously served as a United States Page for Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), where he worked to provide support services to Republican senators in Washington, D.C. Alex is beginning an internship in the Summer of 2017 with Senator Alexander's Memphis field office. Alex is an attorney on one of Rhodes College's Mock Trial teams, works at the Career Services office on campus, and participates in multiple conservative political organizations in the Shelby Country area. He is the eldest son of Paul and Melissa Schramkowski, and the proud older brother of Andrew and Matthew Schramkowski.

Natalie Falhberg, Featured Writer

McLean, Virginia

Natalie Fahlberg is a senior at Princeton University. At Princeton, Natalie is an active member of the College Republicans and has served as Vice-President and Secretary of the university's debate organization, the American Whig-Cliosophic Society. Natalie concentrates in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs with a focus on Conflict and Cooperation. Natalie was the Legislative Director of Tigers for Israel and is involved in pro-Israel activism through AIPAC. She is the Battalion Executive Officer of the Army Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC) program, and plans to commission as an Active Duty Second Lieutenant in either Military Intelligence or Aviation upon graduating.

 

Natalie has held internships with the U.S. Army, the U.S. Department of Justice in its Office of International Affairs, and Congressman David Reichert (WA-08). She is passionate about engaging young conservative women in politics as well as debating issues of national and international security. Natalie is the second child of Mark and Kelly Fahlberg of McLean, Virginia. 

Connor Hurley, Featured Writer

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

Connor Hurley is a third year student at Rhodes College where he studies Political Science and History. Connor serves as the president of the Political Science Film Club and is a captain in the college's prestigious Mock Trial program. Additionally, he is a research assistant for the Political Science department with a focus on the relationship between politics and the media.

 

Outside of school, Connor has interned for several judges and attorneys throughout Tennessee in preparation for a career in law. He is the eldest child of Paul and Kelly Hurley of Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Jack Magruder, Featured Writer

Bethesda, Maryland

Jack is a recent graduate of Georgetown Preparatory School in Bethesda, Maryland and an incoming freshman at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. He intends to major in History, Economics, and Political Science, and hopes to attend law school upon graduating from W&L.

 

On campus, Jack will write for W&L's bi-annual 'Political Review,' as well as work for and with the Young Republican organization in fundraising and advocacy for conservative ideals and candidates. Jack has written for Georgetown Prep's 'Little Hoya' periodical newspaper and is currently an intern staff writer working under the Op-Ed editor at Tucker Carlson's publication, The Daily Caller. Beyond his interest in politics and law, Jack intends to play rugby at W&L. He is an avid golfer and enjoys fly fishing. Jack is the eldest son of Hal and Jane Magruder, and brother of Halle Magruder. 

Jack Bagdadi, Featured Writer

Hollywood, Florida

Jack Bagdadi is a 2017 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he received a Bachelor of Science in International Relations, with a minor in nuclear engineering. Jack now serves as a commissioned officer of the United States Army infantry on active duty. While at West Point, Jack served as President of the International Relations organization and leader of the Model United Nations team, as well as holding high positions of leadership in the United States Corps of Cadets.

 

Additionally, Jack interned in the U.S Department of State's Intelligence and Research Bureau's (INR) Strategic, Proliferation, and Military division as an intelligence analyst, helping to create top-level analytical products for government decision and policy-makers throughout the national security apparatus. Jack was born in Porlamar, Venezuela and speaks fluent Spanish and English, while currently working on achieving fluency in Russian. Most of all, he is passionate about fitness, travel, and a brand of analytical thoroughness in foreign policy and international relations that seeks to define clear objectives that are both morally sound and pursuant to the best interests of the United States. This is why he hopes to work for the State Department upon concluding his military career as an intelligence officer. 

 

Jack is a featured writer, but his views are solely his own, and are not reflected by other authors on the Campus Conservative, political organizations, or any entity of the United States government. Likewise, Jack's views are not representative of the United States armed forces, or the United States Government. Jack is the youngest son of Alberto and Jacqueline Bagdadi, of Hollywood, Florida.
 

Matthew Broussard, Featured Writer

Baytown, Texas

Matthew is a sophomore at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. He is a History Major and a member of Rhodes Mock Trial’s national team. He is also an employee and research assistant in the History Department.

 

Matthew serves as the President of the History and Pre-Law Club and as the Press Secretary for the Rhodes College Republicans. He is a National Endowment for the Humanities Scholar and a Legacy Prize Winner. He is also a volunteer for Tennessee History Day, working with middle and high school students interested in the larger National History Day program, fulfilling a lifelong desire to promote the study of history and civic engagement. He has dramatically presented historical research at the Smithsonian, Mount Vernon, and at various conferences for teachers and historical associations around the country. After graduating from Rhodes, he plans to attend law school with a focus in constitutional law.

 

He has two younger siblings, Madeleine and Brandon, and is the eldest son of Dr. Mark and Bonnie Broussard of Baytown, Texas.

Han Le, Featured Writer

Memphis, Tennessee

Han Le is a senior at Rhodes College studying Business Accounting and Finance. She is the Fundraising Director for the Rhodes College Republicans Club as well as a member of the TSCPA, Rhodes Organization of Investors, the Accounting Club, and the sorority Alpha Omicron Pi. She intends to stay at Rhodes College for her Master’s in Accounting next year and take the CPA to become a public accountant. She currently works as a research assistant in the History Department at Rhodes.

 

Being from Memphis, Han has worked with local political figures in their campaigns, such as the Shelby County Commissioner Steve Basaar. She is able to speak fluent Vietnamese and Spanish.

Outside of school, Han enjoys fundraising money for Make-A-Wish in her spare time and has fundraised $5,000 a year to grant a wish for 5 years now.

She also likes to fly fish as well as hike and run trails. She has a younger brother who attends the University of Michigan, and she enjoys to travel to watch football games at Michigan and otherwise SEC schools.

Hayes Nolte, Featured Writer

Blue Bell, Pennsylvania

Hayes Nolte is a senior at Cornell University where he studies Government. Most recently, Hayes was a summer associate with Purple Strategies, a politically focused public relations and communications firm, located in Alexandria, Virginia. In the past, he has worked on Senator Pat Toomey’s 2016 reelection campaign. The prior summer, he interned with the Republican Party of Pennsylvania in the Southeastern Pennsylvania branch.

 

At Cornell, Hayes is a three-year letter winner and current member of the varsity football team. Outside of football he manages the community service program for his team, Big Red Readers, where members frequently devote time to read and spend time with local underprivileged youth. Hayes is the youngest of Jeff Nolte and Sandy Hay.

Matthew Rush, Featured Writer

St. Louis, Missouri

Matthew Rush is a second year student at Rhodes College, where he studies International Relations. Matthew serves as treasurer of the Rhodes College Republicans, Wrestling Club, and Military Club, and represents his class on the Rhodes Lecture Board. He is also a cadet in the Army Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (ROTC), and plans to commission as an active duty second lieutenant after graduating.

 

Matthew previously interned with Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft, working on efforts to educate citizens about Missouri’s recently enacted voter ID law. He is the eldest son of Ethan and Jennifer Rush of St. Louis, Missouri, and the proud older brother of Ethan and Grace Rush.

Micah Crawford, Featured Writer

Memphis, Tennessee

Micah is a fourth year student at Rhodes College in Memphis,TN.  She is in pursuit of a degree in Political Science and Philosophy. During her time at Rhodes, Micah has had the opportunity to work with the Memphis Bar Association as well as a with a multitude of law firms in the Greater Memphis area. Although she plans on later pursuing a career in law , Micah is currently an intern for ALSAC at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. 

Zachary Petrizzo, Featured Writer

McLean, Virginia

Zachary Petrizzo is a freshman at Marquette University, where he has a focused course of study in The Helen Way Klingler College of Arts and Sciences with concentrations in the fields of Political Science and Theological Studies.  Zach looks to confront the one sided “liberal bias” story line that comes from college campuses, which he has seen firsthand at a Jesuit institution. Recently appointed, he serves as an executive board member for the Marquette College Republicans and is involved in a wide variety of other clubs on campus.

 

A former intern for The House Republican Conference Office and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers; he believes in experience being one of the best forms of education. Beyond the university, Zach looks to make an impact on the community in which he now calls home through weekly service trips and community outreach in Milwaukee. Currently he serves as an intern for the Republican Party of Wisconsin and is the treasurer for the Milwaukee Chapter of the Wisconsin Young Republicans.

 

Zach is the eldest son of Nicole and T.J. Petrizzo of McLean, Virginia and the proud brother of Francesca, Nathaniel, and Joshua Petrizzo.

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