Looking for a way to become civically active while at JHU? Volunteer with Hopkins Votes, and make sure your colleagues and classmates are registered and ready!

With each U.S. election we need all Blue Jay hands on deck to make sure everyone at Hopkins is able to make their voice heard and be counted. Commit to action and sign-up to volunteer below.

Have questions? Contact HopkinsVotes@jhu.edu.

Meet the 2023-2024 Hopkins Votes Student Ambassadors


Elizabeth Zuerblis smiling against a green backdrop

About Elizabeth Zuerblis

Elizabeth is a junior from southeast PA majoring in biomedical engineering. On campus, he is also involved in the co-ed community service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega, the Blue Key Society, and is a PILOT leader as well as being involved in research on the medical campus. 

Rishi Wahi

About Rishi Wahi

Rishi is a junior Molecular & Cellular Biology major from Houston, Texas and aspiring physician-scientist. Rishi serves as Secretary & Resource Coordinator with Hopkins Votes after volunteering with Hopkins Votes for the past two years. He is also the Vice-President of Projects Direction & Lab Management at Agara Bio, an undergraduate-run community biology lab at Homewood. 

About Alex Paolucci

Alex is a sophomore Political Science and International Studies major from Southern California. On campus, they are on Jaywalk dance team and Public Policy Consulting group. They also are interning with Baltimore City Councilmember Zeke Cohen through the CSC’s Community Impact Internship Program, and work as an SAT tutor with Capital Educators. 

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About Arionna Bell

Arionna is a sophomore majoring in Molecular & Cellular Biology. Arionna recognizes the importance of students having a voice in their communities. As an out-of-state student from South Carolina, one of Arionna’s goals is to decrease the complexities surrounding absentee voting. Arionna is excited to connect students to resources, get students registered, and most of all, help students become voters! 

About Samhi Boppana

Samhi is a sophomore from Columbus, Ohio, majoring in Molecular and Cellular Biology and Political Science. On campus, she is also involved with the co-ed service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega, Advocates for Reproductive and Sexual Health, the Student Ethics Board and Food as Medicine.  

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About Kylah Chacko

Kylah Chacko is a Sophomore from Kansas studying History and International Studies (Pre-Law). She is involved in Hopkins’ Humanity First Student Chapter and serves as Co-Chair for the Class of 2026 Programming Council. She is also on the Hopkins cheerleading team and serves as Fundraising Chair on Hopkins’ Bollywood fusion dance team, JHU Zinda. 

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About Sophia Baleeiro

Sophia Baleeiro is a first-year political science and environmental science double major. She is from Tennessee but recently moved to Maryland and has been involved with political campaigns, youth civic engagement, and debate programs for years. She is one of the Events Coordinators with Hopkins Votes this year and is excited to bring informative and creative programming to campus. 


About Jacquelyn Slade

Jacquelyn is a sophomore from Hampstead, MD majoring in Political Science and Jazz Voice. Jacquelyn will be leading Hopkins Votes efforts on the Peabody Campus after being the Hopkins Votes Intern in early 2022. In addition to working for Hopkins Votes, she is also the Cross-Campus Liaison for PGA, the Peabody Student Government Association. Off campus, she is the co-president of the League of Women Voters of Carroll County MD.