Jake Barnette is a junior at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, studying Political Science and Psychology. A Maryland native, Jake takes his East Coast upbringing around the world, and right down the street to the steps of the US Capitol, where he advocates for a strong U.S.-Israel relationship. On campus, Jake serves as the Executive Director of College Republicans, and as the president of GW for Israel, a bipartisan student organization that works to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship. Jake is also a StandWithUs Emerson fellow at GW. When he takes a break from politics, Jake enjoys the latest James Patterson book, going to the beach, playing catch with his dogs, and a strong cup of coffee (or five).