The 2014 '30 Under 30'

Congrats to this year's 30 -- check out the full list here!

Staff

Chris Deaton

Chris is the Editor at Red Alert Politics. Formerly Managing Editor, he has worked as a legislative and communications aide to three members of Congress. He also has written for the editorial board of The Press-Enterprise in Riverside, Calif., and for the web arm of SLAM Magazine.

He began his college education as a mechanical engineering major with the misunderstanding that his years of expert Lego-building qualified him to fashion a real-life U.S.S. Enterprise. (Whoops.) He went on to study economics and history at Butler University -- the one of adorable bulldog mascot fame -- and journalism at Northwestern University's Medill Graduate School of Journalism.

Ashley Dobson

Ashley is the Deputy Editor at Red Alert Politics. She is a proud native Texan and graduated from Southern Methodist University with a degree in journalism. She has worked at several newspapers across the South, including the Dallas Morning News, the American Press in Lake Charles, La., and the StarNews in Wilmington, N.C.

Her favorite things include her puppy Lizzie, karaoke, fried food, and Coke-flavored ICEES.

Morgan Chalfant

Morgan is a Staff Writer at Red Alert Politics. She is originally from western Massachusetts, and she graduated from Boston College in May of 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Mathematics. While at Boston College, Morgan worked for the English Department and wrote for and edited BC’s conservative paper The Observer, serving as the Editor-in-Chief of the newspaper for 2012. She worked at The Washington Examiner in Washington, D.C., as a CN intern during the summer prior to her senior year of college. She served as the year-long Collegiate Network fellow at USA TODAY until June of 2014. You can follow Morgan on Twitter at @mchalfant16.

Alexa Coombs

Alexa is the Social Media Editor at Red Alert Politics. Originally from Boston, she went to Washington and Lee University, graduating with a B.A. in Politics. Alexa has worked in various new media and communications positions, most recently with the Republican National Committee, Citizens United, and Students for Life of America. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband where she enjoys blogging in her pajamas, watching cheesy reality TV shows, and rooting on the 2012 Super Bowl Champion Ravens. You can follow Alexa on Twitter at @AlexaShrugged.

Alyson Faucett

Alyson Faucett was raised in San Diego, Calif., and is a senior at San Diego State University. She studies Journalism with an emphasis in Media Studies, and works as a contributing writer to the university’s official website. Throughout her collegiate career, Alyson has taken on leadership roles on campus and regularly volunteers at the local humane society. She loves the ocean, french fries, Disneyland and welcomes any adventure that comes her way.

Erin Mundahl

Erin Mundahl is a summer journalism intern with the Franklin Center for Government and Public Integrity, writing for Red Alert this summer. A recent graduate of Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Mich., she majored in English and French and was a columnist for the Hillsdale Collegian. Originally from the Minneapolis area, she has worked a variety of different fields, including public affairs and government relations, corporate real estate management and corn harvesting. She likes lakes, ballroom dancing, samizdat and travel.

Kelsey Rupp

Kelsey Rupp is a junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, double majoring in History and Political Science. Kelsey is the Editor-In-Chief of UNC's conservative journal, Carolina Review, and is currently a summer intern at The Washington Examiner. Kelsey is also the CEO of Carolina Liberty Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to enriching political dialogue on North Carolina college campuses.

Nathan Rubbelke

Nathan Rubbelke is a summer 2014 intern with the National Journalism Center, working at Red Alert Politics. He is a rising junior at Saint Louis University, studying Political Science and Sociology. Nathan is a lifelong native of St. Louis, Missouri. His previous journalism work includes running his own sports website as well as being a core staff member of the weekly St. Louis U. High Prep News from 2010-2012, where he covered multiple sports beats and wrote feature-length pieces. In addition to writing, Nathan enjoys running and cheering on the St. Louis Cardinals. He can be found on Twitter at @NateRub.

Shalva Ginsparg

Shalva Ginsparg is a senior at Stern College for Women majoring in English Literature and Judaic Studies. Outside of the classroom, she works as the editor of the news section for her college paper and also helps students navigate the writing process at her college’s writing center.