Congressional App Challenge Announces 2021-22 Alumni Advisory Board

The Congressional App Challenge is excited to announce the members of our third annual Alumni Advisory Board. With over 30,000 talented and successful students participating in the CAC since 2016, there is an incredible pool of candidates to lead our alumni efforts.

The Alumni Advisory Board is a group of App Challenge alumni currently enrolled in college that will oversee the Challenge Ambassadors program, grow alumni engagement, plan educational sessions, and much more. This program is designed to help students enhance their leadership and project management skills and further their professional and personal growth. It’s an excellent opportunity for our alumni to work directly with Congress and the App Challenge team. The third Alumni Advisory Board has nine members: 

  • Rees Draminski (Senior at University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Foodspin)
    • 2016 Participant of MD-07’s App Challenge
  • Medha Gupta (Sophomore at New York University, Safe Travel
    • 2017 Participant of VA-10’s App Challenge
  • Albert Hao (Sophomore at Columbia University, EntreDev
    • 2017 & 2018 Participant of CA-14’s App Challenge 
  • Isabella Hochschild (Freshman at Dartmouth College, Incub8)
    • 2018 Participant of CA-15’s App Challenge
  • Charlie Liu (Sophomore at Yale University, CloudFolio
    • 2018 Participant of GA-06’s App Challenge 
  • Natalia Luzuriaga (Junior at University of California, Los Angeles, sPeach)
    • 2018 Participant of NJ-11’s App Challenge
  • Ethan McFarlin (Sophomore at Harvard College, Fulcra)
    • 2018 Participant of FL-07’s App Challenge
  • Akshra Paimagam ( Freshman at Carnegie Mellon University, MammoAnalyzer)
    • 2020 Participant of NC-09’s App Challenge
  • Dharshini Raman (Freshman at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MyFootprint)
    • 2019 Participant of NC-04’s App Challenge

We can’t wait to see what this fantastic team of alumni can accomplish. To learn more about our alumni program, you can visit our alumni advisory page