The Roosevelt Network develops and supports undergraduate college students and early career professionals—in particular, those who hold identities historically denied political power—to be the next generation of leaders in the progressive policy ecosystem. We are creating a pipeline of new leaders who champion ideas that rebalance power in our economy and democracy. As a program of the Roosevelt Institute stewarding the legacy of Eleanor & Franklin Roosevelt into the 21st century, we believe that we can rewrite the rules by changing who writes them.

My experience in Roosevelt forms the core of my political development and civic engagement…it [has] taught me how to move from the bleachers of democracy onto the playing field. And with that, the Network has inspired me to bring others into the fold of government and civic participation.
– Rajiv Narayan | University of California Davis ‘ 12


Learn about our undergraduate student fellowships

Learn about our programming for young professionals

Learn about programs and events for our whole Network community

Roosevelt Network National Staff

Robert-Thomas Jones

Network Training and Field Manager

As Training and Field Manager, Robert-Thomas Jones supports the training and development of Roosevelt Network members—current undergraduate students and members of our young professional alumni network.

Katie Kirchner

National Director

As the National Director, Katie leads the network with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and changing who writes the rules within our own organization.

Alex Trefftz

External Relations Manager

As External Relations Manager for the Roosevelt Network, Alex Trefftz leads the team’s program communications, facilitates stakeholder engagement, and develops partnerships across the progressive movement and higher education ecosystems.

Elijah Wilson

Policy Associate

As Policy Associate, Elijah Wilson manages student policy coordinators and student policy projects.