Current Place of Residence: Tampa, FL
University: Wake Forest University
Other Information: James O’Connell, Tampa, graduated summa cum laude from Wake Forest University in May with a major in politics and international affairs. He is currently on a one-year assignment in the Wake Forest president’s office. Jim was a student member of the Wake Forest Board of Trustees, and a chair of the Honor Council. He led the effort to create a LGBTQ center at the University, organized events surrounding the fiftieth anniversary of the desegregation of Wake Forest, and wrote a senior thesis on Al-Qaeda after Bin Laden. He has written one feature length screenplay and three for short films, and has hosted a weekly radio show on film and culture.