Current Place of Residence: Oak Brook, IL
University: Yale University
Other Information: Vinay Nayak, Oak Brook, is a senior at Yale where he majors in political science. His academic work has focused on how the internet can be used to enhance citizen engagement in elections, government and policymaking. He has also applied these interests to political campaigns, including the Obama 2012 re-election campaign where he managed many national digital programs and social media accounts. Vinay also interned for the White House Office on Digital Strategy and managed the social media presence for Sandy Hook Elementary School parents whose children lost their lives. He has won many Yale prizes, and in forensics and debate was chosen as National Oratory Champion.