Charlie Panfil

Hello everyone! My name is Charlie and thank you for visiting our website. I am a Political Science major at the George Washington University. I started Friends of Intelligent Democracy back in 2017 as a senior in high school. To me, politics should be about creating change and progress that helps all Americans. Outside of Friends of Intelligent Democracy and classes I love to cook, watch CNN and explore D.C. As Executive Director, I lead our team and work with each team member to help Friends of Intelligent Democracy succeed.


Alex Edwards

Hey everyone! My name is Alex Edwards, and I am joining Friends of Intelligent Democracy as the new Political Director. I am a sophomore at The George Washington University studying political communication, and I grew up in San Francisco. I am an avid sports fan and love open water swimming and running. As Political Director, I identify candidates who support evidence and data-driven legislation and lead outreach to potential donors.


Jared Gozinsky

Hello everyone! My name is Jared Gozinsky and I am from Lake Grove, New York. I am currently a student at The George Washington University studying Biology and Music Performance. I never thought of myself as a political person, but after recent legislation and political events I have decided it is time to stop the silence. I decided to join the Friends of Intelligent Democracy team because I believe that this organization is the key to a prosperous future.


Tara Zic

Hi all, my name is Tara Zic and I am a student of Public Health at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. I have extensive interests in health law and the development of American healthcare policy in the United States, however my greatest passion lies in women’s health. At Friends of Intelligent Democracy, I work as the Policy Director and write policies that advocate for primary solutions to issues facing Americans today.


Harita Iswara

Hello everyone, my name is Harita Iswara and I am a student at the George Washington University studying International Relations and Arabic. I am excited to be a part of the FOID team as the new Communications Director and as a social media manager! Just like everyone else, I am a very political young person who is looking to change the world for the better. We have unlimited access to knowledge and technology, and I see no better use for it than to help people and fight for what is right.


Sarah Gregory

Hello! My name is Sarah, I’m studying Political Science and Philosophy at The George Washington University, and I’m originally from New Jersey. I am a passionate and politically minded individual, committed to working toward systematic change in our country. I’m excited to join the FOID family as part of the fundraising team. When I’m not working for change, I enjoy doing theatre and spending time with my cat.