About Democracy onAir

Democracy onAir is a nonprofit, nonpartisan social enterprise that supports the development and hosting of open access and curated networks of elections and governance Hubs... including this Virginia onAir Hub.

Democracy onAir Hubs use a proprietary software platform to aggregate and display all types of content.  Viewing a Hub on a laptop or desktop computer provides an enhanced user experience especially through home page interactive maps.

Democracy onAir focuses on providing a one stop place for all information related to  elected officials and candidates running for office in a state ("Learn" about your elected officials and candidates). Democracy onAir provides many ways to interact with these people especially via streaming video interviews ("Discuss" with your representatives and candidates).

Democracy onAir is developing a network of interconnected elections and governance Hubs. The Virginia onAir Hub is the first Hub we are piloting in anticipation of having an onAir Hub for each state by early 202o to be ready for the 2020 elections.

Jim McLean

Instructional Technologist / Visual Media Specialist, Information Technology Services (ITS), George Mason University
Owner and Principal Photographer, The Vintage Photographer
Aircast Producer, Elections onAir

I am a Digital and Immersive Media Consultant.

Social Media: LinkedIn

Todd Gillette

Future Technical Leader: Northrop Grumman
Lead Developer: Democracy onAir
PhD: Neuroscience, George Mason University

Todd is currently a Systems Engineer for Northrop Grumman as part of the Future Technical Leaders rotational program. His work has involved software and systems engineering in independent research & development and on ongoing government programs dealing with cognitive autonomy and communications systems.

Jenifer Hitchcock

AP Government & US History Teacher
Fairfax High School & Online Campus
James Madison Fellow, Commonwealth of Virginia 2016
Nationally Board Certified Teacher
iCivics Educators Network Member
Writer at lovgov.weebly.com

The VA Election Hub is an exciting opportunity to extend civics education beyond the four walls of the traditional classroom. Civics happens on the streets! This organization provides an opportunity to students to use their native digital skills to improve their community and engage in a meaningful way in civics. I am a part of the VA Election Hub to help find and engage students directly in the democratic process as high school interns.

 

Meredith Cary

I am a Clinical Health Psychologist practicing in Washington DC and a behavioral sleep specialist associated with Medstar Georgetown University’s Sleep Disorders Center.

I am founding board member of Democracy onAir.

I lead the development of the onAir Health Hubs.

To learn more about Dr. Cary's practice, go to her website.

 

Scott Joy

Board Member, Democracy onAir 
Chair
, Air Technology
Hubs: Virginia Elections & Government Hub and Mason-Fairfax

Interests:  Catalyzing Innovation, Tech Entrepreneurship, Healthy and Sustainable Communities

Email:  scott@onair.cc
Zip code: 22030

Kim Jaramillo

Senior:  major in Government and International Politics and minor in Data Analysis, George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government
Hub Coordinator: Elections onAir

My internship with the Virginia Elections Hub is to progress my interest in public participation and policy and to contribute to the research and curation of reports.

I am highly organized, detail-oriented, personable, and responsible. I have acquired skills in group facilitation, time management, logical thinking and conflict resolution. I am adaptable, quick to pick up new skills and eager to learn more from my peers. 

Through my hands-on experiences, I am proficient at maintaining and promoting customer service by greeting and serving visitors and guests in a courteous and efficient manner, both in person and on the phone. I have also developed a friendly, outgoing, and guest service demeanor through my experiences in sales.

Location: Fairfax City, VA
Emailkimjaramillo6@gmail.com

Become a Premium Member

Become a Premium Member

Any Virginia onAir member can become a premium member. Premium membership enables you to:

  1. Have a full member profile post
  2. Have the ability to author new posts on issues and co-author existing posts
  3. Get preferential treatment at Chapter events

Premium membership costs $8 per month.

  • Grace D’Amico Grace D’Amico Grace D'Amico 3

    Content Coordinator:  Virginia Elections Hub and Elections onAir

    Email: grace@onair.cc

    I am responsible for overseeing the content in the posts on candidates and their districts. For the next month or so, I will be curating the content for Districts 1, 8, 10, and 11. I will also be starting profile posts on Virginia state senators and delegates.

  • Kim Jaramillo Kim Jaramillo Kim Jaramillo

    Senior:  major in Government and International Politics and minor in Data Analysis, George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government
    Hub Coordinator: Elections onAir

    My internship with the Virginia Elections Hub is to progress my interest in public participation and policy and to contribute to the research and curation of reports.

    I am highly organized, detail-oriented, personable, and responsible. I have acquired skills in group facilitation, time management, logical thinking and conflict resolution. I am adaptable, quick to pick up new skills and eager to learn more from my peers. 

    Through my hands-on experiences, I am proficient at maintaining and promoting customer service by greeting and serving visitors and guests in a courteous and efficient manner, both in person and on the phone. I have also developed a friendly, outgoing, and guest service demeanor through my experiences in sales.

    Location: Fairfax City, VA
    Emailkimjaramillo6@gmail.com

  • Nick Soteriou Nick Soteriou Nick Soteriou 2

    Senior: Government and International Politics major with a double minor of International and Comparative Politics, and Sociology
    Treasurer: Schar Undergraduate Student Organization (SUSO)
    OnAir Chapter Coordinator and Curator: Virginia Elections Hub

    As far back as I can remember I have always been interested in government at all levels, from the local level to the federal level. So much so that I have considered a career in field of government since childhood. In addition to this, over the past couple of years I have become increasingly interested in the role of elections and electoral policy, and how it shapes the government of the United States. As such, I believe that I have the necessary background knowledge and drive to actively participate in this internship, and both contribute to and get as much out of it as possible.

    Emailnsoterio@masonlive.gmu.edu
    Location:  Springfield, VA

    State Delegate – Vivian E. Watts
    State Senator – George L. Barker
    US Congress – Don Beyer

  • Sarah Beavers Sarah Beavers Sarah Beavers, GMU

    Senior: Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University
    Aircasting Coordinator: Virginia Elections Hub

  • Teddy Porter Teddy Porter Teddy Porter

    Senior: George Mason University majoring in Government and International Politics, minoring in International Security and Chinese
    Curator: Virginia Elections Hub, 10th Congressional District

    I have always been interested in the domestic politics especially the upcoming midterm elections. I believe that the right to vote is the most important form of expression as a citizen to this country. Through working Election OnAir I hope to broaden my knowledge on my states politics.

    Email: teddy@onair.cc
    Location: Springfield, VA

  • Zach Villegas Zach Villegas Zach Villegas

    Senior: Virginia Commonwealth University with a double major in Homeland Security and Criminal Justice
    Lead Curator: Virginia Elections Hub and Curator 4th Congressional District

    My name is Zachery Villegas and I am student at Virginia Commonwealth University set to graduate a semester early this December. I am double majoring in Homeland Security and Criminal Justice, but have had many experiences in public policy that have sparked my interest in government and politics.

    Social MediaLinkedIn page

    Email: zach@onair.cc
    Location: Richmond, Va.

    Representatives:
    State Delegate – Jeffrey M. Bourne
    State Senator – Glen H. Sturtevant Jr.
    US Congressman – Donald McEachin

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