Who We Are

Founded by Robbie Warming and Jenny Xu, Vision Blue is a team of student volunteers dedicated to engaging new and young voters in the democratic process. Get to know us below!

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Robbie Warming

Director of political strategy

A fierce advocate for progressive issues, Robbie serves as the co-founder and treasurer of Vision Blue. In Massachusetts, he has been involved on all levels of government. At Georgetown University, where he is a government and theology major, he has spearheaded extensive advocacy work for College Democrats. He is passionate about LGBTQ+ rights and fair economic policies. All in all, Robbie fights for a compassionate government that respects the dignity of every person. He believes that young people, especially after Trump’s election, have an obligation to take the reins and vote. With persistence, grassroots energy, and sound infrastructure, Robbie believes that America’s best days are ahead of us. Robbie splits his time between Boston, Massachusetts and Washington, DC.

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Jenny Xu

director of communications

Proud New Yorker and pragmatic progressive, Jenny is a co-founder of Vision Blue. She serves as the President of Georgetown University Pride and Vice Chair and Advocacy Director of College Democrats. Her vision is to empower young people like her to find issues that truly resonate with them. Every American has a cause that directly and profoundly relates to their lives; by participating in the political narrative, young people become a part of something larger and actualize their individual potential in our democratic system. For her, LGBTQ+ rights and staggering wealth inequality are deeply personal issues — and the personal is the political. Additionally, she is passionate about criminal justice reform and reproductive rights.

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Emily Spencer

Director of Data analysis

Enthusiastic about the prospect of positive change fueled by facts, Emily works as the director of Data Analytics for Vision Blue. Born and raised in Massachusetts, Emily was first exposed to the workings of the U.S. government in middle school when she watched her mom struggle to gain citizenship. She chose to transfer to George Washington University in order to be at the hub of our nation’s governmental affairs. Emily brings experience with campaigns from a political consulting perspective. Working by the side of the VP in the political affairs office of Cambridge Analytica, Emily attained expertise from the proposal stage to executing micro-targeting data analysis to provide voter insights to clients.

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Bennett Mattson

Deputy Director of political strategy

A civically engaged citizen and a passionate progressive, Bennett serves as Deputy Director of Political Strategy for Vision Blue. Hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota and now living in Seattle, Washington, he worked in the United States Senate and has carried out extensive advocacy work for the Georgetown College Democrats. Bennett is particularly concerned with issues that should bring our nation together, rather than divide it through polarization and rancor. Whether it is sensible stewardship of the environment or recognition of the rights of LGBTQ+ members or the pursuit of common-sense economic policies, Bennett seeks to foster an environment of progress and bipartisanship. He firmly believes that it is incumbent upon younger generations to fight for what they believe in and to never back down in the face of entrenched and hostile interests.

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Alex Maycock

Deputy Director of Fundraising

A zealous advocate for progressive change, Alex serves as the Deputy Director of Fundraising at Vision Blue. From Melbourne, Australia, he brings a diverse international perspective in his views of American politics. Majoring in criminal justice at the George Washington University, he is specifically invested in our nation’s policies on gun control, and how the United States can too follow his homeland in this regard. Having previous experience in business development, Alex possesses a myriad of connections to potential future donors, both domestically and internationally. Whilst he is completing an undergraduate degree in Washington, D.C. he often makes the trek back home to Melbourne.

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Sylvie Studier

Deputy Director of Research

Passionate about helping to create progressive change, Sylvie is the Deputy Director of Research at Vision Blue. She is a Political Science and Peace Studies major at George Washington University where she is also a member of the GW Democrats. She draws on her experience in the political realm after interning for a democratic political strategist in Washington DC doing donor research as well as campaign work. Sylvie is passionate about feminism in politics specifically equity of opportunity for women wanting to work in government. As an avid rower and sailor, she is also a strong advocate for environmental protection