Women Caucus Chairs
Tunisia Morrison is a born and raised New Yorker working as a lobbyist, government and community relations consultant for New York City and States private sector. With decades of youth advocacy following her journey, Tunisia is the Co-Founder and President of The V.O.Y.C.E Inc (Voice of Youth Changes Everything) a non profit organization dedicated to enabling youth to find ways yo positively impact the communities in which they reside. She is also a Queens Community Board 12 member, independent curator and organizer.
Jacqueline A. Rozado is an undergraduate student at Hunter College CUNY (City University of New York) concentrating on the fields of American political science and public policy. She has participated in various youth programs at Columbia University Law School focused on criminal law, constitutional law, and mock trials. Jacqueline has been appointed as a Youth Representative for several elected officials from Council Member Daniel Dromm to Mayor Bill de Blasio. Jacqueline continues to be an advocate for immigrant rights, LGBT support, criminal reform, and women's rights.
Labor Caucus Chairs
Christopher Erikson Jr. is a 5th generation member of Local Union #3 IBEW. Born in Electchester, he attended Chaminade HS and NY Institute of Technology, graduating with a B.S. degree in Architectural Technology & Construction Management in 2007. He began the ‘A’ Apprenticeship in August 2007, during which he graduated with a B.S. in Labor Studies from the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies at SUNY Empire State and earned his ‘A’ Journeyman’s card in February 2013. He served on Local 3’s Executive Board before his appointment as Business Representative in January 2015.
Christopher has chaired the IBEW 3rd District Youth Caucus since 2012 and represents the 3rd District on the IBEW RENEW Advisory Council. He is the Chairperson of the Local 3 Youth Committee. and a delegate to the NYC Central Labor Council. He is a bagpiper in the Sword of Light, the Pipes and Drums of Local #3. Christopher currently resides in Electchester, Queens.
Brian Patrick Hart is a lifelong Queens resident. He has been a steamfitter in local 638 since he was 19 years old,and was recently elected to the finance board. Brian is married to a beautiful wife and they are soon expecting their first child. His passions include the labor movement, volunteering at the local boxing gym, and his family.
LGBT Caucus Chairs
I am serving my second stint as LGBT Caucus Chair. I took the bar exam this past February as part of the NYS Court System Pro Bono Scholars Program, and I work in landlord tenant law for low-income seniors until graduation from CUNY School of Law in May. I am passionate about political activism, LGBT advocacy, morning runs, and all things Larry David.
Charlotte grew up in Douglaston, Queens. She spent four years at Oberlin College in Ohio, where she served as a disability advocate while completing an honors sociology degree. She returned to her hometown in 2016 and now works in Jackson Heights for Congressman Joe Crowley. Charlotte has enjoyed a wide variety of political experiences around the country, from working on GOTV field teams in Wisconsin to producing advertisements for a Senate race in West Virginia. She is excited to hit the ground running as LGBT Caucus Chair!
New Americans & Faith Based Caucus Chairs
I am currently working as an Ammunition Stock Control Specialist and Accounting Specialist at U.S. Army. Prior joining to U.S. Army I served as the President of Student Government Association at LaGuardia Community College 2015-2016 and Parliamentarian for 2014-2015. I also served as a member of the College Senate, member of the University Student Senate scholarship committee, board member and chair of the budget committee of the LaGuardia College Association, board member of the Auxiliary Enterprises, member of the audit committee, President Cabinet members and new student orientation leader at Laguardia Community College . I organized students , student leaders and CUNY faculty staff union leaders to stop tuition hikes. I am working with student leaders from different campuses to increase political awareness among students and helped many candidates with their campaign in Queens and Long Island . I'm looking forward to working as a Co chair New Americans & Faith-Based Caucus and to assist in expanding QCYD's mission presence to Queens and beyond.
Franck D. Joseph II is a community advocate, public speaker, and youth minister residing in Queens. He was inspired to dedicate his life to public service due to his own hardships growing up. Currently, Franck serves as Managing Director for the Community Relations Bureau of the NYC Commission on Human Rights. Prior to that, he served as Chief of Staff for Council Member Donovan Richards here in Queens. As a member of Queens County Young Democrats, Franck looks forward to working with the faith and immigrant communities; as well as bringing resources and information to historically marginalized populations.
Caucus of Color Chairs
Khaleel is an Undergraduate student at CUNY-Queens College, majoring in Urban Studies and minoring in Computer Information Technology. He serves as a member on the Queens Community Board 14 and works with NY State Senator James Sanders Jr.
Khaleel is passionate about organizing young people to bring about change where he lives in Far Rockaway and beyond. Some of the key issues anderson is passionate abound include: youth development, housing, and employment opportunities for young people.
Rony Sylvain was born in Léogâne, Haiti. In keeping with the typical immigrant experience Rony and three older siblings migrated to Brooklyn, New York in order to pursue a better education. At the age of ten the family moved to Queens where Rony continued his education and became a member of his community through service, internships, and later government and political work. Rony graduated from Queens College, CUNY with a BBA in Economics and currently works for the New York City Council and serves as the Chair of the Caucus of Color for Queens County Young Democrats.
Legal Caucus Chairs
Brent G. Weitzberg, Esq., is a 2010 graduate of Hofstra University, where he received his Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, majoring in political science and triple minoring in english, history, and international affairs, and a 2013 graduate of Hofstra University School of Law, where he received his Juris Doctor, and was a member of the Hofstra Law Child Advocacy Clinic and Dean’s List. Brent is a barred attorney in New York State, and the Federal Courts of the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York. He practiced family and matrimonial law in Westbury, LI, before joining the office of New York State Assemblyman Andrew D. Hevesi, (A.D. 28), where he currently serves as the Assemblyman’s Chief of Staff. Brent is a Queens native and in his spare time enjoys playing the drums and rooting for the Yankees."
I am a Queens native who grew up in Forest Hills and now lives in Long Island City. I graduated from the University of Chicago and Harvard Law School before moving back to Queens for good, and I now practice real estate law at a Manhattan law firm.
Before law school, I worked in Flushing as an AmeriCorps VISTA at the Greater Flushing Chamber of Commerce, helping local small businesses navigate industry regulations, language barriers, and an extremely competitive business landscape. In my free time, I enjoy reading, travel, movies, and exploring Queens' neighborhoods (particularly our amazing restaurants).
Foreign Policy Caucus Chairs
Ryan was born and raised in Bayside, Queens. He attended the local publics schools and St. Francis Prep before receiving his BA in International Studies and French from Iona College in 2014 and his MA in International Relations from King’s College London in 2015. He has had the fortune of living, working, and studying through Europe, Latin American and the Caribbean, and the Middle East. He is very excited to co-chair the QCYD Foreign Policy Caucus and highlight the impact of foreign policy decisions on the World’s Borough and its residents.
I am Tayler Jackson originally from Los Angeles, California. Academia led to me to Queens, New York where I attended St. John’s University for my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology with a minor in Government and Politics. Later, I furthered my academic career by pursing a Master of Arts in Government and Politics with a concentration in International Relations and a certificate in International Law and Diplomacy. During my tenure as Labor Caucus chair, I hosted a successful panel discussion on labor in the Trump administration.
College Caucus Chairs
Catherina Gioino (aka Cat) is a sophomore at Columbia University studying Political Science-Statistics and English. She's a native of Astoria, Queens, and has spent the last five years embracing Queens by writing for the Queens Gazette and Queens Scene, to even covering local stories while interning for NY1. She first became interested in politics while working as a Deputy Field Organizer on a Queens borough president race, and she hopefully plans to combine her passion of politics and passion for journalism together for the ultimate career goal. You can reach her on Twitter @cat_gio.
Christopher Sperrazza is currently a Sophomore at Hunter College pursuing a degree in Political Science with a double minor in Human Rights and Public Policy. Aside from his role as Co-Chair of the College Caucus, he works as the Special Events Coordinator for the Association for a Better New York and serves on his school’s undergraduate student government as a Student Senator. With his experience within the Queens political community, he hopes to provide civic education to the Queens collegiate community and bring to light the issues faced by our community such as tuition increases, the growing burden of student loans, and accessibility to financial aid.