THE THIRD RAIL EDITORIAL BOARD
Editor-In-chief, Third Rail
Caleb Tisdale is a 2nd year MPP and serves as the Editor-In-Chief of The Third Rail. He joined VPR as a member of The Third Rail Editorial Board last year and was elected Editor-In-Chief last May. He is passionate about foreign policy, particularly nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament.
Grace is a third year undergraduate student in the Political Philosophy, Policy, and Law program with a minor in the Batten School. She is originally from Harwich, Massachusetts. In addition to her position on the Third Rail’s Editorial Board, Grace is involved in the Virginia Review of Politics, Blueprint Emerging Leaders, and the Cavalier Daily. She loves learning about the theoretical foundations of our institutions and how these interact with American culture today, with a specific focus on media and democracy. She is looking forward to learning more about health equity, criminal justice reform, and education policy at VPR.
Eli Smolen is a third year undergraduate student from Fairfax, Virginia, double majoring in Public Policy and Global Security & Justice. In the Batten School, he serves as a member of the Batten Equity Collaborative and the Batten Undergraduate Council's Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Previously, Eli has worked as a legislative aide for Speaker Filler-Corn of the Virginia House of Delegates and as a field organizer for the Dr. Cameron Webb Campaign for Congress. He is excited to bring his passion for equity to the VPR team and looks forward to creating an accessible platform for readers to learn and share their thoughts on a robust range of policies.