Executive Board

Amelia Faraco-Hadlock, President

Amelia Faraco-Hadlock serves as a Legislative Assistant from Congresswoman Wexton. She has served in Congresswoman Wexton’s office since January 2019. Prior to serving in Congresswoman Wexton’s congressional office, she worked on a Virginia congressional campaign as well as interned in a variety of offices, including Representative Hoyer, Senator Kaine, Senator Gillibrand, and then-Colorado Governor Hickenlooper.

Amelia graduated from the University of Virginia with honors, where she studied Government and Social Entrepreneurship.

When she is not working, Amelia enjoys traveling, trying new restaurants, and skiing whenever she has the chance.

 The WCSA President shall:

  • Call and preside during all meetings
  • Nominate ad-hoc task force directors
  • Have general supervision of the affairs of WCSA
  • Represent WCSA in external relations

Maura Weaver, Vice President 


Maura Weaver currently serves as a Legislative Assistant in the Office of Congresswoman Melanie Stansbury, who represents New Mexico's 1st Congressional district. In this role, Maura handles a policy portfolio including Foreign Affairs, Labor, Government Oversight, and various other issues. Maura also worked in the Office of Congressman Andy Kim and the Office of Congressman Donald Norcross. Prior to the Hill, Maura worked on various state, local and national campaigns.

Maura received her Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from Arcadia University, and her Master’s degree in Public Policy from Temple University.

Having grown up on the beaches of New Jersey, she's a lover of all things outdoors - especially hiking and kayaking. In her free time, you can find her covered in clay at the ceramics studio, tending to her houseplant jungle, or reading a book next to her two cats, Beau and Mona.

The Vice President shall:

  • Assume the duties of the President in the event of her absence
  • Assist the President as necessary
  • Serve as liaison to the Congressional Advisory Board
  • Determine responsibility for compliance with applicable ethics rules

Maiesha Hossain, Communications Director

Maiesha Hossain serves as a Staff Assistant in the Office of Colorado Senator John Hickenlooper. She has served in Senator Hickenlooper's office since May 2022. Prior to working for Senator Hickenlooper, Maiesha served as a Foreign Policy Fellow for Congressman Seth Moulton in 2021. 

Maiesha earned her B.A. from Vanderbilt University, majoring in English and minoring in History and Anthropology. 

Having lived in 8+ states, Maiesha loves traveling and always being on the move. Her passions include planning trips, playing Tennis, live music, reading, Pittsburgh sports, and trying new things. 

The WCSA Communications Director shall:

  • Update and maintain the website;

  • Manage WCSA’s online presence (including but not limited to WCSA’s Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn pages);
  • Ensure WCSA’s branding and logo are cohesive, utilized, and remain up to date;
  • Handle incoming press requests and work with President and Vice President on external communications and media opportunities;
  • Manage WCSA’s graphic design needs; and
  • Take photos at WCSA events when possible.

Mairead Glowacki, Deputy Communications Director

Mairead Glowacki currently serves as Press Secretary to Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11). She has been with the office since starting there as Staff Assistant/Legislative Correspondent in 2019. Prior to this, she interned for Congressman Andy Kim and Senator Cory Booker, and worked as a field organizer in Beto O’Rourke’s senate race.


Mairead graduated from Boston College where she studied Political Science.


Outside of work, she enjoys live music, running on the Metro Branch Trail and National Mall, spending time with friends and family, and going to the beach.

 The WCSA Deputy Communications Director shall:

  • Support the Communications Director as necessary
  • Assist with managing WCSA's online presence
  • Capture photos and content at WCSA events when possible
  • Assist with graphic design needs

    Sonia Norton Secretary

    Sonia Norton serves as a Legislative Assistant for Congressman Earl Blumenauer, where she manages a policy portfolio including drug policy reform, criminal justice and judiciary issues, and housing policy.

    Originally from Southern California, she received her Bachelor’s in Politics with a minor in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Earlham College. Sonia previously served as a Fulbright-Nehru English Teaching Assistant in Tamil Nadu, India before starting her congressional career as the Legislative Correspondent & Staff Assistant for Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and then Legislative Aide & Correspondent for Congressman Kaiali‘i Kahele. This is Sonia’s second term on the WCSA Board, having previously served as Professional Development Co-Chair.

    In her free time, she enjoys road-tripping, reading, and taking care of her houseplants.

    The WCSA Secretary shall: 

    • Monitor the WCSA main email account and disperse incoming correspondence to the relevant officer or committee chair; Maintain copies of all WCSA correspondence;
    • Award Membership to approved applicants; and
    • Create and send the weekly newsletter; Record meeting minutes and maintain a repository to be given upon request.

      Monika Konrad, Treasurer

      Monika Konrad is currently the Legislative Assistant for Congressman Mark E. Amodei, who represents Nevada’s 2nd Congressional District. Her portfolio includes Financial Services, Transportation, Commerce and Trade, Judiciary, Science/NASA, Telecommunication, Foreign Affairs, and Veterans’ Affairs. Prior to her time on the hill, she worked on various congressional campaigns and in the non-profit world.

      Monika received her Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Studies from the University of Michigan in 2019. She is currently pursuing her Masters in International Security from George Mason University.

      In her free time, she enjoys traveling, being involved in her church community, checking out the DC farmers markets, thrifting, and spending time with friends and family.

      The WCSA Treasurer shall:

      • Collect Membership dues
      • Have charge of all funds of WCSA
      • Deposit all monies in bank/trust as selected by Executive Board within 7 business days of receipt of funds
      • Pay authorized bills
      • Maintain accurate records of all financial transactions
      • Request and receive receipts for expenditures of WCSA
      • Receive and give receipts for monies due and payable to WCSA from any sources
      • Create a yearly budget and maintain financial tracking tools
      Anushree Jumde, Membership Services Director

      Anushree Jumde. Anushree was born in India and was raised in both India and Little Rock, Arkansas since she came to the United States with her family when she was 11.5 years old. She graduated from the University of Central Arkansas (UCA) with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science- Planning and Administration. During her time at UCA, she worked as a research assistant and volunteered her time to assist graduate students in their dissertation projects.

      Through policy and administration courses, her interest peaked in the policy arena which led her to attend the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M. She graduated with a Master’s degree in Public Service and Administration in 2014. After graduation, she started her career as a congressional staffer for Rep. Tim Griffin (AR-02) and then was hired to work for Rep. French Hill (AR-02) in 2015. She worked her way up to the position of District Director in 2017.

      In her free time, she enjoys doing CrossFit, traveling, spending time volunteering, exploring central Arkansas, and reading.

      The WCSA Membership Services Director shall:

      • Update and maintain WCSA Membership roll;
      • Manage the general WCSA email address;
      • Help manage the WCSA job board;
      • Handle Membership-related questions, comments, and concerns

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