About Us


Mission Statement

To give student voices an outlet to spread civic engagement, report on local politics, and increase overall academic political awareness.

Florida Political Review is affiliated with the Bob Graham Center; however, all opinions published represent the opinions of individual contributors and not FPR or the Bob Graham Center itself.

Executive Board


Jane Gray


Jane is in her senior year at UF and is double majoring in economics and political science. In addition to being Editor-in-Chief of the Florida Political Review, Jane is also very involved with the Bob Graham Center as a fellow and student assistant. After graduation, Jane plans on working and traveling before eventually attending graduate school.



Kaitlyn Salyer

Managing Editor

Kaitlyn is a junior from Fort Myers, Florida studying Philosophy and International Studies. Aside from her involvement in Florida Political Review, Kaitlyn competes on the University of Florida's Mock Trial team and is an intern for UF Student Legal Services. She plans to study international or constitutional law in the future.


Blake Jackson


Blake Jackson is a fourth year finance major from Sarasota. He has been involved with FPR since his freshman fall and has served as treasurer for the past two years. Blake has interned with PepsiCo the past two summers and plans to work with PepsiCo after graduation. Blake’s honor’s thesis is on how advertising investments impact value creation for consumer goods firms. In his free time, Blake likes to read, spend time with his family, and talk NBA statistics.

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Gray Ingram


Gray is a third-year Economics major here at the University of Florida. He is interested international and developmental economics, and plans on attending law school next year. After graduating, he hopes to pursue a career that explores the intersection between international economic, political, and legal development.


Jason Silveira

Social Media Director

Jason is a sophomore from Miami studying Political Science and Economics. Aside from FPR, Jason is a student fellow at the Bob Graham Center and conducts research on Latin American politics. In his free time, Jason enjoys watching indie movies and stand-up comedy.


Andy Shodell

Marketing Director

Andy is a freshman from Miami, FL studying English and Political Science. Aside from FPR, he participates in the Democracy Matters chapter at UF, and the Speech and Debate Team. He hopes to use these skills to write articles about pressing issues that affect under-covered groups in Florida and the country.


Madi Spector

Group Director

Madi is a senior studying journalism and international relations. She has a passion for foreign policy, different cultures and especially editing journalism which is why she is extremely excited to begin her position as group editor. Outside of FPR, she is also a newsroom web editor for WUFT, a member of Model United Nations and an active sister of Phi Mu. Chat her up about Harry Potter, different foods or Israel for a riveting conversation.


MacKenzie DiLeo

Group Director

MacKenzie is a sophomore at the University of Florida studying Journalism with a concentration in Psychology. In addition to her involvement with Florida Political Review, MacKenzie is also the Mock Trial Chair in Pre-Legal Honor Society and an ambassador for Student Legal Services. MacKenzie plans on attending law school after completing her undergraduate degree.

Staff Writers

Adriana Beltrano

Adriana Beltrano is a freshman from Jupiter, FL. She is currently studying film and political science. She enjoys crocheting, writing, listening to music, and watching movies. She hopes to one day make films or practice law.

Melanie Villarino

Andy Shodell

Jasmin Du Bois

Jason Silveira

Next Steps

Now that you've learned a bit about us, we would love to learn a bit about you. Read some of our contributor's recent work and apply to join the team!

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