- I’m musically inclined; I played the piano and the violin in my youth.
- Played collegiate basketball at High Point University
- I spent my summers as a kid working on my grandparents farm
- I’m a HUGE gamer. Think MLG.
- If I could eat seafood every day, I would.
is the President of Generation Opportunity, an organization advocating for economic opportunity for 18-34 year olds through less government and more freedom.
In 2012, Evan became one of the first Millennials to run for United States Congress in his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Although unsuccessful, his bid garnered significant national attention and deepened his conviction that engaging and mobilizing the next generation is the key to winning the future for freedom.
Previously, Evan served as a senior aide to U.S. Senators Rand Paul and Tom Coburn and as a researcher at the Heritage Foundation. Evan is married to Sarah Feinberg, an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps and Iraq War veteran. They have one son, Luke Fidelis Feinberg, age 3.
- I’ve been compared to the ‘real life’ Legally Blonde given the evidence I was President of my sorority - Delta Gamma, work in Washington, DC, take classes at Harvard University, and am a proud blonde.
- I consider myself an avid surfer and threaten to move to the North Shore of Hawaii at least once a week.
- I’m part Norwegian, can speak basic Norwegian, and lived in Oslo, Norway for part of 2004.
- I’m also an equestrian having won national awards in the U.S. and Canada, then was selected to compete at the U.S. World Cup Team trials in 2002.
- I was ‘lost at sea’ once, stranded on a jet ski with a friend off the coast of Key West, Florida with no communication, no food supply, and was found after 90 minutes by a fellow jet ski rider.
- I backpacked through Europe for two months filming a documentary
- I earned 13 varsity letters in High School and still have a mean jump shot.
- My dream job would be to perform as a back up dancer for Lady Gaga.
- I paid my way through college playing poker.
- I lived a few blocks away from the Crossroads Motel (feat. Breaking Bad) in Albuquerque during the 2012 cycle.
- I taught English abroad for two years after college: one year in Paris and one year in Granada, Spain. Would highly recommend both.
- After college, I took a road trip for three weeks from NYC to LA, then home to DC. FYI: America is as diverse as it is vast, and you should see as much of it as you can.
- My biggest pet peeve is stepping in water in socks.
- I speak three languages fluently and a few others very emphatically.
- Unlike most people in the office, I prefer fiction. My favorite book is To Kill A Mockingbird, and I’ve read it almost every year since college.
- I’m a vegetarian who gives in to spicy tuna rolls.
- I believe cats can be more personable than people.
- I ran track in college and was All-American my senior year.
- I believe the Jersey Shore is misrepresented and I’m on a mission to rectify the situation.
- I am going through an intense rap phase that will probably be over by the time this list is published.
- I'm on the board of the International Press Club of Chicago.
- I enjoy surfing and long boarding.
- My distant relative created the automatic jarring machine; I still have the original patent documents at home.
- When I was kid, I jumped off Magic Mountain at Disney and shut the ride down for the entire day.
- My most vivid memory as a child is seeing Christo and Jeanne-Claudes yellow umbrellas in California.
- I enjoy running marathons.
- If you haven’t been to Cinque Terre, Italy, you’re not living!
- Gregory Alan Isakov performed right here in D.C., and it was one of the best concerts I’ve ever been to.
- The day the Philadelphia Eagles win a Super Bowl will be the best day of my life.
- I once tailgated a musical called “Hello, Dolly!” while in high school.
- I can tell you the whole plot of almost any Twilight Zone episode within 10 seconds of it starting.
- If I could be any superhero, it would be Iron Man.
- My first car was a Daewoo Lanos.
- I have a central heterochromia (two colors in the same iris where it’s different near the pupil than the outside of the iris).
- No matter what Eminem tells you, I never forgot about Dre.
- I am happiest when relaxing on the beach.
- The two places I most want to visit right now are Instanbul and Venice.
- If I could talk to anyone, I would want to meet a great-great ancestor and learn about my family's heritage.
- My biggest hobby is interior design. I love browsing antique shops and décor stores for new ideas.
- The coolest place I've visited is the William Wallace Monument outside of Edinburgh, Scotland. It has a narrow 246-step spiral staircase and an open top that’s really windy (plus, an incredible view!).
- I am a 2-time GenOpp Fantasy Football League Champion.
- I believe that Larry Bird, Tom Brady, and Nomar Garciaparra are probably the three greatest living Americans.
- I am the same height as Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.
- I think the McDonald's Double Cheeseburger is the greatest invention in human history.
- I am the proud owner of a mid-90s Dennis Rodman jersey.
- I love being outdoors and playing or watching any sport.
- I can’t seem to stop dying my hair – I may be a blonde one-day and a brunette the next…surprise!
- I have seen every episode of Law and Order SVU – all 15 seasons.
- Fall is my favorite season. The yellow leaves, the crisp mountain air and sipping on pumpkin spice lattes.
- I’ve ridden in a NASCAR going 180mph, and one day I’ll become a driver and beat Danica Patrick.
Mathew De La Fe
- I love God above all!
- I am a University of Miami Hurricane.
- I love doing things that can get me into trouble.
- Food, mainly buffalo wings and ice cream, is my vice.
- There is a strong possibility that I will never truly grow up!
- I go to the Bahamas every year.
- I serve on the national council of Phi Mu Delta Fraternity.
- I got Donald Trump to fire me publicly from a fake job during an event in New Hampshire.
- In high school I read “Who Moved My Cheese?” and it changed my life.
- My favorite Muppet is Sam Eagle.
- I enjoy cooking, and my secret wish is to raise chickens in my backyard.
- Maine is my favorite state, and I wish I was there right now on the beach.
- I love Bikram yoga, even though it's terrible.
- I’m an expert at scavenger hunts.
- My least favorite activity is making up facts about myself and putting them on the Internet.
- I was stranded on the island of Tenerife for a day.
- I think the Puritans and the intellectual legacy that they left behind are really cool.
- I’ve inadvertently driven through a gun standoff and been interviewed by Telemundo about it.
- I was a vegan for a summer - but just for a summer.
- I usually need three to six cups of coffee/tea per day in order to function.
- I have Sidonglobophobia.
- I believe Belgian Ales are God's gift to earth.
- I was commissioned a Kentucky Colonel on Valentine's Day.
- My uncle claims he was the first to invent the portable bidet.
- In 2005 I was on our high school's Intramural Dodgeball Champion team (we're still kind of a big deal around town).
- I have no problem ending a friendship over a heated game of Monopoly.
- I used to work at my family’s funeral home businesses. As morbid as that sounds, I loved it.
- I’ve seen every episode of Arrested Development, Game of Thrones and House of Cards. At least thrice. Thanks Netflix and HBO GO.
- My favorite thing to do is to cook and host dinner parties. I must have been a homemaker in another life.
- I’m a “Belieber” – and I am not ashamed.
- I've eaten a 3 lb. cheeseburger and 1 lb. of French fries in 11 minutes.
- I once shared a Cherry Coke Zero with presidential candidate, Mitt Romney.
- I could eat buffalo chicken every day of the week.
- I prefer high-rye bourbons.
- I love collecting koozies and have over 35 different ones.
- I grew up 8 Mile (I wasn't neighbors with Eminem though).
- My favorite movie is A River Runs Through It – Brad Pitt and trout fishing… can’t go wrong.
- I once ran into Ted Nugent in the bathroom.
- If I could be anywhere in the world, it would be fishing on a Pure Michigan trout stream.
- I survived a -400 night in Montana by building and sleeping in a snow cave.
- I lived in Seoul, Korea, as a little kid.
- I spend my free time helping animals (White Coat Waste Movement) and soldiers (Army Heritage Center Foundation).
- My favorite restaurants in my three favorite cities are Sukiyabashi Jiro in Tokyo, Las Lilas in Buenos Aires, and Rover’s in Seattle.
- I believe you haven’t lived until you’ve had a cascarón (a confetti-filled egg) cracked over your head.
- My father is my hero. He’s a retired Army Colonel and has devoted his life to making the world a better place.
- I grew up on a farm.
- I have never broken a bone.
- I took a 10-day road trip across the country to the Grand Canyon, Malibu, Santa Barbara, and Yosemite.
- I used to build houses in high school and college.
- Fishing is my favorite outdoor activity.
- I have my Black Belt in Tae-Kwan-Do.
- I am 8 generations Tennessean, my family was in TN when it was called the State of Franklin.
- I traveled to Israel on an Archeological Dig and was part of the discovery of a 1st Century Synagogue.
- I am an aspiring ballroom dancer and would love to be on the show Dancing with the Stars.
- I hate to run but I completed my first 10 mile race in April 2014!
- There is truly no better place to be on a Saturday night in the fall than Tiger Stadium! (Chance of rain? NEVER!)
- I went cage diving with Great White Sharks while studying abroad in South Africa.
- I can work a Mean Girls or Bridesmaids quote into just about any conversation.
- My childhood dream was to be an Olympic Swimmer and dance on Broadway.
- I’m a pretty stellar cook- I owe it all to my mom and grandmother. And my Cajun roots. And Paula Deen.
- When I was a baby, I won a highchair in a crawling race at a mall.
- I had a babysitter that made me and my little brother join a bowling league. We called ourselves the Turbo Bros and won 2nd place.
- I started taking my coffee black after driving across South Carolina with a Dunkin Donuts Box o’ Joe.
- I won my 2nd grade spelling bee but lost the regional bee when I spelled “ignite” like “igknight” which looks really stupid now that I type it out.
- I broke my leg when I was a baby and learned to crawl with a cast on.
- I’ve never been to Disney World
- My collarbone can predict the weather.
- I can probably beat you in a handstand contest.
- I would love to have a pet lemur.
- I think celery ruins everything.
- I played in a touring rock band when I was younger.
- I am an avid sports fan (Go Titans, Go!)
- I have an addiction to new hobbies.
- My cat's name is Hank, and he's awesome.
- I write and produce music.
- One time, a squirrel nonchalantly walked up to me and then climbed up my leg and back.
- My favorite band is Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.
- More often than not, in social situations involving dancing, people enthusiastically compliment my dancing skills.
- I've watched each of the original three Star Wars films more than 30 times.
- In 2012, I quit my job and permanently moved to a random city.
- If you give me a Diet Coke, I will be your friend for life.
- I hate winter. Hate. Hate. Hate.
- Go Redskins! Is it a coincidence they won a Superbowl the year I was born? I think not.
- I have a fear of steps.
- Reading a book published in 1850 by a French economist changed my life. If you haven’t read “The Law” by Frederic Bastiat stop what you’re doing and read it right now. The concept of legalized plunder will make your blood boil.
- One of my favorite ways to work out is with hula hoop fitness.
- I rescued a dog from the Humane Society; her name is Jelly Roll, and she is my world!
- I love Ultimate Frisbee.
- I am a member of Eta Sigma Delta, the National Honors Society for Hospitality.
- I have a year pass to Universal just so that I can visit Harry Potter World whenever I need a little magic in my life.
- I met my wife on a U.S. Senate campaign. Before she left for the campaign, her friends told her not to meet some guy and she swore she wouldn’t ...
- I sailed professionally when I was younger.
- I have lived in 10 states over the past 10 years.
- I used to drive a purple Toyota Camry that we called Car Camrod. It had an absurd sound system and neon lights. Thanks a lot Vin Diesel!
- I caught an 8 1/2 foot Sailfish with a bait rod and no belt or chair.
- I was a practice pitcher for a Congressional baseball team.
- I played “Judd” in my high school musical “Oklahoma.”
- I was the first person working at a Goodwill to organize their book section by subject. You’re welcome, Corporate.
- In high school, I was voted most likely to be on American Idol … that’s not happening.
- I love talking about the technological singularity.
- A nice run, followed up by enjoying a good book and beer outside is my ideal afternoon
- My mood is regularly determined by how the Red Sox are playing
- Even though I am from the north I am terrible at almost all outdoor winter sports activities
- I’ve never broken a bone, but I make up for that with two cranky knees
- It’s nearly impossible for me to go more than a few days with quoting Caddyshack, so I’ve got that going for me, which is nice
- I worked my family's lawn moving business until I was 15.
- In high school, I won a grill in my school's poker tournament.
- I played rugby in college.
- I rode camels through the Sahara.
- I love creating any DIY project off of Pinterest.
- Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS) by Founders Brewing Company is the best beer ever, and I make a pilgrimage every year to Grand Rapids, Michigan, to enjoy their limited annual release.
- Outside of work, you will usually find me riding my “fixie” around DC doing my best bike messenger impression.
- I like playing golf, but have no intention of keeping score and judge non-professionals that do. My approach: “Grab a beer and swing away!”
- I started a kickstarter to reboot NBC’s “The West Wing” featuring special guest, Frank Underwood.
- The protagonist in the children’s masterpiece, Dinosaur Habitat, by Helen V. Griffith was based on me.
- I was elected to office in a major city in a blue state with just three votes.
- My homeland is a modern-day Pompeii. A series of volcanic eruptions buried my birthplace under three stories of volcanic ash and lava.
- I watched “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” on VHS almost every day for a year.
- My first trip to Disney World wasn’t until I was 30 years old.
- I have ten pink dresses in my closet.
- I believe that New England is the most beautiful place in America, specifically the island of Chappaquiddick off of Martha’s Vineyard and the campus of Northfield Mount Hermon, where I attended high school.
- My middle name means ‘chestnut-colored’ in French.
- I am never happier than when I am eating a cheeseburger and drinking a Lagunitas Beer (bonus points if it’s on the beach).
- I was the captain of my college’s varsity swim team. #gobantams!
- I am a diehard Boston Red Sox fan, which irritates everyone except for other diehard Red Sox fans.
- Colorado has everything to offer, from lakes to mountains, to cities to small towns, we have west coast cool, east coast drive and the spirit of freedom on the open road.
- I used to swim butterfly, I taught swimming lessons to 3 to 5 year olds, and was a lifeguard at Water World too.
- There is absolutely nothing better than eating charcuterie or sushi and drinking gourmet cocktails.
- I originally started out in fashion design and moved to music publicity before landing my first job in politics.
- My first date with my wife was at the Daytona 500.
- I own every song ever produced by Guns N Roses.
- I believe Disney World truly is the happiest place on earth and has the best restaurant I have ever been to, Victoria & Albert’s.
- I once ran a 5:15 minute mile.
- I believe that everyone should have to visit Graceland once in their life.
- I am a HUGE college sports fan and always cheer for Pitt and Ohio State.
- I’ve travelled to 23 countries in the world – only 173 to go!
- I hate tomatoes.
- I refuse to buy expensive sunglasses because I lose or break a pair about once a month.
- When I play Apples to Apples, I will always choose the puppies card. No matter what.
- My mom, dad, and sister are all accountants and singers.
- I’ve had the best regular season record in every fantasy sports league I’ve played in.
- After winning 1st place in a Karate tournament at 7 years old, I retired on top to spend more time with my Super Nintendo.
- I have a scar on my forehead from running into a sign while trying to catch a Hail Mary.
- I’ve never lost a duel.
- I have an Australian Shepard named Bodhi. He is named after Patrick Swayze’s character from Point Break. My wife named him.
- I refuse to call carrot ‘cake’ a cake. Just because you put icing on vegetable bread does not make it a cake.
- I completed a marathon.
- I believe strongly in the courtesy wave when the driver in the lane next to you allows you to cut in. While it doesn’t definitely mean you are a bad person, failure to use the courtesy wave certainly makes it likely.
- My grandfather played professional baseball for the New York Giants.
- I met my fiancé on the 4th of July. There were, literally, fireworks.
- I love nerdy board games - the more complex, the better.
- I love to snack on pickled plums!
- I was a cheerleader for 5 years, but I have yet to successfully turn a cartwheel.
- I hate the cold and would be quite happy if the temperature never dropped below 75 degrees.
- I believe DMX is the greatest rapper alive.
- I once caught 15 fish in two hours; however, none of them were big enough to keep.
- If you give me a beer, a cigar, and a lake, I will be in heaven.
- The song, "The Man," by Aloe Blac is my life anthem.
- I think New Hampshire is the real place where dreams are made.
- My first job was tending bar in Barcelona.
- I once killed a chicken with my bare hands in Costa Rica.
- I once befriended a penguin in southern Chile.
- I once was detained by the military in Egypt, then again in Jordan.
- I once officiated a duel between two GenOpp staffers.
- If I could only listen to one artist for the rest of my life it would be Billy Joel.
- I love to travel – Bolivia & Germany are two of my favorite places in the world.
- I was told there are less than 20 families in the US that have my last name.
- Hockey is my favorite sport – Let’s Go Pens.
- I was in a beauty pageant when I was 6 - I got second out of two people. But I cried and got two trophies so who was the real winner?
- I never had an iPhone until GenOpp gave me one.
- I went hiking in the fjords in Norway during college.
- I once stopped the escalator at the Woodley Park metro because my shoe got stuck.
- I really don’t like corn.
- I saw Syracuse cut down the net after the Elite Eight round of the 2013 NCAA tournament.
- I rival Tina Fey when it comes to impersonating Sarah Palin. Some may even call me a "Maverick".
- My parents live in what I like to call “The Suburban Country”, country enough to have horses, yet still close enough to a Target store.
- I am a Minnesota Vikings Brett Farve fan, not to be confused with Brett Farve of the Green Bay Packers!
- I used to work for an airline, I was the person who made announcements like: “we do board from the rear of the aircraft, so please wait to board until your row is called.” –No one ever did.
- On Wednesdays we wear Pink!
- I got involved in the “liberty movement” because I was forced to watch a presidential debate as part of an assignment in college. The rest is history.
- I taught grassroots activism in Belgrade, Serbia, in the spring of 2013.
- I played ice hockey all of my life, including in college at Rutgers University, Camden.
- Carrie Underwood once tweeted me wishing me happy birthday.
- My favorite musical artist is Lupe Fiasco (Hip Hop Saved My Life).
- The only foods I don’t like are pork chops and kiwi (I’m allergic to kiwi).
- I can’t parallel park.
- I’m Polish, but I can speak Spanish & English.
- I know how to wakeboard.
- My fourth cousins are Mary-Kate and Ashley Olson.
Corie Whalen Stephens
- I’m obsessed with dogs, the best creatures on earth, and work with rescues in order to help the ones that have been abandoned.
- I’m kind of a beer snob. My favorite breweries are Saint Arnold (Houston, TX), Magic Hat (Burlington, VT), and Shiner (Shiner, TX).
- My husband and I moved to Texas sight unseen. After signing a lease, we packed everything up and drove down from Massachusetts. It was a very good decision.
- The level to which I adore Billy Joel is out of hand – and a bit strange seeing as he hasn’t released an album since I was six.
- I love early American history and have been known to listen to lectures on the topic for hours upon end.
Neil Boylan Strauss
- I've been to four continents.
- I'm a member of Delta Upsilon fraternity.
- I have a law degree.
- I love the Yankees.
- On my 9th birthday, I threw a fit because my family took me to Medieval Times instead of Roy Rogers.
- I’ve run in the Running of the Bulls and slept in a park for 2 days.
- PHP was the first dynamic web language I learned at the age of 14.
- If I'm not open-sourcing, I'm dancing to Salsa or Moombahton somewhere.
- My last name is an anagram for cat heir, and I've already used 4 out of my 9 lives.
- I taught a high school class on Computer Networking, Operating Systems, and programming with PERL at the age of 16.
- My favorite food is asparagus - I could literally eat it all the time. It's best with a nice steak.
- I think Jamaica is the most beautiful place in the world, and I’m a huge Reggae fan.
- I’ve always wanted to be able to paint or draw. But I can’t, so digital visual art is my greatest passion.
- My favorite restaurant is a little place in Mingo Junction, Ohio, called Hillsborough - best wings and fries in the world.
- I once played football with Darrell Green.
- I love to dance! I dance ballroom, Latin, swing, blues, and have attempted many more styles of dance. My favorite dances are West Coast Swing and Waltz.
- Life is a musical. Any word or phrase will make me think of a song. I try not to always bust out and start singing - if only I had been born with better vocals.
- I used to rodeo and train horses. Yes, I’ve been thrown from a horse many times, but only ended up on crutches once.
- I like to experience new things, even if it turns out I’m not the best at them. Some of the things I’ve attempted are surfing, hog hunting, rock climbing, snowboarding, golf, snorkeling, and sailboat racing.
- I used to be a puppeteer for little kids. I once participated in a talent show and had a bee puppet that rapped the song “Bee Kind.”
- I just started reading Comic Books and it has become an addiction. I write reviews in my free time.
- I am a huge hockey fan despite never having played at all. C-A-P-S Caps Caps Caps!
- I have a dog named Stella, I think she is really part Kangaroo
- I played soccer since the age of 5, been involved with the beautiful game ever since.
- Franziskaner is the drink of the gods.
- I’m good at languages: italiano, español, français passable, loquor latinum, 3 years of sign language, biblical Greek (πάς, πάσα, πάν…), and decent English.
- As a kid, I had exotic fish: Snakeheads, Arowanas, and Oscars. Feeding time was a crowd favorite. They each ate four goldfish a day.
- I want to have a farm, raise animals, and grow food. Didn’t have much land in NYC. The lawnmower had a plug.
- At 3 years old, I interrupted Yankee game because I threw my Winnie the Pooh toy down the net, landing behind Thurman Munson.
- I'm an untrained gourmet cook.
- I played basketball for Allegheny College.
- I go to Wildwood every summer with my family.
- A1 sauce is my all-time favorite condiment.
- I’ve seen every episode of King of Queens and Friends.
- When I was in 6th grade, I wanted to name my future kid “Carmelo.”
- Despite being from Nashville, I never listened to Johnny Cash until my twenties.
- I am religious about my Tennessee football fandom.
- I went to Catholic school for 13 years, but still cannot tie a necktie.
- My favorite show is Beavis and Butthead.
- I am still a huge Arnold fan.
- People commonly mistake me for Michael Richards.
- I spent a Summer in Greece practicing a vow of silence.
- It’s common practice that I have others ghostwrite my bio.
- I got a haircut - once.
- I took my first selfie at SXSW this year and loved it.