Elias Hakim is a senior at Virginia Commonwealth University, pursuing a degree in Political Science and Sociology. He serves as the Treasurer of the Young Democrats at VCU. As the Chair of Virginia Young Democrats LGBTQ Caucus, Elias is working to make the Party more accessible and accountable to marginalized queer communities. He has also previously interned in the Virginia General Assembly, a role that he plans to return to for the 2019 legislative session. Elias hopes to pursue a law degree a few years after finishing undergrad. He wants to establish a career in law and politics to provide solutions to issues that he cares about, including but not limited to; social justice, protecting our environment, and increasing access to quality education both domestically and abroad.