2023-2024 Board Members

Sage Mason


Sage Mason is a 3L at Yale Law School. A native of New York City, Sage is passionate about using law and policy to increase access to opportunity for members of historically disadvantaged groups, while making space for all perspectives. Sage graduated from Emory University in 2020 where he majored in Philosophy, Politics & Law. At the law school, Sage is the Co-Managing Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review, a member of the Community and Economic Development Clinic, a Hurst Horizon Scholar, and a Ludwig Fellow in the Tsai Leadership Program.

Ben Friedman

Vice President of Elections

Ben Friedman is a 2L at Yale Law School. In 2022, Ben completed an MPhil in Public Policy at the University of Cambridge as a recipient of a Thouron Award. Prior to graduate school, Ben worked in communications on several political campaigns. He was the New Hampshire Communications Associate and later New England Communications Director for the Democratic presidential primary campaign of Senator Amy Klobuchar. Following a short stint as Communications Director on a congressional campaign in Illinois, Ben returned to the Granite State as New Hampshire Press Secretary for President Joe Biden in the 2020 general election. Ben was also a Voter Protection Fellow with the Democratic National Committee and most recently worked as a Law Clerk with the Senate Judiciary Committee. Ben is a 2019 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and holds a B.A. in Political Science and Communication. He is from Lexington, Massachusetts.

Rossella Gabriele

Vice President of Policy

In addition to her work with the YLS Democrats, Rossella leads as Co-Chair of the Student Representatives at Yale Law School, and as the First-Generation College Chair of the First-Generation Professionals. Her commitments to human rights work span involvement in the Lowenstein International Human Rights Clinic and serving as Chapter Director of the Immigration and Refugee Assistance Project. A Ludwig Fellow for Public Sector Leadership, Rossella investigates regulatory concerns underpinning rapid developments in space commerce and AI. Rossella can often be found climbing with the Yale Law bouldering community.

Victoria Maras

Vice President of Programming

Originally from State College, Pennsylvania, Victoria is a 2L at Yale Law School and a graduate of Earlham College, where she studied Politics and History. Prior to attending law school, Victoria worked as a field organizer and voter protection volunteer with a variety of state, national, and community groups.

Areeb Siddiqui

Vice President of External Outreach

Areeb is a 3L at Yale interested in pursuing a career in civil rights work within the federal government. Areeb attended UT Dallas, where he became involved in work related to segregation, predatory lending, and financial discrimination, which ultimately led him to working in informal settlements in South Africa. At Yale, Areeb is involved in the Housing, Free Exercise, and Veterans Legal Services Clinic, as well as YLPR. Most recently Areeb interned at Arnold and Porter, with Judge Liman on SDNY, at DOJ Civil Rights, at the White House Counsel's Office, and the Senate Judiciary Committee. Areeb will clerk on the Second Circuit and SDNY after graduation.