Meet the Students

AlgeoBenjamin Algeo is a soon to be graduating senior at the University of Maine.  He is a political science major, renewable energy economics and policy minor, and legal studies minor.  He is also an intern for Independent candidate for Governor Eliot Cutler, and a student employee at the Green Campus Initiative.  He likes music, politics, and people.



Austin Andrews is a Senior in Political Science at the University of Maine with a minor in Psychology. He was born and raised in Scarborough, Maine and has attended the University of Maine as a part-time student since 2008 while working.



University of Maine logoCameron Fillion is a fourth-year Political Science Major with a Legal Studies Minor at the University of Maine. He is a brother of the Maine Alpha Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon as well as a member of the College Republicans.




Kelton “Uriah” Hallett is a fourth-year student at the University of Maine, doing a double major in Philosophy and Political Science. He transferred to UMaine after one full year at the University of Southern Maine. He was born and raised in Bar Harbor, Maine and cites this reason as why he loves the state. His backyard during his younger years was Acadia National Park and now that he is older, he enjoys fishing and hiking. His love of the outdoors helps to shape his life and how he sees the state in which he lives.


MarcotteCameron Marcotte is a third-year Political Science major with a double minor in Legal Studies and Psychology at the University of Maine. While attending UMaine as a student, he has also been an active member of the College Republicans and Vice President of the Kappa Tau Chapter of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity.


POS362-Blog-ProfileLiam Nee is a fourth-year journalism and political science student at the University of Maine, Asst. News Editor and Social Media Coordinator for UMaine’s student-run newspaper, The Maine Campus, and co-host of ‘umainEDM’ and ‘UMaine Late Night’ on UMaine’s student-run radio station, 91.9FM WMEB. He also runs mid-distance for UMaine’s track and field team and assists the university’s Political Science department with research.


PosikJake Posik is a sophomore political science major at the University of Maine. He also minors in Maine Studies. He is a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon, and writes on sports for the Maine Campus. He considers himself a fiscal conservative, and has very strong views on politics. He also enjoys the “finer things in life,” like his guitar and Xbox.



Dean Soltys is a fourth-year Political Science major and Legal Studies minor. Dean is a member of the Umaine Pre-law Society. He is also a member of six honor societies on campus including Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi. Currently, Dean is working as an intern in the Umaine Athletics Compliance office and volunteers as mentor in the Black Bear Mentors. Dean will be continuing his education when he will begin law school at University of Maine School of Law in Portland.

SmithEvan Smith is currently in transition and will be following all things education in his blog. He aims to “reflect philosophically in his blog posts in hopes that [he] can reveal a deeper truth and understanding when it comes to Maine politics.” He believes the founding of one’s education is the stepping stone to being a much better person and it is this is why he places such value on education. A fun fact about Evan, he graduated from Erskine Academy, a unique little charter-esque school in China, Maine.

StewartHarold “Trey” Stewart III is a sophomore political science major, business and legal studies double-minor. He hopes one day to attend law school but has not yet decided where he will apply.  He is currently a brother of Kappa Sigma, a UMaine Student Government Senator and serve on the Executive Budgetary Committee and is currently the President Pro-Temp of Senate.  He has served as a voluntary firefighter in his home town Presque Isle and believes very much in close small town ties and giving back to your community.  He hopes to  participate in politics at the municipal or state level and run a law firm.

ThibaultJaymi Thibault is a freshman at UMaine where she is majoring in political science. Jaymi hopes one day to work as a part of the Maine State Legislature.



Spencer Warmuth is a junior Economics/Political Science double major at the University of Maine and a brother of the Maine Alpha chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Much of his schoolwork has been devoted to regional economic development and addressing poverty in Maine and abroad. He has spent much of his summers engaged in mission work in Eastport, ME and Tegucigalpa, Danli, and Trojes, Honduras for many years, and intends on pursuing a career in humanitarian aid and relief as well as local economic development after college.

WilliamsDerek Williams is studying Political Science at the University of Maine.  He is currently working towards completing a bachelors degree with a concentration in American Political Development (APD).  He has minored in legal and disability studies.  Derek has been a life-long resident of the beautiful state of Maine and enjoys the outdoors.