Meet The Interns

Team Mercuri has recruited our first group of summer campaign interns. We are privileged to have interacted with some of the best and brightest young minds during the campaign, these were students who were excited about conservatism and making an impact in their community. To keep up the momentum from the campaign, bringing on a team of young and motivated students would be vital to keep our operation running effectively and efficiently towards our mission of improving the lives of people and families in our region

We are proud to welcome and introduce you all to this group of conservative students who are committed to our goal of growing coalitions and raising funds to influence both government and culture. With the help of this team, we will continue to run organized campaigns in order to deliver positive results for our economy and society - not just for the present, but for future generations.


Gabriella Pasqualucci

Gabriella Pasqualucci is a rising senior at Pine-Richland High School. At school, Gabriella has been a part of the varsity girls tennis team as well as the school’s chamber choir. Outside of school, Gabriella is a team member of the Chick-Fil-A in Wexford and attends Saints John & Paul's Parish. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with friends and visiting her grandpa in Ohio. After graduating high school, Gabriella plans to attend a 4-year university to study political science and potentially go onto law school. Gabriella has been a passionate, vocal republican her whole life and is excited to see what this next campaign season has in store.


Tyler Dougherty

Tyler Dougherty is a rising Junior at Penn State where he is majoring in Political Science with a minor in History. Tyler first became interested in politics while in high school and his enthusiasm has only grown as he has participated in multiple campaigns and political activities in the years since. After graduation, Tyler plans to attend law school and aspires to pursue a career as a civil rights attorney focusing on first amendment law. In his spare time, Tyler enjoys golfing, reading, and traveling.


Benjamin Pizon

Benjamin Pizon is a senior at North Allegheny Senior High School. Benjamin has always enjoyed studying history and was inspired to participate more fully in local government in the months preceding the 2020 election. He has spent over a decade serving his local community as a Boy Scout and recently attained the rank of Eagle. Aside from his interest in local government, Benjamin is a scholar, athlete, and artist. He is a member of the National Honor Society, Varsity Track, and Cross Country Teams, and he plays trumpet in the Tiger Marching Band. Benjamin has also been awarded Silver Keys for photographic submissions in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Benjamin Plans to attend college to major in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.


Andrew Sveda

Andrew Sveda is a junior Political Science and Theology major at the University of Notre Dame.  At Notre Dame, Andrew is a Viewpoint Columnist for the University’s daily newspaper, The Observer, and is a member of the Young Americans for Freedom chapter on campus.  In his free time, Andrew enjoys reading, playing the piano, and spending time with his family.  Having never worked on a political campaign before, he is excited to learn more and gain real-world experience in this field.

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