Brandon Mond is open about his political allegiances. The 22-year-old is a development associate at Berger Hirschberg Strategies, a downtown Washington firm that raises funds for Democratic candidates and progressive causes. The firm targets potential donors and makes strategic development planning for nonprofit groups.

Mond worked first as a fellow at the firm while he was a senior at University of Texas-Austin before being hired this year and is a resident at Moishe House Washington D.C. – Capitol Hill.