Who We Are
Founded By and For Teens
Hello! My name is Charlotte Hampton, and I’m a senior at the High School of American Studies at Lehman College in New York. I live on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, and I love American history, dancing, writing, and reading (currently reading Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie!). It's easy to be sucked into the web of misinformation and disinformation online, but nuanced, fact-based reporting is essential to our democracy. As a uniquely polarized generation, Gen-Z has to fight for a truthful narrative.
I'm Isabel, a senior at the High School of American Studies at Lehman College in New York. I live in the West Village of Manhattan and love running, reading, exploring gardens, and petting dogs. I believe in defending press freedom because I believe in defending the truth and our right to know the truth. Press freedom is a crucial pillar of our democracy that allows us to hold power accountable, engage in free dialogue, and share our ideas and perspectives. With press freedom in retreat globally, it's now more important than ever that we stand up for it.
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Filomena Baker, Althea Collier, Silas Flessig, April Hattori, Maybelle Keyser-Butson, Ellora Klein, Ashleigh McDermott, Mira Meola, Gabriella Meyerhoff, Elizabeth Obrusnik, Morgan Pearlstein, Shyra Rahman, Rahul Raman, Delia Rune, Felix Stimets
Leila Buchan, Matthieu Choueiri, Emma Cook, Caitlin Kluger, Peter Kotchev, Isabella Lindsay, Nicole Manning, Naomi Mathewson, Stefanie Mitchell, Peter Rooney, Natalie Roston, Helen Stone, Kevin Tannum
Mia Cooper, Riti Dey, Amen Dilawar, Sami-Campana Gladstone, Lily Echeverria, Sam Ferrera, Gwendolyn McNamara, Katie Pan, Mia Penner, Sofia Williams
Media Relations Team
Gertie Angel, Sami Campana-Gladstone, Luci Garza, Fabiha Khanam, Gwendolyn McNamara, Ifeoma Okwuka, Aima Riaz, Alya Satchu, Daniel Schneiderman, Margaux Stehle, Adelaide Sutfin
Benjamin Barham-Wiese, Agatha German, Tenzin Jobe, Violet Paull
Maya Brener, Sophie Brettschneider, Hale Briner, Bernard Condon, Justine Choueiri, Nora Demak, Abdoul Diallo, Kal Ferretti, Zoey Ford, Helena Gelman, Maxi Glanz, Benjamin Gordon, Max Greenhill, Joaquin Guevara-Ho, Huckleberry Hannemann, Talia Homer, Charlotte Kim, Emily Kim, Jessie Lipschutz, Lucy Meola, Gabi McBride, Michelle Osorio, Katie Pan, Nazira Rahman, Abigail Ramirez, Harry Rhone, Matilda Simons, Amena Steenhuis, Dev Stolkiner, Maya Stone, Alyce Tanner, Hannah Torok, Tonia Volvovskaya, Julia Wysokińska, Mohammad Zayd, Tim Zhillin
Laurence Tribe is an American legal scholar who is a University Professor Emeritus at Harvard University. Tribe is a constitutional law scholar and helped write the constitutions of South Africa, the Czech Republic, and the Marshall Islands. Tribe has argued 35 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and was appointed in 2010 by President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder to serve as the first senior counselor for Access to Justice.
Niko Perez is the program manager of free expression and education at PEN America. Perez co-directs the Free Speech Advocacy Institute and hosts Free Speech Live!, a biweekly series of youth-oriented discussions focusing on contemporary issues related to free speech, open exchange, human rights, and democracy.