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Ryan Adell

Founder & Executive Director

Ryan started the Next Generation Politics movement in 2016 to demilitarize political discussion and to make bipartisanship the "new normal" of government. He likes to swim and his favorite TV show is Big Brother. Ryan engages in every facet of NGP, from initiating new programs to hosting events, so if you’re interested in NGP, don’t hesitate to send him a message—whether you want to talk politics or start a chapter!

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A diverse group of leaders who are pushing boundaries through persistence and innovation 

Photo of Ryan Arranz Ryan Arranz Director of Outreach & Expansion

Ryan Arranz is a senior at North Babylon High School. As Director of Outreach and Expansion, he works to grow the influence of Next Generation Politics through new events and innovation of management and partnerships. Ryan hopes to continue expanding Next Generation Politics by widening its breadth and collaborating with local organizations and elected officials....

Photo of Avalon Fenster Avalon Fenster Director of Diversity

Avalon Zborovsky-Fenster is a sophomore at the Stony Brook School on Long Island, New York and the Director of Diversity for Next Generation Politics. Avalon interns for NY Congressman Tom Suozzi and the Suffolk County Democrats, and she volunteers with the Long Island Cares Harry Chapin Food Bank....

Photo of Joseph MacKenna Joseph MacKenna Director of Civic Engagement

Joseph MacKenna is a 17 year old senior at Kings Park High School. Hailing from Long Island, New York, Joseph is currently the Director of Civic Engagement of Next Generation Politics. Joseph is actively involved within his school and community through the Site-Based Committee, Student Council, Mock Trial , and Model United Nations....

Photo of Noah Rothstein Noah Rothstein Director of Event Coordination

Noah Rothstein is a passionate student at North Babylon High School in the realm of government politics and his desire to eliminate political apathy among Generation Z. He plans to oversee and organize successful events that allow our members a chance to learn about government and the political process....

Photo of Nick Sawicki Nick Sawicki Editor-in-Chief, NGP Blog

Nick Sawicki is a junior at Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Editor-in-Chief of the Next Generation Politics Blog. Nick is an avid writer and journalist, and he is editor-in-chief of the Next Generation Politics Blog. Additionally, Nick is editor-in-chief of his school’s newspaper and captain of his school’s Science Olympiad team....

Photo of Chase Schare Chase Schare Communications Director

Chase Schare, a senior at Commack High School, is the Communications Director of Next Generation Politics. In his position, Chase is responsible for reaching out to elected officials, scholars, and activists to speak at NGP events. Aside from his passion for politics, Chase is a junior volunteer at Huntington Hospital, and a member of the Hebrew Culture Club at his school....

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