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Ryan Adell is the Founder of Next Generation Politics (NGP) and served as the organization’s Executive Director from its creation in 2016 to the summer of 2018. Understanding that many of his peers felt distanced from the governmental and political process, Ryan founded NGP to promote civic engagement and cross-partisanship among young people.…
Thanasi Dilos was born in New York City. The son of a Cypriot refugee and Greek lawyer, he has been involved in politics since a very young age. In his freshman year of high school, he started working at The Scoop, where his articles amassed over 500,000 views.…
Gracie Ayres-Doyle is a senior at Wood River High School in Hailey, Idaho. She began working with NGP last year as the Idaho state director and has loved seeing such passion for civic engagement among youth because of the organization.…
Avalon Zborovsky Fenster is a 16 year old first-generation Jewish American and a junior at the Stony Brook School in Long Island, NY. Beyond NGP, she is the Co-Founder and Lead Organizer of March For Our Lives Long Island and the New York State Liaison to March For Our Lives where she is a strong advocate for violence prevention, gun reform, and moral justice in our national and community leaders.…
Katelyn Goodpater is a senior at New Castle High School in New Castle, Indiana. She started her own business teaching art classes at a young age, as well as being a volunteer assistant teacher for her local art center’s youth programs.…
Mateo Portelli was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada to a mother of Salvadoran descent and a father of Greco-Italian descent. Despite his immigrant origins, he’s often referred to as the “Constitution Kid” by his peers. Whether this is due to his almost constant being in possession of a pocket Constitution and Declaration of Independence, or the sheer passion with which he discusses the founding of the American Revolution, Mateo is an American at heart and mind.…
Nick Sawicki is currently a Senior at Shady Side Academy in Pittsburgh, PA. He has served as the editor-in-chief of NGP Blog for the past three years and enjoys posting articles that further Generation Z’s voice. Outside of politics, he spends a lot of time leading Shady Side’s Science Olympiad team as a captain and competes at invitationals across the nation.…
Sanda is passionate about helping young people connect their interests and beliefs with how they can make a difference, at and beyond the ballot box. In response to the complex times we’re living in, the vulnerability of democracy being demonstrated, and the desire to support young people in being on the front lines of change, Sanda is thrilled to be the Executive Director of Next Generation Politics.…