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Steve Johnson

Steve Johnson

Steve works for a company that creates software to help under-resourced schools reach their full educational potential. Q: What are the goals of your company? A: I work for an education technology startup called PrepFactory and we make standardized test training software for free. We […]

Jessi Alperin

Jessi Alperin

Jessi hosts a podcast called “avocadotoast” that features young-adult perspectives on the social and political happenings in the world around us. Q: How did you develop your interest in pursuing podcast? A: I was listening to podcasts at work because I do a lot of […]

Susette Oñate

Susette Oñate

Susette Oñate is an environmental activist working to reintroduce and rehabilitate native plant and animal species in southern Florida. She led her high school in the relaunch of a butterfly garden that serves as a refuge for endangered butterfly species. She earned the 2016 Brower […]

Detric McCoy

Detric McCoy

Detric is a founding member of Taharka Brothers, a Baltimore-based ice cream shop where customers savor social commentary while enjoying sweet treats. Q: How is Taharka Brothers different from other business models? A: We are a social enterprise, which means that money is not the […]

Kevin Barahona

Kevin Barahona

Kevin is an environmental activist who is working to bring more “real” food to his college campus. Q: How would you describe yourself and the work you do? A: I’m an immigrant from Costa Rica and I’m committed to sustainability through working to transform the […]

Mike Pachulski

Mike Pachulski

Mike works with the McKeesport Preservation Society to protect historic buildings and to share the rich stories that accompany these landmarks in Pittsburgh, PA. Q: What does your organization do and how did you get involved? A: The organization is called the McKeesport Preservation Society […]

Mod Sun

Mod Sun

Mod Sun, whose name stands for “Movement on Dreams Stand Under None,” is a rapper who helped pioneer the “hippy-hop” genre and whose positive lyrics aim to inspire listeners to turn their dreams into reality. Q: As a recording and touring artist, what does it […]

Usjid Hameed

Usjid Hameed

Usjid is an activist who works to promote voter engagement, combat Islamophobia, and enhance political awareness in the Millennial generation. Q: Tell me about how you developed your passion for political activism. A: It really started in high school in 9th grade. I was in this […]

Connor Eliff

Connor Eliff

Connor is an activist who works to create opportunities for college students to travel and implement water solutions in communities in Nicaragua. Q: Give me some background of what you’re doing in Nicaragua. A: I’m here with Global Brigades as a program associate where we work […]

Charlotte Smith

Charlotte Smith

Charlotte is a writer and artist who produces feminism-inspired work to challenge the limiting cultural norms that women endure every day. Q: How did you develop the Wildflower Review? A: The Wildflower was born during the summer of 2016. I was writing a lot and […]