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Bridge the Divide is a political initiative that seeks to promote political conversation amongst youth in a time of great divide in both American and global political affairs. We work to unite politically active students who desire to create change in the world by stimulating conversation in a productive and respectful manner. We are run solely by young people to work towards a more politically-prosperous, collective future for young people.
Co-Founder Joseph Touma is a freshman at Duke University. A graduate of the 2016 Yale Young Global Scholars program and the 2016 Mountaineer Boys State, he plays an active role in his academic community, participating in Student Government, Young Republicans, Key Club, and numerous other organizations. Joseph is also a student-athlete, holding two West Virginia Tennis State Championships.
Co-Founder Clara Nevins is an incoming freshman at Harvard University. Clara is the founder of the nationwide organizations, the UNICEF Young Ambassadors and Change Climate Change. In 2015 she was a delegate with the National Resources Defense Council to the United Nations Paris climate conference, COP21. Clara serves as a youth ambassador to the National Women's March on Washington.
Director, Communications Rachna Shah is a freshman at Dartmouth. She is the co-founder of her school's DECA chapter, Chief of Writing for The Weekly Buzz, and Midwest Representative for the Young Jains of America. Rachna is also a writer and editor for several literary and political magazines, including Polyphony HS, Ember, Young Minds, Little Bookies’, and HerCampus.
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