About the Founder
“Listen to the wisdom of this young person.”
—Nikhil Goyal, author of “Schools on Trial: How Freedom and Creativity Can Fix Our Educational Malpractice”
Sam Gorman is only in high school, but he doesn’t see his age as a limitation. Resolute in the belief that all young adults have the power to make a difference in their communities, he hopes to inspire others towards social change. When he isn’t writing for the site or managing its social media presence, he enjoys practicing French and improving his German. Sam currently takes an active role in promoting social issues at Burbank High School while balancing the demands of several AP courses. Sam was selected to receive the 2015 EF Global Citizen Scholarship and spoke at their Global Student Leaders Summit in Davos, Switzerland this summer in front of 1,500 people. He just hopes he can make a difference in people’s lives. Feel free to contact him at the contact portion of the site and he would be happy to get back to you as soon as possible.
About Our Contributors
Michael Bader is a freshman student at the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland who plans to major in International Affairs. He loves Model United Nations and the world of international politics and diplomacy. As a founding member of the Global Organization for Aspiring Leaders, shortened to GOAL, he is also socially active and promotes social entrepreneurship among youth wherever he can. In his free time he travels the world, preferably on a plane since aviation is one of his favorite past times.
Julia Schemmer is a freshman student at the University of California, Riverside as a double major in Political Science and Middle Eastern/Islamic Studies. When she’s not studying for a test or participating in clubs such as Mock Trial, Julia contributes to over thirty outlets, including the Huffington Post, CNN, Buzzfeed, and USA Today College. A seasoned red carpet reporter, Julia aspires to use entertainment as a hook to connect people with global issues. When she’s older, she aspires to become an international human rights lawyer, foreign correspondent and diplomat working to end genocide in the Middle East.
Evan Mehta, a high school senior, constantly strives to improve himself with the tools that he has been dealt. He currently holds a 4.6 cumulative GPA while also taking classes on public policy and international law from the University of Pennsylvania and Duke. Evan will travel to Washington D.C. in 2015 to meet with various political dignitaries and observe a session of Congress as he begins an internship with Congressman Adam Schiff’s office. Evan is also a nationally recognized jazz pianist and composer, having been accepted to the GRAMMY Foundation’s international summer program, the Stanford Jazz Institute, and the Colburn School of Music. He hopes to encourage his peers to enfranchise themselves within their local and national spheres through activism and resourcefulness by provoking meaningful changes in their communities.
Brandon Sugars is in freshman year at UC Santa Cruz as a prospective Business Management Economics major. He is currently lucky enough to have a prestigious internship at Warner Bros. Studios for the four summers he will be at school, where he hopes to ultimately pursue a career with the company. When he’s not working at the studio, Brandon enjoys volunteering and doing whatever he can to better his community. He hopes to provide the readers of Youngchange-Bestchange, as well as his peers, with an insightful outlook on how we can all successfully make an impact on this ever-changing world.