Connect: College Access Tutors (Co-Founder, 2019-Present)
Connect is a college access program dedicated to providing all high school students in the city of Providence with access to free and high-quality college application essay support. The goal of Connect is to allow students coming from under-resourced environments to access higher education at the same rate as their wealthier peers. Although all levels of education should be based on meritocracy, a combination of rising tuition costs and a developing market for college application support has given wealthy students an even bigger advantage. Connect aims to close the opportunity gap by providing support for students writing their personal statements to colleges. Equitable access to resources like writing consultation for the college essay is a step towards providing all students an equal opportunity in the college application process. By assembling a staff of volunteers that have recently graduated from top tier colleges and universities, we hope to provide all our tutees with the opportunity for high-quality college essay tutoring.
See website: https://connecttutors.org/
The Difference Principle: Inequality and Power In America (Founder, 2020-Present)
The Difference Principle is blog, monthly research newsletter, and podcast focused on studying the causes and effects of US inequality. The project aims to provide concise and accessible analysis of cutting edge work studying inequality and its relationship to, for example, trade, technology, financialization, and tax policy. To date, The Difference Principle has featured prominent inequality scholars and academics, including Yanis Varoufakis, Walter Scheidel, Andre Perry, and Pascual Restrepo.
See website: https://www.tdpinequality.com/
The Brown University Journal of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics: (Founder & Editor-In-Chief, 2017—2019)
The Brown University Journal of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (JPPE) is a peer reviewed academic journal for undergraduate and graduate students that is sponsored by the Political Theory Project and the Philosophy, Politics, and Economics Society Program at Brown University. The JPPE aims to promote intellectual rigor, free thinking, original scholarship, interdisciplinary understanding, and global leadership. By publishing student works of philosophy, politics, and economics, the JPPE attempts to unite academic fields that are too often partitioned into a single academic discourse. In doing so, the JPPE aims to produce a scholarly product greater than the sum of any of its individual parts. By adopting this model, the JPPE attempts to provide new answers to today’s most pressing questions.
To date, the JPPE has a reach of roughly 10,000 and received hundreds of submissions from young people around the world. It has also published pieces by Paul Krugman, Brookings President John Allen, Yanis Varoufakis, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, and Scotland's First Minister Nichola Sturgeon among other prominent public figures. JPPE has also been used as a template for other journals of PPE at Duke University and the University of Pennsylvania.
See website: https://www.brownjppe.com/