Advisory Board

As ASNE’s Youth Journalism Initiative plans for future programs and activities, the student advisory board members will serve as the voice of young journalists. They will let us know what is important to them and their peers. We will have an open dialogue throughout the year to share ideas and input. They’ll help us promote our programs and tell us what we could be doing more of. They’ll help us brainstorm new ideas for future contests on this site, as well as on social media.

Are you interested in becoming an advisory board member? We accept applications on a rolling basis. Apply now!


Members of’s Advisory Board participated in a press call with officials at the White House regarding the First Lady’s recent visit to China. You can see the stories they wrote following the call here, here and here.



Inaugural Student Advisory Board members (2013-14)

Katie Atkinson
Union Grove High School
McDonough, Georgia
Class of 2015

Guillermo Villasenor-Baca
Cathedral High School
El Paso, Texas
Class of 2014

Fidelity Ballmer
Foothill Technology High School
Ventura, California
Class of 2016

Emily Chen
The Hun School
Princeton, New Jersey
Class of 2014

Joyce Chen
Elkins High School
Missouri City, Texas
Class of 2016

Anisha Datta
Glencoe High School
Hillsboro, Oregon
Class of 2014

Monica Garcia
Jersey Village High School
Houston, Texas
Class of 2014

Alyssa Isenhour
Bolton High School
Arlington, Tennessee
Class of 2014

Justin Lai
Westwood High School
Austin, Texas
Class of 2014

JeBari Lewis
L.B.Landry-O.Perry Walker College and Career Preparatory
New Orleans, Louisiana
Class of 2014

Yulian Liang
Balboa High School
San Francisco, California
Class of 2014

Basundhara Mukherjee
South Burlington High School
South Burlington, Vermont
Class of 2014

Ellen Pham
Chamberlain High School
Tampa, Florida
Class of 2014

Daniel Qian
East Brunswick High School
East Brunswick, New Jersey
Class of 2014

Shane Rabinowitz
Friends School of Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland
Class of 2014

Annie Schugart
Saint Thomas Aquinas High School
Overland Park, Kansas
Class of 2014

Christopher Sun
Northwood High School
Irvine, California
Class of 2014


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