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Thanasi Dilos is 20 years old and a co-founder of Civics Unplugged, a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) social enterprise whose mission is to empower future leaders with the training, funding, and community they need to become civic innovators. Civics Unplugged has graduated over 3,000 Civic Innovation Fellows and moved over $400,000 to support youth-led social change projects across the United States. Thanasi is also a partner at Gotham Labs, an impact venture studio. He is a National Geographic Explorer and Innovator in Residence at Project Liberty.
Jules Terpak is a digital creator who has grown a TikTok following of over 340k by reporting on digital culture. She has interviewed the likes of Noam Chomsky and Andrew Yang, wrote an advice column for The Washington Post about life online, and collaborates with Google on youth research. Terpak considers digital culture to be anything that falls under human-computer interaction: social media, education, work, healthcare, politics, and so on. Technology’s rapid innovation can feel overwhelming for any age demographic and even institution, so she aims to simplify the information for everyone.