Sophomore at the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, IN, studying Political Science and Global Affairs, with a minor in Business Economics. On campus, he is a member of the Hesburgh-Yusko Scholars’ Program and a Research Assistant with the Kellogg International Scholars Program. He is also involved with Unleashed Social Ventures and the Notre Dame IDEA Center. Outside of his studies, he is an entrepreneur with a track record of leading social-impact startups. Furthermore, he is passionate about civic engagement, having recently held an internship at the Mackinac Center for Public Policy and volunteered with statewide political campaigns. As an Eagle Scout, Justin is committed to principled and pragmatic leadership in all his endeavors. In his free time, he is an avid reader and traveler, passionate about providing opportunities for young people in his community and beyond.
Kate Martinez, COO
Sophomore at Loyola University in Baltimore, MD. She will be studying biochemistry and is planning to get involved in her school and its surrounding community. Kate has loved reading for years and understands the true impact that books can have on a child and their future. Because of this, she is excited to help bring literary materials to children who wouldn’t otherwise have access to them.
Ore James, Communications Director
Senior attending high school in Texas. Ore is very involved in several school and community organizations. She has served as a staff writer for several online publications in addition to editing her school newspaper, school literary magazine, and the international student journal JOURNYS. She is also an active member of several academic competition teams. As a lover of books and learning, she is very passionate about promoting education and literacy to youth across the globe.