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Get to know

the ATP team

Annika Lilja

Founder and Editor-in-Chief

Annika Lilja is high school student who lives in Minnesota and goes to boarding school in North Carolina. She is deeply passionate about politics and government and founded this website to encourage teens to become informed and involved in current events and politics. She hopes to study political science in college and have a career in politics in the future.

Ella Rowe

Blog Writer

Ella Rowe is a high school student living in New York City. She is the debate captain for her school, as well as captain for the current events club. She is passionate about law, politics, and journalism. In her free time, she likes to play volleyball, listen to music, and hang out with friends and family. 

Anoushka Patel

Blog Writer

Anoushka Patel is a high school student from England, United Kingdom. She is passionate about foreign policy and international relations, hoping to pursue those further in the future. In her spare time, she enjoys crime fiction, writing poems and playing mahjong. 

Andrew Hermann

Blog Writer

Andrew Hermann is a driven high school student from the bustling city of New York. With a true passion for history, politics, and government, Andrew hopes to pursue these fields in college one day. When he's not studying, you can find Andrew on the basketball court, hanging out with friends, or volunteering at his local food pantry.

Ben Kairouz

Blog Writer

Ben Kairouz is a high school student in New York City. He is the founder and co-leader of the Middle Eastern Culture and Appreciation Club at Riverdale Country School in the Bronx. He is passionate about Middle Eastern politics, laws, and the economy. In his free time, Ben enjoys playing soccer and spending time with friends and family.  

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