IMANI BENJAMIN

IMANI BENJAMIN-WHARTON WRITER Place of Origin: Miramar, FL      Imani Benjamin-Wharton is a graduate from Georgia State University with a degree in English. She’s an aspiring novelist hoping to write the next great American novel. In her free time, she learns the secrets of survival from her favorite horror Read more…

GABRIEL OSSA

GABRIEL OSSA ASSOCIATE VIDEO EDITOR Place of Origin: Tacoma, WA   Gabriel Ossa is a Georgia State student majoring in film and media, and he’s been living in Georgia since he was 5. Ossa’s family comes from Puerto-Rican and Colombian descent, and he has lived in Puerto Rico for a Read more…

NICOLE COLON-RIVERA

NICOLE COLON-RIVERA DIGITAL EDITOR Place of Origin: Caguas, Puerto Rico      Nicole Colon-Rivera graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts. Her background focuses on 3D and 2D designs. Aside from creating art, she enjoys playing video games and watching horror movies. Read more…

HENRY M. THOMAS

HENRY THOMAS WRITER Place of Origin: Athens, GA​      Henry Thomas is an avid reader, writer and blogger living in Athens, GA. A natural-born contrarian, Thomas is fond of cheap gas station food and all things Atlanta United. In his spare time he likes to climb trees and jam Read more…

JUDITH Y. KIM

JUDITH Y. KIM EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Place of Origin: Glendale, CA     Judith Kim is a hard-nosed journalist with an appetite for the difficult, no matter how controversial. She always has at least 35 tabs open on her Mac, which range from deep TED talks to exposés on the 1st amendment. Read more…

ZEPHANIAH JUDGE

ZEPHANIAH JUDGE VIDEO ASSISTANT Place of Origin: GA When he’s not being our super serious camera man, Valdosta graduate Zephaniah Judge is an enjoyable goof to be around. Follow JUDGE: Instagram Support local journalism. Support independent journalism. Support Avant-Youth. Stuff by this Assistant…

ALEX SCHUMACHER

ALEX SCHUMACHER SENIOR WRITER Place of Origin: Jacksonville, FL      After a short stint as Avant-Youth’s Editor-at-Large, Alex Schumacher retired into being one of our Senior Writers. Schumacher studied Spanish and creative writing at the University of Florida. His favorite part of the day is when he shotguns a Read more…