Elias Ephron

Elias Ephron (he/him) is a rising senior at Bard College, majoring in political science and Spanish studies. In summer 2021, he interned at PEN America in the Free Expression and Education program, where he worked with fellow interns on research and fact-checking for the “Educational Gag Orders” report. He has also recently worked as an office assistant at Bard Prison Initiative (BPI), and as a tutor in his college’s writing centre. Having grown up among many artists and writers, he is passionate about creative expression at its intersection with human rights, and sees art for its broad potential as a means of political resistance. Aside from New York, he has lived in Los Angeles, the UK, and Germany. In his free time he loves reading, writing poetry and short stories, learning languages, and cooking with friends.

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