Henry Hicks IV (he/him) is a Washington, D.C.-based writer and organizer. Prior to joining PEN America, Henry has organized with Relentless to build relational-first programs for Democratic and progressive campaigns; with the Kamala Harris For the People presidential campaign; and with Tennessee-based racial justice and voting rights nonprofit, The Equity Alliance. Additionally, Henry has spent time in the offices of former U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05) and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), as well as at AmeriCorps HQ, where he supported the mission of the Biden-Harris Administration.
Henry is a graduate of Oberlin College, is a 2020 Harry S. Truman Scholar, and was most recently a finalist for the 2023 Rhodes Scholarship. In his spare time, he works as a freelance writer and reporter. His work has appeared in In These Times, Teen Vogue, The Brooklyn Rail, Bolts, and more.