The Youth and Media Project’s driving vision is to foreground youth voices in research and policy-making processes. The Youth Advisors are carefully selected high school-aged youth leaders with a passion for the Internet, who work with and advise the Youth and Media Team on the research challenges we face.
Elsa Brown studies at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She primarily works in illustration and digital art, and hopes to become an illustrator and comic book creator. She is interested in online creative content and the value of online discussion. At Youth and Media Elsa has created illustrations that were then paired with YaM reports, briefs, and slides.
Tess Carney is a sophmore at the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School. She is interested in the field of behavioral economics, and how people can be consistently irrational in their decision making. In terms of the internet she’s highly fascinated by the ways that people form communities and collectives via crowd controlled mediums and conceive amazing things, especially in regards to how young people interact and create online. She also is interested in creative writing, urban planning, history, and has recently discovered a love of chemistry. In her free time she plays video games, spends time with her family, and voraciously reads everything she can get her hands on.