Quincy has an interest in a multitude of social justice issues, such as intersectional feminism, the fight for queer liberation, and being pissed off at taking on student debt. It was these interests and issues that got her into organizing, along with Bernie Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign. She was brought to NHYM through year-round, multi-issue organizing, and a belief in the power of young people to effect change in New Hampshire. She appreciated the overwhelming opportunities for growth and input. When she’s not organizing, Quincy likes to read, take care of her plants, swim, go to museums, hang out with her younger brother, and pet cats.
Ben Kremer (he/him)
Ben is our Training & Operations Director. He started organizing when he was in college at UNH during the climate justice movement, working to divest UNH's multimillion-dollar endowment from the fossil fuel industry. In fact, Ben was part of the organizing movement at UNH that launched NHYM! Noticing how effectively young people in NH were organized leading up to the 2016 election, they realized the need for year-round organizing that worked both inside and outside of elections, and thus, NHYM was born! When Ben is not organizing, he likes to be outdoors; biking, skiing, climbing, and backpacking!
Organizing Director Sayles got involved in organizing as a college student in Iowa, working around climate justice and free college/college affordability issues. He then moved to New Hampshire to work with NHYM, excited about the opportunity to organize a powerful statewide youth movement. Sayles is now our hardworking Organizing Director! When he’s not organizing, Sayles likes to play Ultimate Frisbee, hike, go to the beach, play music, and play chess.
Grace started organizing in her freshman year of college when she worked the midterms. As a first-generation American, the 2016 election was impactful for her and ultimately was what radicalized her. Grace learned more about leftist issues and theory through the internet, and going to college gave her the freedom to start expressing her ideals. Unfortunately, Grace’s experience during the NH midterms was a negative one; she was then introduced to NHYM, where she found a community of young people that shared her ideals. Now she puts her ideals to work as our Wellness & Culture Director! When she’s not organizing, Grace loves to sing! She sings and teaches in the classical school of thought and one of her biggest passions is combining everything she’s learned about social issues and bringing that to the classical world and classical technique.
JB got their start organizing in high school, after becoming increasingly interested in anarchism and activism through music and their extracurricular reading. They continued organizing in college in areas like police abolition, unionization and workers’ rights, environmentalism, and more. As a chronically ill person, JB values accessibility in organizing spaces, and that’s what drew them to communications work, specifically – now, they are NHYM’s Deputy Communications Director. They became involved in NHYM in the summer of 2020 during the Defund the Police campaign. When they’re not organizing, JB likes to watch anime and read manga, play video games, ride bikes, and go to local shows.
Morgan is passionate about a number of issues and campaigns, including Black Lives Matter, defunding police and prisons, healthcare and mental health accessibility, and housing. These interests are what brought her to NHYM. She's now been with us as our Deputy Organizing Director since the Spring of 2022; as our Deputy Organizing Director, she manages our college hubs and supports all of our fieldwork.
One day, Jonathan decided that he was tired of complaining about what was happening around him, and decided that he wanted to take action to help effect change. As a result, he was introduced to the wonderful world of organizing. In the fall of 2021, Jonathan canvassed for NHYM-endorsed candidates in municipal elections, thus becoming part of the NHYM base. Almost a year later, he acts as one of our Deputy Development & Operations Directors! When Jonathan isn’t organizing, he likes to spend time with his family and friends, hike, and golf.
Hayden is NHYM’s Deputy Political Director. He got his start organizing through anti-imperialist and anti-militarization work, particularly in relation to Korea and the Phillippines. He deeply understood the need to mobilize people power to uphold human rights and sovereignty, and this brought him to organizing work. He wanted to help apply this to his home state, as well as learn about ways to achieve people-driven change around local issues, and that’s how he found NHYM. Other issues that are important to Hayden include criminal justice and housing. When he’s not organizing, Hayden enjoys hiking, mapmaking, and geeking out over ancient history and public transportation!
The results of the 2016 presidential election shook Ruby's faith in our electoral system and led them to seek ways to get involved in making a difference in their community. They took action in their high school through student organizing, starting with a protest in response to the Parkland School shooting. They soon found 350NH and became heavily involved in student climate activism. Ruby came across NHYM in college, and we are now lucky enough to have them as our Data Organizer! Ruby likes to be outside, make music, and play games with friends in their spare time.
Aidan comes from a background of teaching various age groups through City Year. After working in the Manchester school district, Aidan became passionate about making NH a more equitable place for everyone. He brings with him a deep understanding of justice, equity, and anti-oppression, and it’s evident through his passion for the work we do at NHYM. As our Communications Organizer, Aidan will help bring Granite Staters into the organization to tell their stories. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, baseball and basketball, hiking, and is a big Star Wars fan!
Growing up in California, Abby was exposed to a lot of socioeconomic issues. As she got older, Abby began to notice how our systems don't work for people and wanted to do something about it. It was during the summer of 2020, when Abby's family moved to NH, that Abby got into organizing, fighting for diversity, equity, and inclusion policies in schools, along with focusing on other issues like reproductive justice. Abby began as an NHYM volunteer and after finding their political home here, chose to commit to the movement! This summer, Abby will join our other field organizers working on LGBTQ+ rights and housing. When not knocking doors and organizing their community, Abby likes to hike, go to concerts, swim in natural bodies of water, and spend time with her friends.
Muriel has been focused on activism work for a while, starting by fighting for systemic change to protect student survivors of interpersonal violence on college campuses. Through her organizing experience, Muriel became connected with NHYM and found an organizing home within the larger base. Now, Muriel is one of our field organizers, focusing on LGBTQ+ rights and housing this summer.
Carley got involved in social issues while in college, writing for her campus newspaper. The experience inspired her to become more invested and continue speaking up about the issues that mattered to her. Carley learned about NHYM through an internship with our partners at the New Hampshire Reproductive Freedom Fund, where she did important work to help NH residents access abortion services. Now, she’s working as one of our Field Organizers, using her talents to advance our summer campaign issues. When Carley isn’t out in the field, she is probably hiking (and working to complete the NH48!), skiing, reading, hanging out with her friends, or listening to Taylor Swift!
Lane has been a long-time advocate, always speaking up on the issues that matter to her. She decided to take the next step and learn how to organize people and build power, leaning into her potential to create change in our state. She was involved in NHYM’s high school cohort, and decided to further engage on our summer campaign issues. Now, she’s one of our hardworking field organizers! In her free time, Lane likes to do all things active – soccer, tennis, and hiking, just to name a few! – read and journal, and spend time with her family and friends.
Student Coordinators (by school)
Jacob is an environmental enthusiast who was radicalized by the climate justice movement and soon discovered how climate justice intersects with a number of other issues that affect him and the community. He was previously involved with the Sunrise Movement. After moving to New Hampshire to study conservation at UNH, he found NHYM while searching for a way to get involved in movement work again. Now he is our Distributed Organizer! When he’s not organizing, Jacob loves to be outside; running, skiing, camping, fishing, and biking!
Narayan got involved in organizing during the 2020 election when he started joining political clubs at school and canvassing for various candidates. He was introduced to NHYM by a friend and found a deep connection between his values and NHYM’s. Now, Narayan acts as one of our High School Coordinators, helping to engage more students and show them how young people can make a difference. When he’s not organizing, Narayan likes to listen to audiobooks, play sports with his friends, and play the violin.
Lily is one of our High School Coordinators. As a young, queer, Chinese-American, Lily learned that, to secure a positive future for herself and other young people who dream of a better world, she needs to advocate and speak out. While looking for something to get involved in through high school, Lily was drawn to NHYM as a movement of young people devoted to creating that better future. When Lily is not organizing with fellow students, she likes to listen to music, read, cook, knit, and participate in outdoor activities in our state!