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Lauren A.R. Koslow
Adam Powell is a lifelong resident of Montgomery, Alabama, joined SPUSA in November of 2016 and was a founding member of the party’s first chapter in the state, the Socialist Party of Central Alabama (SPCA). In addition, he is the Executive Editor of The Socialist as well as the National Vice Co-Chair for SPUSA. Powell graduated from Troy University with a degree in Print Journalism and Creative Writing in 2005 and since then has worked for newspapers and online news sources all across the state and nation. He also teaches classical guitar and music theory and performs throughout the Southeast. He is married and has a daughter and a son.
Lauren A.R. Koslow is celebrating ten years as a socialist. She appreciates the intersection of socialism with the other facets of her life: animal rights, public libraries, and The Episcopal Church. She holds a BA from Boston University and a MLIS from Rutgers University. She works as an adult services librarian and organizes a vegan group as well as a chapter of Direct Action Everywhere. She is married with two cats, Patience and Fortitude (named for the lions of the NYPL), and resides in South Carolina.
Jennifer Rampollo is a member of the National Action Committee and an active at-large member from Florida.
Zach Medeiros is a writer, activist, and history student from Long Beach, California. He serves as the Male Co-Chair of the Socialist Party’s International Relations Committee. His major interests include international affairs, with a special focus on North Africa, and the Middle East in general and Syria in particular. Zach’s inspiration is to build a revolutionary socialist movement, which he reports leads him to read, “too damn much for his own damn good.” He also confesses that he does not believe in the State of Delaware, is not a horse, and has no plans to change either of those things in the future.
Steve Rossignol is Archivist for the Socialist Party USA.
Elliott Glover is a writer and undergraduate engineering student from Alabama. Starting to be involved with socialist activism from college, he assisted in founding the second SPUSA local in the state and currently serves as the Chair of the East Alabama local. He is an assignment editor on protests for The Socialist.
Nathan Cochran is an at-large member from Chadron, Nebraska. He graduated from Chadron State College in 2018 with a degree in English literature and writing, and spends his days working in a school cafeteria while he waits to be called as a substitute teacher.
Joshua B. is an at-large member from California. He has been apart of the Socialist Party USA since 2012. He is a part time student and a full time worker.