COURTNEY SYMONE STATON is an outreach coordinator with Public Impact, supporting the implementation and outreach teams for the national Opportunity Culture initiative, which aims to extend the reach of excellent teachers and their teams to more students. As an undergraduate at UNC-Chapel Hill, Ms. Staton was the co-president of the Campus Y, the largest service organization on campus. In this role, she oversaw more than 30 student committees providing community service and action on the frontiers of social justice. She received the Edward Kidder Graham Award, given to the graduating senior who has made the most outstanding contribution to the university in an officially recognized student organization through consistent leadership, dedication, and innovation in support of the overall mission of the university. She was also inducted into UNC’s highest honorary organization, the Order of the Golden Fleece. Ms. Staton served as a lead producer and impact producer of “Silence Sam,” a student-led documentary on the movement to remove a Confederate monument, which has screened in BlackStar, Indie Grits, and others. Outside of Public Impact, Ms. Staton continues to coordinate a national campaign to elevate the voice of youth activists, which she began as a 2018 NeXt Doc Fellow; she also speaks on elevating the voice and power of people of color in journalism and filmmaking. Ms. Staton holds a B.A. in photo and video journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.