YPP Network Description

The MacArthur Research Network on Youth and Participatory Politics (YPP) formed out of recognition that youth are critical to the future of democracy and that the digital age is introducing technological changes that are impacting how youth develop into informed, engaged, and effective actors.

Alexandra Margolin

Alexandra Margolin is the Program Specialist of the Media Activism & Participatory Politics (MAPP) project at USC and comes from a background in Ethnic Studies, non-profit organizing, and grassroots media production. Prior to joining the MAPP team, Alex served as the Community Engagement Coordinator at the Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies (IDAAS) at the Claremont Colleges- working to engage students, staff, and faculty in community-based learning. This ranged from advising student research projects to teaching a field-based course partnering Claremont students with individuals studying for the US Citizenship Exam. She received her B.A. in history from Pitzer College and an M.A. in Asian American Studies from UCLA. Her interests include: social constructions of multiraciality through foodways, social justice learning, and youth empowerment through the arts.