Meet Our Scholars
Rene Plessner Scholarship
Zander Moricz is the youngest public plaintiff in the “Don’t Say Gay” lawsuit against Governor DeSantis and the state of Florida, as well as the founder and executive director of the Social Equity and Education Initiative. Since 2019, Zander has grown the SEE Initiative into a movement of over 1,000 Floridian organizers, leading the state’s student response to hateful legislation. With a current focus on the “Don’t Say Gay” law, Zander has given analyses on CNN and MSNBC as well as testimony to the Florida Senate. As the president of the Board at Florida Model United Nations, Florida’s largest independent Model UN program, Zander created an aid fund that established dozens of MUN programs in Title I schools and provides them with coaching, curriculum, and financial support. He is also the Central-Eastern director of communications for Diversify Our Narrative, a national organization with more than 6,000 organizers.