Zachary studied political science at Columbia University. He was the co-coordinator of the Columbia Urban Experience pre-orientation program, a week-long program that introduced incoming first-year students to different communities within New York City through community service partnerships and critical academic discussion. He also served as a coordinator for the Men of Color Alliance, a multicultural community building organization. Zachary discovered his spark for political engagement while attending The American Legion Boys State of Kansas summer program, and he hopes to similarly inspire other Kansas youth. Uniting Zachary’s varied interests is a desire to build connections University people from diverse backgrounds and to facilitate growth in pursuit of a common goal.