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Melissa Lent is a journalist and content creator based in New York City. She has a strong interest in health and wellness, investigative news, multimedia production, and local stories. She's currently a visiting fellow for Center for an Urban Future and a Media Studies lecturer for her alma mater. Melissa graduated from CUNY Hunter College with one BA in Media Studies and another in Creative Writing. Her mission in life is to highlight the invisible stories through innovative storytelling.
Isabel Gouse is currently working at the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene as a NYC Urban Fellow. She has a strong interest in public health and ensuring that people from all backgrounds have access to quality care. Isabel recently graduated from CUNY Hunter College with majors in Political Science and Public Policy. She intends to continue pursuing a career in public health and focus on advocating for increased access to sexual and reproductive care both domestically and abroad.
Channel Kindness is a digital platform created by Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation. It is a safe space for young people to tell their stories of kindness, resilience, and community. By highlighting the people and organizations that are doing good in their communities, Channel Kindness’ audience is inspired to create a kinder and braver world, one story at a time.