Zachary Suri is the co-host, co-producer, and poet-in-residence for This is Democracy. Zachary is a student at Liberal Arts and Science Academy High School in Austin, Texas where he concentrates his studies in languages, history, and the biomedical sciences and serves on the Diversity Council, Student Equity Council, and Campus Advisory Council. His poetry has been published by numerous publications, including CNN.com and Urbanitus.com. Zachary is the 2022-2023 Austin Youth Poet Laureate and a recipient of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Silver Key and AISD Trustees’ Scholar Award. You can hear him discuss his poetry on public radio. In the fall of 2023 he will begin his undergraduate studies at Yale University.