Loralei Cook is a student at Arizona Connections Academy and a member of the National Honors Society. In her sophomore year of high school, she joined her school’s Gay-Straight Alliance Club and founded the Galliard International Review, a literary magazine dedicated to promoting the work of young women, LGBTQ+, and BIPOC writers. While serving as the editor-in-chief of this magazine, she became active in LGBTQ+ advocacy, joining GLSEN Phoenix’s SHINE Team, a select group of LGBTQ+ youth activists, and GLSEN Phoenix’s Policy Committee. Loralei then started Queer on Campus, a student-led initiative encouraging LGBTQ+ inclusion and support in the education system. She is also a Bill Researcher and Lobbyist for HER: Empowered and an Activism and Politics Contributor for Et Cetera Magazine, where she urges for the empowerment of women in politics. Striving to create safe spaces for all of Arizona’s students, Loralei hopes that her future contributions will further diversity, equity, and kindness in the community.