Mikael Trench is VOX's Multimedia Teen Editor. He is a freshman at the Savannah College of Art and Design, where he plans to major in animation. He has a deep passion and love for all things cinema, especially animation, scifi, horror or anything made by Quentin Tarantino. Mikael has created a host of claymation short films that can all be found on his YouTube channel, Cyclops Studios.
Jahleelah Shaheed, Arts & Entertainment Editor
Jahleelah Shaheed is VOX's Arts, Culture and Entertainment Teen Editor, and a senior at Creekside High School. They are passionate about equality, contemporary art and alternative music. They are also a queer teen artist and activist with a love for poetry.
Sebastian Van Erk, News & Features Editor
Sebastian Van Erk is a sophomore at Grady High School. He was born in The Dirty South on July 3, 2001, to parents of American and Dutch nationality. He has a keen appreciation of street art, particularly the unsanctioned pieces outside of the conventional art world. Sebastian also spends his time on the dangerous end of a hot piece of steel as a blacksmith and metal artist. Sebastian has been member of VOX since attending VOX Media Cafe at the tender angst-ridden, prepubescent age of 12. He has now matured into our features and news editor, and a devilishly handsome young lad. When not “memeing it up” he can be found shredding gnar’ through the ill-paved streets of Atlanta.
Akhil Vaidya, VOX Investigates Editor
Akhil Vaidya, VOX Investigates Teen Editor for our semester-long special about race, is a senior at Johns Creek High School. He is a self-proclaimed foodie and enjoys struggling to speak Spanish. You can often find him writing essays for fun, shouting at the television, or in the drive-through line at Taco Bell.
Ameerah DeChabert, Atlanta Teen Voices Editor
Ameerah DeChabert is a passionate individual who enjoys helping and inspiring others. Her role this semester is to help curate the original content — poetry, stories, art — from teens all around metro Atlanta through our Atlanta Teen Voices program.