Henry Wright is an 18-year old writer, humanitarian, and refugee advocate from New York City. While studying abroad in Rome, Henry volunteered alongside Syrian refugees in a kitchen created to support the local Syrian refugee community. Since then, through the processes of the 100 Million Campaign, Henry has been an outspoken advocate for the rights of refugees worldwide.
In 2020, as a result of his experiences in activism, Henry was elected to the Executive Committee of Education Cannot Wait, making him the first young person democratically elected to a governing body of a global humanitarian fund to represent the voice of the youth. At ECW, Henry now represents over 80 youth-led organizations from across Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Additionally, Henry has worked for numerous political campaigns in New York, as well as the U.S. Department of Defense’s Language Regional Expertise and Cultural Program. He also edits the political journal Transnational Politics, through which he conducts bi-monthly interviews.