Meet our dedicated team

Ranging from content developers to programmers, there’s a role for everyone at Crossing The Divide. View our team and learn more about applying.

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Emiliano Garcia-López

Emiliano Garcia-López

Emiliano founded CTD to facilitate respectful political discussions at his school. Seeing success, he brought CTD to over 20 schools across the country. Emiliano is responsible for CTD's general strategy and overseeing all content creation.

Founder, Strategy
Turner Merritt

Turner Merritt

Turner has been with CTD since its inception. He has written many of our briefs on controversial issues. Turner primarily serves as a writer but also helps run the Trinity Branch and define general strategy.

Writing, Strategy
Enoch Sanchez

Enoch Sanchez

Along with making numerous appearances on our materials page, Enoch has spearheaded CTD’s social marketing efforts, running our TikTok, YouTube and Instagram accounts. Enoch also helps run the Trinity branch.

Saeed Samra

Saeed Samra

Saeed has contributed many briefs to our team page and serves as our primary editor. Having made corrections to nearly every brief, Saeed is responsible for defining the direction of CTD’s written content and ensuring its impartiality.

Chloe Wolf

Chloe Wolf

Chloe, our youngest team member, has created a range of materials for CTD. She has a keen interest in politics, which enables her to write materials that represent the views of millions of Americans.

Daniel Arcidiacono

Daniel Arcidiacono

Daniel, along with Ocracy and Turner, started CTD’s second-ever branch at Trinity School. He created some of our website’s graphics and has contributed several briefs to our materials page.

Raj Reddy

Raj Reddy

Raj, being one of CTD’s newest members, has already made a mark on our organization. He has helped with digital marketing, outreach, and with defining our strategic vision. He also leads our PA branch, aided by Daksh Goyal.


Do you want to join the CTD executive team?
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Branch Leaders:

Alina Sohail

The Oakwood School

Aliya Alam

Skyline Michigan

Arnav Chithur

Shadyside Academy

Ayan Jung

Cary Academy

Aydin Sabu

Ravenscroft School

Ben Ashley

Jordan High School

Ben Driggers

Triangle Math and Science Academy

Daksh Goyal

North Allegheny High School

Ebose Arhuidese

Durham School of the Arts

Emma Chekan

East Chapel Hill High School

Javierandre Luna

Middle College High School

Meron Bogale

Durham School of Arts

Nathan Gong

Plano East Senior High

Nevaeh Gregory

Cinco Ranch High School

Omar Farook

Athens Drive High School

Prince Rivers

Trinity School of Durham and Chapel Hill

Rabia Nasir

Holly Springs High School

Saf Yousef

Research Triangle High School

Siddharth Rau


Simon Pearl

Newark Academy

Viswa Kurapati

Raleigh Charter High School

Will Posey

Durham Tech

Want to start your own CTD branch?
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