San Antonio, Texas, United States
Anthony Kayruz, from San Antonio, Texas, is pursuing a JD at Stanford Law School, and a master’s degree in business administration at Stanford Graduate School of Business. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Yale University as a Human Rights Scholar and a Journalism Scholar with a bachelor’s degree in ethics, politics, and economics. Anthony aspires to advocate for human rights through law, multimedia journalism, and public policy. At Yale, he served as Chairman of the Independent Party of the Yale Political Union and Editor-in-Chief of The Politic, Yale’s magazine of politics and culture. Anthony has been a reporter for Yale’s MacMillan Center, a staff writer for the Toledo Blade, and a journalist for NBC News, with his work appearing on Today, Dateline, The Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC Specials, and NBC Digital. He helped launch NBC News Now, a streaming network aimed at millennials and Gen Xers. Before joining NBC, Anthony worked for the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project, JUNTA for Progressive Action, and the Florence Immigration and Refugee Rights Project, where he built legal cases for Central American and Mexican child asylum-seekers. He has won the William J. Foltz Journalism Prize and a Paul Block Journalism Fellowship for his reporting and an Arthur Liman Public Interest Fellowship for his human rights work.