Zachary Kaplan graduated from Central Bucks High School South in Warrington, Pennsylvania. He was a leader in high school organizations as an Eagle Scout, Vice President of student government, and President of the National Honor Society. Kaplan also served as a Congressional intern. He is pursuing majors in American Studies amd Political Science. Kaplan is a Carolina Kickoff counselor and an Admissions Ambassador, among other campus involvements. In his first year as a Bonner Leader, Kaplan served as a Center Assistant with the Rogers Road Community Center (which was forced to close in August 2012), assisting with the Bread Wrapping and Distribution project, Community Garden, and Afterschool Tutoring Program. This year, Kaplan and fellow Bonner Daron Holman will conduct policy research related to the Rogers Road and the effect of the Community Center’s closing, and assist with initiatives at the Marian Cheek Jackson Center. Kaplan will also raise awareness of the Rogers Road community’s struggle for environmental, economic and social justice through contributing articles to the Jackson Center’s monthly newsletter, “The Northside News“.