Iziah Thomspon is a Nneka Fritz scholar at NYU Wagner
School of Public Service and policy analyst. His
interests in the intersection of policy and politics has
landed his work on Huff Post, the Fair Observer, and
Truthout. He currently serves as the Public Urban
Planning and Research Fellow at the New York Building 
Congress and contributes policy analysis to a leading pro-
science political organization, People for Reason and

Prior to his current role, Iziah served in Americorps where he traveled the American south responding to natural disasters and rebuilding infrastructure.

Iziah enjoys bringing research and data to people via compelling articles and data visualizations. Whether it was in his column "This Week in Congress" and corresponding video series or in illuminating social media posts, his focus is on bridging the gap between what is exhibited in academic journals and policy memos, and where the public discourse is. Iziah believes that our society works better when people are given access to good information and policymakers use research-based approaches to move the country forward.

He likes VR Tech, writing long stories, and speaking to youth about empowerment. He can be contacted at [email protected] 

Interesting Facts

Iziah  co-founded a youth engagement organization in high school.  As political advocacy chairman, he was able to increase civic awareness in students. The organization's annual youth event hosted the likes of Burute
Kafele and filled the high school auditorium on weekends with 1,000 actively engaged

Iziah instructed golf under New Jersey PGA's #1 ranked youth golf instructor, Bill Castner.

Since the age of seven, he had been teaching golf. From his work with the First Tee to the Special Olympics, he has been using a game I love to give back.

As his hometown, Plainfield, NJ looked to rebrand, Iziah was featured in the nationally broadcast  commercial,  "Historical Plainfield."  His other credits include a guest appearance on National Radio BKS1 show Let’s Talk About It! and as a speaker at the City of Plainfield 
Youth Summit featuring Marc Lamont Hill, PHD
regular on MSNBC.

Business Email & Personal Email [email protected]