Sam Rechek is a rising junior at the University of South Florida in Tampa majoring in Political Science and Philosophy with minors in Economics and History. Sam is passionate about the First Amendment's value for democratic law and society, and his activities on campus reflect this dedication. Sam is the president and founder of a student organization dedicated to engaging students with their First Amendment protections on campus, and he recently co-authored a manuscript exploring social media users' tendency to avoid diverse political opinions. This past summer, Sam interned at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, and this summer he will be researching freedom of information law with the Florida First Amendment Foundation. After college, he aspires to attend law school and become an appellate judge. A native of Eau Claire, Wisconsin, Sam enjoys playing tennis, discovering new music, and eating.