Meet the Board of Directors for the Student Gun Violence Summit:
Abbey Clements has been a teacher for over 26 years. On December 14, 2012, she and her 2nd grade students survived the tragedy at Sandy Hook School. Since then, Abbey has been working on gun violence prevention with Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America as a volunteer leader. Students around the country are rising up to demand change and she’s honored to stand with them at marches, at the polls, and at this summit.
Jami Amo is a mother of three and a former educator, advocating for gun violence prevention as a member of the Everytown Survivor Network and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. As a survivor of the 1999 Columbine shooting, she also consults with The Rebels Project to support other survivors in their healing.
Melissa Falkowski has taught English and Creative Writing at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School for 14 years. She advises the school literary magazine, Artifex, and the school newspaper, The Eagle. She credits her own high school journalism teacher, Jeanette Johnson, for inspiring her to become an English teacher. When Melissa is not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and her two children.