Committed to youth leadership long before Hurricane Katrina, Sally Bronston lobbied on behalf of her community through the New Orleans Youth Leadership Council before turning to a career in journalism. Bronston grew up in New Orleans, where she became involved in Jewish and local youth leadership at an early age through the Reform Movement’s National Federation of Temple Youth (NFTY) and its Henry S. Jacobs and Kutz Camps, as well as through her temple, Gates of Prayer. She attended Ben Franklin High School for just seven days before evacuating with her family to Houston to escape Hurricane Katrina. After returning to New Orleans, she began volunteering at the Upper Ninth Ward Women’s Shelter and joined the New Orleans Youth Leadership Council. Bronston graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 2013 and joined MSNBC as an intern in 2012, becoming production assistant on PoliticsNation with Al Sharpton in 2013 and earning a promotion to associate producer in 2015.