Charlie O’Brien is a Junior at Beacon High School and a alumni of the Lycee Francais de New York. In March of 2020, he founded Bookzoomy, a literacy, and interactive reading platform. Charlie wants to be an active participant of the social changes happening in the world, in particular with those related to education and the joy of learning. Charlie is part of a multicultural family (American, French, Italian, and Japanese), interested in current events and socializing with people from all different backgrounds. Charlie is an avid tennis player, loves music, public speaking, team sports and his 2 little sisters.
Yanis currently attends the Lycee Francais de New York. Yanis is an avid reader with a passion for entrepreneurship. In his free time, he enjoys swimming, reading, and learning. He started working with Bookzoomy in late April 2020, and since then has been working to broaden its reach and deepen its impact. To him, all children should benefit from enhanced literacy and the ability to develop passions.
Alexandre Reza currently attends the Lycee Francais de New York. Growing up he's always had a curious entrepreneurial spirit which is why he joined Bookzoomy. His work has been instrumental to scaling Bookzoomy internationally. Managing it along with his partners has been a thrill and knowing that his work is helping dozens of kids is even more gratifying.
Hi. My name is Allegra Reza and I am a sophomore at the Lycée Français de New York. I am half French, half Turkish and have grown up in Manhattan my whole life. I love to make art but I especially love to read which is why I joined BOOKZOOMY. I want to help younger students fall in love with literature the way I have.
Hi! My name is Margaux and I’m a première (Y11) at the Lycée Français de New York. I grew up as a French American in the Dominican Republic and in the US. Being a française de l’étranger and always going to lycées français, I was always surprised by how many people did not like to read, especially in french. I always found comfort in books, and I always viewed it as an escape from the world. I joined BOOKZOOMY to share this passion with younger students, and give them access to a bubble far from the pandemic.
Lili is currently a junior at the Trinity School of New York. She is working on growing the Bookzoomy branch among citywide organizations. Lili is an aspiring journalist who has worked with organizations including Reporters Without Borders. She hopes to see Bookzoomy grow, as literacy among young children is essential to society and the responsible consumption of media.