Ethan Schmidt

Ethan Schmidt (He/They) is a PSR Summer 2024 Nuclear Weapons Abolition Intern. He will assist research efforts on the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings.

Ethan studies Journalism at Middle Tennessee State University and is set to graduate in December 2024 as a Transfer Buchanan Fellow with the school’s Honors College. Additionally, Schmidt works on the steering committee of his university’s Young Democratic Socialists of America chapter as its Social Media Operator; hosts “The Unnatural State of Affairs,” a weekly political commentary and punk rock music radio show that broadcasts during the school year on MTSU’s student radio station, WMTS 88.3 FM; competes on the school’s International Public Debate Association team; and writes for MTSU Sidelines, the school’s student newspaper.

In their free time, Schmidt hosts a video podcast called “The Kennel,” which primarily features interviews with candidates for public office who reject corporate PAC money. They want to work for a nonprofit news outlet as a reporter that specializes in investigative journalism.