Steven Olikara

Steven Olikara is a political entrepreneur, and founder and CEO of Millennial Action Project (MAP), the largest nonpartisan organization of millennial lawmakers in the U.S. An avid musician, he co-authored the book, JFK: The Last Speech, on the role of artists in democracy. Steven hosts the and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee podcast, Meeting in Middle America, and is the subject of the forthcoming documentary, The Reunited States. Previously, Steven advised two multiplatinum recording artists on youth empowerment and sustainable energy initiatives. He also served as Truman Fellow at the World Bank where he focused on environmental protection. Steven has been named a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum, a Forbes 30 Under 30 in Law & Policy in 2017, and an Aspen Institute Ideas Scholar. A proud Wisconsinite, Steven graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Wisconsin-Madison as a Udall and Truman Scholar. He is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.