Fish Stark is an educator, organizer, and social entrepreneur who works to build a world where everyone belongs and can flourish. 

He is the Head of Program & Curriculum at Legends, an ed-tech startup creating preventative mental health skill-building apps for kids, and was previously Director of Programs at Peace First, a global nonprofit that trains and funds youth activists around the world. Fish has worked with the Red Cross, Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, the Aspen Institute, American Friends Service Committee, and Child Trends to build research-based youth development programming.

Fish holds a Master’s in Education from Harvard University and a Bachelor’s from Yale University with a certificate in Education Studies. He got his start as an education entrepreneur building student-run bullying prevention programs as a high school student in Anne Arundel County, and serves on the boards of the International Bullying Prevention Association and Kindness Grows here.

Fish’s first organizing experience was recruiting groups of his fellow high school students to canvass for former D30 Delegate candidate Judd Legum. Since then, he’s supported progressive campaigns wherever he’s lived around the country, playing every role from field volunteer to Finance Chair and Campaign Chair. He is especially proud of helping elect the first Afghan-American state legislator and the youngest Turkish-American elected official in the US. He is currently managing Dana Schallheim’s re-election campaign for Anne Arundel County Board of Education.

Fish was raised in South County, and, after spending ten years criss-crossing the globe for school and work, returned to Anne Arundel County last year with his partner, Madi, to be closer to family. Fish and Madi, a communications strategist for progressive Jewish organizations, live in Downtown Annapolis with their cat, Kermit. In his spare time Fish can be found performing stand-up comedy around greater DC.