Cody Pomeranz is a freshman at Yale University where he is a prospective Political Science or History major. For the past two summers he has taught History, Chess, and Creative Writing to 7th and 8th graders at Breakthrough Cincinnati, an academic enrichment program for high potential but underserved middle-school students. He has won two Gold Keys for his pieces on Afghanistan in the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Pomeranz is the co-founder of the Queen City Classic chess tournament in his hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. He is the youngest of six children.