LEADERSHIP TEAM

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PRANJAL JAIN

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FOUNDER
New York City
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My name is Pranjal Jain and I’m an 19-year-old social justice organizer and activist. As a former undocumented immigrant, first-generation student, womxn, and Indian-American, my personal experiences translated into my advocacy for womxn’s rights and self-empowerment. I first started organizing around bullying-prevention when I was 12 years old, holding workshops, and serving as a peer educator. Since then, I have organized numerous social justice rallies and events, created curriculum centered around womxn’s issues, joined Brown Girl Magazine’s team as a writer for their politics/social justice section, and serve as Associate Director or GenZ Girl Gang.

 

Seeking powerful womxn that look like me, I ventured to Jaipur, my birth city, and listened to the stories of womxn from all walks of life. Their stories showed me that I come from a lineage of powerful womxn. I’m the founder of Global Girlhood, an organization dedicated to empowering womxn globally through storytelling and the use of social media. I hope the stories Global Girlhood shares, ignites a revolution where womxn globally celebrate and spark each other’s power. She is a freshman at Cornell University and continues to use her voice to create change.

ANGELICA LORA

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Web and Interaction Design Lead
Santo Domingo, DR
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I’m Angelica, a designer, illustrator, and food enthusiast living in the Dominican Republic. I’m a highly creative and multidisciplinary designer that is passionate about high-quality visual content. I love everything about creating compelling and beautiful things. I have a Bachelor in Architecture but I’ve decided that I want to make more things with my life and right now I’m working as a graphic designer and illustrator. Also, one of my passions is to design videogames (this is where architecture comes in) since I love crafting digital spaces. I spend my free time reading, playing videogames, practicing photography skills and hanging out with my cats.

FARIHA KAPADIA

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Copy Editor
Houston, Texas
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My name is Fariha Kapadia. I’m a 16-year-old, South Asian high school student, with a passion for social justice, and writing. I believe that through storytelling, we can make an impact on others, and I’m so happy to be involved in Global Girlhood!

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FATIMATA CHAM

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Advancements Lead
New York
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Originally from the Bronx, New York, Fatimata now lives in Easton, PA as a second-year student attending Lafayette College. Her activism journey began in 2015 at her boarding school in Northern, New Hampshire. She noticed that there was a missing puzzle piece in the conversation revolving around equity and education. She began to lead discussions at her school about diversity and inclusion. She later became a teen advisor to the United Nations Foundation Girl Up and later began to advocate for gender equality around the globe. Fatimata scaled up her work and later became a published poet to the book Perfectly Imperfect. Furthermore, she founded muslimsmatter to help spread awareness about the issues Muslims are facing around the globe.

GRACE SCHLECK

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Director of Operations
New York City
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I’m Grace, learning, questioning, reflecting, building. I grew up in New Jersey, which is Lenape Land. I am a student of New York City and Barnard College. I deeply believe in people creating change within their own communities—looking inward, building genuine connections, and collectively pushing for change. In 2021, I hope to share my ideas and thoughts more through a radio show @bandaidradio and my writing. Let’s dialogue about LGBTQIA+ rights, rest, mutual aid, disability justice, transformative justice, gender equity, accountability, and health equity. My absolute favorite color is purple, and I love photography and learning languages (I am currently learning Spanish and American Sign Language). Please connect with me! I am really excited about the space we're building together.

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KIRTANA KRISHNAKUMAR

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Editorial Operations
Atlanta, Georgia
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My name is Kirtana Krishnakumar, and I’m a freshman studying Quantitative Social Sciences at University College London. I’m a researcher at heart, willing to pursue any rabbit hole, but most interested in equitable education reform and foreign policy. I find that individual voices get lost in analysts’ graphs, preventing a more complete understanding of global issues. That’s why Global Girlhood excites me; we explore social issues on a micro level, giving importance to each story. Moreover, we aim to link womxn across the world, encouraging us to not just read, write, and think, but also connect. Can’t wait to expand our GGH community, forge friendships, and tackle issues together—with the diverse womxn behind the numbers!

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RACHEL PEREZ

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Recruiting Coordinator
New York, NY
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My name is Rachel, and I'm originally from Orlando! I am a recent graduate of New York University, and I hold a BFA in Drama with a double minor in Producing and Spanish. I am a fervent believer in the power of art and its ability to enact change in this world, no matter the medium. I am incredibly excited to be working with an organization whose mission is to inspire storytelling and representation for marginalized communities while also connecting people & forming intercultural dialogues. When I'm not working on a play or short film, I can be found working on my photography skills, watching documentaries, or checking out museums (albeit virtually right now)!

RADHIKA KALANI

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Director of Outreach
New York City
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My name is Radhika Kalani and I am a 22-year old Indian-American leader, innovator, and analyst. I am the Director of Outreach for Global Girlhood and an incoming product manager at a renowned finance firm. I graduated from Baruch College with a degree in data analytics. In my spare time, I manage my personal food blog (@_radeats_).

SHARAFUNNISA EBRAMSHA

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Features Editor
Malaysia
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My name is Shara, and I'm a Financial Analyst at IBM. I graduated BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance with a dual degree at Asia Pacific University. I have a high passion for advocating women's rights and a true believer in gender equality. And, I am glad to work my passion through GGH. In my spare time, I like to write content such as articles and poems on my blog as well as reading non-fiction books. I try to use my voice in words by publishing in Online Magazines too. I am currently a part-time emcee hosting various types of events in 3 different languages and have been honored as the Best Student Emcee in the university days. Looking forward to working with all of you <3

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SOHO CHO

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Graphic Designer
Seoul, South Korea
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Hi there! I'm Soho Cho, and I am a student at the University of Arizona majoring in Public Health with my emphasis on studies in epidemiology. Having a passion for advocating for the Korean American community, my experiences from my own unique identity translated into advocating for: healthcare reform, racial justice, gender equality, and the US-Korea Alliance. I love creating beautiful, aesthetic, art whether the medium ranges from digital art to traditional painting. I enjoy bullet journaling, chai tea lattes, matcha ice cream, and film photography.

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SOPHI SHOTLIFF

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Multimedia Editor
Bangkok, Thailand
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My name is Sophi. I am a 15-year-old student in Bangkok, Thailand. I am passionate about women's rights and environmental conservation. I joined Global Girlhood because of its unique demographic of Gen Z women that all share the goal of equal representation in the media and I instantly knew that GGH was something that I wanted to be a part of. I have always been passionate about storytelling and GGH provides the perfect opportunity for telling the stories of those who are often overlooked and pushed aside.

YASMEEN METELLUS

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Partnerships Coordinator
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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Yasmeen is a 22-year-old from Pembroke Pines, Florida. Recently, she graduated from Columbia University with a BA in Political Science. She is the partnerships coordinator for Global Girlhood, and she is a strategy analyst at a top management consulting firm. In her free time, she serves as the Miami Fellow for Ignite National, an organization focused on encouraging women to run for office. She is passionate about voter education, diversity, and community engagement. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, meditation, and her extensive book collection.

PEOPLE WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO GLOBAL GIRLHOOD

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AASHNA KAUR

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Director of Social Media
Long Island, NYC
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Aashna is a senior at Cornell University studying neuroscience and health care policy. She is determined to use her knowledge to push for health care reform in the United States. Besides being an advocate for equitable health care, she is an activist for racial justice and gender equality, among other social issues! Random fact about her and perhaps an unpopular opinion- her favorite Marvel character is Loki.

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AMANDA DEJESUS

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Editorial and Curriculum Developer
New York City
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My name is Amanda DeJesus and I am the Editorial and Curriculum Developer at Global Girlhood. I am a sophomore at Seton Hall University studying journalism and political science. I really loved connecting with phenomenal womxn and sharing their stories through Global Girlhood.

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CHARUSMITA MADAN

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Event Planning Lead
New York City
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I am Charu, currently a PM for Bank of America. I recently graduated from Queens College'19, in New York - which is also the place I call home. I am a strong advocate for womxn and minorities in STEM, alongside mental health. In the past, I have had the opportunity to lead events, within the tech space and beyond. Fun fact: I love traveling with friends and family, trying out new cuisines, and learning about different cultures.

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CHLOE MOORE

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Investigative Reporter
Ithaca, New York
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Chloe Moore is a writer, creative, and organizer from Central New York. She works in gun violence prevention and reproductive justice with March For Our Lives and Planned Parenthood respectively. Her writing focuses on the intersection of gender with other issues, and she’s passionate about using new platforms and mediums as vehicles for social change. When she’s not working, Chloe likes playing with, talking about, and spending time with her dogs.

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GABBY AGUSTIN

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Design and Analytics Lead
Los Angeles, CA
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Gabby Agustin was Global Girlhood’s Design + Analytics Lead. She is a storyteller and creative based in Southern California, studying Communication at UCLA. Through photography, design, and social media, she hopes to shed light on vital issues happening in her community as a young Filipina immigrant. Outside of work, Gabby enjoys reading books, listening to podcasts, and watching Gilmore Girls.

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IMXN ABDUL

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Partnerships and Engagement Lead
Bay Ridge, Brooklyn,  NYC
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Imxn Abdul is a social justice ‘artivist’ that works around the pressing issue of public school segregation in NYC. She's a founding member of a youth-led organization, IntegrateNYC, has led workshops at Columbia University, Harvard University, and the United Nations; and much more. Currently, Imxn is exploring a way to infuse urban/sneaker culture with youth advocacy & politics. She plans to inspire young people to take action while wearing what represents them and makes them feel powerful.

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ISLA DRIVER

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Outreach Intern
Brooklyn, NY
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Isla is a recent University graduate, holding her Bachelor’s in Communications. She has a really strong passion for womxn, BIPOC, and animal rights. She really enjoys researching and sharing pieces across all platforms that help elevate the stories of often overlooked communities. She strongly believes that intercultural communication and cultural exchange is an essential part of becoming a Global Citizen, which will make for a better world.

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LIELA HAFEZ

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Content Creation Intern
Brooklyn, NY
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I am a senior at Queens College studying towards a Design BFA. I love reading and hearing about people’s stories and experiences. I particularly found an interest in using my skills in animation to share the personal experience of others with the world. The first woman artist I looked up to was Marjane Satrapi. Her graphic novel and animated film Persepolis is just one of my favorites. In my free time, I like to meet up with a couple of friends and go bike riding around NYC, and vibe to all different genres of music. I am a casual painter and I always catch myself staring at different materials and objects that look interesting. I want to be involved with companies that support diversity and want to help POC to be represented and be equally involved and excelling in the Artistic World. 

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SAHITI KOVVURI

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Director of Events
Queens, NYC
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Hi there! My name is Sahiti Kovvuri. I am a student at Baruch College studying Data Analytics and Cultural Anthropology. I am interested in learning about the South Asian Diaspora through storytelling, as well as learning about how I can highlight POC narratives in film!. Growing up, I have always been in awe of youth founded non-profits and the power that lies in sharing resources and collaborating with communities around us! During my free time, I really enjoy reading poetry, spending time with my dog, and dancing competitively with my college dance team!

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VIENNA SPARKS

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Social Media Manager
Bangkok, Thailand
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Vienna Sparks is a student activist who is currently living in Bangkok, Thailand. She is extremely passionate about advocating for social change, especially regarding gender-based violence and creating more inclusive educational platforms. She is the Founder of SENIA Youth International, a global student-led nonprofit dedicated to advocating and providing resources for differently-abled people through inclusion. She is also extremely involved with the Friday’s For Future movement and has organized several strikes in Bangkok! In the future, Vienna hopes to continue her love for social justice and STEM by pursuing a career in public policy and biochemical engineering.