4 Girl Up staffs clapping and laughing and cheering in the crowd 4 Girl Up staffs clapping and laughing and cheering in the crowd

Our People

Meet our Squad

Our team may be small, but our reach is big. The Girl Up staff is innovative, experienced, and passionate. We are deeply committed to working towards a world where all girls are empowered!

Who We Are

Girl Up Staff

Our team may be small, but our reach is big. The Girl Up staff is innovative, experienced and passionate. We are deeply committed to working toward a world where all girls are empowered – and having fun while doing it.

Staff

  1. Aditi Arora Regional Representative for India and South Asia (upper body shot)
    Aditi Arora

    Country Director for India

    Aditi leads the Girl Up India team and oversees program expansion and brand building.

    Aditi Arora (she/her) is a gender equality advocate residing in Delhi. Presently, she leads the Girl Up India team and oversees program expansion and brand building. She is passionate about issues related to women and girls’ leadership and health, specifically sexual reproductive health rights and justice. For her work, she was listed by Forbes Asia 30 under 30, class of 2022. Before joining Girl Up, Aditi grew her skills in program design and communications at various non-profits in India and Geneva. Aditi is also honing her public speaking skills and has spoken at various platforms on women and intersecting issues including mental health at YOUNGA 2021, Women In Dev Conference, London, Histocon, Berlin, etc. She is also a two-time TEDx speaker. In her free time, Aditi loves to dance, experiment with gluten-free food recipes and mindlessly scroll Instagram for dog videos.

  2. Ailén Remelsky

    Country Manager for Argentina

    Ailén is focused on leading the efforts in Argentina to develop safe spaces for youth to connect, thrive, and become awesome advocates for gender justice.

    Ailén is an intersectional feminist from Buenos Aires who enjoys creating collaborative decolonial projects to promote and defend human rights. As Girl Up’s Country Manager for Argentina, she is focused on leading the efforts to develop safe spaces for youth to connect, thrive, and become awesome advocates for gender justice. Ailén obtained a Master’s degree in Human Rights, Culture, and Social Justice from Goldsmiths, greatly influencing her leadership journey. She served in several nonprofits implementing social justice initiatives, leading teams, and building partnerships with the private, public and social sectors. Ailén enjoys long philosophical discussions about life and art in all its forms. She is a great game organizer and adores super spicy food!

  3. Alejandra Ortiz Nino de Zepeda

    Consultant for Latin America and Chile

    Alejandra works on gender equality and international development policy projects at the global-Latin American level.

    Alejandra (she/her) is committed to girls and women's rights, passionate about engaging girls in new projects, watching them dream and grow. Working on gender equality and international development policy projects at the global-Latin American level for more than 20 years. She developed her career with FAO United Nations, World Food Program/DCID Duke, academia in Chile and Argentina; government in Chile and NGOs. Master in International Development Policy (Duke), Ph.D. studies in Women/Gender and Social Sciences, Bachelor in Journalism. More on a personal level she enjoys her daily walks with her furry Maltese friend “chispi”, meditating and running to grow her inner self and spending time with her two teen daughters. But most important she enjoys sharing her life experiences with younger generations as she did by teaching international students at the university level for 11 years.

  4. Alexa Zartman-Ball

    Associate, Youth Engagement

    Alexa oversees Girl Up's Teen Advisor Board and leads on Girl Up's Award and Scholarship programming.

    Alexa oversees Girl Up's Teen Advisor Board and Award and Scholarship Programming. Before Girl Up she grew her skills in girls' education and leadership in similar roles and brings her own Girl Up alumni experience to the team. In her free time, Alexa enjoys being home with her Flemish rabbit and trying all the new workout trends.

  5. Allie Adam

    Associate, Events

    At Girl Up, Allie plans the #GirlHero Awards and Leadership Summit by brainstorming speaker asks, venue locations, and so much more.

    Allie (she/her) is an event enthusiast who loves bringing people together through new and exciting ways! Presently, she is the Events Associate and helps plan the #GirlHero Awards and Leadership Summit by brainstorming speaker asks, venue locations, and so much more. Before joining Girl Up, she grew her skills in communications and event planning at various nonprofits in the health policy world and even helping advocate for various bills in Massachusetts, USA. In her free time, Allie enjoys finding new spots around Washington, DC with her friends and facetimeing her nephew!

  6. Anna West

    Associate, Community & Impact

    At Girl Up, Anna works on growing and strengthening Girl Up's global community through metrics and evaluation, data collection, and analysis.

    Anna West (she/elle) is a data nerd who combines her passion for analytics with her passions for gender equity, storytelling, languages, and girls' empowerment work. At Girl Up, Anna works on growing and strengthening Girl Up's global community through metrics and evaluation, data collection, and analysis. Before joining Girl Up, Anna worked in marketing analytics for a women's health company, admissions for a women's college, and as a domestic violence counselor. In her free time, Anna likes exploring Philadelphia's food and museum scenes. You'll find her at the local farmer's market and parks on the weekend!

  7. Bailey Leuschen Director, Programs & Impact staff holding a mic and wearing her girl up shirt and smile on teh satge
    Bailey Leuschen

    Director, Programs & Impact

    Bailey's mission at Girl Up is to accelerate social change and gender justice by investing in youth worldwide. By passion and profession, she is a leader, a creator and a change agent, launching new programs and stewarding existing ones.

    Bailey's (she/her) mission at Girl Up is to accelerate social change and gender justice by investing in youth worldwide. By passion and profession, she is a leader, a creator and a change agent, launching new programs and stewarding existing ones. Bailey strives to build a more inclusive, equitable, and peaceful world at local to global levels. A skilled a facilitator and trainer of trainers, Bailey leads Girl Up’s Program Team, training and mentoring youth around the world to be effective change makers. For 15 years, Bailey's work and travels have taken her to meet with colleagues in 50 countries across the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia, whilst advocating for gender equality, democratic governance, civil society, and LGBTQI rights. Her current work is grounded in women and girls' social, political, and economic inclusion. Bailey earned her Bachelors degree from the University of Richmond and her Masters degree from the London School of Economics. Outside of Girl Up, you can find Bailey dancing her way through life, enjoying quality time with friends and family.

  8. Carol Cropp Advancement Specialist staff headshot
    Carol Cropp

    Director, Global Partnerships

    Serving as the Deputy Director of Development, Carol works with Girl Up’s strategic corporate and visionary funding partners.

    Carol (she/her) is a marketing executive, entrepreneur, and non-profit fundraiser who helps organizations navigate change and increase impact. She started her career in media sales then went on to co-found three marketing services companies working with international brands. She currently serves as the Deputy Director of Development at Girl Up. In this role she works with Girl Up’s strategic corporate and visionary funding partners. Carol also serves as a Congressional District Leader (MD-08) for the ONE Campaign to end extreme poverty and preventable diseases. When she’s not trying to tackle the world’s greatest challenges and drive toward obtaining the SDGs, Carol loves the outdoors, skiing, and kayaking. An avid learner, she usually has an audio book in her earbuds while she’s hiking and traveling.

  9. Caroline Mashni

    Manager, Development

    Caroline is a development and fundraising guru based in Brooklyn, New York. In her role, she builds meaningful and impactful partnerships with Girl Up's corporate partners.

    Caroline (she/her) is a development and fundraising guru based in Brooklyn, New York, with a passion for creating social impact by bridging the gap between the nonprofit and private sectors. In her role, she builds meaningful and impactful partnerships with Girl Up's corporate partners. Caroline previously worked in fundraising at Girls Inc., and as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic, collaborating with the Ministry of Women to implement more gender-equitable practices in schools. In her free time, she enjoys being outside, studying Arabic, crushing Orangetheory workouts, and exploring everything NYC has to offer.

  10. Chandeerah Davis

    Manager, Global Community Engagement

    Email me about our all of our programs and youth engagement worldwide!

    Email me about our all of our programs and youth engagement worldwide!

  11. Erinn Heffes
    Erinn Heffes

    Associate, Global Operations

    Erinn assists in handling operational processes across Girl Up's global teams.

    Erinn is the Associate for the Global Operations Team at Girl Up. Prior to Girl Up she was Campaign Coordinator for the Shot@Life team also at the UN Foundation. A “Jack of all trades”, handling operational process, assisting in planning the Leadership Summit, fundraising efforts and more. Before the UN Foundation, she taught dancing and provided creative spaces for young girls in her home country Jamaica. She is excited to be a part of the Girl Up team and to be a part of a community that bridges her personal and professional passions. She loves dancing, yoga and surfing!

  12. Halle Bradshaw
    Halle Bradshaw

    Associate, Learning and Training

    Halle (she/her) supports curriculum and learning support for Girl Up's STEM for Social Good and Sports for a Purpose programs. She is a passionate youth advocate with an interest in climate justice.

    Halle is an intersectional feminist and climate activist. After receiving her master's degree in climate policy from Emory University, she worked on environmental justice issues at both the international and community levels. She strongly believes girls and young people are powerful agents of change and so is thrilled to be a part of the Girl Up team, supporting the STEM for Social Good and Sports for a Purpose programs. Outside of work, she loves reading at the park and taking too many pictures

  13. Hallie Hudson

    Senior Director, Global Philanthropy

    Hallie oversees Girl Up’s global fundraising strategy, ensuring we remain financially sustainable and grow in line with the expanding needs of our changemakers across the globe.

    When she’s not fighting for gender juice alongside her team of fearless fundraisers, Hallie enjoys thrifting for all things mid-century modern and creating culinary masterpieces in the kitchen at her home in Baltimore which she shares with her partner and her sidekick, Franklin the tri-color corgi. Looking for a recipe for a tomato galette or a recommendation of where to find maximalist wallpaper or fabric? Hallie is your gal.

  14. Hanna Nussair

    Senior Associate, Comms & Digital Engagement

    Hanna manages Girl Up's digital media & engagement strategy and works across teams to amplify youth-centered content externally.

    Hanna Nussair (she/her) is a gender justice advocate and storyteller with a passion for uplifting the lived experiences of women, girls and gender-diverse people across the globe. She has been involved in grassroots activism since she was in high school and loves to engage with young activists to support and amplify their work. Currently, she supports Girl Up's digital media and engagement strategy to better engage our audiences–whether it be youth leaders, alumni, supporters or partners. Prior to Girl Up, Hanna worked at Data2X and Women for Women International where she supported advocacy efforts, multi-platform content creation and digital communications strategy. When she isn't fighting against gender inequality, you can find Hanna exploring art museums, tending to her plant collection or burning through Taylor Swift's entire discography.

  15. Isabelle Orozco
    Isabelle Orozco

    Senior Associate, Community Engagement

    Within Girl Up, Isabelle works closely with the clubs in the community, as she welcomes new club leaders and guides them through the process of starting their clubs and setting up shop.

    Isabelle (she/ella) is a creator and a change agent, whose passion is centered around empowering girls through leadership and advocacy. Through professional experiences, volunteering, and fellowship opportunities she’s launched new programs and stewards existing ones. Within Girl Up, Isabelle works closely with the clubs in the community, as she welcomes new club leaders and guides them through the process of starting their clubs and setting up shop! Before joining Girl Up, she developed her passion and skills around SRHRJ, mental health, and GBV in youth. In her spare time, she enjoys writing for her blog, photography, reading fiction and memoirs, and dog walks!

  16. Jessica Giusti, PhD

    Director, Communications & Digital Media

    Jess leads Girl Up’s Communications team and oversees our digital, media relations, and email marketing strategies.

    Jessica Giusti (she/her) is a communications maven with a knack for building bold digital campaigns, developing content that motivates others to action, and elevating collaborative, girl-centered storytelling. Jess leads Girl Up’s Communications team and oversees our digital, media relations, and email marketing strategies. Before joining Girl Up, she grew her skills in communications and fundraising at various nonprofits in the reproductive health, rights, and justice movement and after receiving her doctorate, even taught at the university level for a bit. In her free time, Jess enjoys heading to the Catskills with friends for summer getaways and trying all of Philly’s best water ice spots. Jess calls the City of Brotherly Love her home and shares her little corner of Philadelphia, PA, USA with her partner, cat, and dog.

  17. Jessica Langer

    Senior Manager, Individual Giving

    She leads Girl Up’s Individual Giving program, connecting with individuals globally and helping them to create the change they want to see in the world by building girl leaders and establishing gender justice through philanthropy.

    Jessica (she/her) has a decade of experience in fundraising and communications in the nonprofit sector, having worked in public health in East Tennessee, girls’ leadership in NYC, homelessness in Boston, and civil rights in D.C. She currently leads Girl Up’s Individual Giving program, connecting with individuals globally and helping them to create the change they want to see in the world by building girl leaders and establishing gender justice through philanthropy. Jess lives in Knoxville, TN with her husband, daughter Emerson, and dogs London and Scout. She loves to travel, and has spent time in 20 countries and 30 U.S. states!

  18. Julie Willig

    Chief Operating Officer

    As COO, Julie oversees Girl Up’s global operations and is leading efforts to better support our growing global network.

    Julie (she/her) is a Girl Up OG, having been part of the team that launched Girl Up in 2010. Currently as COO, Julie helps lead Girl Up’s organizational strategy and oversees the operations of its global headquarters and growth of its affiliate network. Having the chance to meet Girl Up members from around the world have been the privilege of a lifetime for Julie; in fact, she’s been able to meet leaders from across six continents in her years with Girl Up. In her free time, Julie loves to garden, play softball, and go on walks in the neighborhood with her family and two dogs.

  19. Karina Jougla

    Senior Manager, Global Operations

    Karina is a Paris-based member of Girl Up’s Global Operations team. She coordinates GU’s regional and affiliate network in addition to serving the Europe and North America region.

    Karina (she/her) is a Paris-based member of Girl Up’s Global Operations team. She coordinates GU’s regional and affiliate network in addition to serving the Europe and North America region. Originally from California, Karina was part of the first class of Girl Up Teen Advisors. Before returning to Girl Up as a staff member, Karina worked for several humanitarian and gender equality organizations. She has a Bachelors in Comparative Literature from Columbia and a Master of Public Affairs from Sciences Po Paris. Karina never passes up an opportunity to go swimming, hiking, or to the movies.

  20. Karina Sharma

    Senior Associate, Communications & Digital Media

    Karina manages Girl Up's digital and social media platforms and works across teams to amplify youth-centered content externally, including on Girl Up VOICES.

    Karina (she/her/hers) is a multimedia storyteller based between Maryland & Dubai with years of media & communications experience from around the world. Equipped with a passion for social action and a love of untold stories, she is always on the lookout for ways to break down barriers, build unity in diversity, and inspire positive change through the written word. At Girl Up, Karina manages the organization's digital and social media platforms and works across teams to amplify youth-centered content externally, including on Girl Up Voices. Before joining the Girl Up team, Karina was a writer for Vogue Arabia where she published over 300 pieces about powerful women in the Middle East and the progress of gender justice in the region. When she's not binge-buying books or belting out Bollywood tunes, Karina can be found attending every midnight premiere of the MCU and (trying) to build a better world as a mentor with the Junior Youth Spiritual Empowerment Program.

  21. Keila Escobedo

    Senior Associate, Training & Learning

    Keila Escobedo leads curriculum and learning support for the Girl Up Leadership Course and Summits, as well as developing the issue areas of Gender-Based Violence and Sexual & Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice.

    Keila Escobedo (she/her) is the Senior Associate of Training & Learning for Girl Up, United Nations Foundation. She leads curriculum and learning support for the Girl Up Leadership Course and Summits, as well as developing the issue areas of Gender-Based Violence and Sexual & Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice. She holds a BA in Sociology and an MA in Adult & Community Education. Having worked in the fields of sexual violence prevention, early care and education, as well as the child welfare system, her passion is facilitating social justice-oriented transformative learning experiences from a systems-level, strengths-based approach. Based in Los Angeles, CA, Keila enjoys traveling, watching anything sci-fi, and spending time with family, friends, and her senior Staffordshire bull terrier.

  22. Leticia Bahia Regional Representative for Brazil staff close head shot
    Leticia Bahia

    Executive Director, Girl Up Brasil

    Under Leticia's leadership, Girl Up Brazil achieved solid recognition, participating girls in political processes and consolidating a strong community of powerful girl leaders.

    Leticia (she/her) has been working with gender and youth for over a decade. Graduated in Psychology, she is co-founder of Brazil's first feminist magazine. In early 2018, Letícia accepted the challenge of bringing Girl Up to Brazil. Under her leadership, the organization achieved solid recognition, participating girls in political processes and consolidating a strong community of powerful girl leaders. Leticia loves gardening and lives in São Paulo, Brazil, with her husband, daughter, two cats and two dogs.

  23. Maren Roberts
    Maren Roberts

    Manager of Global Operations

    Maren leads on managing & supporting our growing global network.

    Maren Roberts (she/her) currently serves as Manager of Global Operations for Girl Up, supporting the strengthening of our global network. Maren is passionate about equipping youth globally with leadership skills to advance the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. As a graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Maren studied Feminist Studies and Professional Writing: Civic Engagement. In her free time, Maren enjoys traveling and exploring the outdoors hiking, running and swimming with her border collie.

  24. Megan Masterson

    Manager, Alumni

    At Girl Up, Megan leads on building out our alumni engagement programming.

    Megan (she/her) combines alumni engagement experience and a passion for social change as the Manager of Alumni at Girl Up. Prior to working at Girl Up, Megan worked in both the nonprofit and higher education sectors as a fundraiser, communicator, and program builder. She holds an undergraduate degree in international relations and a master’s degree in public policy. When she’s not working, she is busy climbing, biking, hiking or doing anything outdoors and is currently seeking digital nomad travel tips.

  25. Megan Miller

    Partnerships & Communications Associate

    On the Girl Up Development team, Megan helps manage partnerships, oversees partner deliverables, and prospects organizations that align with Girl Up’s mission.

    Megan (she/her) is a passionate gender justice advocate working on Girl Up’s Development team. Megan found her fundraising niche when she started a Girl Up club on her campus and held various fundraising events for gender justice initiatives in the community. Presently, Megan is the Partnerships and Communications Associate on the Girl Up Development team where she helps manage partnerships, oversees partner deliverables, and prospects organizations that align with Girl Up’s mission. Prior to her role at Girl Up, Megan worked at various nonprofits where she developed grant writing, programming, and communications skills. Additionally, she interned in the United States Senate where her portfolio was foreign policy. In her free time, Megan loves to go on walks around Washington DC with her friends, try new restaurants, and visit with her family.

  26. Melissa Kilby

    Chief Executive Officer

    Under Melissa's leadership, Girl Up helps girls access their inner power to advance girls’ skills, rights, and opportunities, transforming girls by exposing them to new possibilities, increasing their sense of confidence and positioning them to be changemakers in their communities.

    Melissa Kilby is the head of Girl Up and a global thought leader on girls' leadership, youth activism and non-profit management.

    Girl Up, a global leadership development organization transforming a generation of girls to be a force for gender justice and social change, has grown exponentially since Kilby’s arrival in 2010. Under her leadership, the organization has developed 195,000 girl leaders in 152 countries and all 50 U.S. states, and has generated more than $37 million for girls’ leadership programs and impact partners at the United Nations. Melissa joined Girl Up in its first year and with her team has built the organization into the force that it is today.

    Prior to Girl Up, Melissa served as a National Director for OP3, where she helped raise an average of $45 million each season managing a nine-city, multi-day fundraising walk series benefiting the Avon Foundation for Women. Melissa holds a Bachelor of Journalism in Strategic Communication from University of Missouri – Columbia. In 2014, she was selected to participate in a highly competitive program for non-profit leaders through Harvard University’s Kennedy School. Melissa sits on the Steering Committee for Women in Dev and is the past Chair of Girls on the Run DC.

    Named one of Fortune Magazine’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2020, Melissa appears regularly in the media including MSNBC, Newsweek, Huffington Post and Harvard International Review. She has been quoted in numerous national and international press outlets, interviewed on various podcasts, and speaks regularly as an expert on leadership, youth activism and Gen Z girls. Recent speaking engagements include TEDxQuincy, Women in Dev, and UN Women’s International Women’s Day events.

  27. Musonda Chikwanda Regional Representative for Africa staff upper body head shot with blue background
    Musonda Chikwanda, MPH

    Senior Regional Manager for Africa

    Overseeing Sub-Saharan Africa, Musonda engages, educates, and trains adolescent girls to become global leaders who can speak confidently on behalf on themselves and their peers, to advance the rights of all girls.

    Musonda Chikwanda (she/her) is the Senior Regional Manager for Girl Up in Sub-Saharan Africa. She engages, educates, and trains adolescent girls to become global leaders who can speak confidently on behalf on themselves and their peers, to advance the rights of all girls in Sub-Saharan Africa and around the world. She is experienced in International and community youth development programs with a demonstrated history of working in the Non- Governmental Organizations. From a young age she has always advocated for access to education, adolescent sexual reproductive health, and Public Health community-based programs and research.

  28. My Lo Cook

    Chief Program Officer

    As CPO, My focuses on Girl Up global programs and engagement, overseeing global impact programming, policy initiatives, strategic partnerships, and communications.

    My (pronounced Mee) Lo Cook (pronouns she/her/hers) is a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a wife, and a mother. As Chief Program Officer at Girl Up, My focuses on Girl Up global programs and engagement and oversees Girl Up’s global impact programming, policy initiatives, strategic partnerships, and communications. She brings two decades of experience working around the world with diverse stakeholders across disciplines and sectors, with institutions like Shadhika where she recently served as Executive Director, The Center for Victims of Torture, Human Rights Watch, and Polaris to address the world’s most pressing and complex issues, ranging from gender justice in India to torture rehabilitation to refugee protection and human trafficking. She emphasizes grassroots leadership development and systems thinking to design capacity building programs and human systems that lifts up indigenous innovation, leverages existing government infrastructure, and engages the private sector. She has extensive experience living and working internationally, including across Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia to create and support local solutions. She has a proven track record of building coalitions to catalyze social movement and to create systemic change, including cultivating like-minded funders to support long-term strategies and objectives. She currently lives in Colorado, USA and enjoys the outdoors with her young family.

  29. Neecia Shaw

    Associate Director, Events

    Neecia leads Girl Up’s premiere events including the annual Girl Up Global Leadership Summit that sees our global community come together to share knowledge and collaborate on the issues they care most about.

    Neecia (she/her) is an event professional with more than 10 years spent bringing together diverse groups to learn, connect, and enjoy unique event experiences. She leads Girl Up’s premiere events including the annual Girl Up Global Leadership Summit that sees our global community come together to share knowledge and collaborate on the issues they care most about. Prior to joining Girl Up, she worked for the United Nations Foundation’s core global events team organizing conferences and other events in the US and around the world. Neecia studied Art History at Williams College in Massachusetts and continues her love of art through a personal passion for interior design, drawing, and painting. Neecia lives in Seattle, Washington where she enjoys spending time with family and taking advantage of the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.

  30. Nursena Caksen

    Associate Graphic Designer

    Nursena manages the production of all Girl Up's print and digital assets and designs brand materials.

    Nursena (she/her) is a creative design professional passionate about stunning design and visual storytelling for creating a better world. With experience working in global advocacy and communications, she believes in the power of design to take social impact work to the next level. As the Associate Graphic Designer at Girl Up, she manages the production of all print and digital assets and designs brand materials. Her love of art and travel has taken her to many different countries worldwide, where she enjoys learning about new cultures, going to museums, and experiencing new foods. Nursena holds a Certificate in Human Rights from the University of Pennsylvania and currently lives in Washington, DC, where she is pursuing a master’s degree at Georgetown University.

  31. Patrícia Imada

    Senior Manager, Global Operations

    Patrícia integrates the Global Operations Management team, supporting the strengthening of Girl Up’s localized impact on a global scale.

    Patrícia (she/ela) integrates the Global Operations Management team, supporting the strengthening of Girl Up’s localized impact on a global scale. Throughout experiences in Brazil, Thailand, Peru, and the U.S., she learned a lot about social inequalities, systemic oppression, and the intersections between gender, race, sexual orientation, and socioeconomic class, as well as about herself and her journey as a woman, Latin American, Japanese descendant, and decolonial feminist. With studies in Gender Studies, Social Innovation Management, and International Relations, she served in several social impact projects in the social business, nonprofit, and public sectors. A former Girl Scout, Patrícia continuously seeks the best ways to create a positive, sustainable, and holistic impact through her actions.

  32. Priestley Johnson

    Director, Girl Up USA

    As Director of Girl Up USA, Priestley champions the development of transformative leaders across the country to advance gender justice & promote more opportunities for youth nationwide.

    As the new Girl Up USA Director, passionate women and girls advocate, Priestley M. Johnson (she/hers/her) believes every girl deserves access to education, equal opportunities, and the freedom to pursue their dreams without fear or discrimination. Johnson was most recently the National Director of Partnerships for Michelle Obama's voting initiative When We All Vote and had previous experience as the International Women's Forum, the Obama White House Council on Women and Girls, U.S. House of Representatives, and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. Hailing from Hartford, CT, Priestley graduated from Howard University in Washington, D.C. She enjoys eating gooood food, volleyball, dancing and the beach.

  33. Sha Ni Wang

    Associate, Digital Development

    Sha Ni supports various pieces of individual/digital fundraising & facilitates funding agreements and due diligence processes.

    With a passion for the nonprofit sector and a strong commitment to gender equity and youth development, Sha Ni (she/her) currently supports various pieces of individual/digital fundraising & facilitates funding agreements and due diligence processes. Before joining Girl Up, she grew her skills in operations, fundraising, and special events at various nonprofits. In her free time, Sha Ni enjoys live music, stand-up comedy, traveling, cooking, singing, and exploring all that NYC has to offer.

  34. Youmna El Khattam

    Regional Manager for Middle East & North Africa

    Youmna works on developing Girl Up’s strategic approach to program delivery and engagement in the Middle East & North Africa region, building on the existing grassroots network of Girl Up Clubs and youth leaders throughout MENA.

    Youmna El Khattam is a development practitioner with more than 15 years of experience. Her main focus is resource mobilization and program management in gender justice, youth empowerment and social innovation with public, private, and civil society actors. She has worked extensively in the Middle East and North Africa region, with a focus on Egypt and Tunisia. For the past six years, Youmna worked for Oxfam, where she designed and implemented programs and projects that promote gender and economic justice. She believes in social justice for all and strives for equal political powers in a turbulent yet extremely exciting region. With a deep understanding of the complex socio-political dynamics in the region, she has dedicated her career to empowering marginalized groups, particularly youth and women and is a strong advocate against systematic gender-based violence. She loves to read and travel to off-the-track destinations, immersing herself in different cultures, food and conversations. She is an avid cinephile and enjoys exploring the intersection of film and social change.

Current Teen Advisors

At Girl Up, Teen Advisors are leading Girl Up’s “by girls, for girls” movement, carrying out advocacy goals, providing feedback on our strategy and energizing others to take action for girls around the world.

Advisors

  1. Aasha Khan

    Waterloo, Canada

    Aasha Khan, a grade 10 pre-IB student from Waterloo, Canada, is a passionate activist, social entrepreneur, and dynamic public speaker focused on wome...

    Aasha Khan, a grade 10 pre-IB student from Waterloo, Canada, is a passionate activist, social entrepreneur, and dynamic public speaker focused on women’s empowerment and inspiring youth to engage with their community. At the age of thirteen Aasha started a small business selling women’s empowerment calendars designed by herself to raise over $1500 for Girl Up. Through social media, Aasha connected with women-led businesses to promote their products and raise awareness about women’s empowerment. Aasha is also a TEDxYouth speaker. Her talk on how to have a constructive conversation emphasizes looking past our own biases, in order to understand different perspectives and find effective solutions for global issues. She hopes to continue using her voice to better advocate for women’s empowerment and social justice. Her time spent with ChangerMaker Labs at the University of Waterloo, provided Aasha with excellent experience in collaborating with others to innovate solutions for community organizations. As a Girl Up Teen Advisor, she looks forward to having the opportunity to help other young girls overcome the discrimination and inequality they face as women. Aasha is determined that together we can find our passion to build a brighter future.

  2. Angela Yang

    California, USA

    Since starting her GirlUp journey three years ago, Angela Yang’s advocacy and public service efforts center around the STEM gender gap and LGBTQIA+ ...

    Since starting her GirlUp journey three years ago, Angela Yang’s advocacy and public service efforts center around the STEM gender gap and LGBTQIA+ rights. In her Los Angeles community, she has hosted a STEM To Solve summer camp with funding from the GirlUp STEM Project Award, held all-girl robotics lessons at nearby nonprofit facilities, and is collaborating with her fellow regional leaders. On a nationwide scale, Angela served as the 2023 GirlUp USA Summit emcee and an INSPIRE Session leader. Beyond the US, last fall, she was thrilled to speak to 100+ participants in the global GirlUp STEM Innovation Lab about her efforts starting the first all-girl hackathon in her area. Angela has also collaborated and connected with girls from Russia, Nigeria, and Colombia for an international gender equity forum, menstrual equity talk, fundraising efforts, and more. In college, Angela aspires to weave together her interests in computer science and political science as she continues applying empathetic mentorship and confident youth leadership to amplify GirlUp’s mission wherever she goes. In her free time, she loves binging mystery-comedy shows, jamming out to 90s rap, and making memories with her family!

  3. Anya Govil

    Ohio, USA

    Anya Govil is a rising senior at Indian Hill High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is captain of the volleyball team, student body co-president, editor...

    Anya Govil is a rising senior at Indian Hill High School in Cincinnati, Ohio. She is captain of the volleyball team, student body co-president, editor-in-chief of the school newspaper, and a sprinter on the track team. Anya has been apart of Girl Up since 2017 by attending the leadership summits. Upon entering high school, she started a Girl Up club that focuses on combating gender inequality in education by teaching girls in her area how to code and fundraising for computers to give to underprivileged girls in her area. Anya is very excited to continue her Girl Up journey as a 2023-2024 teen advisor in hopes to educate herself further and impact more girls!

  4. Charlie Levy

    New York, USA

    Charlie Levy is a high school junior at Saint Ann’s in New York City. She is a dedicated dancer, passionate actress, and aspiring writer. As founder...

    Charlie Levy is a high school junior at Saint Ann’s in New York City. She is a dedicated dancer, passionate actress, and aspiring writer. As founder and president of Saint Ann’s Girl Up, Charlie is committed to advocating for reproductive rights and health, as well as combating gender-based sexual violence. She works as Director of Social Media for Befriended, an eating disorder support network, is a board member for PACT, a Jewish teen philanthropy organization, and tutors for ENGin, a foundation that teaches English to Ukrainian youth. Charlie is excited to not only strengthen her leadership and advocacy skills, but also to meet the enthusiastic group she will be working alongside while serving her term as a Girl Up teen advisor.

  5. Cynthia Medina

    Florida, USA

    Cynthia M. (she/her) is a current high school senior who describes herself as leader, Florida activist, and movement organizer. She has ample experien...

    Cynthia M. (she/her) is a current high school senior who describes herself as leader, Florida activist, and movement organizer. She has ample experience advocating as the Youth Action Organizer and Director of Communications for Women’s Voices of Southwest Florida, the Director of Manatee County for Florida Youth Association, and the Director of Florida at the Youth Legislative Action Committee. She has also activated change as a Girl Up Gender Based Violence Workshop Leader, Florida School Speaker, and LatinX Florida Youth Voice. She joins us as a Latina, first-generation American aiming to speak up for the underrepresented and committed to fighting for the basic rights for all humans.

  6. Emmanuela Kumi

    United Kingdom

    Emmanuela Kumi is a 15 year old student activist, particularly passionate about encouraging girls in STEM and gender-based violence from the United Ki...

    Emmanuela Kumi is a 15 year old student activist, particularly passionate about encouraging girls in STEM and gender-based violence from the United Kingdom. She was selected for a scholarship to The Knowledge Society’s 2022-23 Innovate programme, deepening her passion for emerging technology and equal access to education. Emmanuela is also part of her School Council and a Senior Prefect, running a campaign called Visible Voices which helps to amplify underrepresented voices in her community. She has been recognised with a Jack Petchey Award and strives to act as a voice empowering young girls like her to thrive and reach their full potential.

  7. Eylül Erçin

    Istanbul, Türkiye

    Eylül is a teenage human rights advocate from Istanbul, Türkiye. Her work so far has been through her own non-profit organization, ranging from orga...

    Eylül is a teenage human rights advocate from Istanbul, Türkiye. Her work so far has been through her own non-profit organization, ranging from organizing resume workshops for women who seek to gain financial independence to fundraising for the donation of thousands of female hygiene products. Committed to bringing about the change she has wished to see in the world ever since she was just a child, Eylül strives to make an impact not only through activism but also through her work in computer science and the arts. Apart from activism, her time is largely devoted to conducting research projects for the good of humanity, writing and directing plays for the film and theater club she founded, and trying to get the most recent edition of the magazine Chai Monthly ready for publication in time.

  8. Gabriella Miranda

    Utah, USA

    Gabriella is a senior, student activist, and writer from Salt Lake City, Utah. She is passionate about all things having to do with reproductive justi...

    Gabriella is a senior, student activist, and writer from Salt Lake City, Utah. She is passionate about all things having to do with reproductive justice, racial equality, gender equity, and cultivating empowerment through education and intersectionality. Within her community, she works as an educator for Planned Parenthood as a member of their peer-led sex ed council, serves on the American Institute of Research's national "Youth Engaged 4 Change" editorial board creating content for other youth advocates, and founded her school's "Girls of Color" affinity group. She's worked for the Library of Congress, developing resources centered on activism for their youth-focused exhibits, as well as local non-profits focused on legislative activism. Gabriella adores writing, art history, and anything by Sally Rooney.

  9. Gloria Mariwa

    Kenya

    Gloria is an inquisitive young creator from Kenya. She is passionate about football (soccer), STEM and connects them by their lack of gender equity.

    Gloria is an inquisitive young creator from Kenya. She is passionate about football (soccer), STEM and connects them by their lack of gender equity.

  10. Isidora Santander Pizarro

    Viña del mar, Chile

    Hi my name is Isidora and I am 15 year old activist from Viña del mar, Chile. I thoroughly enjoy STEM, specifically neuroscience and AI. Despite bein...

    Hi my name is Isidora and I am 15 year old activist from Viña del mar, Chile. I thoroughly enjoy STEM, specifically neuroscience and AI. Despite being an overall scientific person, I enjoy reading and debating as well. Hence, I am keen on closing the gender gap in STEM and fighting for girl's education all around the world through public speaking and activism. That is why I founded my school's debating club and form part of the directory of an organization called AMUJI (association of women for ideas). Moreover, I have participated in MUN conferences, which rose my interest in cyber security rights and biases in AI. This endeavors, though seemingly different, share a common denominator - to build a community where every individual regardless of their background, can thrive on a level playing field. Empowering girls to be the leader they aspire to be

  11. Kelly Chaves

    Brasil

    Kelly Chaves is a 16-year-old student from Brazil. She is a passionate advocate for education, gender equality, child protection and women in STEM. Cu...

    Kelly Chaves is a 16-year-old student from Brazil. She is a passionate advocate for education, gender equality, child protection and women in STEM. Currently a rising high school sophomore, she is committed to her role as a class representative and firmly believes that education is the key to changing the world. Passionate about science, Kelly actively participates in scientific olympiads, where she has been recognized with awards and launched initiatives to promote girls' participation in science olympiads. As an education advocate, Kelly has been involved in various initiatives such as the Latin American Leadership Academy and UNICEF, firmly believing that empowering youth paves the way to a positive impact on society. Committed to global issues, Kelly is striving to contribute through her advocacy and passion to a more equitable and sustainable world. With a profound interest in medicine and politics, she intends to pursue either medicine or political science. Serving as a Teen Advisor for Girl Up, Kelly strives to be a voice empowering girls everywhere.

  12. Lilian Paredes

    Peru

    Lilian Paredes, 16 years old, is an outstanding Peruvian activist. Her passion leads her to actively dedicate herself to the promotion of gender equal...

    Lilian Paredes, 16 years old, is an outstanding Peruvian activist. Her passion leads her to actively dedicate herself to the promotion of gender equality, access to fundamental rights for children and adolescents, the fight for quality education, the dissemination and appreciation of Peruvian culture, and the creation of STEM opportunities for women. Her commitment is reflected in her collaboration with various organizations both nationally and internationally, including Quinta Ola, Save the Children and WHO Peru. Lilian has strengthened her background by participating in programs such as Girl Gov Peru 2020, Voces Activistas 2022, and Chamas en Acción 2022, among others. She also plays leadership roles in youth organizations in Peru, such as ConexEDU, Interact Pachacamac and Sonqo Activismo. Looking to the future, Lilian firmly intends to pursue a career in computer science. Through her tireless work, she seeks to foster positive change in her community and beyond, driving inclusion, equity and empowerment for women in all areas of society.

  13. Lilianne Asokwah

    Texas, USA

    Lilianne Asokwah is a 16-year-old writer and activist from Mansfield, Texas. Her passions lie in mitigating period poverty and ensuring every girl has...

    Lilianne Asokwah is a 16-year-old writer and activist from Mansfield, Texas. Her passions lie in mitigating period poverty and ensuring every girl has the right to an education. Lilianne founded and currently leads a Girl Up club at her school where she organizes annual menstrual products drive and works to engage her local community in intersectionality. Alongside Girl Up, Lilianne currently serves on her city's youth council and is affiliated with many youth-led nonprofits. As a first-generation Ghanaian-American, Lilianne cares deeply about geopolitics and hopes to pursue international human rights law at an NGO. In her free time, Lilianne enjoys binging reality tv-shows centered on love, ranging from Married At First Sight to the entirety of the 90 Day Fiance franchise and listening to Taylor Swift.

  14. Luna Ramírez

    Bogotá, Colombia

    Luna Ramírez is a high school student and teen leader from Bogotá, Colombia. She is a passionate learner who aims at advancing sustainable practices...

    Luna Ramírez is a high school student and teen leader from Bogotá, Colombia. She is a passionate learner who aims at advancing sustainable practices through the connections between gender equality, climate justice and environmental sciences. She aspires to work in rural development, environmental conservation and target the climate crisis by supporting girls to have greater involvement in climate action. Pursuing a career in biological and environmental engineering with an emphasis on development studies, she is currently a Research Editor at Youth STEM Matters, an international youth-led scientific journal, and has participated in the International Junior Science Olympiad after being awarded Second Place at the Colombian National Science Olympiad. Through her work, she has developed initiatives to advance the outreach of Comprehensive Sexuality Education to vulnerable communities, promote environmental education and youth advocacy as an organiser of COPinBogotá and worked towards peacebuilding and female empowerment through STEM as an Operations Manager in ASOFI (Women's Association of Innovation for Rural Development).

  15. Lutfiya Inusah

    Ghana

    Hi! My name is Lutfiya and I am a 17 year old activist from Ghana. I am passionate about advocating for SRHRJ, Education, and Gender Based Violence an...

    Hi! My name is Lutfiya and I am a 17 year old activist from Ghana. I am passionate about advocating for SRHRJ, Education, and Gender Based Violence and heavily involved with volunteer initiatives in my community. I love music and am hoping to improve my critical thinking and problem solving skills during my time on the Teen Advisor Board.

  16. Nirvana Talukder

    Sydney, Australia

    Hi my name is Nirvana Talukder. I am a 16-year -old high school senior at Sydney Girls High School. I am a climate justice and gender equality advocat...

    Hi my name is Nirvana Talukder. I am a 16-year -old high school senior at Sydney Girls High School. I am a climate justice and gender equality advocate who's work primarily focuses on the intersection between the climate crisis and gender inequality. In 2022, I joined the Sydney and Australia (national) contingents of School Strike for Climate, the organisation behind the Fridays4Future movement. My work in advocating for a sustainable and equitable future extends through my participating in other climate committees such as AYCC. From here I have gone on to work with countless communities across the country to resolve issues surrounding climate justice, whilst working with grassroots organisations and communities by first nations and female activists to address key issues in the movement. From working with policymakers and government officials to students within the school community, to ensure the voices and concerns of youth are heard and addressed. Serving as the Public Speaking captain at my girls school, I value the importance of empowering and enabling young women to express themselves and create their own mark in the world, championing for gender equality and equal female representation in public speaking and leadership spheres. In late 2022, I launched my youth-powered organisation, Our People's Aid, a digital forum for storytelling that amplifies the narratives of women across the world.

  17. Pranavaa Giri

    Tamil Nadu, India

    Pranavaa Giri is a passionate 16-year-old Girl Up Club Leader and Teen Advisor from Tamil Nadu, India. Her Girl Up journey started in 2021 when she st...

    Pranavaa Giri is a passionate 16-year-old Girl Up Club Leader and Teen Advisor from Tamil Nadu, India. Her Girl Up journey started in 2021 when she started her own club to advocate positive social change in the small city she resides in. She is currently the School Pupil Leader of her school, president of Girl Up TIPSE, an avid MUNer and speaker. Pranavaa believes in the power of creating cohesive solutions to solve global problems through research and debate. She cares about issues of Violence against Women, Mental Health and Education. During her downtime, one will probably find her listening to music (particularly Taylor Swift) and writing poetry in her journal, which she will post on her personal blog later. Pranavaa hopes to continue making the world more inclusive and to empower girls all over the world, especially in developing countries.

  18. Saranya Singh

    California, USA

    Saranya Singh (she/her) is a rising senior at Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, California. Last year, she was the Girl Up Northern California ...

    Saranya Singh (she/her) is a rising senior at Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, California. Last year, she was the Girl Up Northern California Coalition leader and led 40+ clubs in the Bay Area, organized a coalition summit, and met with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Representative Mark DeSaulnier to advocate for the “Keeping Girls In School Act”. As a Black Belt in Taekwondo, she is passionate about self-defense and has hosted many self-defense workshops for young girls, including at the Girl Up 2020 Leadership Summit and at Girl Up Sports Bootcamps. Outside Girl Up, Saranya is an active LD debater. She is president of her school’s Speech and Debate Team, the national organization for gender minorities in debate (Women in debate), and the national organization for low-income and small school debaters (Peptalk). In her free time, Saranya likes to read and play with her pet cockatiel, Don.

  19. Saundarya Nair

    Uttar Pradesh, India

    Saundarya Nair is a Girl Up Leader from India, who is passionate about SRHRJ, gender based violence and women in sports amongst other issue areas. She...

    Saundarya Nair is a Girl Up Leader from India, who is passionate about SRHRJ, gender based violence and women in sports amongst other issue areas. She is an active part of multiple missions and projects based on climate action, menstrual hygiene, promoting gender-safe spaces, cultural awareness, and financial independence for rural women. She is also an enthusiastic public speaker, and has represented both Girl Up and Girl Up India in events ranging from The Pad Project's annual Bleed Green event to UNA-USA's InterGenerational MUN and YOUNGA's delegate training programmes. Her favourite Girl Up memories include interviewing WNBA star Candace Parker, leading an INSPIRE Session on intersectional feminist history at Girl Up's Global Leadership Summit, co-hosting a Summit workshop on the mental and reproductive health of female athletes, presenting at the inaugural Sports Innovation Lab, facilitating the GBV pilot programme and being a Teen Advisor in 2022-23 class.

  20. Shanum Sarkar

    Dhaka, Bangladesh

    Shanum Sarkar, is a student based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is driven by social justice (but fueled by caffeine and raccoon memes :)). Dedicated to cr...

    Shanum Sarkar, is a student based in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She is driven by social justice (but fueled by caffeine and raccoon memes :)). Dedicated to creating a safer environment for neurodivergent students, Shanum actively advocates for their rights. In her free time, she enjoys writing about pressing issues, delving into novels that have shaped feminism, and expressing creativity through painting.

  21. Tessa Kiyonaga

    Maryland, USA

    Tessa Kiyonaga is a passionate advocate for social justice, education equity, mental health and juvenile justice issues. She is a rising junior at Sto...

    Tessa Kiyonaga is a passionate advocate for social justice, education equity, mental health and juvenile justice issues. She is a rising junior at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda, Maryland where she advocates to eliminate the stigma surrounding mental health within the student-athlete community as a member of the Morgan’s Message club and, as a member of the Denim Ribbon Project, works to raise awareness about rare disease. Tessa has been selected to participate in the National Sacred Heart Network’s Juvenile Justice service program and to serve as a high school volunteer at Washington DC’s Children’s National Hospital Center. Since middle school, Tesaa has been a member of GirlsUP, Inc., a DC non-profit committed to inspiring a deep and authentic sense of self in young girls. Throughout her high school years, Tessa has been a vibrant member of the GIrlsUP Teen Advisory Board, where she has served as a co-leader of its Communication and Team-Building Committees. In her free time, Tessa loves to read, write, bake, go for walks, and play the piano.

  22. Tessa Michaelidis

    Washington DC, USA

    Tessa (she/her) is currently a junior in high school living in Washington D.C. I love listening to music (mostly Taylor Swift), talking with friends o...

    Tessa (she/her) is currently a junior in high school living in Washington D.C. I love listening to music (mostly Taylor Swift), talking with friends over coffee, and traveling. I also row crew for my school and for my local club team in D.C. I love making new friends, talking about important topics, and learning more about the world around me. I’m so excited for this coming year and to be a Girl Up Teen Advisor!!!

  23. Yehansa Dayarathna

    Dubai, UAE

    Yehansa Dayarathna is a sports and STEM enthusiast from the UAE. Yehansa has been a basketball player for over eight years, significantly shaping her ...

    Yehansa Dayarathna is a sports and STEM enthusiast from the UAE. Yehansa has been a basketball player for over eight years, significantly shaping her into who she is today. She believes that sports bring out the best in people and aims to inspire and empower girls worldwide to embrace sports and their many opportunities. She aspires to pursue a career in the healthcare and research field to help support women’s health and advocate to help overcome the underlying problems women face regarding their well-being, including mental health, period poverty, etc. Her love for the game and science led to many achievements, including being part of the NBA Basketball school in Dubai. In addition, she has won numerous awards for her achievements, which are, being on Live NBA TV and winning multiple international competitions ranging from olympiads to research programs! As a learning enthusiast, she believes knowledge is power and strives to help bridge the gap in STEM fields and establish gender equity. She has been involved with Girl Up for more than three years and founded the GirlUp@Dubai Scholars in her community. During the past two years, she has been allowed to grow her activism by participating in forums, podcasts, or meeting people worldwide. Yehansa is excited to continue her journey with Girl Up this coming year and hopes to have an impact on young girls like herself.

  24. Zoe Lenz

    Arizona, USA

    Zoe Lenz (she/they) is a student activist based in Arizona. All her life, she has been a feminist. Zoe works to make her school, state, and world safe...

    Zoe Lenz (she/they) is a student activist based in Arizona. All her life, she has been a feminist. Zoe works to make her school, state, and world safer for LGBT+ students. She is the president and founder of her school GSA and literary magazine, and the Vice President of the Herstory/Girl Up club. In her free time, she likes to read, write, act in local and school plays, and spend time with friends.

Alumni Teen Advisors

At Girl Up, Teen Advisors are leading Girl Up’s “by girls, for girls” movement, carrying out advocacy goals, providing feedback on our strategy and energizing others to take action for girls around the world.

Advisors

  1. Angie Partida_The founding class of Teen Advisors(straight angle, but not a clear picture ) a teen girl wearing her girl up blue long shirt with her smile face facing down and holding a pen on her notebook, and background is an office
    Angie Partida

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2010-2011

  2. Bridget Duru_The founding class of Teen Advisors(close angle, but not clear picture headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up blue long shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Bridget Duru

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2010-2011

  3. Darya Pishevar_The founding class of Teen Advisors(close angle, but not clear picture headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up blue long shirt with her smiley face looking down a little bit facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Darya Pishevar

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2010-2011

  4. Erica Lamberson_The founding class of Teen Advisors(close angle, but not clear picture headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up blue long shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Erica Lamberson

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2010-2011

  5. Hadley Walsh_The founding class of Teen Advisors(close angle, but not clear picture headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up blue long shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Hadley Walsh

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2010-2011

  6. Hannah Salwen_The founding class of Teen Advisors(close angle, but not clear picture headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up blue long shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Hannah Salwen

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2010-2011

  7. Isabella Solimene,The founding class of Teen Advisors(close angle, but not clear picture headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up blue long shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Isabella Solimene

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2010-2011

  8. Itzel Delgado, Co-Chair_Hometown: New York, NY_2011-2012 Class The second class of Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Itzel Delgado

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2010-2011

    Co-chair

    Co-chair

  9. Jenna Bailey,The founding class of Teen Advisors (close angle, but not clear picture headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up blue long shirt with her smile face facing the camera her girl up blue long shirt, and background is girlup.org board
    Jenna Bailey

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2010-2011

  10. Jillian Medina,The founding class of Teen Advisors(close angle, but not clear picture headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up blue long shirt facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Jillian Medina

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2010-2011

  11. Karina Jougla_ Hometown: Carpinteria, CA_2011-2012 Class The second class of Teen Advisors(close angle, but not clear picture headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up blue long shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Karina Jougla

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2010-2011

  12. Katherine Cochran The founding class of Teen Advisors(close angle, but not clear picture headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up blue long shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Katherine Cochran

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2010-2011

  13. Lily Kaplan,The founding class of Teen Advisors(close angle, but not clear picture headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up blue long shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Lily Kaplan

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2010-2011

  14. Mia Gutierrez, The founding class of Teen Advisors(close angle, but not clear picture headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up blue long shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Mia Gutierrez

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2010-2011

  15. Olivia Layton,The founding class of Teen Advisors(close angle, but not clear picture headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up blue long shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Olivia Layton

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2010-2011

  16. Shannon McNamara,The founding class of Teen Advisors(close angle, but not clear picture headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up blue long shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Shannon McNamara

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2010-2011

  17. Sydney Medina, The founding class of Teen Advisors(close angle, but not clear picture headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up blue long shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Sydney Medina

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2010-2011

  18. Aditi Pradhan Hometown: San Jose, CA_2011-2012 Class The second class of Teen Advisors (close angle headshot, but not a clear picture) a teen girl wearing her hockey white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is whit
    Aditi Pradhan

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2011-2012

  19. Angelique Gaston Hometown: Washington, D.C._2011-2012 Class The second class of Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Angelique Gaston

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2011-2012

  20. Annie Kiyonga Hometown: Chevy Chase, MD._2011-2012 Class The second class of Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Annie Kiyonga

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2011-2012

  21. Avery McCall Hometown: Winnetka, IL._2011-2012 Class The second class of Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Avery McCall

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2011-2012

  22. Charlotte May_ Hometown: Bronxville, NY._2011-2012 Class The second class of Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Charlotte May

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2011-2012

  23. Eliora Katz Hometown: Washington, D.C._2011-2012 Class The second class of Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Eliora Katz

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2011-2012

  24. Itzel Delgado, Co-Chair_Hometown: New York, NY_2011-2012 Class The second class of Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Itzel Delgado

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2011-2012

    Co-chair

    Co-chair

  25. Jillian Murray_Hometown: Chevy Chase, MD_2011-2012 Class The second class of Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Jillian Murray

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2011-2012

  26. Joi Collete Stevens_Hometown: San Antonio, TX_2011-2012 Class The second class of Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Joi Collete Stevens

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2011-2012

  27. Karina Jougla_ The founding class of Teen Advisors(close angle, but not clear picture headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up blue long shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Karina Jougla

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2011-2012

    Co-chair

    Co-chair

  28. Lucy Lohrmann_Hometown: Hasbrouck Heights, NJ_2011-2012 Class The second class of Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Lucy Lohrmann

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2011-2012

  29. Priyanka Jain_Hometown: Bellevue, WA_2011-2012 Class The second class of Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Priyanka Jain

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2011-2012

  30. Remy Arthur_Hometown: Saratoga Springs, NY_2011-2012 Class The second class of Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Remy Arthur

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2011-2012

  31. Rocio Ortega_Hometown: Los Angeles, CA_2011-2012 Class The second class of Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Rocio Ortega

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2011-2012

  32. Alexa Brewster_2012-2013 Class Teen Advisors (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Alexa Brewster

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2012-2013

  33. Annie Gersh 2011-2012 Class Teen Advisors (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Annie Gersh

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2012-2013

    Co-chair

    Co-chair

  34. Archana Somasegar_2012-2013 Class Teen Advisors (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Archana Somasegar

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2012-2013

  35. Delia Friel_2012-2013 Class Teen Advisors (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Delia Friel

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2012-2013

  36. Emily Harwell_2011-2012 Class Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Emily Harwell

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2012-2013

    Co-chair

    Co-chair

  37. Eva (YingYing) Shang_2012-2013 Class Teen Advisors (close angle headshot, a little blurry picture ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Eva (YingYing) Shang

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2012-2013

  38. Ines Renique Hometown: New York, NY_2012-2013 Class Teen Advisors (close angle headshot, a little blurry picture ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Ines Renique

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2012-2013

  39. Martha Zuniga Hometown: Chicago, IL_2012-2013 Class Teen Advisors (close angle headshot, a little blurry picture ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Martha Zuniga

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2012-2013

  40. Meghan Murray, Hometown: Chevy Chase, MD_2012-2013 Class Teen Advisors (close angle headshot, a little blurry picture ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Meghan Murray

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2012-2013

  41. Munira Khalif, Hometown: Fridley, MN_2012-2013 Class Teen Advisors (close angle headshot, a little blurry picture ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Munira Khalif

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2012-2013

  42. Natasha Madorsky, Hometown: Cleveland, OH_2012-2013 Class Teen Advisors (close angle headshot, a little blurry picture ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Natasha Madorsky

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2012-2013

  43. Riya Singh_2012-2013 Class Teen Advisors (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Riya Singh

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2012-2013

  44. Sarah Gale Co-Chair 2013-2014 Teen Advisor (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Sarah Gale

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2012-2013

  45. Sofia Stafford Hometown: New York, NY_2012-2013 Class Teen Advisors (close angle headshot, a little blurry picture ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Sofia Stafford

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2012-2013

  46. Sri Muppidi Hometown: Pleasanton, CA_2012-2013 Class Teen Advisors (close angle headshot, a little blurry picture ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Sri Muppidi

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2012-2013

  47. Tanya Devani, Hometown: Birmingham, AL_2012-2013 Class Teen Advisors (close angle headshot, a little blurry picture ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Tanya Devani

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2012-2013

  48. Aklesiya Dejene_2013-2014 Teen Advisor (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Aklesiya Dejene

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

  49. Alex Leone_2013-2014 Teen Advisor (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Alex Leone

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

  50. Alexis Kallen_2013-2014 Teen Advisor (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Alexis Kallen

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

  51. Amanda Hart_2013-2014 Teen Advisor (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Amanda Hart

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

  52. Anna McGuire_ 2014-2015 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Anna McGuire

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

  53. Carly Bandt_2013-2014 Teen Advisor (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Carly Bandt

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

  54. Emma Knoll_2013-2014 Teen Advisor (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Emma Knoll

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

  55. Giuliana Gabellini_2013-2014 Teen Advisor (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Giuliana Gabellini

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

  56. Gloria Samen_2013-2014 Teen Advisor (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Gloria Samen

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

  57. Julia Sumouske_2013-2014 Teen Advisor (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Julia Sumouske

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

  58. Kaitlin Hung_2013-2014 Teen Advisor (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Kaitlin Hung

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

  59. Kate McCollum_2013-2014 Teen Advisor (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Kate McCollum

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

  60. Lindsay Schrier_2013-2014 Teen Advisor (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Lindsay Schrier

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

  61. Mehar Gujral_2013-2014 Teen Advisor (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Mehar Gujral

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

  62. Priscilla Guo_2013-2014 Teen Advisor (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Priscilla Guo

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

  63. Raven Delk_2013-2014 Teen Advisor (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Raven Delk

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

  64. Riya Singh_2012-2013 Class Teen Advisors (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Riya Singh

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

    Co-Chair

    Co-Chair

  65. Sarah Gordon_ 2014-2015 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Sarah Gordon

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

  66. Valeria Hansen 2013-2014 Teen Advisor (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Valeria Hansen

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

  67. Alexandra Intriago_ 2014-2015 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot, picture little blurry) a teen girl wearing her white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera
    Alexandra Intriago

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2014-2015

  68. Amy Gong Liu_ 2014-2015 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Amy Gong Liu

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2014-2015

  69. Anna McGuire_ 2014-2015 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Anna McGuire

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2014-2015

  70. Hayley Peacock_ 2014-2015 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Hayley Peacock

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2014-2015

  71. Ishana Nigam_ 2014-2015 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Ishana Nigam

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2014-2015

  72. Janet Diaz_ 2014-2015 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Janet Diaz

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2014-2015

  73. Janet Ho_ 2014-2015 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Janet Ho

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2014-2015

  74. Jessica Bishai_ 2014-2015 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Jessica Bishai

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2014-2015

  75. Kennede Reese_ 2014-2015 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Kennede Reese

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2014-2015

  76. Morgan Wood_ 2014-2015 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Morgan Wood

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2014-2015

  77. Rebecca Ruvalcaba_ 2014-2015 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Rebecca Ruvalcaba

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2014-2015

  78. Ruhy Patel_ 2014-2015 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Ruhy Patel

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2014-2015

  79. Sarah Gordon 2013-2014 Teen Advisor (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Sarah Gordon

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2014-2015

  80. Sarah Khimjee_ 2014-2015 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Sarah Khimjee

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2014-2015

  81. Simone Cowan_ 2014-2015 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Simone Cowan

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2014-2015

  82. Sydney Baumgardt_ 2014-2015 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Sydney Baumgardt

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2014-2015

  83. Thandiwe Diego_ 2014-2015 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Thandiwe Diego

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2014-2015

  84. Adrianne Owings_ 2015-2016 Teen Advisors (close headshot) with her smiley face facing the camera
    Adrianne Owings

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

  85. Alina Guyon

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

  86. Claire Brito, Co-Chair_ 2015-2016 Teen Advisors(close angle headshot )wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Claire Brito

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

    Co-chair

    Co-chair

  87. Dorsa Moslehi_ 2015-2016 Teen Advisors (headshot, school picture) with her smiley face facing the camera, with background grey
    Dorsa Moslehi

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

  88. Fidelity Ballmer_ 2015-2016 Teen Advisors (half body, close angle headshot) with her smiley face facing the camera, with background greenery
    Fidelity Ballmer

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

  89. Fiona Adams_ 2015-2016 Teen Advisors (blurry picture, close angle headshot) with her smiley face facing the camera
    Fiona Adams

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

  90. Grace Wong_ 2015-2016 Teen Advisors (very close angle headshot) with her smiley face facing the camera
    Grace Wong

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

  91. Imani Brooks_ 2015-2016 Teen Advisors (very close angle headshot) with her smiley face facing the camera
    Imani Brooks

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

  92. Kyung Mi Lee, Co-Chair_2016-2017 Teen Advisors (wider angle half-body , blurry pciture) wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Kyung Mi Lee

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

  93. Maisie Kirn_ 2015-2016 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) with her smiley face facing the camera
    Maisie Kirn

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

  94. Nehal Jain_ 2015-2016 Teen Advisors (wider angle headshot with half body, blurry picture) with her smiley face facing the camera, background is greenery and flowers
    Nehal Jain

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

  95. Noorhan Amani_ 2015-2016 Teen Advisors (headshot) with her smiley face facing the camera, with her green Hijab on
    Noorhan Amani

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

  96. Sabah Hussain_ 2015-2016 Teen Advisors (headshot) with her smiley face facing the camera wearing her grey color Hijab
    Sabah Hussain

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

  97. Sarah Gulley_ 2015-2016 Teen Advisors (blurry headshot) a teen girl with her smiley face facing the camera
    Sarah Gulley

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

  98. Sarah Hesterman_ 2015-2016 Teen Advisors (half body headshot) a teen girl with her smiley face facing the camera with total white background
    Sarah Hesterman

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

  99. Sophie Tegenu

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

  100. Vanessa Valdez_ 2015-2016 Teen Advisors close angle headshot) a teen girl with her smiley face facing the camera
    Vanessa Valdez

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

  101. Yardena Gerwin_ 2015-2016 Teen Advisors (higher close angle headshot) a teen girl with her smiley face facing the camera
    Yardena Gerwin

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

  102. Allie Zehner

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2016-2017

  103. Annabelle Lee 2016-2017 Teen Advisors (selfie, close shot of her upper body blurry pciture) with her smiley face facing the camera and
    Annabelle Lee

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2016-2017

  104. Becca Bean 2016-2017 Teen Advisors ( half-body pciture, blurry pciture) with her smiley face facing the camera and background is greenery
    Becca Bean

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2016-2017

  105. Ellie Yeo 2016-2017 Teen Advisors (close headshot) white background
    Ellie Yeo

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2016-2017

  106. Faatimah Solomon 2016-2017 Teen Advisors (close half body shot) with library background and she is wearing her black Hijab on
    Faatimah Solomon

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2016-2017

  107. Grace Rabinowitz2016-2017 Teen Advisors (close angle, school picture) with her smiley face facing the camera, and grey background
    Grace Rabinowitz

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2016-2017

  108. Kathy Kong

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2016-2017

  109. Katrina Sousounis 2016-2017 Teen Advisors ( long angle half-body, blurry pciture) with her smiley face facing the camera
    Katrina Sousounis

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2016-2017

  110. Kyung Mi Lee, Co-Chair_2016-2017 Teen Advisors (wider angle half-body , blurry pciture) wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Kyung Mi Lee

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2016-2017

    Co-chair

    Co-chair

  111. Leah Adelman_2016-2017 Teen Advisors (wider angle half-body portrait picture, blurry pciture) with her smiley face facing the camera, with background greenery grey
    Leah Adelman

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2016-2017

  112. Lee Schwartz_2016-2017 Teen Advisors (close headshot) with her smiley face facing the camera, with background greenery
    Lee Schwartz

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2016-2017

  113. Maria Aldana_2016-2017 Teen Advisors (a very close headshot) with her smiley face facing the camera, with background greenery
    Maria Aldana

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2016-2017

  114. Meg Schwartz_2016-2017 Teen Advisors (close headshot) with her smiley face facing the camera, with background greenery grey
    Meg Schwartz

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2016-2017

  115. Sarina Divan_2016-2017 Teen Advisors (close headshot)a selfie with her smiley face facing the camera, with background greenery
    Sarina Divan

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2016-2017

  116. Sarra Alayyan_2016-2017 Teen Advisors (close headshot, a little blurry) a selfie with her smiley face facing the camera
    Sarra Alayyan

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2016-2017

  117. Shayla Zamora_2016-2017 Teen Advisors (close headshot, a little blurry) with her smiley face facing the camera,with background greenery
    Shayla Zamora

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2016-2017

  118. Sophia Danielpour_2016-2017 Teen Advisors (close headshot) with her smiley face facing the camera, with background greenery and red flowers
    Sophia Danielpour

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2016-2017

  119. Alissa Flores 2017-2018 Teen Advisors headshot
    Alissa Flores

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2017-2018

  120. Amanda Backal 2017-2018 Teen Advisors headshot
    Amanda Backal

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2017-2018

  121. Angelica Almonte 2017-2018 Teen Advisors headshot
    Angelica Almonte

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2017-2018

  122. Angie Jiang 2017-2018 Teen Advisors headshot
    Angie Jiang

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2017-2018

  123. Chanice Lee 2017-2018 Teen Advisors headshot
    Chanice Lee

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2017-2018

  124. Connie Wu 2017-2018 Teen Advisors headshot
    Connie Wu

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2017-2018

  125. Fasica Mersha 2017-2018 Teen Advisors headshot
    Fasica Mersha

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2017-2018

  126. Jada Young

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2017-2018

  127. Khushi Gandhi 2017-2018 Teen Advisors (very close headshot)
    Khushi Gandhi

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2017-2018

  128. Lauren Woodhouse 2017-2018 Teen Advisors (headshot ) with greenery background
    Lauren Woodhouse

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2017-2018

  129. Lavanya Singh, Co-Chair 2017-2018 Teen Advisors, (headshot) wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Lavanya Singh

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2017-2018

    Co-chair

    Co-chair

  130. Leslie Arroyo 2017-2018 Teen Advisors (half body shot and green water in the background)
    Leslie Arroyo

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2017-2018

  131. Maitri Khera 2017-2018 Teen Advisors (upperbody picture) with greenery background
    Maitri Khera

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2017-2018

  132. Mary Di Martino 2017-2018 Teen Advisors (upper body head shot with greenery background)
    Mary Di Martino

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2017-2018

  133. Munira Alimire 2017-2018 Teen Advisors (half body blurry picture) with her blue Hijab and background of a lab
    Munira Alimire

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2017-2018

  134. Paola Celeste Alanís Ricárdez 2017-2018 Teen Advisors (close selfie headshot)
    Paola Celeste Alanís Ricárdez

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2017-2018

  135. Rachel Auslander, Co-Chair 2017-2018 Teen Advisors (half body headshot, blurry picture) with greenery picture
    Rachel Auslander

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2017-2018

    Co-chair

    Co-chair

  136. Sawyer Taylor Arnold 2017-2018 Teen Advisors (blurry upper boday headshot)
    Sawyer Taylor Arnold

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2017-2018

  137. Alex Riginos, Co-Chair 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Alexandra Riginos

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

  138. Desiree Junfijiah 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Desiree Junfijiah

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

  139. Elana Denver 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Elana Denver

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

  140. Elina Govil, Co-Chair 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Elina Govil

    Girl Up Teen Advisor Co-Chair 2018-2019

  141. Eva Jones 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot (picture with her holding a loudspeaker)
    Eva Jones

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

  142. Fatimata Cham

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

  143. Helena Branco 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors blurry headshot
    Helena Branco

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

  144. Ina Bhoopalam 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Ina Bhoopalam

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

  145. Ines Gartote 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Ines Gartote

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

  146. Kavita Rai 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Kavita Rai

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

  147. Laura Solano-Florez 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Laura Solano-Florez

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

  148. Leena Abdelmoity 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Leena Abdelmoity

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

  149. Libby Foster 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Libby Foster

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

  150. ShuShu Crevoshay 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    ShuShu Crevoshay

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

  151. Toni Bamisaye 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Toni Bamisaye

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

    London, United Kingdom

    London, United Kingdom

  152. Valeria Colunga 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Valeria Colunga

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

  153. Abigail Estrada 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Abigail Estrada

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

    Elgin, United States

    Elgin, United States

  154. Alessandra Mitchell 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Alessandra Mitchell

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

  155. Ali Cohen 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Ali Cohen

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

  156. Alliyah Logan

    Girl Up Teen Advisor

  157. Anusha Tandon 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Anusha Tandon

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

  158. Aria Yang 2019-2020 Teen Advisors (headshot, eyes looking down angle) with her smiley face facing to the camera, and her left hand holding aginst her head
    Aria Yang

    Girl Up Teen Advisor

  159. Aya Alagha

    Girl Up Teen Advisor

  160. Aya Labban 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Aya Labban

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

  161. Bethel Ryeza 2019-2020 Teen Advisors (headshot) with her smiley face facing to the camera, and her yellow shirt
    Bethel Kyeza

    2019-2020 Teen Advisor

  162. Claire Duffy

    2019-2020 Teen Advisor

  163. Deborah Chumbu

    2019-2020 Teen Advisor

  164. Eugenie Park 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Eugenie Park

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

  165. Felicia Xiong 2019-2020 Teen Advisors (headshot, school picture) with her smiley face facing to the camera and background is grey
    Felicia Xiong

    2019-2020 Teen Advisor

  166. Ganna Omar 2019-2020 Teen Advisors (portrait picture) with her smiley face facing to the camera and her yellow flowers Hijab
    Ganna Omar

    2019-2020 Teen Advisor

  167. Georgia Shakeshaft 2019-2020 Teen Advisors (close headshot) with her smiley face facing to the camera
    Georgia Shakeshaft

    2019-2020 Teen Advisor

  168. Isabelle Hernandez

    2019-2020 Teen Advisor

  169. Mariam Mustafa

    2019-2020 Teen Advisor

  170. Misk Khalif

    2019-2020 Teen Advisor

  171. Nora Di Martino 2019-2020 Teen Advisors ( close upper body headshot) with her smiley face facing to the camera
    Nora Di Martino

    2019-2020 Teen Advisor

  172. Quinn McGill 2019-2020 Teen Advisors (half body picture) with her smiley face facing to the camera
    Quinn McGill

    2019-2020 Teen Advisor

  173. Rebecca Fairweather 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot (side face)
    Rebecca Fairweather

    2019-2020 Teen Advisor

  174. Riya Goel2019-2020 Teen Advisors (very close selfie headshot) with her smiley face facing to the camera
    Riya Goel

    2019-2020 Teen Advisor

  175. Rym Badran

    2019-2020 Teen Advisor

  176. Sofia Scarlat 2019-2020 Teen Advisors ( headshot) only showing her side face
    Sofia Scarlat

    2019-2020 Teen Advisor

  177. Tanushah Ramadass 2019-2020 Teen Advisors (half body headshot) with her smiley face facing to the camera , background is coffee shop
    Tanushah Ramadass

    2019-2020 Teen Advisor

  178. Vanessa Louis-Jean2019-2020 Teen Advisors (headbody shot) with her smiley face facing to the camera , and holding sign "high 5 for kids" and "invest in kids"
    Vanessa Louis-Jean

    2019-2020 Teen Advisor

  179. Amatullah Turner

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2020-2021

  180. Amelia Marcum

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2020-2021

  181. Amina Salahou

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2020-2021

  182. Anagaby Litz

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2020-2021

  183. Angela Zhang 2019-2020 Teen Advisors ( headshot) with her smiley face turning her face facing to the camera
    Angela Zhang

    Los Angeles, United States

  184. Angelina Perez

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2020-2021

  185. Danielle Villafaña

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2020-2021

  186. Emily Lin

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2020-2021

  187. Ivonne Ortega

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2020-2021

  188. Izabella Pollett

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2020-2021

  189. Laura Julia Fleischmann 2019-2020 Teen Advisors (portrait picture) with her smiley face facing to the camera
    Laura Julia Fleischmann

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2020-2021

  190. Maeve Murray

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2020-2021

  191. Maya Cabrera

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2020-2021

  192. Melissa Simplicio

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2020-2021

  193. Michelle Soneye

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2020-2021

  194. Peri Perkins

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2020-2021

  195. Salomé Beyer

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2020-2021

  196. Shania Hurtado Valbuena

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2020-2021

  197. Trisha Venkatesh

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2020-2021

  198. Winter Ashley

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2020-2021

  199. Yakira Pinillos Linares

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2020-2021

  200. Abigail Snyder

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2021-2022

  201. Akshaya Pai

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2021-2022

  202. Alex Gliwinski

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2021-2022

  203. Amelia Castillo

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2021-2022

  204. Christine Crilley

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2021-2022

  205. CJ Calica

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2021-2022

  206. Denia Smith

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2021-2022

  207. Fatima Abylgazina

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2021-2022

  208. Kaitlyn Tran

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2021-2022

  209. Lamya Butt

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2021-2022

  210. Louise Sanches

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2021-2022

  211. María Fernanda León

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2021-2022

  212. Michelle Chewon Moon

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2021-2022

  213. Mingxin Wang

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2021-2022

  214. Mofiyin Onanuga

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2021-2022

  215. Mwansa Thewo

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2021-2022

  216. Ogechi Okafor

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2021-2022

  217. Rene Essel

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2021-2022

  218. Rocío Mejía

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2021-2022

  219. Sriya Chippalthurty

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2021-2022

  220. Subah Saiyara Mahbub

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2021-2022

  221. Tatiana Fahie

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2021-2022

  222. Victoria Ortiz

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2021-2022

  223. Alex Gliwinski

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2022-2023

  224. Alice Paredes

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2022-2023

  225. Ammielle Wambo Becker

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2022-2023

  226. Ana Beatriz Lopes de Souza

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2022-2023

  227. Ananya Bhatia

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2022-2023

  228. Burke Jarrett

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2022-2023

  229. Dhira Dharmakusuma

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2022-2023

  230. Isabel Liu

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2022-2023

  231. Jubi Oladipo

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2022-2023

  232. Juliette Hulsizer

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2022-2023

  233. Katie McCabe

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2022-2023

  234. Laura Gomezjurado

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2022-2023

  235. Liliana Talino

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2022-2023

  236. María José Pérez Aguirre

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2022-2023

  237. Natalia Perez Morales

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2022-2023

  238. Nishita Sujan

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2022-2023

  239. Nora Mitchell

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2022-2023

  240. Raina Batra

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2022-2023

  241. Rene Essel

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2022-2023

  242. Sarah Kapesa

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2022-2023

  243. Sarah Ouardaoui

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2022-2023



  244. Sriya Chippalthurty

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2022-2023

  245. Varija Mehta

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2022-2023

Global Board

As global industry leaders, our Global Board provides strategic input, oversight, accountability and guidance to ensure successful achievement of Girl Up's vision and mission around the world.

Global Board

  1. Cathie Reid

    Global Board

    Cathie and her husband Stuart Giles co-founded Australia’s Epic Pharmacy Group in 1998 and also co-founded Australia’s largest dedicated cancer ca...

    Cathie and her husband Stuart Giles co-founded Australia’s Epic Pharmacy Group in 1998 and also co-founded Australia’s largest dedicated cancer care provider, the Icon Group in 2012 which was valued at $2.4b by the time they exited in 2022. In 2020 Cathie and Stuart established their family office Arc31, where her long term activity in the healthcare and technology sectors is providing insights and access to a wide range of global investment opportunities.

    Their philanthropic actives are co-ordinated through SpArc Foundation, which supports improved health outcomes with a particular goal of seeing a balance of gender equity and assisting in Closing the Gap in Indigenous health. Cathie’s involvement with Girl Up dates back to 2013.

    She is the Chair of ASX listed AUCloud, a Director of the Brisbane Lions Australian Rules Football club, and served as the Deputy Chair of the Federal Government’s Cybersecurity Industry Advisory Committee until November 2022. She’s also a Future Astronaut with Virgin Galactic, and eagerly awaiting the opportunity to travel to space for the ultimate delivery of her long held mindset on the importance of looking at the world from a different perspective!

    Cathie was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2019 for services to healthcare and philanthropy, and has been recognised throughout her career with numerous awards.

  2. Emily Courey Pryor

    Global Board

    Emily Courey Pryor is a social impact executive, entrepreneur, and gender equality advocate. She was founding executive director of Data2X, launched i...

    Emily Courey Pryor is a social impact executive, entrepreneur, and gender equality advocate. She was founding executive director of Data2X, launched in 2012 to decrease gender bias in global data sources and increase use of gender data for better, smarter decision making. Emily's career has spanned women's and girls’ empowerment, global health, economic development, and climate change, through roles at the United Nations Foundation, Gilead Sciences, and the American Red Cross. As an investor, she has focused on climate and renewable energy. Emily received her undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and her graduate degree from the University of Michigan. Always up for adventure, she now lives in Portugal with her family.

  3. LaVerne H. Council

    Global Board

    LaVerne began her career as an intrapreneur over 35 years ago. She is globally recognized as a transformational leader focusing on people over product...

    LaVerne began her career as an intrapreneur over 35 years ago. She is globally recognized as a transformational leader focusing on people over product and outcomes over activity. She is a global operations and information technology strategist and change agent, and her experience as a senior international executive gives her a unique perspective as an influencer, advisor, and coach. She is a founder, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Emerald One, and Certified Advanced Personal and Executive Coach. She is a board director at Concentrix, Thomson Reuters, ConMed, and Girl Up (UN Foundation Board).

    LaVerne’s work as a global IT executive with organizations such as Johnson & Johnson, Dell, Inc., and Ernst & Young, LLC gives her a unique perspective on the opportunities and challenges faced by both CxO executives and their employees. In her role as part of President Obama’s cabinet, as the Assistant Secretary for the Office of Information and Technology and Chief Information Officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, LaVerne not only created the technology strategy, investment, and implementation for the largest civilian agency in the federal government, she transformed the executive leadership team to the most culturally diverse in the federal government.

    LaVerne focuses on the health of an organization, the cohesion of the team, and the strength of the individual, weaving the professional path with personal development. A volunteer since the age of 5, LaVerne advises leaders and teams on servant leadership, spotlighting the unique gifts each person brings to the team and using oneself to improve the lives of others.

    Awards and Accolades

    ● Top 10 Global Leaders & Change Agents Award

    ● Top 10 Global Leaders & Innovators Award

    ● Meritorious Service Award – highest honor for civilian federal employee

    ● Golden Gov: Federal Executive of the Year Award

    ● Forbes.com - Technology’s Power Women in their Tough, Tech-Smart, and Female

    ● Twice named FedScoop Top 50 Women in Information Technology

    ● Inducted into the Illinois State University Business Hall of Fame

    ● New Jersey Technology Council’s CIO Hall of Fame

    ● Healthcare Data Management’s Most Powerful Women in Healthcare Information Technology

    ● Featured in Chief Supply Chain Officer Insights as one of the top Supply Chain Leaders of the last 20 years

    ● Business Trends Quarterly Top 5 CIOs in America

  4. Lorena Aguilar

    Global Board

    Global leader passionate about gender equality, human rights, inclusion, and sustainable development, with over three decades providing strategic cont...

    Global leader passionate about gender equality, human rights, inclusion, and sustainable development, with over three decades providing strategic contributions to national and international policies. Leading inclusive collaboration with government counterparts, UN agencies, international organizations, and civil society towards advancing equitable sustainable development. Lorena has field experience in more than 50 countries across Latin America, the Caribbean, Eastern Europe, Africa, and Asia. Ms. Aguilar also served as Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs of Costa Rica. At present she is the Executive Director Kaschak Institute, Binghamton University.

  5. Michelle Milford Morse

    Global Board

    Michelle Milford Morse is the United Nations Foundation’s Vice President for Girls and Women Strategy. She leads the Foundation’s organization-wid...

    Michelle Milford Morse is the United Nations Foundation’s Vice President for Girls and Women Strategy. She leads the Foundation’s organization-wide efforts to promote gender equality and the rights and agency of all girls and women, working in collaboration with the United Nations and its partners.

    Michelle has worked on global health and development issues with a range of UN, private sector, and civil society partners, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, LIVESTRONG, UNICEF USA, Sesame Workshop, the UBS Optimus Foundation, mothers2mothers, amFAR, ICRW, and the University of Texas. Through her work she has helped organizations define strategic paths and advance specific global development causes – including on child development, regulatory action on HIV treatment, maternal mortality, mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and violence against children. She previously advised the UN Foundation and led a range of projects related to gender equality, including serving as the Foundation’s co-convener on the Girl Declaration. Michelle was also the press secretary and communications director for U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett.

    Michelle earned a Master of International Affairs and a Master of Public Health at Columbia University, and pursued her graduate research at the Rakai Health Sciences Program in Kalisizo, Uganda. She is a proud graduate of the University of Texas (Hook ’em!). Michelle is the past chair of the Ann Richards School Foundation board. She serves on the board of directors for the Livestrong Foundation and the She Runs It Foundation and is a member of the Global Advisory Council for the Miracle Foundation. Apolitical named her one of the 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy in 2021.

  6. Tara Abrahams

    Global Board

    Tara Abrahams is the head of impact at The Meteor, a multi-media collective which uses the power of storytelling, journalism, and art to advance one o...

    Tara Abrahams is the head of impact at The Meteor, a multi-media collective which uses the power of storytelling, journalism, and art to advance one of the greatest causes of our time: the freedom and dignity of all women. Tara is also the board chair of She’s the First, a global girls’ rights organization that reaches 150,000 girls around the world every year, and of the International Center for Research on Women, the world’s premier research institute focused on tackling challenges facing women and girls worldwide. In 2021, Tara founded kahani, a print magazine and media platform specifically designed to amplify the stories of adolescent girls around the world. To date, kahani has featured the contributions of more than 125 girls from 37 countries in 26 languages. Tara began her work in girls' education and women's empowerment as the president and deputy director of Girl Rising, a global campaign that raises awareness about the importance of educating girls in the Global South. Named to Apolitical’s 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy in 2021 and a Presidential Leadership Scholar in 2022, Tara has invested in multiple female-founded ventures and advises CEOs on social impact strategy.

  7. Valeria Colunga

    Global Board

    Valeria Colunga (she/her) is a 23-year-old activist, social entrepreneur and consultant from Monterrey, Mexico. In 2023 she was appointed as Mexican D...

    Valeria Colunga (she/her) is a 23-year-old activist, social entrepreneur and consultant from Monterrey, Mexico. In 2023 she was appointed as Mexican Delegate for the G20's Youth20 Summit to negotiate in the track "Shared Future: Youth in Governance." That same year she graduated from the University of Oxford with an MSc in Global Governance and Diplomacy. In 2021, Valeria was appointed by the United Nations Foundation as one of the eight Next Generation Fellows to write “Our Future Agenda,” which fed young people’s policy proposals for the United Nations Secretary-General’s landmark report “Our Common Agenda.” In 2022, she completed a dual degree in Latin American Studies and International Relations & Global Studies at The University of Texas at Austin. Valeria was the founding president of Girl Up Monterrey, the first international club to achieve the "Top Club of the School Year." From Teen Advisor to Coalition Co-leader, Valeria has held multiple leadership positions in Girl Up to aid the organization's expansion in Mexico, Latin America, and around the world.

Advisory Board

As entrepreneurs, advocates, and business and industry leaders, our Advisory Board lends their expertise to the growth and sustainability of Girl Up, helping us to power this movement to reach girls worldwide.

Advisory Board

  1. Anna Blue

    Girl Up Advisory Board

  2. Anu Jain

    Girl Up Advisory Board

  3. Charlotte Hayes
    Charlotte Hayes

    Girl Up Advisory Board

  4. Ellen Goldsmith-Vein

    Girl Up Advisory Board

  5. Advisory Council Julie Carrier (upper body headshot and white background)
    Julie Carrier

    Girl Up Advisory Board

  6. Kylie Schuyler

    Girl Up Advisory Board

  7. Advisory Council Mohammed Farshori half body portrait picture
    Mohammed Farshori

    Girl Up Advisory Board

  8. Shaun Robinson

    Girl Up Advisory Board

  9. Advisory Council Susan Sherrerd black and white headshot with eyes looking away from the camera
    Susan Sherrerd

    Girl Up Advisory Board

  10. Tina Wells
    Tina Wells

    Girl Up Advisory Board

  11. Akila Somasegar

    Emeritus Girl Up Advisory Board

  12. Angélica Fuentes

    Emeritus Girl Up Advisory Board

  13. Anjula Acharia

    Emeritus Girl Up Advisory Board

  14. Advisory Council Anne Fulenwider (upper body headshot) pose with her hands cross , white background
    Anne Fulenwider

    Emeritus Girl Up Advisory Board

  15. Arielle Gross Samuels

    Emeritus Girl Up Advisory

  16. Carmen Ana Amell

    Emeritus Girl Up Advisory

  17. Cathy Schulman

    Emeritus Girl Up Advisory Board

  18. Advisory Council Davis Smith with upper body headshot and grey background
    Davis Smith

    Emeritus Girl Up Advisory Board

  19. Advisory Council Draisa Gale (half-body portrait picture, blurry pciture)
    Draisa Gale

    Emeritus Girl Up Advisory Board

  20. Estelle McGechie

    Emeritus Girl Up Advisory Board

  21. Advisory Council Jacki zehner half body portrait picture, blurry pciture
    Jacki Zehner

    Emeritus Girl Up Advisory Board

  22. Advisory Council Jennifer DaSilva, wider angle of upper headshot
    Jennifer DaSilva

    Emeritus Girl Up Advisory Board

  23. John Gerzema

    Girl Up Advisory Board

  24. Advisory Council Karen Miller headshot and little blurry picture with grey background
    Karen Miller

    Emeritus Girl Up Advisory Board

  25. LaVerne H. Council

    Emeritus Girl Up Advisory Board

  26. Lilia Luciano

    Emeritus Girl Up Advisory Board

  27. Liz Plank

    Emeritus Girl Up Advisory Board

  28. Advisory Council Michelle King American television writer professional head shot
    Michelle King

    Emeritus Girl Up Advisory Board

  29. Molly Rudberg

    Emeritus Girl Up Advisory Board

  30. Pauline Miller

    Emeritus Girl Up Advisory Board

  31. Rhonda Adams Medina

    Emeritus Girl Up Advisory Board

  32. Advisory Council Rita Rodriguez close headshot with white background
    Rita Rodriguez

    Emeritus Girl Up Advisory Board

  33. Shelmina Abji

    Emeritus Girl Up Advisory Board

  34. Tawny Saez
    Tawny Saez

    Emeritus Girl Up Advisory Board

  35. Advisory Council Zain Habboo professional head shot, blurry picture with grey background
    Zain Habboo

    Emeritus Girl Up Advisory Board

Malia Baker
Celebrity Champions

Girl Up Champions use their platforms to spread the word about Girl Up and its work.

Champions

  1. Champions 2017 Brooklyn and Bailey head shot
    Brooklyn and Bailey

    Girl Up Champion

    The 19-year-old, Texas-based identical twins burst onto the scene back in 2013 with their YouTube channel, BrooklynAndBailey. They bill their channel...

    The 19-year-old, Texas-based identical twins burst onto the scene back in 2013 with their YouTube channel, BrooklynAndBailey. They bill their channel as being "devoted with all things fun... including family vlogs, college life, crafting, fashion and beauty." As of this writing, the channel has racked up more than 6 million subscribers. Over on Instagram, the girls have more than five million followers on their joint account.

  2. Cara Delevingne

    Girl Up Champion

    “I’m truly honored to add my voice to the work Girl Up is doing to empower young women and create an entire generation of female leaders. As I’v...

    “I’m truly honored to add my voice to the work Girl Up is doing to empower young women and create an entire generation of female leaders. As I’ve traveled the world, I’ve seen the power that investing in girls can have. An empowered and supported girl is an incredible force for change; a change I am now excited to be a part of,” said Cara Delevingne of her new role as a Girl Up Champion.

  3. Champions 2016 Katherine McNamara headshot
    Katherine McNamara

    Girl Up Champion

    Missouri native Katherine McNamara is an up-and-coming young starlet who can currently be seen starring as the lead ‘Clary Fray’ in the brand new ...

    Missouri native Katherine McNamara is an up-and-coming young starlet who can currently be seen starring as the lead ‘Clary Fray’ in the brand new Freeform series “Shadowhunters,” (January 2016); a book-to-screen adaptation of the bestselling “The Mortal Instruments” book series. News of her casting traveled fast and wide, including Deadline, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and The Wrap, to name a few. The series premiered to stellar ratings, being the #1 series debut in more than two years.

  4. Malia Baker

    Girl Up Champion

    Actress Malia Baker, the breakout star of Netflix's hit series "The Baby-Sitter's Club," was born in Botswana and moved to Vancouver, BC, Canada as a ...

    Actress Malia Baker, the breakout star of Netflix's hit series "The Baby-Sitter's Club," was born in Botswana and moved to Vancouver, BC, Canada as a young girl. Malia's global perspective has been shaped by her experiences as a child in Botswana, fully understanding the need for humanity and compassion. She uses her platform to inspire and empower young girls to use their voices for change and equality.

  5. Champions 2014 Monique Coleman full body shot
    Monique Coleman

    Girl Up Champion

    Monique Coleman is most recognized as Taylor McKessie from the tremendously successful High School Musical franchise, as well as the 4th place contest...

    Monique Coleman is most recognized as Taylor McKessie from the tremendously successful High School Musical franchise, as well as the 4th place contestant on season 3 of ABC's hit show, Dancing with the Stars. Adding to her list of many achievements, Monique has received two Teen Choice Awards, a Billboard Award, an NAACP Legacy Award, and a Camie for her role in the Hallmark Film,The Reading Room, starring opposite James Earl Jones.

  6. Champions 2014 Nigel Barker upper body headshot
    Nigel Barker

    Girl Up Champion

    Nigel Barker, internationally renowned fashion photographer, filmmaker, TV personality, author, humanitarian and father of two, is supporting the Girl...

    Nigel Barker, internationally renowned fashion photographer, filmmaker, TV personality, author, humanitarian and father of two, is supporting the Girl Up as one of its champions, joining the movement to improve the lives of adolescent girls in the developing world. Nigel is best known as a photographer and judge on the show, America’s Next Top Model.

  7. Priyanka Chopra

    Girl Up Champion

    An award-winning Bollywood icon who has appeared in more than 40 films, Priyanka Chopra is one of India’s and America's most celebrated actresses. S...

    An award-winning Bollywood icon who has appeared in more than 40 films, Priyanka Chopra is one of India’s and America's most celebrated actresses. She made her acting debut in the 2002 Tamil film Thamizhan and has since won a National Film Award for Best Actress and Filmfare Awards in four categories.

  8. Champions 2014 Rebecca Soni three-time Olympic medalist swimmer (full body shot with her swimmer suite on, the background is swimming pool)
    Rebecca Soni

    Girl Up Champion

    As a Girl Up champion, three-time Olympic medalist Rebecca Soni will go from shattering world swimming records to mobilizing American girls to advocat...

    As a Girl Up champion, three-time Olympic medalist Rebecca Soni will go from shattering world swimming records to mobilizing American girls to advocate for the world’s most marginalized girls, particularly in developing countries. “Through my partnership with Girl Up, I’m excited to encourage American girls to channel their energy and compassion into becoming powerful forces for change in the lives of their peers in developing countries,” said Soni.

  9. Champions 2014 Victoria Justice upper body headshot and white backgroup
    Victoria Justice

    Girl Up Champion

    Victoria starred in her own hit Nickelodeon series, “Victorious.” She played the musically talented “Tori Vega,” who unexpectedly finds hersel...

    Victoria starred in her own hit Nickelodeon series, “Victorious.” She played the musically talented “Tori Vega,” who unexpectedly finds herself navigating life as a student at an elite performing arts high school.  Throughout the show’s duration, Victorious was the #1 live action comedy series in it’s time slot on all TV, with kids 6-17, reaching 40.4 Million kids, teens and tweens each quarter. Victorious also won “Favorite TV Show” at the Kids Choice Awards in 2012 and 2013.

  10. Wade Davis holding the mic , and only showing his side face with smile and left hand pointing at the crowd
    Wade Davis

    Girl Up Champion

    Former NFL player Wade Davis is a thought leader, writer, public speaker, and educator on gender, race, and orientation equality. Wade is the NFL’s ...

    Former NFL player Wade Davis is a thought leader, writer, public speaker, and educator on gender, race, and orientation equality. Wade is the NFL’s first LGBT inclusion consultant and currently consults for numerous professional sports leagues on issues at the intersection sexism, racism, and homophobia.

    Beyond his work in sports, Wade currently consults for Netflix, Google, Viacom, and others to co-create transformative solutions to build inclusive corporate cultures.

a girl standing up among the crowd and smiling listening to the speaker at an event
Get in touch with our (totally awesome) team!
Contact us

Give to Girl Up

Your support of our girl changemakers means Girl Up can continue to work toward a world where girls have equal value, opportunity, and the chance to reach their fullest potential. You can make a difference in the life of a girl by donating today.

How to Get Involved

All around the world, our network of a million supporters is mobilizing for gender equality. Will you stand with us?

  1. Careers + Internships

    Become the newest member of the Girl Up team!

    Apply today
  2. Get Social

    Follow us on Instagram.

    Follow Us
  3. a girl who is looking down and using her finger to scrolling the phone
    Subscribe

    Sign up to get the latest news and happenings in Girl Up’s movement.

    Subscribe
  4. a girl with big smile on her face wearing Gril Up t-shirt (close shot)
    Join our Movement

    Join tens of thousands of changemakers from 120 countries and all 50 U.S. states.

    Start a Club
  5. two girls are smiling and writing down notes and sharing a laptop
    Explore the Issues

    All issues are gender equality issues.

    Learn More
  6. Ayanna Pressley speaking on the #girlhero event
    Upcoming Events

    Get involved at an event near you.

    Learn More

Close Overlay