Teen Advisors

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

2017-2018 Teen Advisors

The 2017-2018 Teen Advisors hail from 14 different states — and four countries! Led by co-chairs Lavanya Singh and Rachel Auslander, these girls are ready to change the world!

 

Alexandra Riginos

My name is Alex Riginos and I am a junior at St. Anne Catholic High School in Rock Hill, South Carolina.

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Alissa Flores

I’m Alissa Flores and I’m a junior at Hylton High School in Woodbridge, VA.

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Amanda Backal

Hi! My name is Amanda Backal and I am so grateful for the chance to empower and advocate for girls and women all over the world with Girl Up.

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Angelica Almonte

Hi! I’m Angelica Almonte. I am a rising junior at Lynbrook Senior High School in Long Island, New York.

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Angie Jiang

My name is Angela Wei Jiang, or Angie for short, and I was born and raised in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Chanice Lee

Hello! My name is Chanice Lee and I am 15 Year Old from Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Connie Wu

Hi! My name is Connie Wu and I am a 17-year-old senior at Whitney High School in Cerritos, California.

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Elina Govil

Hi! I am Elina Govil, I’m 16 years old and a rising junior at Indian High High School in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Fasica Mersha

Hi everyone! My name is Fasica Mersha and I senior at Parkview High School in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Jada Young

Hi! My name is Jada Young, and I am a rising sophomore at Keystone School in San Antonio, Texas.

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Khushi Gandhi

My name is Khushi Gandhi. I am a rising senior in Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Technologies in Edison, NJ.

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Lauren Woodhouse

My name is Lauren Woordhouse and I live in Portland, OR. Since my birth, 16 years ago in Rockford Illinois, I have been fully immersed in politics.

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Lavanya Singh, Co-Chair

Hi! My name is Lavanya Singh and I’m 17 years old. I’m a senior at Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, California.

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Leslie Arroyo

Hi! My name is Leslie Arroyo and I’m currently a sophomore at University Preparatory School in Victorville, California.

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Maitri Khera

Hi! My name is Maitri Khera, I’m 16 and a rising junior at Wootton High School in Rockville, Maryland.

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Mariam Farooq

Hey! My name is Mariam Farooq; I’m 16 years and am a junior at West Island School in Hong Kong.

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Mary Di Martino

Hi! My name is Mary Di Martino and I am from Kensington, MD and am a freshman at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart.

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Munira Alimire

Hey there! My name is Munira Alimire and I’m a dual enrollment student through Rochester Community and Technical College and Rochester Stem Academy.

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Paola Celeste Alanís Ricárdez

Hi! My name is Paola Alanís. I’m sixteen years old and I’ve been living in Mexico my whole life.

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Rachel Auslander, Co-Chair

Hi! I’m Rachel and I am so excited to return as a Co-Chair for this year’s Teen Advisor class!

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Sawyer Taylor Arnold

Hi everybody! My name is Sawyer Taylor-Arnold and I’m a junior at Asheville High School in North Carolina.

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