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.

Teen Advisor Alumnae

2016-2017 Class

The 2016-2017 Teen Advisors hail from 13 different states – and three countries! Led by co-chairs Kyung Mi-Lee and Vaannila Annadurai, these girls are changing the world!

Allie Zehner

Hi! My name is Allie Zehner, and I am a junior at Rowland Hall St-Mark’s School in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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Annabelle Lee

Hey there! My name is Annabelle Lee, and I live in Chicago, where I attend Whitney M. Young Magnet High School.

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Becca Bean

Hi everyone! My name is Becca Bean and I’m a senior at Wakefield High School in Arlington,
Virginia.

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Ellie Yeo

Hi there! My name is Ellie Yeo and I’m a junior at the Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Faatimah Solomon

Hi everyone! My name is Faatimah Solomon and I’m a rising senior at the American International School of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

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Grace Rabinowitz

Hi! I’m Grace. I am a rising senior living in Cresskill, New Jersey.

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Kathy Kong

Hi! I’m Kathy Kong and I’m a senior at Murrieta Valley High School in Murrieta, California.

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Katrina Sousounis

Hello! My name is Katrina Sousounis, I am 15 years old, and I am a rising sophmore in high school.

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Kyung Mi Lee, Co-Chair

Aloha! My name is Kyung Mi, and I am a senior at ‘Iolani School in Honolulu, Hawai’i.

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Lavanya Singh

Hi! My name is Lavanya Singh and I’m 16 years old! I’m from Fremont, California.

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Leah Adelman

My name is Leah Adelman. I’m 17 years old and attend Phillips Academy Andover in Massachusetts.

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Lee Schwartz

Hello, my name is Lee Schwartz. I’m from Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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Maria Aldana

Hello! My name is Maria Aldana. I am a sophomore at Appleton North High School in northeastern Wisconsin.

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Meg Schwartz

Hi! My name is Meg Schwartz. I am 17 years old, and a junior at Notre Dame de Sion High School in Kansas City.

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Rachel Auslander

Hi! I’m Rachel and I am a junior at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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Sarina Divan

Hi everyone! My name is Sarina Divan. I’m 17 years old and I’m from outside of Buffalo, New York.

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Sarra Alayyan

Hello, my name is Sarra Alayyan. I am 16 years old. I’m originally from Jordan and I now live in Surrey, England.

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Shayla Zamora

Hello! My name is Shayla Zamora and I am a sophomore in Suncoast Community High School in south Florida.

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Sophia Danielpour

Hi! My name is Sophia Danielpour and I’m a 15-year-old sophomore at Marlborough School in Los Angeles, California.

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Vaannila Annadurai, Co-Chair

Hi! My name is Vaannila Annadurai and I am a senior attending duPont Manual High School in Louisville Kentucky.

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2015-2016 Class

The 2015-2016 Teen Advisors hailed from 14 different states and two countries. Led by co-chairs Celia Buckman and Claire Brito, these girls hosted nearly 90 events, raised nearly $35,000 and performed 1,585 service hours.

Adrianne Owings

Hi, I’m Adrianne Owings and I’m a senior at Episcopal Collegiate School in Little Rock, Arkansas!

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Alina Guyon

Hi! I’m Alina. I’m 13 years old and I’m from Seattle, Washington. I’m very excited to be a part of Girl Up.

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Celia Buckman, Co-Chair

Hi! My name’s Celia and I’m a junior at New Trier High School, just outside of Chicago.

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Claire Brito, Co-Chair

Hey! I’m Claire, I’m a senior at Tabor Academy in Marion, Massachusetts but I’m from Houston, Texas .

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Dorsa Moslehi

Hi everyone! My name is Dorsa and I am a rising junior at Mountain View High School in Los Altos, California.

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Fidelity Ballmer

Hi everyone! My name is Fidelity and I am a senior at Foothill Technology High School in Ventura, California.

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Fiona Adams

Hello! My name is Fiona Adams and I am a senior at West High School in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Grace Wong

Hi my name is Grace Wong and I’m a junior at a small independent school in Portland, Oregon.

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Imani Brooks

My name is Imani Brooks and I am a native of South Boston, Virginia and a senior at Chatham Hall College Preparatory School.

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Kyung Mi Lee

Aloha! My name is Kyung Mi and I am a junior from ‘Iolani School in Honolulu, Hawai’i.

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Maisie Kirn

Hi, everyone! My name is Maisie Kirn and I am a junior at Park High School in the town of Livingston, Montana.

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Nehal Jain

My name is Nehal Jain and I’m a sophomore at James Madison High School in Vienna, Virginia.

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Noorhan Amani

Hi everyone! My name is Noorhan Amani and I am a junior in high school from sunny San Diego, California.

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Sabah Hussain

Hi! My name is Sabah Hussain and I am a junior at Lane Tech in Chicago, Illinois.

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Sarah Gulley

Hi everyone, I’m Sarah Gulley and I’m so excited to be representing Girl Up as a 2015-2016 Teen Advisor.

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Sarah Hesterman

Hey everyone! My name is Sarah Hesterman and I am 16 years old and from Washington, D.C.

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Sophie Tegenu

Hey everyone! My name is Sophie Tegenu and I am a senior at Unionville High School in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania.

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Vaannila Annadurai

Hey guys! My name is Vaannila Annadurai. I’m 16 years old and I attend DuPont Manual High School in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Vanessa Valdez

Hey! I’m Vanessa Valdez, and I am from Huntsville, Texas. I am 16 years old and currently attend Huntsville High School.

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Yardena Gerwin

Hi, my name is Yardena Gerwin, I’m 15 years old and I attend the Abraham Joshua Heschel school in Manhattan.

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2014-2015 Class

The 2014-2015 Teen Advisors hail from 11 different states and includes our first Teen Advisor from outside the United States. Led by co-chairs Anna McGuire and Sarah Gordon, these girls are ready to change the world!

Alexandra Intriago

Hi world! My name is Alexandra Intriago and I live in Miami, Florida, but I like to call home anywhere I’m with my family and friends.

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Amy Gong Liu

Hey everybody! My name’s Amy Gong Liu, and I’m a senior at Alameda High School in Alameda, California.

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Anna McGuire

Hi! I’m Anna McGuire, and I’m a sophomore at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland.

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Celia Buckman

Hi! My name is Celia and I’m a 15 year old sophomore at New Trier High School, just outside of Chicago.

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Claire Brito

Hi y’all! I’m Claire and I am 16 years old. I am currently a high school junior attending Tabor Academy in Marion, Massachusetts.

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Hayley Peacock

My name is Hayley Peacock and I am a 17-year-old girl from Chevy Chase, Maryland, a city right outside of Washington, DC.

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Ishana Nigam

Hi! My name is Ishana Nigam. I am 16 years old and a junior at Charlotte Country Day School in beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina.

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Janet Diaz

Hi! My name is Janet, and I’m a senior at Paschal High School in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Janet Ho

Hi everyone! My name is Janet Ho, and I’m currently a senior at Notre Dame Academy in Los Angeles, California.

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Jessica Bishai

Hi there! I’m Jessica Bishai, a 16-year-old junior at Dulaney High School in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Kennede Reese

Hi! My name is Kennede and I am a 17-year-old senior at an all-girls Catholic high school in Denver, Colorado.

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Morgan Wood

Hello! My name is Morgan Wood and I live in Endwell, New York and I am a senior at Maine-Endwell High School.

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Rebecca Ruvalcaba

Hi! My name is Rebecca Ruvalcaba and I am a 16-year-old beginning my junior year at Glen A. Wilson High School in Hacienda Heights, California.

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Ruhy Patel

Hello everyone! My name is Ruhy Patel and I am 17 years old. I live in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.

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Sarah Gordon

Hello, I’m Sarah Gordon! I’m a 17-year-old junior at Riverdale High School in Portland, Oregon, and a part-time student at Portland State University.

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Sarah Khimjee

Hi, my name is Sarah. I’m 17, and a rising senior from Queens, NY.

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Simone Cowan

Hi! My name is Simone Cowan, and I am a 17 year old senior that attends Our Lady of Mercy Catholic High School in Fayetteville, Georgia.

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Sydney Baumgardt

Hi everyone! My name is Sydney Baumgardt and I am 16 years old. I live in beautiful Evergreen, Colorado.

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Thandiwe Diego

My name is Thandiwe Diego. I was born in the small town of Dangriga, located in the south of Belize.

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2013-2014 Teen Advisor Class

Girl Up’s fourth class of Teen Advisors achieved greatness by netting more than 2,200 service hours, 50 media pieces and 20 in-district meetings. They also hosted a record-breaking 125 activities for the campaign.

Aklesiya Dejene

Holy Trinity High School, Hometown: Chicago, IL

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Alex Leone

Solebury School, Hometown: Ewing, NJ

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Alexis Kallen

Camarillo High School, Hometown: Camarillo, CA

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Amanda Hart

Georgetown Visitation, Hometown: Chevy Chase, MD

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Anna McGuire

Walt Whitman High School, Hometown: Cabin John, MD

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Carly Bandt

Mounds View High School, Hometown: Shoreview, MN

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Emma Knoll

Georgetown Visitation, Hometown: Washington, DC

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Giuliana Gabellini

Poly Prep Country Day School, Hometown: New York, NY

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Gloria Samen

Winston Churchill High School, Hometown: Potomac, MD

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Julia Sumouske

Pueblo Centennial High School, Hometown: Pueblo West, CO

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Kaitlin Hung

Thousand Oaks High School, Hometown: Thousand Oaks, CA

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Kate McCollum

Booker T. Washington High School, Hometown: Tulsa, Oklahoma

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Lindsay Schrier

Quincy High School, Hometown: Quincy, MA

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Mehar Gujral

Middlesex County Academy, Hometown: Edison, NJ

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Priscilla Guo

Hunter College High School, Hometown: New York, NY

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Raven Delk

Buchholz High School, Hometown: Gainesville, FL

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Riya Singh Co-Chair

Hillsdale High School, Hometown: San Mateo, CA

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Sarah Gale Co-Chair

Pine Crest School, Hometown: Boca Raton, FL

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Sarah Gordon

Riverdale High School, Hometown: Portland, OR

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Valeria Hansen

Homeschooled, Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL

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2012-2013 Class

Our third class continued to go above and beyond, raising $30,000 for Girl Up, developing regional Club Coalitions and ensuring that lawmakers passed legislation combating child marriage.

Alexa Brewster

Hometown: Wyckoff, NJ

Annie Gersh Co-Chair

Hometown: Beverly Hills, CA

Archana Somasegar

Hometown: Seattle, WA

Delia Friel

Hometown: Chevy Chase, MD

Emily Harwell Co-Chair

Hometown: Tampa, FL

Eva (YingYing) Shang

Hometown: Berwyn, PA

Ines Renique

Hometown: New York, NY

Martha Zuniga

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Meghan Murray

Hometown: Chevy Chase, MD

Munira Khalif

Hometown: Fridley, MN

Natasha Madorsky

Hometown: Cleveland, OH

Riya Singh

Hometown: San Mateo, CA

Sarah Gale

Hometown: Boca Raton, FL

Sofia Stafford

Hometown: New York, NY

Sri Muppidi

Hometown: Pleasanton, CA

Tanya Devani

Hometown: Birmingham, AL

2011-2012 Class

The second class of Teen Advisors played key roles in leading the Unite for Girls Tour in San Francisco and first ever Girl Up Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C.

Aditi Pradhan

Hometown: San Jose, CA

Angelique Gaston

Hometown: Washington, D.C.

Annie Gersh

Hometown: Beverly Hills, CA

Annie Kiyonga

Hometown: Chevy Chase, MD

Avery McCall

Hometown: Winnetka, IL

Charlotte May

Hometown: Bronxville, NY

Eliora Katz

Hometown: Washington, D.C.

Emily Harwell

Hometown: Tampa, FL

Itzel Delgado, Co-Chair

Hometown: New York, NY

Jillian Murray

Hometown: Chevy Chase, MD

Joi Collete Stevens

Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Karina Jougla, Co-Chair

Hometown: Carpinteria, CA

Lucy Lohrmann

Hometown: Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

Priyanka Jain

Hometown: Bellevue, WA

Remy Arthur

Hometown: Saratoga Springs, NY

Rocio Ortega

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Founding Class

The founding class of Teen Advisors paved the way for future classes by hosting events, creating fundraisers and spreading the word in their communities.

Angie Partida

Hometown: Orange, CA

Bridget Duru

Hometown: Montgomery Village, MD

Darya Pishevar

Hometown: Palo Alto, CA

Erica Lamberson

Hometown: Washington, D.C.

Hadley Walsh

Hometown: New York, NY

Hannah Salwen

Hometown: Atlanta, GA

Isabella Solimene

Hometown: Arlington Heights, IL

Itzel Delgado, Co-Chair

Hometown: New York, NY

Jenna Bailey

Hometown: Seven Hills, OH

Jillian Medina

Hometown: Princeton Junction, NJ

Karina Jougla, Co-Chair

Hometown: Carpinteria, CA

Katherine Cochran

Hometown: New Orleans, LA

Lily Kaplan

Hometown: San Francisco, CA

Mia Gutierrez

Hometown: Lee’s Summit, MO

Olivia Layton

Hometown: Bethesda, MD

Shannon McNamara

Hometown: Basking Ridge, NJ

Sydney Medina

Hometown: Princeton Junction, NJ