Meet the Board of Directors

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TaNia McClary

Director of Public Relations

TaNia McClary attends North Carolina A&T State University as a Journalism and Mass Communications major with a concentration in Public Relations. TaNia is an entrepreneur, a member of the Public Relations Society at A&T, and active in her community.

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Sanskriti Deva

Executive Director

Sanskriti is an inventor, activist, and scientific researcher who is passionate about using technology for social good. She is currently a college student majoring in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Economics, and Science, Technology & Society.

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James Paek

Director of College & Career Readiness

James is a graduate of the University of Georgia. He is a strategist and mentor with over 10 years of volunteer experience improving education quality  to youth, business development, and social entrepreneurship achieving Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.

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Meet the International Board of Directors

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TaNia McClary

Director of Public Relations 

TaNia McClary attends North Carolina A&T State University as a Journalism and Mass Communications major with a concentration in Public Relations. TaNia is an entrepreneur, a member of the Public Relations Society at A&T, and active in her community.

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Yordanos Nega

Director of Political & Legislative Engagement

Yordanos is working on getting her degree in Law from Addis Ababa University. She was born and raised in Ethiopia, where she currently resides and participates in different community based volunteering to ensure gender based violence is prevented. She is passionate about gender equality and inclusiveness. 

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Nadirah Bowman

Director of Marketing & Design

Nadirah is currently working on her Bachelors degree In Industrial Engineering. She is a member of the National Society of Black Engineers, North Carolina A&Ts Honors Program and STEM Program, and she is also Pride Scholar. Apart from being a student Nadirah also is a tutor and mentor who enjoys working with children.

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Sanskriti Deva

Executive Director

Sanskriti is an inventor, activist, and scientific researcher who is passionate about using technology for social good. She is currently a college student majoring in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Economics, and Science, Technology & Society.

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James Paek

Director of College & Career Readiness

James is a graduate of the University of Georgia. He is a strategist and mentor with over 10 years of volunteer experience improving education quality  to youth, business development, and social entrepreneurship achieving Sustainable Development Goals.

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Lauren Carson

Director of Mental Health 

Director of International Relations

Riya is an 18 year old social justice & mental health activist on a mission to raise awareness about global health policy around the world. She is currently studying the intersection of international relations & policy, while researching at the Institute for Economics & Peace.

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Lauren is an Education student and recent Physics grad from Canada, studying to be a high school Science & Math teacher. She is a former Youth Ambassador for the Sustainable Development Goals through UNITE 2030 and is passionate about creating international partnerships to achieve the goals.

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Jenny Hong

Director of Partnerships

Jenny is double majoring in Neuroscience and Medical Anthropology. She is passionate about medicine and public health and has been involved with research on related topics at UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University. She is also active in community outreach through volunteering, teaching, and music performance.

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Meet the International Board of Directors

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TaNia McClary

Director of Public Relations 

TaNia McClary attends North Carolina A&T State University as a Journalism and Mass Communications major with a concentration in Public Relations. TaNia a member of the Public Relations Society at A&T and active in her community.

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Sanskriti Deva

Founder & Executive Director

Sanskriti is an inventor, activist, and scientific researcher who is passionate about using technology for social good. She is currently a college student majoring in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Economics, and Science, Technology & Society.

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James Paek

Director of College & Career Readiness

James is a graduate of the University of Georgia. He is a strategist and mentor with over 10 years of volunteer experience improving education quality  to youth, business development, and social entrepreneurship achieving Sustainable Development Goals.

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Yordanos Nega

Director of Political & Legislative Engagement

Yordanos is working on getting her degree in Law from Addis Ababa University. She was born and raised in Ethiopia, where she currently resides and participates in different community based volunteering to ensure gender based violence is prevented. She is passionate about gender equality and inclusiveness. 

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Riya Mehta
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Lauren Carson

Director of Mental Health 

Director of International Relations

Riya is an 18 year old social justice & mental health activist on a mission to raise awareness about global health policy around the world. She is currently studying the intersection of international relations & policy, while researching at the Institute for Economics & Peace.

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Lauren is an Education student and recent Physics grad from Canada, studying to be a high school Science & Math teacher. She is a former Youth Ambassador for the Sustainable Development Goals through UNITE 2030 and is passionate about creating international partnerships to achieve the goals.

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Nadirah Bowman

Director of Marketing & Design

Nadirah is currently working on her Bachelors degree In Industrial Engineering. She is a member of the National Society of Black Engineers, North Carolina A&Ts Honors Program and STEM Program, and she is also Pride Scholar. Apart from being a student Nadirah also is a tutor and mentor who enjoys working with children.

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Jenny Hong

Director of Finance & Partnerships

Jenny is double majoring in Neuroscience and Medical Anthropology. She is passionate about medicine and public health and has been involved with research on related topics at UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University. She is also active in community outreach through volunteering, teaching, and music performance.

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Robin Khatri
Wasef Shaqlus

Director of Science & Innovation

Director of Internships & Recruitment

Robin is a student at Davis and Elkins College located in West Virginia where he works with students in marginalized communities through his Investment Club. He intends to transfer universities in the fall of 2021. Robin was raised in countries including Dubai, Nepal and the United States (currently residing in Northern Virginia). He is passionate about education, STEM and finance.

Wasef is currently a student majoring in Industrial Engineering while minoring in Finance at North Carolina State University. Wasef loves volunteer work and has been offering his hand in help to others ever since middle school. Wasef grew up and went to high school in Amman, Jordan before moving to the United States for college at 18. Jordan suffers from unequal learning opportunities between its citizens mainly because of the students’ parents financial situation, Wasef hopes to change that and make good education available for everyone, no matter what their financial situation is like.

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Luciana Diaz Albadan

Director of Outreach 

Luciana currently attends New York University, where she is currently pursuing a degree in Computer Science with a concentration in Human Computer Interaction. In the past eight years, she has closely worked with local and international non-profit organizations dealing with closing the achievement gap in under-resourced communities across the United States.

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Emily Sun

Assistant Director of Internship Program

Emily is a student working towards a degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics. She is interested in machine learning and using artificial intelligence to benefit society. She is passionate about accessible, personalized education.

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