who we are

Our Core Team

Ava Mateo

Executive Director

Uma Kalkar

Strategy and Innovation Director

Sam Schmir

Digital Media Manager

Zaira Arias Chaidez

Election Programming Intern

Sam Shlafstein

Content Intern

Mimi Halpern

Election Coordinator

Xol Aceytuno

Election Coordinator

Our Board of Directors

Jazmin Kay

Board Member

Katherine Bicer

Founder & Board Member

Amy Lehr

Board Member

Grace Lee Kellum

Board Member

Jennifer Manocherian

Board Member

Our Founders

Willa Shalit

Founder

Andrew Shalit

Founder

Naomi Sweitzer

Founder

Juliana Um

Founder

Elisabeth Sperling

Founder

A SPOOKY FUTURE

Join us for a virtual panel and community dialogue led by and for young people to create a space to discuss climate anxiety, reimagining our future, and youth civic engagement.