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Devan is a recent graduate from Marymount Manhattan College with a Bachelor’s degree in Politics & Human Rights and a minor in Religious Studies. During her senior year, she was an intern with NGO CSW/NY where she helped plan for the NGO CSW64 Forum and managed social media. She worked in a large law firm as a receptionist and file clerk for various practice areas. She was also a Casework Intern at Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s NYC office. In this position, she worked directly with federal agencies and other governmental representatives to respond to constituents’ requests for assistance. Devan spent a semester abroad in Chile, where she studied Latin American politics and the Spanish language, and travelled throughout South America. Devan’s main interests are women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights, criminal justice reform, environmental issues, and the relationship between human rights and religion.
Tanitra has ten years of experience working with various non-profits, implementing online marketing campaigns, as well as managing social media and website content. Her professional experience includes working with various non-profits including Friends of UNFPA, Advancing Human Rights, and HIAS. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in International Relations with a concentration in Foreign Policy, Diplomacy, and Security of East Asia. She is a native Queens New Yorker with a lot of pride in her community. She still lives on the same block she grew up on. Additionally, Tanitra is a classically trained chef and a graduate of the International Culinary Institute.
Kayla is a recent graduate from The New School for Social Research where she received her B.A. in Culture and Media. She has 5 years of social media strategy, content curation, and digital media experience. Her freelance photography can be found under the pseudonym of FocusedFilm. In 2020 she has also worked on co-curating an action-oriented collective called CRC, which focuses on spreading information to empower the communities of Connecticut. She is eager to focus on LGBTQIA issues, the abolition of the PIC, and gender equality. Additionally, she also enjoys gardening & digital illustration.
Olivia is a senior at Barnard College double majoring in Political Science and Environment & Sustainability. Since high school, she has been a part of several organizations working to prevent sexual violence and educate communities on healthy relationships and healthy sexuality. In 2019, Olivia served as the 2019 Clery Intern for Columbia University’s Sexual Violence Response, where she also has an ongoing position as a Peer Educator, teaching workshops around campus. She has worked at several environmental organizations, including serving as a Clean Water Intern for Environmental Advocates of New York this past summer. Olivia is passionate about environmental justice and the advancement of women’s rights and is very interested in the intersection between these two fields. In my spare time she loves exploring New York City, embroidery, and binging a good TV show.