Meet Our Executive Team

Samantha Phan (She/her)

Samantha Phan (She/her)

Director of Expansion

Appointment Needed

Appointment Needed

Associate Director of Expansion

Hello! I'm Samantha Phan and I'm the Director of Expansion. Currently I'm a junior in high school living in California. Usually, I can be found listening to music, watching movies and reading. I'm passionate in allowing the new generation to be able to address their voices into the world on going issues such as mental health and social justice. It's going to be a fun journey with Teens For All and I'm incredibly happy to be working with the team!

Thank you for checking out the "Our Team" page. Here you can find all of our Executive Members. Committee Heads are noted with the symbol "*". These Committee Heads run their Committee's and are apart of the TeensForAll Cabinet. Additionally, all of our Chairs, Directors, and Associate Directors are apart of our Council. Cabinet handles all internal affairs and internal changes. On the other hand, Council handles all projects, events, campaigns, and activities TeensForAll displays/does. 

Development Committee

The Development Committee handles all recruitment. They work directly with the Founder on all campaigns, recruitment, and use innovative strategies to make TeensForAll more known. 

Xavier Ramirez (He/Him)

Founder/President 

Hello! My name is Xavier Ramirez and I'm the Founder of TeensForAll. I'm currently a Sophomore in Southern California. I'm 16 and some of my hobbies include talking to my friends, playing, and also listening to music, and going to the beach. I hope you enjoy TeensForAll as much as I do!

Melody Shadanloo(She/her)

*Chair of Development* 

Hi! My name is Melody Shadanloo and I'm the Chair of Development. I live in California and I'm currently a junior in high school. During my free time, I can be found playing tennis and piano or spending time with family and friends. I'm really passionate about mental health, social justice, medicine, and making a positive change in people's lives. I'm really excited to be a leader in TeensForAll and look forward to making new friends!

Reem Al-Marei (She/her)

Associate Director of Development

Hi everyone! My name is Reem I’m the head of the research committee. I live in Kuwait and currently a high school freshman. During my free time i enjoy hanging out with others, figure skating, cooking and baking, and reading. I’m passionate in raising awareness to issues such as social justice and mental health. Can’t wait to see what the future holds!

Peggy Thompson (She/her)

Chief of Staff

Hi! My name is Peggy Thompson (she/her) and I’m the Cheif of Staff here at TeensForAll.  Addtionally, I also am one of the Co-Hosts on the Talk with Teens podcast! I’m a sophomore in high school and I’m from California. When I’m not in school, I’m usually drawing, hiking, playing with my dogs, or listening to music. I am very passionate about mental health and meeting new people. I’m so glad you found TeensForAll!

Marketing Committee

The Marketing Committee handles all promotions. They work with Communications on promoting posts, contacting newspapers, and more. THey also work on developing a promotional calendar and decide how we will promote. 

Shashank Aitha (He/Him)

*Chair of Marketing*

Appointment Needed

Associate Director of Marketing

Hello! My name is Shashank Aitha and I am the Chair of Marketing. I’m currently a junior in high school. During my free time, I enjoy playing tennis, playing the piano, and listening to music. I will implement new ideas into the TeensForAll organization and work to make TeensForAll the best it can be! I’m super excited to be a part of TeensForAll!

Stephanie Nolasco (She/Her)

Director of Promotions 

Hi! My name is Stephanie Nolasco (she/her) and I’m currently a junior in high school. In order to pass time I enjoy reading, going on runs, journaling and traveling to new places to learn more about the country and the culture. I’m thrilled to be a part of this team, as director of promotions. Cannot wait to see what amazing things are to come!

Research Committee

The Research Committee handles the research of topics peretaning to our four main topics. They create all of the informational infographics that you see on our Instagram. 

Reem Al-Marei (She/her)

*Chair of Research*

      Open Position 

Social Justice Researcher

Hi everyone! My name is Reem I’m the head of the research committee. I live in Kuwait and currently a high school freshman. During my free time i enjoy hanging out with others, figure skating, cooking and baking, and reading. I’m passionate in raising awareness to issues such as social justice and mental health. Can’t wait to see what the future holds!

Ligia Alejandra Nelson Braham (She/her)

Female Empowerment Researcher

Rayan Al-Mutawa

Mental Health Researcher

Hi! My name is Ligia, and I'm the Female Empowerment Researcher! I'm from Guatemala. I'm 16 and currently a junior from high school. I have a business called Coco-Utz, where I produce and sell different beauty articles made up of coconut. With the proceeds of my sales I donate hand sanitizer and also provide conferences about personal hygiene to kids from rural communities of my country; I love education. Some things I enjoy are doing weight-lifting workouts, traveling, studying things I'm interested in, and spending time with my family. I am passionate about science and female empowerment! I'm excited to be part of this amazing team.

Appointment Needed

Climate Awareness Researcher

Outreach Committee

The Outreach Committee is the committee that oversees all of our campaigns, organizes local events such as beach clean-ups, park clean-ups, and contact newspapers. 

Ayme Ortiz (She/Her/Ella)

*Chair of Outreach*

Hello everybody, my name is Ayme Ortiz (She/Her/Ella) and I am the Chair of Outreach here at TeensForAll.  I am currently a junior in high school. Some things that I am involved in are my school's robotics team (go 1159!), Junior State of America, and Angelenos Organizing For Education.  In my spare time, I enjoy listening to music, creating more art pieces, watching movies, and talking to friends. I am very passionate about social justice, mental health, and education. I am so excited to be a part of this team and see what we can do with such a great platform.

Andrea Banez Vasquez (She/Her)

Associate Director of Outreach

Hi! My name is Andrea. I'm 16 and a proud Peruvian. I’m Associate Director of OutReach and I’m very passionate about protecting human rights. I enjoy debate and learning about history. I’m very proud of being part of an organization that helps spread awareness to different issues.

Partnerships Committee

The Partnerships Committee is in charge of all communications and relationships with our partnerships, sponsors, and shoutouts. They organize all of our workshops and similar events. 

Jasmine Guzman (She/Her)

*Chair of Partnerships*

Hi! My name is Jasmine Guzman! I am currently a sophomore in Ventura CA. I am really glad to be a part of this wonderful team and see where we are able to go. I play softball and I have 3 siblings who I love very much. I hope you enjoy TeensForAll as much as I do!

Alexis Wangard (She/her)

Associate Director of Partnerships

Hi! My name is Alexis Wangard and I am the Associate Director of Partnerships. I am currently a Sophomore in high school. Some things that I am involved in are my school’s soccer team, Robotics team, and Key Club. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my friends, listening to music, and running. I am extremely passionate about mental health and the psychology that is linked within it. I am excited to be a part of TeensForAll!

Lilli Fitter (She/her)

Partnerships Researcher

Hi everyone! My name is Lilli Fitter and I am currently a sophomore. I am the Partnership Researcher at TeensForAll. Some of my hobbies include reading, creating art, listening to pop music, and watching movies. My favourite artists have to be Ariana Grande and Selena Gomez. Also, some of my favourite movies are marvel movies and the Harry Potter movies. I am extremely passionate and interested about the climate as well as social justice issues.  I'm very excited to be a part of this team.

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee is in charge of all of TeensForAll's social media. On top of that our Press Secretaries release info regarding TeensForAll. 

Sherry Jiang (She/her)

*Chair of Communications*

Sofia Flores (She/her)

Associate Director of Communications

Hi! My name is Sherry Jiang and I am the Chair of Research. I’m currently a sophomore in high school. I live back in Colorado, but I am currently located on the Island of Hawai’i. During my free time, I love to read, bake, go to the beach, and spend time with my family and friends. I love meeting new people and being a part of something that is trying to bring about change and awareness. I’m super excited to be a part of TeensForAll and I can’t wait to help it grow!

Izabella Loubser (She/Her)

Press Secretary

Hi! My name is Izzy. I’m 15, and a freshman in high school. My hobbies are reading, running, and playing the viola. Along with those, I am very passionate on topics such as climate changes, mental health, and social injustices. I strive to learn more about these issues and spread awareness wherever I can. I’m more than excited to be working with this team.

Design Committee

The Design Committee is in charge of creating all images for TeensForAll. They also make flyers, promotional material, and website content.

Larissa Jimenez (She/her)

Chair of Design

Penolope De Soto (She/her)

Director of Cinematography

Hi! I am Penelope De Soto (she/her). I am currently a freshman in High School. Some of my hobbies include running, reading, listening to music, and hanging out with my friends. I am deeply interested in advocating social movements and thoroughly enjoy editing videos. I'm also the Director of Cinematography for TeensForAll. I'm so glad to be a part of this team.

Anna Gemmell (She/Her)

Associate Aristic Director

Hi! My name is Anna Gemmell I am the Associate Artistic Director. Some of my job duties include creating images for social media, our website, and more! Currently, I'm a Junior in high school. Some of my hobbies are painting and drawing. I am very passionate about modern issues in society and I can’t wait to help advocate for a better environment through TeensForAll

Journalism Committee

The Journalism Committee is our biggest committee and they write all of our blogs. Additionally, they are represented by a democratically elected Speaker and an appointed Head Editor. 

Mollie Lemasters (She/her)

*Speaker of Journalism*

Anna Nelles (She/her)

Head Editor

I’m Mollie Lemasters, Speaker of Journalism! I am about as artsy as a person as I could be. I am a seasoned writer, and I enjoy guiding people through the process of writing for this organization.

Gracie Puit (She/her)

TeensForChange Editor

Hi! I’m Gracie (she/her), I’m 13 years old in 8th grade. I currently live in Minnesota! I’ve been running since I was 7 years old and have loved it ever since. I’m very athletic and the sports I play consist of Cross-country, Track, lacrosse, and basketball! When I’m not playing sports I’m either reading or sewing. I love to travel as-well. I’m so humbled to be apart of this team as the Editor for TeensForChange. What I do is write for TeensForChange and edit all of TeensForChange's Blogs! It is such an amazing opportunity!

Ashley Lulkin (She/her)

TeensForChange Blog Head

Hi! I'm Ashley Lulkin and the TeensForChange Blog Head for TeensForAll. Essentially, what I do in TeensForAll is advise TeensForChange Blog Writers on topics they can write about, write any blogs as well, and make sure TeensForChange is running smoothly. I'm from Chicago and am currently a sophomore in high school. Growing up, playing tennis, badminton and baking were all activities I would do with my older sister, and I've loved doing them ever since, both inside and outside of school. The summer of 2020 led me to realize just how much was currently occurring in the world and nudged me into trying to find ways to do something about it. I hope to spread awareness and knowledge about significant topics that I can help provide a deeper understanding of.

Francesca Stamati ( She/her)

TeensForWomen Editor

Kimaya Kini (She/her)

TeensForWomen Blog Head

Hi, I’m Francesca Stamati and I’m a sophomore in high school! When I’m not at home binge-watching Star Wars or cooking an improvised dish with my dad, I’m either on a long nature walk or hanging out with my friends. I’m passionate about social justice and hope our articles will inspire you to make an impact in your community.

Anna Nelles

TeensForHope Editor 

Aratrika Ghosh (She/her)

TeensForHope Blog Head

Hey! My name is Aratrika and I’m a freshman in high school. I’m the TeensForHope Blog Head. for the Journalism Committee. My duties include: Advising TFH writers, writing a topic list, and being there for my fellow TeensForHope Writers. During my spare time, I like to read YA books, listen to music like Taylor Swift, Arctic Monkeys and I like to paint. I also play the flute and swim. I strongly believe that as a community we can make a difference and I’m thankful for this opportunity!

Hi, I’m Anna! I like to play tennis, listen to music, mountain bike, and do all sorts of things with my friends and family. As for TeensForAll, I edit and proofread blogs for our writers!

Walter Einhart (He/Him)

TeensForNature Editor 

Hi, I'm Walter (he/him) and I'm 17 years old, and a junior in High School. I'm a pretty big nerd, and in my free time I enjoy working with my robotics team, reading, kayaking, and I love listening to music. I like pretty much anything alternative. I'm glad to be apart of TeensForNature as Head Editor! I'm very passionate about the environment, social justice, mental health, and anything progressive. I've had some hard times in my life, so I'd like to fight for everyone to be as happy as they can be with who they are.

Sarah (She/her)

TeensForNature Blog Head

Hi! I'm Sarah (she/her), I'm sixteen and a junior in high school. I'm the TeensForNature Blog Head as well! I love art, reading, and music. I believe it's important to educate and spread awareness on social issues so others are encouraged to help make a change. I'm very passionate about environmental issues and learning more about the world. I'm also super interested in fashion and hope to have my own sustainable online business one day where I'll up-cycle clothes! I'm so happy to be a part of this team and so excited to see where TeensForAll goes!