Our Team

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Priten H. Shah

  • Founded and runs United 4 Social Change Inc., a platform for a global community that works to spur social change by training young activists
  • Is the co-founder of Sans Bull. io, a start-up consulting firm
  • Loves to chat about non-profits, South Asia, and technology with others
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Chandani Shah

Chief Operating Officer
  • Developed an intense passion for raising social awareness in society through her participation in debate
  • Loves writing about a variety of topics, but has mostly written about issues concerning women in India for I4SC
  • Enjoys discussing mental health, women’s rights, writing, and social activism

Kirk Aleman

Chief Financial Officer
  • Is excited about helping the youth understand the endless possibilities their future holds
  • Passionate about diversity/inclusion, especially in entrepreneurship
  • Loves having conversations about what drives you to wake up in the morning!

Nina Bamberg

Director of Programs
  • Has a MA in International Education Development with a concentration in Peace and Human Rights Education
  • Passionate about environmental justice and combatting educational inequities
  • Loves yoga, podcasts, and her roommate’s cats

Alan Plotz

Director of Operations
  • Is a senior at the Commonwealth School
  • Passionate about gun control and immigration
  • Loves to participate in Model UN and run the Politics Club at his school

Jalpa Shah

Director of Women 4 Social Change
  • Is a full-time physician working as an MFM specialist
  • Wants to bring awareness to social issues involving women
  • Spends her free time experimenting with international cuisine

Aislinn McCormarck

Programs Associate
  • Is pursuing a degree in English and Creative Writing at Brandeis University
  • Owns many books (and not enough bookshelves)
  • Enjoys making foam weaponry
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Teddy Delisio

Programs Assistant
  • Is a junior at Manchester Essex Regional High School
  • Very passionate about environmental preservation
  • Enjoys participating in debate and athletics
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Tara Tian

Courses 4SC Associate
  • Is a graduate of Boston University
  • Passionate about LGBTQ rights and fighting racism
  • Likes to play badminton or draw and paint

Samantha Nett

Educators 4SC Research Assistant
  • Is passionate about raising awareness for CRPS and other invisible chronic illnesses
  • Enjoys reading books and running track
  • Has a Goldendoodle named Buddy

Joan Manaloto

Graphic Designer
  • Is a graduate in Web Development and currently pursuing Digital Marketing
  • Loves art, design, games and anything digital
  • Practices photography and videography in her spare time

Harshit Shah

  • Is the founder of Expert Animators group
  • Completed a Master of Information Systems with Honors from UNE MIT Sydney campus
  • Spends his free time playing sports and computer games

Nishi Surti

  • Is a member of the Expert Animators Group
  • Passionate about Information Technology
  • Loves photography and travel

Leah Kaplan

Research Fellow
  • Is a M.A. candidate in Equity and Social Justice in Education at SFSU
  • Passionate about intersectional feminism, equity in education, and holistic health and wellbeing
  • Loves the world of music, swimming in the ocean, and critical social theory

Allyson Margolis

Senior Curriculum Development Intern
  • Is a junior at the University of Pennsylvania, majoring in Political Science
  • Passionate about reproductive rights and equal access to education
  • Enjoys dancing and teaching dance to students in Philadelphia public schools
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Avinash Thakkar

Intern to the CEO
  • Is a senior at McDonogh High School
  • Enjoys Policy Debate, running his school's Philosophy Club, and playing cricket
  • Loves learning languages and more about philosophic thought

Maizie Ober

Curriculum Development Intern
  • Is a senior philosophy major at Dickinson College
  • Passionate about food justice and animal ethics
  • Loves car camping, giving tours, and vegan baking

Courtney Vaughan

Curriculum Development Fellow
  • Is a MA Peace & Justice candidate at the University of San Diego
  • Passionate about social justice & multicultural education, civic engagement, & human rights issues
  • Loves to read, cook & bake, and do DIY crafts in her free time

Marissa Volkman

Academy 4SC Curriculum Development Intern
  • Is a Senior at Colgate University studying English, Philosophy, and Writing & Rhetoric
  • Passionate about equal access to education and diversity in media
  • Loves to talk about linguistics and animals

Sannah Arvidson-Hicks

Communications Intern
  • Is a self- designed Peace and Conflict major at St. Olaf College
  • Passionate about indigenous sovereignty, sustainable development, and income inequality
  • Fun fact: I've eaten ants in the rainforest!

Our Board


Regina Schouten

Board Member
  • Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University
  • Her work focus on gender justice and educational justice.

Anand Rao

Board Member
  • Professor of Communication at University of Mary Washington
  • More than 25 years of experience with speech and debate
  • Studies social networking

Deano Pape

Board Member
  • Professor of Communication at Simpson College
  • Coaches speech and debate
  • Runs workshops on social media

Anne Sanderson

Board Member
  • Co-Founder and Co-Director of ThinkerAnalytix
  • Retired Teacher of 35 Years 
  • Associate in Harvard University Philosophy Department