Our Team

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Priten H. Shah

CEO/Founder
  • 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.
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Kirk Aleman

Chief Strategy Officer
  • Has his Masters in finance from Harvard
  • Passionate about diversity and entrepreneurship in start-up community
  • Has two guinea pigs Chin-Chin and Chun-Chun
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Alan Plotz

Director of Operations
  •  Sophomore at the Commonwealth School
  • Passionate gun control and immigration
  • Loves to participate in Model UN and run the Politics Club at his school
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Anchal Kanojia

Director of Indians 4 Social Change
  • Passionate about the social sciences and social change
  • Interested in domestic/foreign politics, history, and policy
  • Involved in RPI’s Indian Student Association
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Tayyaba Ishtiaq

Director of Boston 4 Social Change
  • Freshman at Boston University where she is studying biology
  • Passionate about human rights, gender and race equality, and criminal justice
  • Enjoys watching movies and reading books.
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Tara Tian

Editor
  • Will be a junior at Boston University in the fall
  • Passionate about LGBTQ rights and fighting racism
  • Likes to play badminton or draw and paint
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Miranda Eng

Curriculum Development Associate
  • Pursuing her Bachelor’s in English at Harvard
  • Passionate about using writing as a tool for social change
  • Loves anything fantasy and sci-fi, and enjoys drawing
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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
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Ben Byrant

Special Assistant to the CEO
  • Passionate about Criminal Justice reform
  • Member of the Harvard College Leadership Project
  • Volunteers at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter
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Aislinn McCormarck

Curriculum Development Associate
  • Pursuing a degree in English and Creative Writing at Brandeis University
  • Owner of many books (and not enough bookshelves)
  • Enjoys making foam weaponry

Our Board

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Regina Schouten

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

Board Member
  • Professor of Psychology at Harvard University
  • Studies Cognitive Processes That Support Inferences About Psychological States of Self and Others
  • BA/MS from Yale University (1997) and PhD from Harvard University (2003)
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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
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Deano Pape

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

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

Board Member
  • Former COO
  • Harvard University Class of 2018
  • Works as a web developer

Our Alumni

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Lennie Manioudakis

Operations Associate (Summer 2018 - Fall 2018)
  • Junior at the Commonwealth School

  • Passionate about improving the quality of sex education in Boston area schools

  • Plays drums and paints in his spare time

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Stephen Wu

Operations Associate (Summer 2018 - Fall 2018)
  • Junior at the Commonwealth School

  • Passionate about bringing human perspectives into social justice and environmental discussions

  • Practices music and art in his spare time

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Harry Hatton

Media Education Intern (Summer 2018 - Fall 2018)
  • Graduated from Dublin Institute of Technology in Ireland 
  • Earned a Bachelor's degree in Journalism
  • Previously interned at Lesley University in their Athletics Department providing media coverage
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Matt Fratus

Editor (Summer 2018 - Fall 2018)
  • Works as a writer covering a wide range of history topics
  • A graduate of Bridgewater State University with an area of study in Criminal Justice.
  • Enjoys helping others attain the tools to create social change
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Mindy Zhang

Social Media Intern (I4SC) (Summer 2018)
  • Sophomore in Bentley University with a focus on marketing
  • Enjoys crafting and trying out different food.
  • Passionate about gender equality
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Krupa Patel

Curriculum Development Associate
  • Pursuing a JD and PhD in philosophy at Harvard, with a focus in moral and political philosophy
  • Passionate about human rights, migration, and inequality issues
  • Loves hiking, traveling, reading, and learning from others
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Yesi Camacho Torres

Curriculum Development Associate
  • Pursuing a Master’s degree in Human Development and Psychology (Child Advocacy) 
  • Passionate about children’s growth and development
  • Interested in how immigration, poverty, and trauma affect children’s and adolescents academic performance and formation of cultural identity
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Virginia Lewis

Curriculum Development Associate
  • Pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Communication at the University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Passionate about climate change, human rights, and equality
  • Loves  running, writing, and watching movies