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.
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Kirk Aleman

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

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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Lauren Campbell

Director of School Partnerships
  • Will be a freshman at Columbia University, pursuing a double major in Philosophy and Neuroscience & Behavior.
  • Passionate about LGBTQ rights and education reform
  • Enjoys writing for the school paper, reading magical realism, and researching prospective memory

Jalpa Shah

Administrator (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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Matt Fratus

  • 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

Kassidy Destiny Goncalves

  • Sophomore at Johnson & Wales University, pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications
  • Spends her free time painting, styling, or sewing
  • Passionate about seeing youth make change

Ravin Nanda

  • Rising senior at Concord Carlisle High School
  • Very passionate about advocating for minority rights, in India and around the world
  • Plays squash and is captain of his school debate team
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Tara Tian

  • 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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Monika Avalur

Editor (I4SC)
  • Is a Quality Assurance Automation Engineer
  • Interested in drawing, writing, and reading
  • Concerned about the changing environment due to global warming
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Harry Hatton

Media Education Intern
  • 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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Mindy Zhang

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

Stephen Wu

Operations Associate
  • Junior at the Commonwealth School

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

  • Practices music and art in his spare time


Lennie Manioudakis

Operations Associate
  • 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

Our Board


Priten Shah

Chairman of the Board
  • Founded and runs United 4 Social Change Inc., 
  • 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

Regina Schouten

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

Anne Sanderson

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

Nathan Otey

Board Member
  • Co-Director of ThinkerAnalytix
  • Harvard University Class of 2015
  • Fellow at Harvard Universit Philosophy Department 

Deano Pape

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

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

Humza Tahir

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