Our Team

National Leadership:


Vishwa Padigepati
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Sammi Tung
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Kadambari Ayithi
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Max Li
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Our State Directors:

Massachusetts

Dillon McCarthy and Kathryn Smith

Florida

Lauren Hagy

California

Sabrina Huang

Kentucky

Kevin Short

Connecticut

Yasin Tarabar

Illinois

Claire Yu

If you are not from one of these states, help us spread to where you are from!

Amplifiers:

Former high-schoolers who serve as facilitators for justice. Through connecting high-schoolers to educators and advocates the coalition for educational justice ripens. We lead from the back and trust high-schoolers to guide us to justice for all.

Ian Schiffer
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Keiko Tsuboi
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Kenneth Shelton
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Melissa Garcia
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Aaron Mandell
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Kimberly Balderas
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Alex Schrank
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Hannah Fertig
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Spender Carnes
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Are you a high-school graduate (18-30) who is versed in organizing? Join the amplifier team to support high-school led organizing through coaching, facilitating connections, and listening.


Partner Organizations

“Rethinking Schools is an activist publication, with articles written by and for teachers, parents, and students emphasizing problems facing urban schools, particularly issues of race. Yet it also addresses key policy issues, such as vouchers and marketplace-oriented reforms, funding equity, and curriculum justice.”

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TESA has collaborated on projects ranging from building year long and nationwide programs to documentaries, conferences, interactive webinars, board games, handbooks, cooperative academies, community-based initiatives, and so much more! We've worked with some of the best co-op educators and social justice organizations out there.

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