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  • Our Goals

    What we aim to accomplish.

    Accessibility

    Threading Twine aims to be accessible and available to youth from around the world.

    Creativity

    Youth do not have many outlets for their creative thinking- Threading Twine is a place that encourages this.

    Empowerment

    We aim to educate and inspire youth to believe that they have a voice that can make an impact in our world.

    Interaction

    TT allows youth from around the world to communicate, network, and engage with each others' creativity & talent.

  • All Content

    All of the TT creations- view our Creators here!

    Who knew that the American political system would be so anti-women, that Planned Parenthood had...
    “17,700,000 women have reported a sexual assault since 1998.” In the modern world, for women, it...
    March 25, 2018
    "Enough is enough!" "No more guns!" "We demand action!" These were some of the chants heard at...
    After the atrocious incident in Florida, we have started to ask the question “What should we do?”...
    “Nothing can change what Larry Nassar did to me.” - Katelyn Skrabis Larry Nassar, former...
    March 11, 2018 · 1
    Equality. What does equality mean to you? When I think of that word, layers of profound meaning...
    A few Sundays ago, Americans tuned in to watch Bruno Mars and Cardi B bust out their funkiest...
    pretty face, potent thoughts is a multimedia piece done on cardboard with the intent of...
    February 24, 2018
    On February 14, 2018 A man decided to enter a school and shoot at anyone he saw. He decided to...
    It was a typical day for me on Wednesday, February 14th, 2018. There I was, sprawled on my couch,...
    February is Black History Month, a month dedicated to the achievements of blacks in the U.S. and...
    Center for Reproductive Rights For more than 20 years, the Center for Reproductive Rights...
    January 31, 2018
    For many years, I was positive about the upcoming opportunities that come with New Year's...
    Not too long ago, rapper Lil Peep, known as Gustav Ahr, died due to an overdose of Fentanyl laced...
    INTERVIEW WITH REBECCA DAVIS "I think I was eight years old when I decided that I’d rather go...
    Emma Giloth is the field market coordinator for Kuli Kuli Foods, a for-profit organization that...
    THE BROKEN HEART written by Ruth Graham, inspired this short work. I related to Ruth’s story and...
    October 27, 2017
    My article is about the impact global warming has had on Hawaii. I express how the issue has been...
    October 19, 2017
    My flesh surrounds me like a cage Everything and anything is trapped inside ​A shell of who I am...
    October 15, 2017
    this is a piece of fictional prose that is meant to articulate the extremities of young love;...
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  • Visual Media

    If you would like to submit visual art to Threading Twine, please click here.

    April Gao

    pretty face, potent thoughts is a multimedia piece done on cardboard with the intent of showcasing female empowerment. Oftentimes, women can be objectified or reduced to a miniscule representation of who they are and their potential, especially in male-dominated spaces.

    Maya Nalawade

    A list and description of 10 important films Staff Creator Maya Nalawade has put together for you to watch during February which is Black History Month.

    Kiran Topiwala, Austin, TX

    Kiran Topiwala shares his photo documentation of a trip to Iceland, filled with breathtaking views and powerful waterfalls.

    Isabella Gonzalez and Erica Marney

    ​Artist Isabella Gonzalez’ piece represents the forgotten life of a young refugee. Experiencing more than most do in their entire lives, young, refugee children are often dismissed. Gonzalez captures this in her artwork by...

    Allen Wang and Erica Marney

    A Black Lives Matter protest was held on July 15, 2016. Hundreds of activists and supporters gathered for the event at Texas State Capitol, coming together as a community to make a change. Everyone joined in demanding justice for Philando Castille and Alton Sterling...

    Barbara DiGangi, New York, NY

    The Women's March was a worldwide protest that occurred on January 21, 2017, advocating for legislations and policies , including women's rights, immigration reform, and healthcare reform. Most rallies were aimed towards Donald Trump...

    The Threading Twine Executive Team

    Earlier this month, our executive team had the opportunity to meet face to face in Silicon Valley, California for Round 2 of Catapult, a startup incubator for youth entrepreneurs. Threading Twine, along with 9 other amazing startups...

    Akhila Vemuri

    Freshmen year: she started photography.The same friends modeled for her, resulting in all her photographs to seem repetitive: a girl against a wall or lockers, looking sad and alone. She enjoyed taking pictures like these during her early years of high school, because...

    Ella Castro and Olivia Tung

    International Women’s Day has been recognized annually on March 8th since the early 1900’s. This global movement includes events, like arts performances, walkouts, and protests, to recognize women’s issues, gender equality, and celebrate women’s political, social...

    Allen Wang and Erica Marney

    This is a collection of photographs taken at the Anti-Trump Protest arranged by University of Texas at Austin students. Hundreds of students walked out of class, holding signs and chanting...

    Nate Fulmer, Angel Montie, C Mandler, Julia Kurpiel, Tyler Gates, Erica Marney

    In every city, LGBTQ+ Pride Parades aim to bring the community together in their own, unique way. To explore these different queer cultures across the United States, 5 young activists came together to combine photos of these most recent parades from 4 cities: Atlanta, Chicago, New York City, and St. Louis.

  • Creators

    All the contributors to Threading Twine — submit your own Creation on the Contact page!

    Aarushi Machavarapu

    Austin, TX

    Aarushi Machavarapu is the founder of Threading Twine. She is 16 years old, and a sophomore in high school in Texas. She is a passionate activist for social issues such as sexism, racism, rape culture, foster care, and more. Her other passions include photography and writing.

     

    You can contact Aarushi through her email, on Facebook, Instagram, or through the Contact Us page on Threading Twine.

    Akhila Vemuri

    Bay Area, CA

    Akhila is a rising senior from the Bay Area, California. Her hobbies include photography and playing basketball on her school’s varsity team. She is a huge advocate for self love and wants everyone to find value and worth in themselves. She is also obsessed with dogs, and owns an Australian shepherd named Dragon.

     

    You can contact Akhila through her Instagram, here.

    Allen Wang

    Austin, TX

    Allen Wang is a second-year Computer Science student at UT Austin. His hobbies include photography, web development, cars, poker, basketball, and music. He has a significant amount of experience photographing various occasions, from formal portraits and social gatherings to sports events and car shows. He is looking forward to helping Threading Twine develop in the future.

     

    You can contact Allen through his Instagram, here.

    Amos Chen​

    Columbia, MO

    Amos is a undergraduate student at the University of Missouri-Columbia, where he is currently pursuing studies in journalism and political science. He has written about politics, entertainment, and current events in the past for a variety of multimedia outlets. He currently lives in Columbia, Missouri.

     

    You can contact Amos by emailing him here.

    Angel Montie

    St. Louis, MO

    Angel Montie is 16 years old and a high school student in Missouri. Born in Victoria, British Columbia, they have a unique perspective on today's social issues and global affairs. They are a passionate activist, trying to help influence the world at a young age.

     

    You can contact Angel on their Instagram, here.

     

    April Gao

    Austin, TX

    April Gao believes that education and culture make the world go round; they are the best ways to connect with and understand other human beings. Because of this, she believes communication and seeing different viewpoints through platforms for youth empowerment such as Threading Twine. She wants to raise awareness for education reform, the exploitation of third-world workers, and gender and racial discrimination. Besides constantly creating, she has been a dancer for the past eleven years, is on the school lacrosse and dance team, and runs the school literary arts magazine. She hopes that her work will inspire and educate others to take a stand for the things they are passionate about.

     

    You can contact April by emailing her here.

    Apurva Sriprasana

    Bay Area, CA

    Apurva is 17 years old and a senior in high school. Her family moved to the Unites States from India when she was six years old and having to adapt to the American lifestyle has provided her a unique upbringing. Growing up as a rather shy individual, she found her voice through music, visual arts and writing. Recently, she has taken an interest in social issues around the world and hopes to inspire change in any way possible.

     

    You can contact Apurva through her email, here.

    Ashwini Murali

    Bay Area, CA

    Ashwini is a rising junior in high school. In her free time she enjoys writing bad poetry, playing the violin, and spending time with her dog, Teddy. She has won multiple awards for her writing and has performed with her school orchestra at Carnegie Hall, New York. She is also very passionate about the Red Cross, animal rights, and is a strong advocate for defying beauty standards.

     

    You can contact Ashwini through her email and Instagram, here.

    Ashwini Patel

    Darien, CT

    Ashwini Patel is a sophomore in Connecticut. She is passionate about issues such as sexism, mental health awareness, racism, and foster care. Her hobbies include playing the violin, volunteering at her local hospital, and working with the Red Cross.

     

    You can contact Ashwini through her email, here.


     

    Athena Hoang

    Texas

    Barbara DiGangi

    New York, NY

    Barbara is a licensed social worker, writer and advocate focused on women's issues. Through her digital work and mentoring, she loves encouraging young women to unlearn what holds them back in order to unlock their greatest potential, fulfillment and joy.

     

    You can contact Barbara on Twitter or Instagram.

    Bharat

    Sreekrishnavilas

    St. Louis, MO

    Bharat is a rising junior. Passionate about philosophy, politics, and economics, Bharat is not afraid to voice his opinions and enjoys a spirited debate. In school, Bharat runs Cross-Country as well as Track and Field, and also participates in Speech & Debate, Student government, Mu Alpha Theta, and Mu Alpha Theta.

     

    You can contact Bharat through his Instagram, here.

    C Mandler

    New York, NY

    C Mandler is a rising senior at Bard College double majoring in Philosophy and Written Arts. They also run a campus DIY music venue called the Root Cellar, sing in their school’s sole a cappella group, serve on a working group of trans students and faculty to improve the trans experience at Bard, and work as an Event Coordinator at the college’s Difference and Media Project.

     

    You can contact C through their Instagram, here.

    Cheryl Ma

    St. Louis, MO

    Cheryl Ma is 17 years old and a rising senior from St. Louis, Missouri. She enjoys playing piano, taking pictures, and is an active member of her debate team. She spends her time volunteering teaching kids mathematics, serving as philanthropist of her Student Council and going on mission trips to the Navajo Reservation. She also enjoys hanging out with her friends and listening to music.

     

    You can contact Cheryl through her Instagram, here.

    Chinmaya Andukuri

    Austin, TX

    Chinmaya Andukuri is a sophomore from Austin. He's an active percussionist, guitarist and aspiring freelance writer trying to use his voice to put issues of social tolerance on a larger stage. In addition to writing and music, he enjoys exploring Braille art and looking into different music styles on Spotify.

     

    You can contact Chinmaya by emailing him here.

    Cynthia

    Changyit-Levin

    St. Louis, MO

    Cynthia Changyit-Levin is the co-leader of the RESULTS St. Louis chapter and an active member within the RESULTS organization. RESULTS is a movement of passionate, committed everyday people. Together they use their voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty.

     

    You can contact Cynthia through her blog, here.

    Ella Castro

    Austin, TX

    You can contact Ella through her Instagram, here.

     

    Ellie Fichtelberg

    Chicago, IL

    Ellie Fichtelberg is the Director of Communications and Outreach for Threading Twine. She is 17 years old and is an activist for many issues - particularly animal rights, gender equality, and raising veteran awareness. Besides running her club at school to help raise awareness for soldiers, she can be found playing softball, swimming, singing, and dancing.

     

    You can contact Ellie through her Instagram or the Contact Us page on Threading Twine .

    Emily Gao

    Austin, TX

    Emily Gao is 15 years old and a rising junior at Westwood High School. She is very involved in the arts, enjoys debate, and is an extemporaneous speaker. Emily is passionate about social issues including sexism and feminism. She is also very involved with DECA, and is District 5's VP.

     

    You can contact Emily through her Instagram, here.

    Erica Marney

    Danville, PA

    Erica Marney is 17 years old and a senior in high school in Pennsylvania. She is an advocate for LGBT+ rights, women's rights, and the Black Lives Matter movement. In school, she is interested in theoretical mathematics and world history. She is an avid lover of music. You can often find her playing alto saxophone in her school's band or jamming out on the bass in her rock band.

     

    You can contact Erica through her instagram or the Contact Us page on Threading Twine.

    Gokul Venkatachalam

    St. Louis, MO

    Gokul Venkatachalam is a junior in high school from St. Louis, MO and serves as Editor in Chief at Threading Twine. In his free time, he likes to read about philosophy, politics, and economics. He is passionate about ending poverty and reforming the criminal justice system. Gokul won the Scripps National Spelling Bee in 2015 and now works as a spelling bee tutor.

     

    You can contact Gokul through his email, Facebook, Instagram, or the Contact Us page on Threading Twine.

    Hanniya Zohdi

    Vancouver, Canada

    Hanniya is 17 years old and a senior in high school. She is the owner of the online clothing store WreckedVibes and a published poet. Her writings advocate for racial and gender equality, as well as shed light on the importance of mental health. Hanniya enjoys adventuring around big cities and trying out new foods with her friends.

     

    You can contact Hanniya through her email, here.

    Haran Kumar

    St. Louis, MO

    Haran Kumar is a neo-luddistic anti-capitalist nihilist techno-optimistic nihilistic libertation socialist known for his love of -isms and oxymorons. He spoke his first words in the Spring of 2002 and hasn't stopped talking since. When not making awful, unfunny memes, he enjoys competitive debate, "playing" sports, programming, and, inspired by the homonymous Greek, studying mathematics.

     

    You can contact Haran through his email, here.

    Ian Chiu

    Austin, TX

    Ian Chiu is a rising junior at Westwood High School. With passions in health science and business, Ian hopes to pursue a career to benefit people all around the world. In his free time, he enjoys playing the violin, getting to know people, and walking his pet turtle, Master Oogway!

     

    You can contact Ian through Facebook, here.

    Isabella Gonzalez

    Atlanta, GA

    Isabella Gonzalez is 17 years old and a rising senior. She is a passionate artist and enjoys exploring expression through different mediums. When not creating art, she loves to sing and play guitar. Her favorite music styles are R&B and funk.

     

    You can contact Isa through her Instagram, here.

    Janice Oh

    Austin, TX

    Janice Oh is a Christian sophomore living in Texas. She is a violist with ties to Student Council and SkillsUSA. She strongly believes that people need to have compassion for each other. She also believes that everyone is special and has the ability to reach success.

     

    You can contact Janice by emailing her here.

    Jenn Griffin

    Chicago, IL

    Jennifer Griffin is 17 years old, entering her senior year in high school. Her hobbies include sobbing miserably over yaoi anime characters, murdering her fingers on the flute, and stressing out about homework and colleges. She's passionate about fighting for equality in education and in the workforce. She hopes to change the world one dramatic, sappy, sarcastic comment at a time.

     

    You can contact Jenn through her Instagram here.

    Jenna Woginrich​

    Jackson, NY

    Jenna Woginrich is a writer who runs the popular blog Cold Antler Farm. There she writes about her adventures following her feral life as a self-employed writer, homesteader, archer, falconer, equestrian, martial artist, hunter, spinner, brewer, geek, and real-life Game of Thrones Extra. She also writes for Huffington Post and The Guardian. Besides writing, Jenna loves movies, music, and food!

     

    You can contact Jenna by emailing her here.

    Julia Kurpiel

    Chicago, IL

    You can contact Julia through her Instagram, here.

     

    Juliana Britto

    Bay Area, CA

    Juliana is a digital storyteller for social change. As a writer at Feministing, her work has focused on women's movements throughout the Americas for environmental justice, immigrant rights, and reproductive justice. She is also a Senior Campaigner at Change.org, where she works to close the gap between the powerful and everyone else by supporting people from across the country to launch, escalate and win their campaigns for justice.

     

    You can contact Juliana through her Facebook, here.

    Justin Lyons

    Charlotte, NC

    Justin is the Director, North America Campaigns for Change.org.

     

    You can contact Justin through his email, here.

    Kate Miller

    Abilene, TX

    17-year-old senior Kate Miller is homeschooled in Abilene, Texas, where she enjoys taking dual credit courses and participating in dance, speech and debate, and Girl Scouts. She is passionate about language and psychology, and hopes to study both toward the end of learning how to most effectively speak out for human rights.

     

    You can contact Kate through her Instagram and Facebook.

    Kiran Topiwala

    Austin, TX

    Kiran Topiwala is a freelance photographer from Austin, TX. He focuses on landscape photography, and has documented his travels in Iceland. Additionally, he was chosen to create a limited addition sneaker line at Nike.

     

    You can contact Kiran through his Instagram, here.

    Kris Kidd

    Los Angeles, CA

    Kris Kidd, a confessional poet and essayist, is young, hot, and hating it. Kidd, who can be found in campaigns, like Calvin Klein, and multiple short films, has two published books, I Can’t Feel My Face and Down for Whatever.

     

    You can contact Kris with his website, here.

    Kristen Shi

    Toronto, Canada

    Kristen is a senior at the University of Toronto, and a former innovation intern at RBC. She's passionate about tech and marketing, and is a frequent Instagram photographer in her free time.

     

    You can contact Kristen by emailing her here.

    Lisa Moomaw

    Austin, TX

    Lisa Moomaw is a sophomore in high school who spends her time on Student Council, swimming, and copious amounts of homework, among other things. She hopes to be President of the United States one day and reform the education system because she believes education is the solution to the social and environmental issues in today’s society.

     

    You can contact Lisa by emailing her here.

    Louise Uwibambe

    Kigali, Rwanda

    Marie Louise Uwibambe is 21 years old, and a university student in the 3rd level of computer engineering in Rwanda. Louise's hobbies include reading and spending time with friends. Louise advocates for empowerment and wanting people around her to find out what they are capable of accomplishing.

     

    You can contact Louise through her Facebook, here.

    Martin Urbach

    New York, NY

    Percussionist Martin (pronounced mar-TEEN) Urbach is a Latinx immigrant and education activist. His work is based on facilitating liberated spaces for youth to fall in love with music and to promote social justice through music making. Martin has taught music, literacy, STEAM and social justice courses to over three thousand students. Martin loves dessert, Cookie Monster and good coffee.

     

    You can contact Martin through his Facebook, here.

    Matyas Csiki-Feje​r

    St. Louis, MO

    Matyas Csiki-Fejer is a rising high school senior born in Transylvania, currently living in St. Louis. He is an avid cross country and track runner, global poverty advocate, writer, and student who hopes to work to improve the lives of others one day.

     

    You can contact Matyas through his Instagram, here.

     

    Maya Nalawade

    Darien, CT

    Maya Nalawade is a 16 year old sophomore from the New England town of Darien, Connecticut. She enjoys singing and playing Viola in her school's chamber orchestra. In addition, she loves playing Quizbowl and heads her town's Red Cross Club. For fun she runs on her school cross country team. She is passionate about speaking out against sexual harassment and the negative stereotypes people place on society.
     

    You can contact Maya through her email, here.

    Mikola De Roo

    Brooklyn, NY

    By day, Mikola De Roo is Housing Works VP of Advocacy Communications & Marketing, where her primary role is to get the word out about the organization’s advocacy initiatives to end the AIDS epidemic — in NY State, nationally, and globally. By night, she is a fiction writer. She is also an avid cyclist and voracious reader at all hours, but she does not recommend trying to do both those activities simultaneously.

     

    You can contact Mika through her Twitter, here, or Facebook, here.

    Mirah Curzer

    Brooklyn, NY

    Mirah Curzer, originally from Lubbock, TX, is a lawyer and feminist. She graduated from New York University School of Law and studied philosophy at Amherst College. Curzer also loves photography and noodles.

     

    You can contact Mirah through her Facebook, here.

    Nate Fulmer

    Johns Creek, GA

    Nate Fulmer is a senior in high school from Johns Creek, Georgia. He works for both LGBT and animal rights. When he isn't doing activism work, Nate enjoys riding his bike and walking his dog.

     

    You can contact Nate by emailing him here.

     

     

    Nivi Biju

    St. Louis, MO

    Nivi is a freshman at Saint Louis University and is studying Public Health on the Pre-Med track. She is passionate about civil rights' issues and hopes to make her community better every single day. In her free time, Nivi enjoys teaching Bharatanatyam, volunteering anywhere she can, and hanging out with friends.

     

    You can contact Nivi through her Facebook, here.

    Olivia Tung

    Andover, MA

    Olivia Tung is the Director of Social Media & Technology for Threading Twine. Olivia is an advocate for women's rights, global health and education, and more. She enjoys hiking, playing a multitude of sports, and writing for her school's paper.

     

    You can contact Olivia through her email, on Facebook, Instagram, or through the Contact Us page on Threading Twine.

    Sanjana Goli

    Bay Area, CA

    Sanjana Goli has a variety of interests including the arts, speech and debate, and volunteering. She's taken her passion for dance and applied it to her volunteer work by teaching special-needs kids dance and to express themselves. She is passionate about raising awareness for special-needs children and strongly believes Threading Twine can bring about this awareness to youth.

     

    You can contact Sanjana through Instagram or the Contact Us page on Threading Twine.

    Sara Momin

    Austin, TX

    Momin is a rising sophomore. Her hobbies include drawing, volunteering, and writing for her high school's student paper, the Horizon. She's passionate about LGBTQ + rights, ending the cycle of poverty, and breaking stereotypes.

     

    You can contact Sara through her email, here.

    Sibani Ram

    Ram is currently an 11th grade student in Iowa. Her favorite subjects

    are psychology and biology. She is also a strong believer in the power of youth voice in policy, and actively advocate for education reform in

    my state. In her free time, she enjoys staying up to date with news, playing classical music, and reading. ​

    Shreya Nakkala

    Austin, TX

    Shreya Nakkala is a 17 year old high school senior from Austin, Texas. She is a passionate intersectional feminist and raises awareness about racism, LGBT+ rights, and many more social issues. In her free time she loves reading and watching Netflix.

     

    You can contact Shreya through her Facebook, here.

    Suchita Misra

    Austin, TX

    Tyler Gates

    Chicago, IL

    Tyler Gates is a rising senior in the suburbs of Chicago. She plays soccer along with involvement in acceptance of diversity programs. She has recently become more involved in the LGBT community because she believes that acceptance includes race, religion, gender, sexuality and choice. Tyler thinks if society achieves this it could be our platform for unity and peace in today's generation.

     

    You can contact Tyler through her Instagram, here.

    Vincent Hao

    Austin, TX

    Vincent Hao is an aspiring writer who attends high school in Austin, Texas. He enjoys reading poetry and writes in his spare time. His work has been published in Anomaly, Albatross, Adroit, Soundings East, Blood Orange, and River Styx.

     

    You can contact Vincent through his Instagram, here.

    W. Douglas Banks

    Lansdale, PA

    The Reverend W. Douglas Banks is a proud native of Columbus, OH, and the grateful Lead Pastor of the prestigious Union Baptist Church. Being a 7th generation descendant of slaves owned by Thomas Jefferson has mandated him to be a spokesperson for racial awareness and reconciliation. He has been a guest on television shows hosted by both Oprah Winfrey and Tavis Smiley.

     

    You can contact Douglas through Facebook, here.

    Yasmin Younis

    Boston, MA

    Yasmin Younis is a Mass Communications student at Boston University's School of Communication. She is also a Culture Intern at Hubspot, a marketing and sales platform. She loves marketing, communications, and journalism and hopes to work in the world of marketing communications. She is a proud Iraqi-American, and also thinks she is really funny.

     

    You can contact Yasmin through her Twitter, here.

    Ilana Rubin

    Bay Area, CA

    Ilana is a sophomore in high school from the Bay Area. She is particularly passionate about equality in the technology industry, animal rights, and acceptance of all people. When not running on her school’s Track Team or competing with her Public Speaking Team, Ilana loves to code and develop apps, cook, and go to concerts.

    Emma Drummond

    Emma Drummond is a 19 year old who left her Ontario Orthodox Mennonite roots in October 2015. She plans on attending college in the fall of 2018. During her spare time she enjoys working out and expressing her creativity through art. She hopes to inspire others by sharing some of her unique life experiences of how courage and willpower helped her through adversity.

    Angel Hemme

    Austin, TX

    Angel is a junior in Austin, Texas who enjoys spending time with dogs, baking, reading, and advocating for social justice. You can find her on Instagram at either @angelyh1 or @feminists_unite_as_one

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  • Our Team

    You can view all of our creator bios here.

    Contact us if you think you could have a special role on the Threading Twine team!

    Aarushi Machavarapu

    Founder & Executive Director

    Aarushi Machavarapu is 16 years old and beginning her junior year in Austin, TX. She is passionate about feminism, foster care, women's education rights, the LGBTQ+ movement, rape culture, and more. She is involved in the arts, as well as the women in tech community, participating in coding and web design events. In her free time, she enjoys photography, painting, live music, and writing. Aarushi is extremely excited to see Threading Twine's impact upon youth & the rest of society.

    Ellie Fichtelberg

    Director of Operations

    Ellie Fichtelberg is an 18 year old senior from the suburbs of Chicago who has been an active team member to Threading Twine starting in June 2017. She is passionate towards many social issues- particularly animal rights and gender equality and hopes Threading Twine can spark impact and conversation over these issues. When not working on Threading Twine, Ellie can be found playing softball, hanging out with her friends, and having fun!

     

     

    Erica Marney

    Director of Communications

    Erica Marney is 17 years old and a senior in high school in Pennsylvania. She is an advocate for LGBT+ rights, women's rights, and the Black Lives Matter movement. As an activist, she is often involved with protests and other events based in NYC, most recently attending the Women's March. In school, she is interested in theoretical mathematics and world history. She is an avid lover of music. You can often find her playing alto saxophone in her school's band or jamming out on the bass in her rock band.

    Olivia Tung

    Director of Content

    Olivia Tung is 16 years old and will be a sophomore in high school. Originally from Austin, TX, she attends boarding school near Boston, MA. She is an advocate for women’s rights is also interested in rape culture and foster care. She is very passionate for serving her community and can often be found doing volunteer work. She has also played the piano for 10 years and enjoys playing for others, for she hopes that music can touch others like it has for her. Olivia strongly believes that respecting and considering others’ creativity is important and is very excited to join Threading Twine.

    Riya Krishnan

    Director of Marketing

    Riya Krishnan is 15 year old and a current sophomore at Darien High School in Darien, Connecticut. She is an advocate for economic empowerment, global health and education, and environmental sustainability. She firmly believes in the power of Generation Z and youth today to drive bold and meaningful social change and continues to commit herself to this mission. Riya primarily works to spread TT's mission and reach so that it can amplify as many youth voices as possible around the world.

     

     

    Sanjana Goli

    Director of Technology

    Sanjana Goli is from the Bay Area, California. She has a variety of interests including the arts, speech and debate, and volunteering. She's taken her passion for dancing and applied it to her volunteer work by teaching special-needs kids how to dance and express themselves. Her involvement in public forum debate has exposed her to and has allowed her to develop an interest a wide variety of global affairs. Overall, she is passionate about raising awareness of the special talents of special needs children and strongly believes that Threading Twine can bring about this awareness to youth.

    Barbara Digangi

    Advisor

    Barbara is a social impact strategist, writer and licensed social worker based in New York City. With a focus on intersectional feminism, her activism and advocacy includes producing digital media, working with start-ups and mentoring individuals and groups. Barbara's "why" entails encouraging youth to realize their greatest potential by unlearning and busting through the individual and systemic barriers holding them back.

     

    Twitter / Instagram:

    @barbaradigangi

     

     

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