Board of Organizing

Margot Barrett

Margot Barrett (she/her) is a junior from Pacific Palisades, California. Her political activism started in Youth and Government, where she was given a lead role in the Issues and Activism program area. Her position allowed her to help lead her political party through events such as our Styrofoam Boycott and Women's March. She is bringing her activism back to her community through volunteering in Voter Registration Drives and various community workshops. Today, she is the student representative on Palisades Highschool's Development Committee, where she advocates on issues that affect our entire student body as a whole. She is a committed advocate and activist for student voice and student issues in her school district and beyond.

Shraya Pal

Shraya Pal (she/her) is a junior at Leland High School. Her interests are honestly ever changing, but currently she's really into biology! Her past political advocacy experience entails being an active participant in her school’s speech and debate team for the past two years. She's gained a lot of experience regarding policy making, social injustices, and political reforms through her debate events. Shraya, although new to the advocacy scene, has found education advocacy an area of deep particular interest and commitment. She is excited to work with GENup and turn her longstanding passion and commitment with education activism into a reality.  


is a California-based, nationwide student-led social justice organization and student activist coalition that strives to advocate for education through the power of youth voices.

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