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 Board of Organizing

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Chief Organizing Officer

Daniel Dolan (he/himis a senior at Del Norte High School in San Diego, California. They have a strong passion for political advocacy and youth leadership, stewarding numerous projects at Del Norte as part of the local GENup chapter & Civics Club. Some of these projects include debates between students on different sets of issues (including domestic & foreign policy), voter registration drives, panels with minorities on campus, and interviews with Congressmen. Daniel also works with their district on advocating for increased CTE-focused policy to open up career pathways for Del Norte students and is in youth leadership as a CTSO state president and commissioner of their student body.


Sanya Dhama

Sanya Dhama (she/her) is a first-year at Pitzer College in the Joint Medical Program in Claremont, CA, pursuing a major in Human Biology on a path to become a physician.  In high school, she represented her peers as class president and student representative on her school site council.  It was these experiences and her involvement within the Mayor’s Youth Council that opened up her eyes to the world of advocacy.  Since then, she has promoted civic engagement within youth through hosting rallies and conferences in her role as Region 11 President for the California Association of Student Councils and Far South Regional Director for the Empowerment Collective.  Her advocacy efforts range from health equity to racial justice to education, and beyond.  Deeply passionate about minority representation—both in and out of medicine—, she serves as an intern for the Keck Science Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and for the United Nations Women USA Los Angeles Chapter, working to promote diversity and gender equity.  She even had the opportunity to speak alongside Asm Medina in support of AB 101 for Ethnic Studies at a statewide press conference.  As the co-founder of GoToTutors (a free, virtual peer-to-peer tutoring service), she greatly values education and emphasizes community engagement as an avenue towards creating solutions to support those in need.  Sanya finds her greatest inspiration from her peers and thus always looks to support and uplift the voices of the leaders of today—aka YOU!  On her free time, she loves listening to music (recently into French and Ukrainian music), watching basketball, swimming, and going on spontaneous trips.

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Ramit Goyal

Ramit Goyal (he/him) is a junior at The Harker School in San Jose, California. His motivation for advocating for reform in the education system comes from his early days in his school's speech and debate club, where he learned about different issues such as residential segregation and its effect on public education. Because of his experience there, he has now started drafting and articulating more of his thoughts on different issues. He was promoted to Vice President at his school's Civil Discourse Club which serves to promote an environment safe for everyone to share their personal possibly controversial opinions on different relevant topics. To continue his fight for reform in the educational system, he is interning with a local politician, Rishi Kumar. In addition, Ramit is passionate about the right to education for every child. He feels that in order to create a just, fair and wonderful society for the future, we need to start with providing the right to education for every child not only in the United States but in the whole world. There are millions and millions of smart kids who are deprived of the opportunity to contribute to society and to the planet earth just because they didn’t get basic education. With this in mind, he is part of a non-profit, Equal Access Robotics. The mission of the organization is to help teach kids in not only unprivileged neighborhoods in California, but also in other parts of the world. He joined as a teacher to teach different STEM courses including programming to these kids. Based on his passion and time commitment, he got promoted to VP of Class Operations. In his free time, Ramit likes to play piano where he is able to pause on everything else going on in his life.

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Kiran Manghnani (she/her) is Junior at Monta Vista HIgh School, California. Her interests in activism and politics began to develop during middle school through mock trial, and speech and debate. Over the past few years her passion for social justice and activism have led her to organizations like GENup. She joined GENup in an effort to both help educate people on many of the injustices which underrepresented and marginalized groups across the world are forced to face, and to actively work against these injustices. Kiran has worked with similar advocacy clubs and organizations, volunteering with MoveOn, Team Everest, Leo Club, and other smaller organizations throughout her years in high school. She began working with GENup in 2019 with the Cupertino chapter and is now a member of the Board of Organizing as well as the Director of Content Creation for the Women and Marginalized genders caucus. In the future she hopes to take aspects from her experiences with GENup and implement these ideas of social justice into the medical and STEM fields as she is currently interested in pre-med specifically biochem. Her experiences in the past have fueled her passion for advocacy and fight for equity; having been to the Women's March three times and having the opportunity to participate in the Black Lives Matter protests over the past summer have in many ways changed her outlook and brought her to further educate herself and others. She is excited to work with GENup to help bring these ideas of equity and social justice to life.

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Eric Yue

Eric Yue (he/him) is a junior in Leland High School in the Bay Area and is one of the Directors of Organizing for GENup K-12. After attending various political events, Eric realized the societal inequality in our world today, especially in the accessibility of education for many lower-income families. He became more involved in political activism throughout his high school years and joined GENup's K-12 Executive Team to further expand on this passion and interest. As a Director of Organizing, Eric will work closely with other teams within GENup to support local chapters, campaigns, and activism. He is excited to work with youth leaders around the state on issues impacting the educational system! In his free time, Eric is always down to a late-night boba run, watching endless hours of YouTube, or simply chatting with friends online and through voice calls!

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Carter McKinzie

Carter McKinzie (he/him) is a sophomore at Laguna Beach High School, CA. His interest in educational activism sparked when he discerned inequity in his community regarding equal access for all and No Child Left Behind. As an advocate of mental health, Carter plans on working at the community level on improving the resources available to students. In addition, he serves as a coordinator for Laguna Beach High School's Model United Nations program which strives to educate students about pressing UN issues such as gender inequality, nuclear regulation, climate change, and fair sustainable development. In Carter's free times, you will find him playing water polo, spending time with friends, or reading a classic novel.

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