The student-led movement to end mass atrocities.

Meet Our Team

STAND’s leadership team consists of a Managing Committee, Task Forces, and chapter leaders across the country. The Managing Committee, made up of eleven students, is STAND’s central decision-making body, and work to ensure that students have the resources to effectively organize their campuses and communities. Our Education Task Force and Communications Task Force support the Managing Committee in the development of national campaigns, educational resources, and training materials.

Get to know us and feel free to friend us, send us an email, or tweet at us. We’d love to hear from you!

Student Director

Savannah Wooten

Savannah Wooten

Student Director

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Savannah is excited to use her extensive experience in the genocide prevention field to help STAND grow its membership base, engage in substantive and impactful policy campaigns, and begin building a cohesive and unified International Youth Network of students interested in atrocity prevention and activism. If Savannah had a superpower, she would want the ability to understand every language-- a skill she would no doubt use to further STAND’s presence abroad. Savannah has a STAND crush on Bethany Vance, who she is sure returns the feeling.

swooten@standnow.org @SavannahEWooten

Programmatic

Bethany Vance

Bethany Vance

Education Coordinator

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Bethany is majoring in Public Policy and Peace, War, & Defense at UNC Chapel Hill, and is excited to see STAND continue its strong role in the movement against genocide and mass atrocities. As the resident STAND bad girl, she has a couple of sweet tattoos, one from her family crest and another from a part of a Michelangelo painting. She has a huge crush on Student Director Savannah Wooten because together they would be the ultimate genocide prevention power couple.

bvance@standnow.org @bethanyyyv

Casey Bush

Casey Bush

Campaigns Coordinator

Clark University

Casey is excited to use her experience as a Holocaust and Genocide Studies major at Clark University to develop educational and engaging campaigns that inspire students to take part in the movement to end genocide. If Casey could spend 15 minutes with anyone in the world, it would be her hero, the Notorious RBG (Ruth Bader Ginsburg). Casey is proud of her "genprev" crush on her Senator Chris Murphy and his legislative aid.

cbush@standnow.org @casey_b16

Elisabeth Huh

Elisabeth Huh

Communications Coordinator

University of Chicago

Elisabeth is excited to help create a wider and more deeply connected atrocity prevention community by bringing STAND's campaigns and actions to a wider audience. As a child, Elisabeth wanted to be a singer, though she was unfortunately too shy to sing in front of anyone else, making a singing career nearly impossible. If she could spend 15 minutes with any living person, she’d choose the Dalai Lama because she’s curious to know what it’s like to meet such an important spiritual leader and symbol of peace.

ehuh@standnow.org

Grace Fernandes

Grace Fernandes

Digital Media Coordinator

Massachusetts College of Art and Design

Grace wants to continue STAND’s social media presence and grow our audience through eye-catching graphics, “lovable” Facebook posts, and viral tweets. If Grace were a superhero, she would like to have the power of decisiveness so she could always make the right choice. She may already have this power though, because if she ever got a tattoo it would be of Hermione Granger’s wand on her index finger. She hopes to one day meet Lin Manuel Miranda and impress him with her ability to rap history.

gfernandes@standnow.org @gracefernandes

Timmy Hirschel-Burns

Timmy Hirschel-Burns

Policy Coordinator

Swarthmore College

Timmy is ready to make STAND an even more thoughtful and effective force against atrocities by developing thoughtful and effective policy asks to build campaigns around. Above all else, he wishes to pass the Genocide and Atrocities Prevention Act through this Congress. Timmy currently helps run the STAND chapter at Swarthmore College where he studies Political Science. As a child, Timmy wished to be a professional soccer player and also a Civil and Revolutionary War historian: a true, modern day Renaissance man.

thirschelburns@standnow.org @TimH_B

Outreach

Amala Karri

Northeast Regional Organizer

Hunter College High School

akarri@standnow.org

Darcy Gleeson

Darcy Gleeson

Western Regional Organizer

University of Southern California

Darcy would love to integrate STAND's national goals into the individual goals of the chapters in the West. Given her experience with her STAND chapter at USC, she is excited to serve as a resource for chapters to grow and connect with each other. As a kid, Darcy was the last in her kindergarten class to learn to tie her shoes, but she hasn’t let that get her down and has managed to become a successful young woman despite this early hardship.

dgleeson@standnow.org

Ellen Bresnick

Ellen Bresnick

Midwest Regional Organizer (Region 1)

Middleton High School

Ellen is excited to spread awareness about STAND by creating new chapters and helping implement successful campaigns in schools across the Midwest. If Ellen could spend 15 minutes with any living person, it would be Samantha Power because of her incredible work in the genocide prevention field. As a child, Ellen wanted to be a scientist, and if she could have any superpower, it would be invisibility. We’re (not so) secretly hoping she’ll combine these dreams and become an invisible mad scientist of genocide prevention, but only time will tell.

ebresnick@standnow.org

Farida Ettefa

Farida Ettefa

Mid-Atlantic Regional Organizer

University of Maryland College Park

Farida is excited to strengthen collaboration and communication between the STAND MC and our chapters and to deepen connections between chapters. If Farida could have one superpower, she’d choose teleportation so she could travel quickly to different places around the world. She’d love to meet Angelina Jolie, partially because she is inspired by her, and partially due to her curiosity of what it’s like to be married to Brad Pitt.

fettefa@standnow.org @letFARIDomring

Giulia Duch Clerici

Southeast Regional Organizer

Tulane University

gduchclerici@standnow.org

Harleen Kaur

Harleen Kaur

Midwest Regional Organizer (Region 2)

Terre Haute South Vigo High School

Harleen is ready to strengthen STAND's network in the Midwest by establishing new chapters, nurturing existing relationships, and strengthening our network of individual activists. Harleen found STAND accidentally by walking into the wrong room at her school, but it was such a great experience that she decided to stick with it, and we’re so glad she did! If Harleen could have one superpower, she’d want to be able to conjure up any food she’s currently craving.

hkaur@standnow.org