STAND Leadership Team
STAND is entirely student-run.
STAND’s Managing Committee (MC) is made up of 11 college and high school students from around the country, who act as STAND's decision-making body at the national level and work to ensure that you have the resources that you need in order to effectively organize your campus and community. We are full time students and full time STAND leaders, dedicated to mobilizing a coalition of innovative activists and empowering students with tools to create a new generation of the “anti-genocide constituency.” We have a diverse background of interests; one of us chills with Ted Mosby in her spare time, most of us love Harry Potter (even to the extent of creating a website devoted to it), and another was recently published in the New York Times. 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!
Mickey Jackson, Catholic University of America '13 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Originally from Tucson, AZ, Mickey hopes that when his tenure on the MC ends, he has left behind a STAND that is both larger and louder. To that end, he hope to effectively facilitate the development and implementation of a plan to strengthen our grassroots network in communities where it already exists, and extend it to communities where we do not yet have as large of a presence. Mickey also hope to foster an open, inclusive, questioning, collaborative, accountable, creative, and (not to be underrated) fun environment both on the MC and throughout the STAND family.
MacKenzie Hamilton, Smith College ‘13 (email@example.com)
Originally from Cape Cod, MA, Mac wants to make information on STAND’s areas of concern readily available to activists of all levels of understanding, help new activists gain a base-level understanding of key concepts, and pick the brains of experienced STAND activists. She hopes to promote conversation on some of the more contentious topics related to human rights work, using STAND as a building block to lifelong human rights activism.
Daniel Solomon, Georgetown University ‘13 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Originally from New York, as the "MC Member Who Won't Go Away," Daniel hopes to continue initiatives developed by last year's STAND constituency: building a more inclusive, transparent leadership community, strengthening local diaspora partnerships, and challenging STAND students to think about atrocities and atrocities prevention in innovative, progressive ways. But, perhaps more importantly, he wants to make sure that, come next June, STAND will have assembled a broader core of responsible, articulate, and creative thought leaders in the atrocities prevention movement.
Jessica Pham, Stanford University ‘13 (email@example.com)
Originally from Fountain Valley, California, Jessica would like to see STAND in the news more often this year -- both for our stance on policies on conflict prevention and resolution, and for what our student chapters are organizing around the country. Concretely, her goals include amplifying our social media and old media presences; creating and sending out regular newsletters, rapid responses, and opportunities to get engaged to members; and ensuring that members will be highly aware of this year's campaigns and thus can actively participate and create headline-worthy stories.
Online Communications Coordinator
Matthew Heck, Swarthmore College '13 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Originally from Wichita, KS, Matthew has wild and elaborate dreams of producing a new website for STAND that serves as a portal for our individual members to engage with each other and the MC. In the past, STAND has had no mechanism to engage individuals deeply and he sincerely hope that this will provide that platform.
National Outreach Coordinator (NOC)
Ashley Jowell, Durham Academy '13 (email@example.com)
Originally from Durham, NC, Ashley hopes to be able to work with students across the country towards growing and expanding the STAND movement! With students working together, she hopes that STAND will be able to form many new chapters, collaborate with different partner organizations, and work with pre-existing grassroots chapters to achieve STAND's goals and be as effective as possible in preventing and stopping genocide.
Northeast Regional Organizer
Emma Goldberg, Yale University ‘16 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Originally from New York City, Emma wants to support chapters flourishing in their local communities and within the national network, ensuring that STAND has a powerful voice in the sectors of genocide prevention advocacy and campus education. She hopes to spend this year communicating with STAND leaders across the nation who have innovate ideas that they want to share, matching their creative visions with resources and guidance.
Mid-Atlantic Regional Organizer
Ryan Brenner, George Washington University ‘13 (email@example.com)
Originally from Kingston, MA, Ryan hope to make connections with student activists like herself. She became involved with the anti-genocide movement in high school surrounding the genocide in Darfur. With STAND she developed a greater interest in conflict resolution and peace building, andcontinues to hone her skills as an activist and advocate with organizations like Voice for Sudan and Banaa.org.
Southeast Regional Organizer
Hannah Finnie, Emory University ‘15 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Originally from Basking Ridge, NJ, Hannah wants to open up the lines of communication between STAND chapters and the Managing Committee to be able to fully harness the innovative ideas and input of members. She also wants to increase STAND’s sustainability so that we can continue building upon our successes in upcoming years.
Midwest Regional Organizer
Jack Spicer, Ohio University ‘14 (email@example.com)
Originally from Orient, OH, Jack wants to see the movement grow in numbers and strength in the Midwest. He hopes to provide up and coming leaders throughout his region with meaningful guidance, resources, and opportunities to make this a reality.
West Coast Regional Organizer
Aditi Pradhan, University of California, Berkeley ‘16 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Originally from San Jose, CA, Aditi hopes to mobilize current chapters in order to raise the student voice regarding current policy on genocide, educate community members about current genocides and atrocities prevention, and create new chapters.
Regional Organizers are responsible for sustaining, resourcing, and training STAND’s chapter network, and for growing new constituencies of informed, engaged advocates. Your Regional Organizer is your primary day-to-day point of contact on the MC.
What your Regional Organizer can do for you:
- Connect you to other STAND members, community organizations, and diaspora communities in your area
- Update you on STAND’s national campaigns and on events taking place in your area
- Promote your events, initiatives, and success stories in regional newsletters
- Share organizing resources, best practices, and advise on building and sustaining your chapter