The student-led movement to end mass atrocities.

Meet Our Team

STAND’s leadership team consists of a Managing Committee, State Advocacy Leads, and chapter leaders across the country. The Managing Committee is STAND’s central decision-making body, and works to ensure that students have the resources to effectively organize their campuses and communities.

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Meet our State Advocacy LeadsMeet our Advisory Board members

Student Director

Allison Weiner

Allison Weiner

Student Director

DePauw University

Allison is a sophomore at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, where she is majoring in global health and minoring in peace and conflict studies. Before graduating, she worked with the STAND chapter at her local high school in Terre Haute, Indiana for her sophomore, junior, and senior years and eventually became one of five chapter leaders her senior year. She also worked closely with Together We Remember (TWR), a global, nonprofit organization aimed at making “never again” a reality. She helped found the Youth Action Network, a part of TWR aimed at giving young people a voice to end mass atrocities. In addition, she was a member of the TWR Fellowship where she was working with young people from all over the world to end genocide and hatred. Allison will be working as the Co-Student Director with the goal of educating people and spreading awareness in order to inspire people all over the world to take action and end identity-based violence.

aweiner@standnow.org

Mira Mehta

Mira Mehta

Student Director

Brown University

Mira is a freshman at Brown University studying economics and international and public affairs. She is excited to be returning as the co-lead of the Yemen Action Committee and to be starting as the co-Policy lead. Outside of STAND, she is working to make history curricular more honest about America's own history of racism and genocide. She has worked as a research assistant to reveal more about local histories of both segregation and cultural diversity. Mira looks forward to continuing working with STAND's grassroots network to promote positive change.

mmehta@standnow.org

Programmatic

Alishba Waqar


Claire Sarnowski

Claire Sarnowski

co-Fundraising and State-Level Education Lead

Lakeridge High School, Oregon

Claire is a senior at Lakeridge High School in Lake Oswego, Oregon. As a freshman, her efforts led to the passage of a statewide policy to require public schools teach about the Holocaust and other genocides. Claire will be working with STAND over the 2021-2022 academic year to boost STAND's grassroots fundraising efforts and to work with communities to launch their own genocide education initiatives. In addition to working with STAND, Claire is the Lieutenant Governor of her Key Club Division, a board member of ILLO Clothing Closet, and is a proud member of National Honors Society and French National Honors Society.

csarnowski@standnow.org

Daniel Stewart


Jerry Harris

Education co-Lead

George Mason University (graduated)


Seng Hkawn Myitung

Outreach

Grace Harris

Grace Harris

co-Fundraising and co-Outreach (High School)

University of California, Los Angeles

Grace is a college freshman at UCLA in Los Angeles originally from Tampa, Florida. She was a member of her high school’s STAND chapter all throughout high school, serving as its president. Since getting involved with STAND at the national level as an Action Committee member three years ago and as a State Advocacy Lead two years ago, she has been involved with advocacy at both the local and national levels. This will be her second year on the Managing Committee. In addition to her work with STAND, Grace has also worked with March For Our Lives, a gun violence prevention organization, Sunrise Movement, an environmental justice organization, and Dream Defenders, a local police and prison abolition organization. She is passionate about issues of injustice and is ready to continue her work as a member of the Managing Committee this year!

gharris@standnow.org

Robert Liu