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2020 GenERAtion Ratify

 

MEEt THE TEAM

National Team
Executive Team

Name: Rosie Couture

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Position: Executive Director

Location: Arlington, VA

Contact: rosie@generationratify.org

Rosie is an intersectional feminist. She proudly owns the title of Social Justice Warrior. She loves supporting everyone on the team through being their hype man and helping them to be their best selves. She loves watching  people grow into leaders. Outside of Generation Ratify, you can see her poorly singing in musicals, advocating for gun reform, playing on drumline, and making lots of TikToks. 

Name: Belan Yeshigeta

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Position: Assistant Director

Location: Arlington, VA

Contact: Belan@generationratify.org

Belan is passionate about education and criminal justice reform, and of course, gender equality. When she’s not working with her Generation Ratify family, she’s probably watching really bad reality tv! She’s incredibly proud of her team and can’t wait to work on more amazing things with them in the future!

Policy & Political Action

Name: Grace Gent

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Position: Policy & Political Action Co-Director

Location: Arlington, VA

Contact: grace@generationratify.org

Grace is a writer and an activist. Most of her writing centers around the causes she fights for. She works with March For Our Lives and CoalesceFor in addition to her work with Generation Ratify. She knows that the youth voice is more powerful than anything trying to suppress it, and encourages everyone to speak up for what they believe in.

Name: Christian Gines

Pronouns: He/him/his

Position: Policy & Political Action Co-Director

Location: Madison, MS

Christian is a passionate activist who is never afraid to speak up for what he believes in. For Generation Ratify, he works as the Co-Policy and Political Action Director, where he works with the Policy Team to contact legislatures, organize rallies, and getting the youth involved in ratifying the ERA. Outside of Generation Ratify, Christian acts as the State Chair for High School Democrats of Mississippi. He is also a Speech and Debate Kid who enjoys reading, running, and listening to music nonstop.

Name: Lizzie Koumans 

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Position: Policy & Political Action Associate

Location: Arlington, VA

Lizzie has always been a proud feminist and advocate for women’s rights as well as other social justice issues. With Generation Ratify, Lizzie is part of a group of associates working to help to track ERA legislation and organize to make sure the legislation is passed. Outside of Generation Ratify, you can find Lizzie on the track, the soccer field, or helping with local volunteer groups.

Name: Ritwik Tati

Pronouns: He/him/his

Position: Policy & Political Action Associate

Location: Haddon Heights, NJ

Ritwik is a political organizer passionate about climate change, criminal justice, gun violence, and gender equality reform. He leads his county's chapter of the High School Democrats of America and is the features editor for the HSDA-affiliated publication The Progressive Teen. In addition to political organizing, he is the captain of the varsity cross country, indoor track, and outdoor track teams at his high school. Ritwik can't wait to get the ERA passed in Virginia and take the fight to Congress.

Name: Elena Cura

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Position: Policy & Political Action Associate

Location: Arlington, VA

Elena Cura (she/her) is a part of the policy team. She loves learning languages and meeting new people. She joined the GenERAtion Ratify team to bring change!

Financial 

Name: Yasmina Mansour

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Position: Financial Director

Location: Arlington, VA

Contact: yasmina@generationratify.org

Yasmina is the Financial Director. Other than Generation Ratify, she is involved in several other volunteer organizations including March For Our Lives and the Arlington Teen Network Board. 

Name: Maha Yazdani

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Position: Financial Committee Member

Location: Arlington, VA

Maha enjoys watching too many tiktoks (embarrassing) and hanging out with friends. She alsos cares about the ERA because it affects not only her future, but many of her friends and families future too.

Content & Creative

Name: Anabelle Lombard

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Position: Content & Creative Director

Location: Arlington, VA

Contact: anabelle@generationratify.org

Anabelle is an advocate for gender equality and the arts! She believes that art is powerful and can change the world! When she isn’t trying to harness the youth voice to create an impact, she acts, sings, does visual art, and cooks!

Name: Gabby Taroc

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Position: Content & Creative Committee Member

Location: Arlington, VA

This is Gabby’s first time being a part of something empowering and amazing. She is excited to be working with so many new people and to be apart of Generation Ratify! Outside of Generation Ratify, you will find Gabby working hard on all her schoolwork or being clumsy or messy. She is excited and is looking forward for all the things to come to Generation Ratify!

Name: Nayeh Zouhon

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Position: Content & Creative Committee Member

Location: Arlington, VA

Nayeh is new to the activism environment but has enjoyed going to significant marches throughout the year and canvassing with Generation Ratify. She is so excited to be a part of this club and knows that it will have a great impact on our generation. Nayeh also has an interest in marine biology and theater and hopes to be an Oscar winning actress with three adopted whales.

Name: Julie Audi

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Position: Content & Creative Committee Member

Location: Arlington, VA

Julie is passionate about gender equality, gun reform, and women's rights. She loves Generation Ratify and all that it stands for. You can find her every day after school at crew conditioning or practice. Julie also loves a good book so if you have any recommendations you should tell her right away :)

Outreach & Inclusion

Name: Emilia Couture

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Position: Diversity & Inclusion Director

Location: Charlottesville, VA

Contact: emilia@generationratify.org

Emilia is a first-year at the University of Virginia. She is openly queer and avidly enjoys King Princess and Maggie Rogers. Within Generation Ratify, she loves coordinating events and collaborations via outreach to other organizations. She also writes for her school paper, does theatre, and serves on student council. 

Name: Rina Welch

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Position: diversity & Inclusion Committee Member

Location: Marietta, VA

Rina is a young woman figuring life out after university, where she majored in Political Science. She currently works with various organizations that fight for voting rights and outreach, electing democratic candidates, passing legislation on climate change and now, Generation Ratify. Her goal is to save up to continue on to graduate school with a focus on public policy/law. Besides all that, she loves to hang out with her two dogs and enjoy nature. 

Name: Isa Paley

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Position: Diversity & Inclusion Committee Member

Location: Arlington, VA

Isa is so excited to be a part of the incredible Generation Ratify team. As a member of the outreach committee, she’s so excited to make connection with amazing groups across the country. Outside of outreach and fighting to change the world, Isa loves theatre, BROCKHAMPTON, watching and talking about movies, and writing.

Name: Maya Tornerud

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Position: Diversity & Inclusion Committee Member

Location: Aurora, CO

Maya Tornerud is an intersectional feminist who started doing women’s activism at age 11. She enjoys speaking at rallies and is also a Period organizer. Outside of GenERAtion Ratify she is a varsity debater and does climate change activism in her Denver capital building. One day she hopes to be a Congress woman and shed some light on the corruption we see every day! 

Name: Ariana Hameed

Pronouns: She/her/hers

Position: Diversity & Inclusion Committee Member

Location: Falls Church, VA

Ariana is a high school student who is passionate about gender and racial equality, and including people of all different backgrounds. Other than advocating for the era, she loves reading and watching Brooklyn Nine-Nine.