As SAPP’s other CEO on the advisory board and a senior at Irvington, I can’t wait to see how many menstruators we can impact and how big our nonprofit will grow. My mother growing up in Vietnam constantly faced issues accessing menstrual products at an affordable price, so hearing her story inspired me to start a cause to decrease the detrimental effects of period poverty, starting with my local community members and beyond.
Hello, I’m Janice Park. I’m currently a senior at Irvington High School. I work as the co-CEO for SAPP, managing operations and executive tasks. I’m incredibly proud of everything we’ve been able to accomplish thus far, and I’m excited to continue advocating on behalf of menstruators all over the world! Ask me anything on Messenger.
Hi everyone, I'm Rithwik Narendra and I am the president of SAPP and a senior at Irvington. I am also on the advisory board, which means that I take on a managerial role of assigning tasks and checking in on progress. SAPP brings a more localized approach to combating period poverty, by forming direct alliances with local shelters. I am proud to be a member of this important movement to combat period poverty in our communities.
Chief Marketing Officer
Hey! I’m Tanvi Deshpande (@t4n.vi) and I will be a junior at Irvington High School next year! I’m really passionate about social justice for marginalized groups, and that’s why I love SAPP because we directly impact these communities. I’m the Chief Marketing Officer and a part of the publicity team at SAPP (I run the Instagram page with Chloe!) and love math, computer science, and graphic design.
Public Relations Officer
Hey all you cool cats and kittens! I’m part of the ℅ ‘22 at Irvington. I’m the Chief Communications Officer and part of the publicity team with Tanvi. When I first learned about period poverty, I thought it was a problem that only affected third-world countries, so it was shocking to find out this issue affects people everywhere, including our own community. I joined SAPP in order to make a difference in our community with like-minded people.
Marketing & Social Media Officer
Hi, I’m Mihir Shah (@mishahartist) and I will be a junior at Irvington High School for 2020-21, and I love to cook. I am a coordinator and the Chief Technology Officer and SAPP is amazing as we are a close-knit community helping deal with a pressing problem. The preferred methods of communication are either Facebook or Instagram.
Chief Financial Officer
Hi yall!! I’m Celine Tang, the Chief Financial officer of SAPP, and also a current senior at Irvington High School. I was able to learn a lot about period poverty through our work as SAPP, and am very happy that we have already reached so many people with our efforts. I am a strong supporter of bringing attention towards usually overlooked societal issues, so I look forward to seeing SAPP expand and help more people outside of our local communities in the future.
Hey! My name’s Shreyas Shenoy [@grandpas.cumhole and I’m the treasurer of SAPP. I’ll be a junior at Irvington this coming year and joined SAPP to give this problem the attention it deserves. While starting at the local level, SAPP will hopefully grow to reach more people affected. I’m proud to be a member of this community and I look forward to working with those of you who will join us in the future :))))
Hey, y'all! I’m Hema Madichetty, a junior at Irvington High School this year. At SAPP, I am the secretary and also a coordinator with Mihir. I've always had a passion for social issues such as period poverty, and SAPP gives me the perfect platform to create change in the community. Through SAPP, I hope we can take steps to ensure everyone has the period essentials they need and to reduce the taboo around menstruation.
I am a rising sophomore at Milpitas High School and a tech officer for SAPP with Yousuf. When I first joined SAPP to volunteer, I was shocked about the lack of attention and awareness such a major issue has. Period poverty is a global dilemma that can be tackled collectively. My goal as a tech officer is to be the voice to such a pressing issue and create public awareness. I am glad to be a part of this journey as we work towards alleviating PERIOD POVERTY.
Heyo! I’m Yousuf Mustafa (@yousuf_mustafa), a junior at Irvington High School. I’m a Tech Officer here at SAPP, along with Tvisha. There’s a staggeringly high amount of women who are deprived of menstrual products, whether they are in impoverished areas or not, and to be a part of an organization that actively combats this issue, as well as SAPP, makes me all the more determined to help make a difference in any way that I can :))
Head Event Coordinator
Hi, y’all! I’m Colleen Coder, a junior attending Irvington High School. I’m a Supply Officer here at SAPP along with Uyen and Karen. I am so proud to be part of this incredible nonprofit aiming to ease period poverty for people who menstruate across the nation. I love that my position here allows me to both interact with my community as well as create change together on a wider scale. If you have any questions at all, feel free to hit me up on Messenger or at @ccder_ on Instagram! :-))
Head Operations Officer
Hi! I’m Karen Pham and I’m currently a junior at Irvington High School. Period poverty is a very real issue that isn’t mentioned often, but for a while I’ve noticed the challenges that menstrators face everyday. As head operations officer, my goal is to continue spreading awareness and taking action in our communities through drives and donations. I’m incredibly grateful to be a part of such a wonderful team here at SAPP, and am anticipating the future impact we’ll be able to make through our work!
Hi!! My name is Grace Lu and I am a senior at Irvington High School. I’m excited to be serving as one of SAPP’s supply/operations officers. Period poverty is a serious issue that affects many menstruators but is not widely talked about. As a SAPP officer, I hope to better educate myself and others on the pressing issue of period poverty. I am proud to be able to stand with SAPP to alleviate period poverty in the world!
Hey!! I’m Nidhi Bhogi, a freshman at Irvington High School. I love playing guitar and writing poetry. I'm thrilled to be a part of the 2021-2022 team at SAAP as a supply/operations officer. Period Poverty is negatively affecting the lives of many. I love how SAAP is a student-run organization that works to alleviate this problem. As an officer, I want to create positive change in my community by educating others about menstrual health and fight the stigma surrounding menstruation.
Media Officer Team
Hi! My name is Annika Singh and I’m a sophomore at Mission San Jose High School. I’ll be serving as one of the media officers for SAPP. I love the mission of SAPP and feel that it empathizes with the real world issue of period poverty. Along with alleviating period poverty by supplying menstrual products, SAPP is bringing awareness to our community, especially amongst young adults. An aware community is the vehicle of social change. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me on Instagram (@4nniika).
Hello! I’m Angela, a senior at Stevenson School and I am a Media Officer for SAPP. I’ve always heard of how inaccessible period products can be, especially for marginalized groups, and I’m excited to be a part of a group that is working to directly help solve this problem. I’m eager to help SAPP destigmatize this issue as periods always seem to be a sensitive issue and things like period tax are hard to speak out about. For hobbies my favorite sport is wrestling!
Hi! I’m Allison Huang, a senior at American High School. When I first learned about period poverty, I was shocked to learn about how severe this issue is, but I’m thankful that organizations like SAPP have been working to raise awareness. Through SAPP, I hope to contribute to this cause while working to reduce the stigma that surrounds menstruation. As a media officer, I’m excited to draw on my passions in graphic design to make a difference alongside this amazing team!
Hi! I’m Cynthia Liu and I’m a junior at Irvington High School. What inspired me to join SAPP was how many still struggle with this issue today. It’s important to address affordability, stigma, lack of support, and lack of access to essential hygiene products, which have all been huge obstacles for menstruators. As a communications officer, I yearn to be a part of the movement to end period stigma and raise money and menstrual products to help our community. I’m so excited to be working with this team this year!
Hi! I’m Kayenne Ohno, a senior at Notre Dame Academy Girls High School. I’m a Communications Officer at SAPP and I was inspired to join SAPP because there is a lack of knowledge of period poverty in our communities. I believe that it is vital for others to discuss an issue that affects all menstruators around the world. As a Communications Officer, I am excited to educate those around me and make a global difference on menstruation with SAPP!
Hello! My name is Eowyn Ream, and I am a Communications Officer at SAPP. I’ll be a sophomore at Liberty High School for the 2021-2022 year. After understanding the severity of period poverty around the world and the lack of discussion surrounding menstruation itself, I decided to change the narrative alongside the SAPP community- by writing. Through engaging and educational content, I hope to contribute to a societal shift that welcomes menstruation into the conversation.
Our Past Officers
Hello! My name is Christina Yang and I am a current senior at Irvington High School. I am serving as your communications officer this year at SAPP. Once I did some research for my QUEST project on period poverty, I was astonished at how the issue is not being talked about more and that so many groups are disproportionately affected. By being part of SAPP, I hope to spread the word and help lessen the issue through donation drives and simply writing about it online.
Hi! I’m Uyen Nguyen, a junior at Irvington High School. I am a Supply Officer at SAPP, along with Colleen and Karen. Period Poverty is an overlooked issue and I love that organizations, like SAPP, are working to help women who don’t have the privilege to buy menstrual products such as pads, tampons, and etc. I love giving back to the community and I’m grateful that we have an amazing student-run nonprofit organization that strives to help others.