Our Team

Directors

TVISHA NEPANI

Co-CEO

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I am the co-CEO of SAPP alongside Karen! I joined the SAPP community as a volunteer, surprised by the lack of representation and advocacy there is around this major public health dilemma. As I researched further into the initiatives other leaders in our community are spearheading, I was inspired to take lead in this organization and begin connecting with shelters to see how we can impact local communities of menstruators who face this issue. As a co-CEO, my goals pertain to the growth of SAPP as a global organization, as we encourage young leaders around the world to speak up and start their own chapters to spread the efforts. I am beyond excited to be a part of this journey as we work towards fighting period poverty!

KAREN PHAM

Co-CEO

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Hi! I’m Karen Pham and I'm currently co-CEO for SAPP. Period poverty is a very real issue that isn’t mentioned often but is a great challenge that menstruators face every day. As co-CEO, 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!

Operations Team

CYNTHIA LIU

Operations Officer

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Hi! I’m Cynthia!. What inspired me to join SAPP was how many still struggle with this issue today. I find it important to address affordability, stigma, lack of support, and lack of access to these essential products, which have all been huge obstacles for menstruators. As an operations officer, I hope to be a part of the movement that not only decreases menstruation stigma but also gathers the funds to help make period equity closer to reality.

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Hey! My name is Aarya. My favorite thing about SAPP is how it helps female students have the same resources and educational experience as male students do. I hope to expand the scope of our operation this year and reach out to more students than ever before!!

AARYA MORGAONKAR

Operations Officer

Communications Team

NIDHI BHOGI

Communications Officer

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Hey!! I’m Nidhi Bhogi! I love playing guitar and writing poetry. What inspired me to join SAPP is its ability to directly help as many poverty-stricken menstruators. Periods are a basic part of life and accessible sanitary products are the least people need when experiencing this cycle. My goals as an officer are to spread awareness about period poverty and in turn, fight the stigma surrounding menstruation.

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Hello! I'm Shriya Das, a sophomore attending Irvington High School. From a local to a global scale, many menstruators are suffering from period poverty. What led me to join the Students Against Period Poverty Organization as an officer is how they are doing everything in their power to fight this matter. As a Communications Officer, I want to spread awareness and inspire more people to join this organization.

SHRIYA DAS

Communications Officer

Media/PR Team

ANNIKA SINGH

Media Officer

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Hi! My name is Annika Singh and I’m a junior at Mission San Jose High School. I’ll be serving as the Head Media Officer for SAPP. I’m passionate about SAPP’s mission and want to contribute to alleviating period poverty as a part of the organization. As a media officer, I hope to bring awareness to our community about menstruation and period poverty, especially amongst young adults.

Hi! My name is Annika Singh and I’m a junior at Mission San Jose High School. I’ll be serving as the Head Media Officer for SAPP. I’m passionate about SAPP’s mission and want to contribute to alleviating period poverty as a part of the organization. As a media officer, I hope to bring awareness to our community about menstruation and period poverty, especially amongst young adults.

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Hi!! My name is Aashi Jain and I am a sophomore at Amador Valley High School. I'm the Media/PR Officer at 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 this group because we directly impact those communities.

AASHI JAIN

Media Officer

Technology Team

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Hi! My name is Mihira Gutti and I'm so excited to serve as the Technology Officer for SAPP this year! I joined SAPP because I'd always listen to my mother talk about how hard dealing with her period was when she was younger, and I wanted to make a difference for other people who might be going through the same thing. As Technology Officer, I would love to contribute to helping SAPP's mission reach more individuals and take action to fight this issue!

MIHIRA GUTTI

Technology Officer

Coordinators

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Hi! I’m Anchita Arora, a junior at Cupertino High School. Period poverty is an issue that negatively impacts the lives of menstruators worldwide but is still a huge stigma in our society. As the SAPP Coordinator Officer, I hope to raise awareness about this global problem by taking direct action. I am excited to work with you and this incredible team to make a difference in our community!

ANCHITA ARORA

Coordinator

Board Members

ETHAN YE

CEO

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As SAPP’s other CEO on the advisory board, 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. 

JANICE PARK

CEO

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Hello, I’m Janice Park. 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.

RITHWIK NARENDRA

Executive Director

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Hi everyone, I'm Rithwik Narendra and I am the president of SAPP. 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.

TANVI DESHPANDE

Chief Marketing Officer

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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. 

CHLOE CHAN

Public Relations Officer

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Hey all you cool cats and kittens! 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. 

MIHIR SHAH

Marketing & Social Media Officer

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Hi, I’m Mihir Shah 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.

CELINE TANG

Chief Financial Officer

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Hi yall!! I’m Celine Tang, the Chief Financial officer of SAPP. 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.

SHREYAS SHENOY

Treasurer

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Hey! My name’s Shreyas Shenoy and I’m the treasurer of SAPP. I 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 :)))) 

HEMA MADICHETTY

Secretary

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Hey, y'all! I’m Hema Madichetty. 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. 

YOUSUF MUSTAFA

Technology Officer

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Heyo! I’m Yousuf Mustafa. 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 :))

COLLEEN CODER

Head Event Coordinator

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Hi, y’all! I’m Colleen Coder. 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! :-))

EOWYN REAM

Communications Officer

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Hello! My name is Eowyn Ream, and I am a Communications Officer at SAPP. 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.

GRACE LU

Supply/Operations Officer

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Hi!! My name is Grace Lu. 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!

ALLISON HUANG

Media Officer

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Hi! I’m Allison Huang. 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!

KAYENNE OHNO

Communications Officer

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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! 

CHRISTINA YANG

Communications Officer

Hello! My name is Christina Yang. 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. 

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UYEN NGUYEN

Supply Officer

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Hi! I’m Uyen Nguyen. 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. 

ANGELA YAN

Media Officer

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Hello! I’m Angela 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! 

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