Megan Majd studied human rights and environmental policy at UC Berkeley. As a student she ran advocacy campaigns, was elected to student government, and worked to reform the university's sexual assault policies. In the past two years, Megan has received the John Gardner Public Service Fellowship, the Generation Jobless Employment Innovation Grant, and the Davis Projects for Peace. She founded a marketing agency for social enterprises and nonprofits called Outlaww that she runs in San Francisco full-time.
Rose Massett is a graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, where she earned a degree in Film and Television production, with an emphasis on producing and entertainment business. She has worked with several non-profits including Operation Smile, for which she traveled to India to volunteer on a medical mission. Driven by her passion to tell important stories and her desire to inspire social change, she continues her love of film and television through writing, producing and directing distinctive content. Rose works at Sony Pictures Television in Los Angeles.
Sasha Chebil graduated from UC Berkeley, with degrees in English Literature and Media, and shortly after moved to Berlin where she currently resides. Living there over the course of three years has allowed her to witness the refugee situation first hand- volunteering at shelters and helping with local integration through social events and cultural exchange. Over the course of the last 7 years, Sasha has worked in the music industry, both as a music booker and journalist. Motivated by her passion for music, she currently finds independent artists stages to play on throughout Europe. In her spare time, Sasha writes for a non-profit music publication focused on social awareness and positive change.
Megan Towle graduated from the College of Saint Benedict with a degree is Global Business Leadership, a minor in Communications, and a focus in Entrepreneurship. During her time at Saint Ben's, Megan was a member of Extending the Link - a student run documentary team with a mission to use documentary film as a vehicle for social change. In 2014, the team traveled to Thailand and Myanmar to film the stories of Karen refugees living along the border in refugee camps. This introduced Megan to the stories of refugees and connected her to the refugee community both at home and abroad. Megan became director of the team her senior year, and furthered her passion for igniting change through film. Megan currently works at UnitedHealth Group in Minneapolis as a healthcare consultant.
Callie Chamberlainis committed to advancing social justice and entrepreneurship after witnessing the extreme disparities in our health and education systems. She has spent time in corporate, not-for-profit, community, philanthropic, and government organizations. Most recently, Callie has led the development of innovation frameworks and the build out of data-driven business intelligence across Optum's Innovation Research & Development organization. Drawing upon her background in health disparities and social justice, she consults for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and supports the development of community-based giving strategies with the F.R. Bigelow Foundation. Callie is a co-founder of New-Leaders Council Twin Cities, a cross-sector leadership and development program connecting progressive leaders with a goal to make Minneapolis-St. Paul more equitable. As co-founder, she contributes to the Make It MSP initiative focused on supporting and retaining leaders of color in the region. She is a 2014 National Urban Fellow and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. In her free time she organizes political t-shirt pop-up shops, reads, cooks, dreams, and spends time with her loved ones.
Yassamin Ansari is a graduate student at the University of Cambridge studying international relations and politics. Previously, she served as the Director of the Climate Action 2016 multi-stakeholder summit and as a member of the climate team that advised the UN Secretary-General and helped to deliver the historic Paris Agreement. As an undergraduate student at Stanford, Yassamin interned for Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, led a global advocacy and fundraising campaign for Syria Deeply, and graduated with honors in international security studies. She is also the founder of the Ansari Fellowship Program, and works as a strategy coordinator for Mission 2020— a climate action initiative under the leadership of former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres.
Hayley Bosworth is an undergraduate student at University of San Francisco, majoring in Peace and Justice Studies. As a high school student participating in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, her Community Action Service assignment led her into an internship with a local non-profit March to the Top. Immediately she began investing herself into their newest project, New Hope Orphanage in Meru, Kenya, which houses 115 HIV-positive children who have been abandoned for inability to afford treatment or orphaned after their HIV positive parents passed away. This became Hayley’s biggest passion moving forward and into college. While interning in the International Republican Institute’s Middle East and North African Division in Washington DC, the devastation of Ramadan inspired her take action in whatever form possible.
Rebecca Elena Banks studied film production and arts administration with an emphasis in Public Affairs at Indiana University of Bloomington. She presently works as an independent filmmaker in Los Angeles, CA. As a student Banks worked to promote film making within the Indiana region and is striving to change tax incentives for local filmmakers. Banks's work is a medley of varying artistic interests. She has developed public affairs and marketing campaigns for the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. As well as assisted in the development and release of the award winning film, The Good Catholic; as well as acclaimed AMC television series Breaking Bad and pre-series Better Call Saul in assistant directing. Banks is currently aiming to work on several documentary and narrative films addressing issues in human rights, deaf culture and the LBGTQ community.