Saanvi Shetty is a gen-zer from Seattle, Washington and is the Co-Founder and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Voices of Gen-Z. She is a passionate leader and aspires to one day work in the business management/entrepreneurship field. Being a sophomore in high school, you can find her constantly pushing to advocate for social injustice issues. She believes that Gen-Z’s voice has the power to break echo chambers, and have meaningful conversations amongst one another. VofZ gives her a chance to amplify voices that have some of the most inspiring things to say. She hopes to take this experience and translate it into life after high school and beyond. Aside from VofZ, Saanvi is on a competitive swim team, and enjoys spending time with friends and family. She has recently fallen in love with coffee and her go to order is an Iced Vanilla Latte. She has an extreme Netflix addiction and can’t go without watching a good episode of The Office. She is beyond excited to see how Gen-Z shapes the world, and hopes that with VofZ, all youth voices feel heard.
Shreya Karnik is a gen-zer and the Co-Founder and Co-Editor-in-Chief of Voices of Gen-Z. She is a passionate organizer and activist in the Seattle area. Hoping to one day aspire to great things as a lawyer at the ACLU she is also an avid participant in mock trials as well as a restorative justice court in her community. VofZ has allowed her to broaden her perspectives and learn truly about the Gen-Z perspective. Being on this team has given Shreya the opportunity to connect with some of the most diverse, kind, and intelligent gen-zers that bring new topics to light each day. Aside from VofZ, Shreya loves reading and studying policy and theory. She is also an avid Glimore Girls fan and credits the show for her extreme coffee addiction. She shoots film photography with her friends and loves collecting unique jewelry.
Eres Croker is a sophomore from High School in Alabama, and uses She/Her pronouns. She is passionate about journalism and communications and has strong interest in leadership roles. Eres is extremely involved in both writing and entrepreneurship and hopes to pursue a career in Journalism and Business. She has a strong passion for amplifying voices of Gen-Z youth and empowering females to follow their passions despite gender and age. She hopes to eventually become a Journalist at a major magazine, as well as start a successful company.
Eula Doele (she/her) is a high school junior. Eula is honored to be a Voices of Gen-Z VP, a role that enables her to continue to uplift and amplify the voices of her peers while engaging in meaningful conversations about the world. Her dedication to connecting with other youth is reflected in her peer mentorship roles as a student DEI and experiential education facilitator at her school. She is especially passionate about politics and environment and she’s eager to engage in any discussion relating to identity and activism. When not organizing and amplifying, writing, reading, and bullet journaling capture Eula’s interest. She can also be found running on the track or trail.
Director of Creatives
Tejasvini is the Co-Director of Social Media for Voices of Gen Z. She lives in Duvall, Washington and is a sophomore at Cedarcrest High School! In her high school, she is involved in ASB and multiple clubs. Tejasvini is passionate about social and environmental justice issues. Aside from VofZ, she is very involved in youth climate activist groups where she advocates for intersectionality and the need for young voices. In the past few months, she has found a new interest in social media and graphic design and enjoys making infographics to educate people on various topics. She believes in the power of social media for educational and resourceful purposes. In her future, she wants to pursue a career in environmental science specifically regarding public health and marginalized communities. When she’s not working, she loves baking, making art, listening to music, and journaling.
Directors of Outreach
Riya Hariyaplar (she/her) is a junior at Lynbrook high school, San Jose, California. Riya loves baking and painting, even though she is not the best at them. She also enjoys reading leisurely, thrifting, cooking pasta, spending time with friends, and camping. Riya strongly believes in the hope that the future of the world, Generation Z, will make a significant positive impact and help better the world. Over the past couple of years, Riya has found joy in learning about different eco-friendly ways to live, advocating for issues that matter to her. She views Voices of Gen-Z as the perfect platform to talk about and address current issues in the world. She is excited to be a part of an organization that takes journalism and podcasting to a brand new level. While Riya is unsure where her life and dreams will take her, she knows that advocating for what she believes in will always be a part of her life.
Sona Kashyap is a sophomore at Cupertino High School in Cupertino, California. She isthe co-director of outreach and fundraising for Voices of Gen-Z. In her spare time she loves to play volleyball and spend time with her friends. She is also really passionate about advocacy work and heavily involved in youth led organizations.