Kathryn Fleisher | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Kathryn Fleisher is a student at the University of Pittsburgh studying Politics & Philosophy and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies with a minor in Creative Writing. She began her gun violence prevention advocacy in 2015 while serving in the leadership of NFTY - the Reform Jewish Youth Movement. Kathryn — originally from Cleveland, Ohio — does most of her community organizing via the Jewish community and currently serves on the Commission on Social Action - the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism's governing body. When she's not working to end gun violence, Kathryn works at the Pittsburgh Mayor's Office on immigrant and refugee inclusion, volunteers at Planned Parenthood, writes for an intersectional feminist magazine, advocates for increased civic engagement on campus, and conducts research in Pitt's political science department.
madeline mardiks | Communications Manager
Madeline Mardiks is a student at American University in Washington, D.C. She is majoring in Justice and Law and minoring in Spanish. She works as an intern at SKDKnickerbocker and previously worked as an intern at the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and Everytown for Gun Safety. Madeline is originally from Brooklyn, NY. She is a former Reform Jewish Youth Movement leader. On campus, Madeline is involved in her social sorority, Phi Mu, serves as Creative Development Chair of EagleTHON Dance Marathon, and as the Vice President of the Jewish Student Association.
Zoe terner | PROGRAM MANAGER
Zoe Terner is a second- year student at the University of Florida studying English and Women’s Studies. Zoe is from Lake Worth, Florida and has a fierce passion for bettering the world around her. Zoe is the immediate past North American Social Action Vice President of NFTY, the Reform Jewish Youth Movement, where she used her platform to effect change and advocate for social justice, and co-chair the Reform Movement Gun Violence Prevention Campaign. Being a South Florida native, Zoe has been deeply involved in student organizing since the Parkland shooting, and helped facilitate the student lobbying day at the Florida State House immediately following the tragedy. She also serves as a Student Fellow at the University of Florida Bob Graham Center of Public Service.
Elijah Nichols | policy & advocacy manager
Elijah Nichols, 19, originates from Muskegon, Michigan and is a youth organizer with the 2019 Giffords Courage Fellow class. He is also the co-founder of Students Demand Action - George Mason University, as well as the 2019-2020 President of George Mason University's Pride Alliance. While attending George Mason University, he is obtaining his bachelor's degree in Government and International Politics, as well as planning on completing the accelerated masters program for Urban Planning. His work as a community organizer started as a staunch advocate for queer justice and inclusion in 2015, where his time was primarily focused on uplifting the voices of the marginalized and ensuring a space for other young people to grow politically. Through his work, he has found that he must dedicate it to those who've been taken by violence from the loving arms of their family, as his uncle (Frank Sibson) was in February of 2006. Elijah is dedicated to ensuring a future with no violence, no poverty, and virtually no injustices.
KAYLEE TYNER | policy & advocacy manager
Kaylee Tyner is 17 years old and a student activist from Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado. Growing up in a community that is known for being home to one of America's most infamous school shootings, she has seen firsthand how gun violence changes a community for generations, and how the aftermath of that tragedy continues to affect the school for those who weren't even alive when the tragedy took place. Having teachers and other relationships with survivors for a good portion of her life has driven her activism and passion for being at the forefront of fighting for common sense gun reform. She has been a leader in various student groups in her community working on this issue, including Vote For Our Lives. Kaylee is also an Executive Council member of Team Enough.
Nasaiah I. Hoskins | diversity & inclusion manager
My name is Nasaiah Hoskins, I am a community organizer and activist. I attend East Stroudsburg University, majoring in Communications with a concentration in Public Communications and Advocacy. I am a NAACP National Youth Committeeman, Pennsylvania NAACP Youth & College Division President, as well as Monroe County NAACP Youth Council founder and president, I’m also a youth mentor and leader for my church’s youth ministry. I believe young people should feel an obligation to make a difference in our world today, we should feel a sense of responsibility for the climate that our country and world is in, and do our absolute best to change the pace.
amrita Bamrah | partnerships manager
Amrita Bamrah currently works as Program Manager for Students Demand Action and Affinity Groups at Everytown for Gun Safety. She is a proud graduate of both the University of Illinois where she received degrees in Economics and International Studies and the University of Chicago where she earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work. Amrita currently resides in Washington, D.C. and continues to be involved in advocacy via the Sikh community. When she isn’t managing programs or community organizing, Amrita can be found volunteering.
Arielle Geismar | logistics & operations manager
Arielle Geismar, 17, is a student activist from New York City. She has worked on campaigns, organizations, and protests across the country, helping to amplify the voices of the youth. She believes that it is up to young people, especially those with privilege, to pass the microphone and make sure that all voices and stories are being told and listened to. Arielle aims to let her Jewish values guide her justice work and is the Founder and Executive Director of NYC's Say Enough gun violence prevention organization and helped plan school walkouts after the Parkland shooting. Arielle is also her high school’s Co-President for Girls Learn International, a United Nations advocacy group for girls' education in developing nations. Additionally, she serves as the Regional Coordinator for Women's March Youth Empower.
jonah goldman | financial manager
Jonah Goldman is a sophomore at American University studying Communications, Legal Institutions, Economics, & Government. Jonah has seen, firsthand,the damage that gun violence can do to a community. His home town of Las Vegas was struck by the deadliest mass shooting in American history on October 1st, 2017. Following this tragedy, he helped organize the Las Vegas March for March for Our Lives on March 24th, 2018 and the Las Vegas Town Hall Project afterwards. Jonah has competed in high school and collegiate debate for the past five years and enjoys learning from others with different perspectives from his own. He has also done internships in a variety of political offices and is excited to support other young leaders in their activism.