This group of student leaders help pave the way for Gen Z to gain opportunities, empower themselves and empower others, and make a difference in today’s society. Learn more about each Director and their hobbies, accomplishments, interests, and stories!
Sophia Delrosario is a 16 year old, first-gen Filipina D|FAB major at High Tech High School that strives to make change in today’s world. She founded Zenerations in April 2020, is a member of the Junior State of America, served as Vice President and Secretary for Student Government, and is a Vine Member at JUV Consulting. She is passionate about writing, politics, film, STEM, and fashion, and is heavily involved in the activist space.
Associate Director/Director of Graphic Design
This sixteen-year old, multi-talented creative genius can do it all. From photography, to DIY clothes, to playing guitar and piano, to creating clay earrings, Lilly has several hobbies and a knack for craftiness that makes her the perfect graphic designer for ZENERATIONS.
She owns a local jewelry business called TumblingBooks, where she associates her products with charity.
Director of Social Media
Keya Raval is a 16 year old high school junior from Edison, New Jersey (USA). She is a first-gen Indian American, and is most passionate about the arts. She has been a classical Indian dancer, as well as a traditional artist for the past ten years. Keya is also the flute section leader in her school’s award-winning marching band, as well as a part of their top wind ensemble. She loves learning more about the world, and is interested in politics and activism; she truly hopes to make the world a better place for everyone.
Director of Technology
Jeremy Madray is a 17 year old student at High Tech High School in Secaucus, NJ. He is a first generation Guyanese American. Jeremy loves to practice photography and learn about astronomy in his free time. With his award winning photography, Jeremy is able to visualize a photo without breaking a sweat. His passion for space is also very strong as he wishes to work for NASA in the future. Jeremy wants to contribute to something bigger than him and the world.
Directors of Projects
Anika is a 16 year old, first generation Indian-American from Michigan. She has a very strong interest in business, law, politics, and activism. Some of her hobbies include traveling and playing the piano, and you can always find her reading a book. She is an active member of clubs in her school, serving as an officer for Student Council and DECA. She’s especially passionate about climate change and feminism, and hopes to work towards creating a better America.
Alexis De Castro
Alexis is a 16-year-old, Filipino-American from North Carolina. She is a sophomore at Ledford Senior High School and participates in Student Government, Art Club, Model UN, Quiz Bowl, and National History Day. She is really passionate about music and performs in her school’s Marching Band, Concert Band, and Jazz Band. When she’s not playing her French horn, you can expect to find her writing, sewing, cubing, bullet journaling, or rewatching Attack on Titan.
Director of Research
Rachel Gerhardt is started out as a Zenerations Writer, but is currently the Director of Research for Zenerations. She goes to Hudson High School, where she plays multiple sports and sings in choir. She has a passion for music, writing, poetry, and activism. Rachel has been at Zenerations for a few months, and has loved being able to use her voice in a powerful way!
Director of Writing
Born and raised in New York, Sophie is a high school senior and writer with interests in journalism, business, and activism. She currently serves as a Debate Agent for the Northeast State of Junior State of America (JSA), and she is a Board Member for various other organizations. Through Zenerations, she hopes to spread awareness on societal issues and build a platform where everyone feels loved and accepted.
Director of Video
Eshan Vishwakarma is a Junior at John Randolph Tucker high school in Virginia. He loves volunteering, public speaking, acting, dancing, and creating videos. He has a personal blog where he discusses his interests, ambitions, and even interviews politicians, activists, and creators to hear and share their incredible stories. Eshan has always wanted to create a lasting impact in his community and around the world, and with Zenerations, he plans to do just that. Website: www.wasilly.com
Director of Art & Poetry
Emma Fernandes-Santinho is an aspiring artist, poet, designer, and overall creator. She is passionate about everything from women’s issues to LGBTQIA+ equality, and is currently the Vice President of her class, Director of Debate in her local Junior State of America club, and devoted member of Poetry Slam. In the summers, she indulges in her artsy side by volunteering as a camp counselor at a local museum. Emma, who is notorious for always being busy, does manage to carve out some free time to enjoy drawing and painting, playing the piano and guitar, sewing, and volunteering with cat rescues.
Director of Editing
Dylan is a 16-year old junior at Bayonne High School, who displays multiple interests in politics, activism, writing, reading, and journalism. She is passionate about making changes in the world as a member of Generation Z, and strongly believes that the youth can influence and change the world in the best way possible.
Director of Marketing
Salma is a 19 year old college sophomore in Los Angeles . She spends her time drawing, painting, and participating in her community through protests, and fighting what she believes is right. She’s very passionate about art, and believes that it can bring communities together, impact people into learning new things, and can change peoples opinions towards a better future.
Director of Reels
Evie Fitzpatrick is a 16-year-old sophomore from North Carolina. She is extremely passionate about politics and activism, and loves to share that with those around her. Evie also enjoys blogging, playing the violin, and volunteering at her local science museum. In the future, she hopes to become a biological anthropologist!