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Board of Directors


Kate Li

Youngstown, Ohio

Director of Operations

Public Speaking/Music Manager and Mentor

Founder of Empower Expression, Kate is an ambitious high school junior. She has ample experience in congressional and public forum debate on the state and national level. She also serves as a Ted-Ed Student Talk leader. Musically, she has 12 years of experience in piano competition and has earned several awards.

Anjali Aggarwal

Levittown, New York

Director of Marketing

Public Speaking/Writing Mentor

Anjali is a junior in high school who has placed in both writing and business competitions ranging from the regional to international level. As an anxious student growing up, Anjali has found that language has made her more confident, and she wants to use her experiences to help others.

Jason Cai

Granby, Massachusetts

Director of Finance

Language Manager and Mentor(Mandarin)

Jason is a high school junior who is talented in language learning. As a native Mandarin speaker, he is bilingual, and has attended several international schools. Moreover, he is also passionately learning French and expects to be fluent in the near future.

Public Speaking

Debate, Business Presentation


Lindsey Shrodek

Youngstown, Ohio

Public Speaking Mentor(Debate)

4 years in PF Debate

Vice President of Speech & Debate team

Timo Benmakhlouf

Casablanca, Morocco

Public Speaking Mentor(MUN)

3 years in SPIMUN and TMUN
Best Delegate Award
President in Model United Nations

Taking Applications

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Music Theory, Instrumentals,...


Scotto di Uccio

Youngstown, Ohio

Music Mentor(French Horn)

8 years of experience
Principle Horn in the Cleveland and Youngstown Youth Orchestras

Kelly Aguilar

East Meadow, New York

Music Mentor(Flute & Piccolo)

Tri-M President

Metropolitan, Gemini, and Harvest Youth Orchestras

Bella Petz

East Meadow, New York

Music Mentor(Vocals)

7 years of experience in Musical Theatre

Jacob Hejazi

Ann Arbor, Michigan
Music Mentor(Violin)

10 years of Violin experience
Orchestra Manager
Michigan Music Conference Attendee

Maria Glus

Flushing, New York
Music Mentor(Drums&Piano)

6 years Piano; 4 years Drums
Drum Instructor
Concert & Jazz Band

Taking Applications

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Italian, Mandarin,...


Josephine Carrannante

Youngstown, Ohio

Language Mentor(Italian)

Native Italian Speaker/Italian Background

Taking Applications

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Essays, Narrative...


Lexe Herdrick

Edmonds, Washington

Writing Manager

Writing Mentor

Editor in Chief of School Newspaper

Short Piece in Teen Ink

Moira Armstrong

Kent, Ohio

Writing Mentor (College&Scholarship essays, speeches, poetry, and fiction)

Journalist and Poetry publications in newspapers and magazines

NSDA Semifinalist in Original Oratory

Profiles in Courage Finalist

Coolidge Scholarship Finalist




Film Production

Movies, Short films...


Ricardo Martiarena

Miami, Florida

Film Production Manager and Mentor(Short Films)

4 years of Experience

Short Films & Commercials

Best Cinematography at the All-American High School Film Festival

Taking Applications

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Architectural, Computer, Drawing...


Chistopher Berry

Westbury, New York

Design Manager

Design Mentor(architectural, computer, interior)

5-7 years of experience in art classes and clubs

Taking Applications

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