Connor is a second year student at The George Washington University pursuing a degree in biomedical engineering. Connor has a keen understanding and appreciation of the need for gender equality and, indeed, during his time as Class Vice President at Tabor Academy, Marion, MA, he consistently strove to foster a more inclusive environment.
Connor is a skier, sailor and avid outdoorsman. He has enjoyed volunteering for local youth groups as a chaperone on several outdoor expeditions. Connor is looking forward to taking advantage of the unique opportunity of living and studying in Washington DC to promote and spread the message and work of Rockflower.
Dhara graduated from the University of Gujarat with a degree in journalism and communication. She also completed an internship with the media group, Times of India. During her studies, she spent time at web-based, Radio Asia Live, which works for the unity of Asian countries.
Dhara has always been interested in creating a crime free world and using her personal life experiences and education to better understand how women's empowerment intersects with custom and culture.
Elizabeth is a second year student at Virginia Tech pursing a degree in Business Information Technology with a concentration in Operations and Supply Chain Management. In 2014, she graduated from Georgetown Visitation, an all women high school in Washington, D.C., where she lead and participated in many service-oriented clubs and made service trips to New Orleans LA, Camden NJ, Appalachia, and locally in the Washington area.
Elizabeth is a strong leader who brings enthusiasm to everything she does and especially enjoys helping people. She is a member of the Collegiate Women in Business club at Virginia Tech and is very involved in the philanthropic efforts of her sorority, Delta Gamma. She will be working in the Dominican Republic this upcoming spring semester, assisting Haitian immigrants with their small businesses and developing a presence on the internet.
Hannah is a rising junior at American University in Washington, D.C. pursuing a degree in International Studies with a minor in Communications. Hannah has an interest in global peace and security, global equality and development, and sustainability.
Hannah is a board member for the Northeast Maritime Institute Foundation. At Tabor Academy, where she attended high school, Hannah was a part of the Elizabeth Taber Foundation, which helped students organize fundraisers on campus, advised students on fundraising strategies, and determined monetary donation to the fundraisers.
Hannah has a strong passion for helping people within her interpersonal relationships, her community, and on the global scale. She is very excited to help bring Rockflower to Washington, D.C. with the goal of empowering both men and women on American University’s campus.
A North Carolina native, Hannah has lived on both the coast and in the mountains. She graduated in 2010 from UNC-Wilmington with a major in Spanish and minor in Psychology. Hannah is a passionate and enthusiastic cook and baker which led her to her current job as a Food and Beverage Manager in the North Carolina mountains. Her particular interests include gardening, nutrition and farmer's markets as well as animal communication and rescue and women's empowerment and reproductive and sexual health.
Isabella is a Junior at Eagle Hill School in Hardwick MA, a school that specializes in students who learn differently than the mainstream. Originally from New York, her favorite team is the New York Rangers and she makes sure to never miss a game.
Isabella is interested in all aspects of sport. She plays soccer, squash, and tennis and also sails. She hopes to study Sports Medicine at college. Isabella is looking forward to contributing her time and energy to Rockflower having always believed in the power of young girls and women to make positive change in their communities
Lulu Ward graduated from Tabor Academy in 2016. She is currently a Freshman at New York University’s Stern School of Business and lives on campus in New York City. Lulu is interested in studying Finance, Global Business, and Economic Theory.
In high school, Lulu started a “Gay-Straight Alliance” on campus to promote awareness and inclusion for students and teachers of all identities and sexualities. She hopes to continue this work through university, paired with her work on the Youth Advisory Board.
Lulu is excited to bring Rockflower to NYU and is looking forward to receiving support and involvement from both the young women and men on campus.
Suchi is currently entering her fourth year at The University of Texas at Austin. She is part of the Business Honors Program and pursuing a Masters in Professional Accounting. After embarking on a micro-finance brigade to Ghana, Suchi discovered her passion for social finance and empowerment issues. She has helped create a female mentorship program on campus designed to encourage female student leaders and chaired a campus-wide environmental campaign to commemorate Earth Week.
Currently, she is the CFO for International Youth Council, a UN affiliated organization, and is continuing her research on impact investing/ social finance. She is a daredevil enthusiast and an ardent St. Bernard lover.