Hannah is a 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.
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.
Mollie Meredith graduated from Loughborough University in 2018 with a degree in Design Ergonomics. Currently living in Brighton, Mollie is volunteering with two female focussed charities, in the field of art and art expression as a form of healing.
Mollie is a very creative person who is always finding ways to channel that energy into something new, taking time to photograph and catalogue every day moments of humanity in action.
She has travelled extensively around the world on voluntary charity projects, sharing skills, knowledge and cultures with many different people and communities. Mollie’s love for empowering women to recognize the powerful communities they can create together, inspired her to join The Rockflower Youth Advisory Board and advance this message.
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.
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 began studying at New York University’s Stern School of Business in the Fall of 2016, and is now a Junior living on campus in New York City. Lulu is co-concentrating in Business Economics and Global Business with a minor in French Studies.
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 aims to continue this work through the Youth Advisory Board, as well as on campus at NYU
Lulu will be studying at Sciences Po in Paris, France during the Spring 2019 Semester, and she looks forward to further globalizing her educational perspective, and spreading Rockflower’s mission abroad.
Rex is a sophomore at Tabor Academy, Marion, MA. Having grown up with three older sisters, he was raised to appreciate the importance of gender equality.
Rex is enthusiastic and a team player, who loves and appreciates the connections made through sport. He plays soccer, basketball, tennis and golf. He also likes to sing and enjoys being involved in anything that is creative and fun. He has a special love of small children and loves to babysit all ages. He is looking forward to contributing whatever he can to improve the lives of women and girls globally through the Youth Advisory Board.
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.
Rachel Bernardo is a third-year student at American University, where she will graduate in 2020 with a B.S. in Public Health and a minor in Biology. She is involved in the Honors in Health Studies Program and hopes to attend medical school after college. She is currently studying abroad in Nairobi, Kenya, where she is taking public health courses through a partnership with the University of Nairobi. She is also interning at a local organization called Lea Toto that serves HIV+ children in Nairobi’s slums through providing medical care, prevention education, counseling, and economic empowerment.
Last summer, Rachel interned for Housing Works, a New York City based non-profit fighting AIDS and homelessness. She worked specifically with the PrEP program, striving to increase adherence and retention for the once-daily medication to prevent HIV. Rachel has also volunteered in her local community mentoring middle school students through DC Reads, a program that aims to close the achievement gap in DC Public Schools. Relating to decreasing inequity, Rachel has served as the President for the American University Chapter of United Against Inequities in Disease, where she worked on developing a program to teach health literacy classes to low-income areas in DC.