Here N Queer Team
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co-director of writing
Catie Yoksh (she/they) is a member of the writing team. She is from Kansas and is a sophmore in highschool. She enjoys singing, doing puzzles, playing D&D, watching TV, and hanging out with friends. After graduating high school, Catie plans to earn her master’s degree in education and go on to teach high school biology.
co-Director of research
Abigail Mirambel (she/her) is the Director of Research here at Here N Queer. Abigail is a high schooler from Northern Virginia. Her interests include writing, philosophy, and anything musical. She is grateful to be a part of such a wonderful organization such as Here N Queer.
director of art
Shannon Hu (she/her) is the Director of Arts here at Here N Queer. She is from Maryland and is a junior in high school. She enjoys art, politics, language and nature, and is pursuing a career in Anthropology or Environmental Sciences. In her free time she likes to read niche Wikipedia articles and hike.
Secretary and co-director of research
Allie Warmuth (she/her) is a member of the research team. She is from Washington DC and a sophomore in high school. She is passionate about math, science and activism. She plans to become a labor and delivery nurse after graduating college.
Director of Partnerships
Arthika Nimalanesan (she/her) is the Director of Partnership at Here N Queer. She is from Ontario, Canada and is a senior in high school. Along with being passionate about advocating for social issues, she is planning to pursue a career in Business. In her spare time, she loves to teach students, read and watch movies.
Natasha Mariam (she/her) is a research team member here at Here N Queer. She is originally from Kerala, India and currently resides in Abu Dhabi, UAE. She is a senior in high school and is an aspiring psychologist. She enjoys reading, watching well directed movies, music and true crime podcasts. She is passionate about advocating change and making a difference, especially in terms of mental health.
Sam (he/they) is a member of the Research team. He is currently pursuing a B.A. in Psychology, English Literature and Communicative English at Mount Carmel College Autonomous in Bangalore, India. Sam is passionate about the 3 F's - Flora, Fauna and Food! He considers himself to be part dog and will demand regular head scratches from close friends. He loves knitting queer merchandise and watching Spanish dramas while devouring a big bowl of instant noodles.
Paige Olson (she/her) is a member of the writing team. She is from Seattle and is a sophomore in high school. Along with writing, she is passionate about visual arts and music along with doing a lot of activism work. She plans to pursue a PhD in Biology and hopes to eventually work with NASA.
Jocelyn Yam (she/her) is a member of the art team. Jocelyn is a junior in high school and is from San Diego, California.Jocelyn’s interests include fitness, drawing, swimming, watching movies, martial arts, and traveling. She is very grateful to be in such an essential and hardworking organization as Here N Queer, a fundamental component of both a equal and equitable society.