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Meet the LOUDwomen Ambassadors

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Tanya Bhatia
She/Her
Nashville, TN

Tanya is a current Senior attending Ravenwood High School in Nashville, Tennessee. She was a member of Ignite Global Business in Arkansas, where she was an extern for Walmart’s project management sector. She is pursuing a program very similar to that, EIC (entrepreneur-focused), in her new home. Outside of school, she’s involved with Women in Supply Chain Excellence (WISE), a club at the University of Arkansas, and she volunteers for Girls on the Run. In college (University of Michigan- fingers crossed), she plans to major in business and minor in political science. She’s super excited to work as an ambassador for LOUDwomen this year, and looks forward to meeting tons of new people!

Ava Wieczorek
She/Her
Centerton, AR

Ava is a junior at Haas Hall Academy Bentonville. She is passionate about financial literacy and all things psychology. In the future, Ava plans to pursue entrepreneurial studies and earn her MBA in business, along with a minor in neuroscience, with hopes of connecting the two and one day be a successful CEO. Additionally, she has a special passion for the advocacy of women in business! Ava loves spending time outdoors and frequently visits the lake with her family. Ava also loves playing basketball with her team, reading, and babysitting. In school, Ava is involved with an assortment of clubs: Beta, Interact, Debate, and Earth Awareness. Ava is excited to advocate for community involvement and be a part of the LOUDwomen team!

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Anika Barua
She/Her
Bentonville, AR

Anika is a current sophomore at Haas Hall Academy Bentonville. She hopes to pursue something in the field of international policy or technology. Anika is involved in various school clubs such as Model UN and Beta. She is passionate about encouraging young women to speak out and voice their opinions confidently and fearlessly. Anika enjoys being outside, being part of diverse communities, and is excited to be a part of a community that supports inclusivity and passion for helping others. She is extremely excited to see and be part of all the amazing things that LOUDwomen will accomplish this year!

Angelina Lin
She/Her
Bentonville, AR

Angelina is a Junior at Bentonville High School for the 2023 - 2024 school year. She would like to pursue a degree in Computer Science but for which career she isn’t sure yet. (Though her dream profession is in the Performing Arts Department so she might double major.) She does live in Arkansas for now, but she dreams of moving back to a big city and starting her life there, and preferably growing very successful. As a non-white female, she has had her fair share of injustice experiences, so she’s excited to finally be able to advocate for change in an unjust world and have people listen to her as a LOUDwomen Ambassador. She is in Key Club, DECA, FBLA, and ACH club, and is on the leadership team for several of the clubs. She volunteers often and has volunteered in a food shelter and a Haunted House as a zombie. She is very passionate about inequality, feminism, and… the color pink. Her hobbies are reading, writing books, singing, cooking, baking, listening to music, and enjoying Spring and Autumn, the “perfect seasons” according to her. In her free time, you can catch her with her friends, enjoying one of her hobbies, or absolutely crushing video games. She is super excited to be a LOUDwomen ambassador this year!

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Hemali Gauri
She/Her
Fayetteville, AR

Hemali is a senior at Haas Hall Academy. She's planning on studying biomedical engineering in college, for an eventual career in medical research. This is her fourth year as an ambassador, and she's looking forward to continuing to promote education and advocacy with her posts.

Anna Claire Carter
She/Her
Jonesboro, AR

Anna Claire is a senior at the Academies at Jonesboro High School. She plans on going to college to get a business degree with minors in fashion merchandising and southern studies. After college, she plans on attending law school. Anna Claire is passionate about getting young people involved in the community. She is currently the Secretary of the Jonesboro Mayor's Youth Advancement Council and the President of Junior Auxiliary Crown Club, in which she helped raise $7,000 for a local domestic abuse shelter. In school, Anna Claire is the President of the Young Independents, Student Council President, and founder of Women in Business. In her free time, she is on the golf team and spends a lot of time in the Mississippi Delta (listening to the blues and fishing!)  She loves fashion, history, and podcasts! Anna is thrilled to be a LOUDwomen ambassador this year. 

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Presley Russell
She/Her
Bentonville, AR

Presley is a senior at Bentonville High School. At school, she is involved in NHS, Young Historians Club, and is a lead manager for the Bentonville Girls Varsity Basketball Team. Presley is interested in access to information about higher education and would love to help children worldwide find the path to schooling. After high school, she plans to go to university for International Relations (and possibly minor in something random) and continue to educate herself on global issues. When Presley isn’t at work or a basketball game, you can find her at home binging her favorite shows and movies and creating slideshows about her newest interest.

Marely Martinez
She/Her
Springdale, AR

Marely is so excited to be a part of LOUDwomen this year! While she hasn't decided on her major yet, she plans on going into the business-related field. Marely has been in multiple programs/organizations such as Future Business Leaders of America, the FA.M project, being chosen as a Youth Leader for Wyman’s Teen Outreach Program and a current researcher for Teens4Teen. Marely is very passionate when it comes to human rights, gender, and racial equality, serving her community, and shedding light over minorities and undocumented students! Marely loves watching Gilmore Girls, reading books, or blasting on some Taylor Swift! Marely is very excited to transfer to Haas Hall Academy and will see how the new school year treats her. She is really looking forward to what she will learn and accomplish by being a part of LOUDwomen!

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Nidhi Nair
She/Her
Bentonville, AR

Nidhi is a sophomore at Bentonville High School. She has a profound interest in the role of the American Economy around the world and how it impacts millions of Americans' lives. Nidhi wants to find a solution for the cycle of poverty through political advocacy and change in public policy.  In the future she hopes to go to college and study Economics with a minor in public policy or political science. After undergrad, Nidhi wants to attend law school to pursue a career in law! LOUDWomen is an outlet for advocacy, change, and education that can lend as a way for the youth to have a lasting impact on their community— and for that she is very thankful! When Nidhi is not advocating for civil injustices or writing blog posts, you can find her dancing with the Bentonville Golden Tamers, at the gym, in a BHS Deca Meeting, prepping and competing at a Speech and Debate Tournament, leading the BHS Young Democrats club, or making bagels at Ozark Mountain Bagel Company!

Samantha Smith
She/Her
Little Rock, AR

Ria is from Texas and plans on majoring in Business and minoring in both finance and entrepreneurship. She is passionate about animal rights, environmental sustainability, and empowering young girls to get an education. Her goal is to reduce the use of plastic, especially with large scale companies. She has recently joined a student forum with her community's police department and plans on opening her own blog. She has started tutoring kids to share her knowledge with students who do not have the same access to education. She has recently switched from Public Forum debate to Lincoln Douglas and aims to continue this passion. Ria enjoys going to Speech and Debate tournaments as well as scuba diving/swimming in the ocean.

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Vismaya Nair
She/Her
Bentonville, AR

Vismaya is a junior at Haas Hall Bentonville. She plans to pursue a career in biological sciences and research. Currently, she is the Co-Senior Representative of her school’s Beta, an active member of HOSA and Debate, and volunteers at the Mercy Hospital in Rogers. Vismaya has a specific passion for highlighting the challenges faced by women especially after being inspired by the strong-willed women she grew up around in India. She also hopes to highlight and learn from the experiences of women in STEM. In her free time, she enjoys painting, reading, and listening to Taylor Swift and Indian music. Vismaya is excited to be a part of LOUDwomen, meet new people, educate, and get educated!

Delaney Fehr
She/Her
Rogers, AR

Delaney is a passionate environmentalist who loves to spend time outside. She enjoys rock climbing, skateboarding, wakeboarding, surfing, photography, baking, and long walks or adventures. She is an avid reader and likes to study philosophy. Inside of school Delaney takes part in her school's Model UN club, game club, tutoring other students, and she hopes to join several more clubs this year. Delaney volunteers at her local library in her free time; she also loves spending time with her family. In the future, Delaney looks forward to traveling and expanding her knowledge in science. Along with her own educational growth, she plans to help educate those around her of issues in our world involving inclusivity and equality. Delaney is extremely excited to be a LOUDwomen Ambassador because she hopes that she can help educate other people about feminism, discrimination, and inequality.

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Ava Morgan
She/Her
Jonesboro, AR

Ava is a senior at Valley View High School in Jonesboro, Arkansas. She plans to attend college to pursue a career in law. She holds leadership roles in Junior Auxiliary Crown Club, Delta Beta Sigma, Mayor's Youth Advancement Council, and Arkansas Model Government. Inside of school, Ava is the Student Council Reporter and Science Club President. She is active in the Parent Youth Teacher Association, National Honor Society, and the senior high tennis team. She enjoys hanging out with her friends and family, painting, and traveling.

Breeley Moll
She/Her
Bentonville, AR

Breeley is a sophomore at Haas Hall Academy Bentonville and is currently looking to study political science, but also has an interest in education. At school, she participates in cross country/track, Beta Club, Model UN, and is about to take on the position of president for the DECA program! Breeley is passionate about women's rights, international affairs, and Supreme Court cases. In her free time, she loves reading, watching documentaries, and playing board games. She is more than excited to be a first-time Ambassador!

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Ella Wisdom
She/Her
Bentonville, AR

Ella is a senior at Bentonville High School planning on pursuing a career in international or public relations with a particular interest in the crossing of the public, private and nonprofit sectors… but hopes to use her college education to explore topics ranging from the arts to religion and contemplative studies. She is passionate about women’s mental health and the epidemic of disordered eating, as well as the expansion of educational resources for low-income and rural students in the realms of the college admissions process and reproductive health. She is the BHS student body president, French Honor Society president, and a member of the BHS varsity dance team. She is a foodie, coffee addict and frequent traveler who ultimately plans on using all of her French studies to fulfill a life abroad one day.

Wyatt Rice
He/Him
Fayetteville, AR

Wyatt is a freshman at the University of Arkansas, studying Political Science and Sustainability, hoping to work in climate policy. He is passionate about environmentalism and cooperation, domestically and globally, to protect the planet we all share. Wyatt enjoys political commentary, outdoor recreation, thought-provoking films, and the occasional (frequent/excessive) iced vanilla latte. Wyatt is excited to research and communicate important issues facing his generation through LOUDwomen.

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Prerana Kodakandla
She/Her
Bentonville, AR

Prerana Kodakandla is a junior at Bentonville High School. She is involved in and leads multiple clubs and organizations within her community. Currently, she is the Director of PURE Youth Bentonville, Co-Captain of the BHS Speech and Debate Team, Treasurer of BHS Key Club, volunteer for the Bentonville Public Library and HANWA Temple, and more! Through PURE Youth Bentonville, Prerana has been able to help raise money for a variety of causes, including women’s reproductive rights, inclusivity in education, advocacy against sexual assault, and clean water. Along with these causes, Prerana is passionate about fighting period poverty, immigration rights, racial justice, and education for the underprivileged. In the future, she hopes to pursue a career in Political Science and/or Law and work for the government. In her free time, Prerana enjoys dancing (Bharatanatyam and Bollywood), watching Grey’s Anatomy and Suits, socializing, and traveling. She is so excited to join LOUDwomen as an ambassador, and hopes this organization can be an outlet to inspire positive change worldwide!

Minnu Voruganti
She/Her
Bentonville, AR

Sai Manvitha Voruganti is a junior at Bentonville High School in Bentonville, Arkansas. She has many interests in science and writing. In the future, she hopes on pursuing a career in the biomedical field of research. Further, her passion for service has led her to be involved in several clubs and organizations. She is currently the co-director of Pure Youth Bentonville, a board member of the HANWA Youth Committee, Secretary of BHS Key Club, a member of FBLA, a member of BHS feminism club, and a volunteer at Crystal Bridges and STEM-E. Through her involvement, she has gained lots of leadership and communication skills. She hopes to use her skills toward her other passions such as mental health awareness, female empowerment, job equity, equal access to education, and period poverty. In her free time, she enjoys dancing, painting, spending time with family and friends, and watching movies. She is extremely excited about contributing to LOUDwomen as an ambassador and making a positive impact, empowering others, and continuing her journey of growth and learning.

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Maya Nair
She/Her
Missouri City, TX

Maya grew up in Kentucky and has lived in Texas for almost two years. Since moving, Maya has continued in speech in debate (extemporaneous speaking, public forum and congressional), a club she has participated in since sixth grade. She is also the founder and president of her school’s Future Advocates of America club. She plans to major in political science in college and one day she hopes to practice in family law. Aside from debate and law, Maya is also passionate about dance and is currently training in Bharatanatyam. She is extremely passionate about positively impacting her community through meaningful change and is so excited to be able to do this as a LOUDwomen Ambassador!

Veera Unnam
He/Him
Bentonville, AR

Veera Unnam is a sophomore at Bentonville West High School. He intends to pursue a career in computer science and robotics. In school, he is involved in Quiz Bowl, Science Bowl, Robotics, the Governor's All State Coding Competition, Beta, Hosa, and ACTM. Through these activities, Veera hopes to identify major unsolved problems and see how technology can be used to solve or assist in solving them. He enjoys developing mobile applications, experimenting with digital hardware, reading academic research papers, and playing soccer in his free time. Additionally, Veera enjoys freelance work and internships in the technology field to gain experience. Veera is passionate about sharing his technology knowledge to increase accessibility in the field of Computer Science, both through his YouTube channel and as Director of Resources at My Stem Project. He is dedicated to breaking down the barriers and misconceptions around tech and showing people that the tech field is not as complicated as society makes it to be. As an ambassador for LOUDwomen, Veera aims to make fields such as Robotics, AI, Machine Learning, and App Development more accessible to teenagers through blogs, workshops, and tutorials.

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Abbey Hernandez
She/Her
Centerton, AR

Abbey is a senior at Bentonville West high school. This past year she participated in many clubs like Model UN, West leadership organization, and Culture Club. This upcoming year she will continue her passions through these clubs as well as lead as a representative in student council and be the community director of NHS. She is passionate about immigration, reproductive rights, and climate change. She hopes to share her views through the LOUDwomen Ambassador Program.

Ava McGee
She/Her
Bentonville, AR

Ava is a senior at Bentonville High School. Next year she plans to attend college with the goal of getting a Phd in Clinical Psychology. Outside of school, Ava works at Walnut Farms Montessori School, where she is passionate about her work with children. In the future she hopes to be able to help children with her degree. Ava loves being in nature which makes her passionate about saving the planet. Through LOUDwomen, she hopes to bring kindness into the world and share her passions with others. 

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Adhvika Ramkumar
She/Her
Bentonville, AR

Adhvika is a freshman at Bentonville High school who  a firmly believes in the transformative power of education and is driven to secure admission to a prestigious college or an esteemed Ivy League institution. This is where she hopes to continue nurturing my passion for learning and exploring diverse academic disciplines. Outside of the classroom, she finds joy and fulfillment in various artistic pursuits. She has dedicated 11 years to perfecting Bharatanatyam, an expressive classical dance form from Tamil Nadu, which has enriched her life with grace and cultural significance. Additionally, she enjoy swimming and playing the piano, both of which provide a sense of tranquility and creative expression. She looks forward to further growth, exploration, and the chance to make a meaningful contribution to the world.

Abhi Saravanan
She/Her
Bentonville, AR

Abhi Saravanan is a senior at Bentonville West High School. After high school, she plans to go to college to study biochemistry, and she wants to work in pharmaceuticals and create medicine in the future! At Bentonville West, she is involved with her school’s Science Olympiad team, is an avid member of her school HOSA chapter, and is also involved in Key Club, WestLO, National Honor Society, and is a part of the Ignite Health Sciences program. Outside of school, she volunteers at Kumon, helps to teach the South Indian language of Tamil to kids in the NWA Indian community, and is also a summer intern at the University of Arkansas labs. Her hobbies include listening to music, watching different movies and TV shows, and she has recently been trying to learn to crochet! Abhi is so excited to be part of the LOUDWomen ambassador program and is ready to help exemplify what the organization stands for!

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April Surac
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She/Her
Winter Garden, FL

April is a rising sophomore at West Orange High School, and eager to start the ambassadorship at LOUDwomen! Her fascination with neurotechnology and artificial intelligence fuels her ambition to pursue a future in these emerging fields.  April is currently conducting research projects in neuroscience topics, and starting entrepreneurial endeavors in tech startups. Additionally, she is a member of her robotics program,  responsible for organizing public outreaches to underprivileged communities and schools. Other than science and technology fields, she also finds creative fulfillment in various art forms like filmmaking, photography, screenwriting,  woodworking, drawing, and sewing.  Her ultimate passions are creating innovative technologies for global use and promoting STEM education for all.

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