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Meet the Faces Behind LOUDwomen

our founders

Priya Thelapurath
Founder & Co-Chief Executive Officer 
Harvard University 
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Priya is a junior at Harvard University from Bentonville, Arkansas. She is pursuing a joint concentration in sociology and computer science because she is passionate about addressing inaccessibility and educational inequity using innovative technology. Priya enjoys bullet journaling, drinking chocolate milkshakes, and dancing with her college Bhangra team! She hopes to pursue a post-grad career in Law. 


Executive directors of finance

Paola Almendarez
Executive Co-Director of Programming
University of Rochester, New York

executive Directors of Social media

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Natalie O'Brien
Executive Co-Director of Social Media
University of Arkansas
Nadine Moustafa
Executive Co-Director of Social Media
Bentonville West High School Senior
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executive Director of Data Assessments

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Abby Lopez
Executive Director of Data Assessments
Northwest Arkansas Community College

executive directors of ambassadors

Sophie Reynolds
Executive Co-Director of Ambassadors
Dartmouth College 

Sophie Reynolds is a Freshman at Dartmouth
College. She intends to major in Government and
minor in Environmental Studies and eventually
attend law school. Sophie hopes to pursue a
career that combines her love for public speaking
and leadership with her interests in energy and
the environment. Sophie first became a member of
LOUDWomen's community her junior year of high
school in the role of an Ambassador. She instantly
fell in love with the organization, as she has a
passion for public speaking and making a
difference in the world. After competing in
Congressional Debate throughout high school, she
had the honor of being Captain of her school's
Varsity Debate Team her junior and senior years,
along with various other leadership roles. Outside
of her high school community, she had the
opportunity to intern with the Lieutenant Governor
in the summer of 2020. While working in the
beautiful Arkansas State Capitol, her interest in
politics and respect for public officials only grew.
Her passions also lie in Physics, more specifically,
energy and the environment. Sophie hopes to
connect her love for the humanities and STEM in
the future, using the vital skills she is learning and
teaching with LOUDwomen to inspire action,
confidence, education, and leadership in young
people everywhere.

Jyothika Arunkumar
Executive Co-Director of Ambassadors
Haas Hall Bentonville Junior, Arkansas

Jyothika Arunkumar is a Junior at Haas Hall Academy Bentonville. In the future, she plans on pursuing a career in Medicine. Currently, she is the President of Unicef, Vice President of Beta, and Secretary of HOSA at her school. Outside of school, she is a Community Outreach Officer for ANANTA and has previously been an Ambassador for LOUDwomen. She has always been interested in community service, leadership, and activism and is especially passionate about issues regarding gender/race equality, access to educational resources, and societal inclusiveness. In the longer run, she wishes to take steps to eliminate stereotyping and discrimination and create a more equitable society. Jyothika also enjoys dancing,
journaling, and watching marvel movies. By being a part of the LOUDwomen Exec team, she hopes to educate herself, work with new people, and initiate change for the betterment of our community. She cannot wait to lead the 2022-23 LOUDwomen ambassadors!

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