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The Activism Always Team

From a student initiative to a data startup, our team has diverse skillsets and to support your needs.

Our founding team is passionate about data: the ways it can be used, the implications of having that information, and the impact it can have on the world we live in.

With a diverse skill-set that ranges from business, data science, consulting, communications, and research, we have both the experience and drive to support mission driven organizations' social engagement data strategy.

Learn about the core Activism Always Team and our Student Contributors!

 

Mikayla O'Reggio

Chief Executive Officer

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Mikayla is from Los Angeles, CA and studied Economics, Human Rights and Entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley. Mikayla has experience working startups in marketing and data roles as well as nonprofit consulting. She is passionate about applying her experience to uplift marginalized communities and promote social justice. In her spare time, Mikayla enjoys dance, food photography, spending time with loved ones, and volunteering.

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Hoa Nguyen

Chief Informations Officer

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Hoa Nguyen is from Binh Dinh, Vietnam. Hoa holds a Master of Science in Business Analytics from San Francisco State University. In order to maximize social impact, she works on exploiting data insights to help non-profit organization to make data driven decisions, create actionable recommendations, assist the implementation process and ensure evaluation results. In her free time, Hoa enjoys cooking and volunteering to promote local businesses with are founded by women in the minority community.

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Jin Pu

Chief Analytics Officer

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Jin is from Chongqing, China. Jin holds a Master of Science in Business Analytics from Columbia University. She is thrilled about applying data science/analytics into business practice as well as nonprofits to make a difference. With experience in consulting, data science and nonprofits, Jin is especially an expert in social media analysis and natural language processing. In her spare time, she is an amateur at yoga and dancing!

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Chelsie Lui

Chief Communications Officer

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Chelsie is from San Francisco, CA and studied Communication Studies at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo with a focus in Science and Risk Communications. Chelsie is interested in ethical and accessible science communication strategy, especially around emerging technologies. In her free time, she likes playing tabletop games, cooking, and doing a bit of gardening.

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Zahnae Aquino

Product Manager

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Zahnae is from Seattle, Washington. Zahnae holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and minor in Psychology from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. She is excited about being able to use technology for humanitarian good and to help mission driven organizations fulfill their potential in creating change. With experience in virtual reality, program management, and her own TEDx Talk, Zahnae has found ways to work cross-functionally to bring and communicate technological innovations to the market. In her spare time, she practices stand up comedy and enjoys supporting her local creative community.

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Student Contributors

Nancy Xu

UCB DS Discovery, Spring 2021 | Technical Intern, Summer 2021
UCB DS Discovery, Spring 2021

Olivia Zhang

Marketing Intern, Spring 2021

Vivien Santa

UCB DS Discovery, Spring 2021 | Technical Intern, Summer 2021

Tom Hsu

Harrison deBoer

UCB DS Discovery, Spring 2021
Business Development Intern, Summer 2021

Ho-Yen Wang

Rachel Zhou

Social Media Intern, Summer-Fall 2021
Technical Intern, Summer 2021

Serena Zhang

Technical Intern, Summer 2021

Zain Jandali

June Nguyen

Business Development Intern, Summer 2021
Social Media Intern, Summer 2021

Eve Weinstein

Business Development Intern, Summer 2021

Andrew Sheleby

Peter Ku

UX/UI Intern, Fall 2021
UX/UI Intern, Fall 2021

Naomi McCoy

UX/UI Intern, Fall 2021

Kinjal Kholia

Ashley Yeh

UX/UI Intern, Fall 2021
UCB DS Discovery, Fall 2021

Jenny Miao

UCB DS Discovery, Fall 2021

Sophie Lou

UCB DS Discovery, Fall 2021

Emma Sun

UCB DS Discovery, Fall 2021

Edrea Low

UCB Research Intern, Fall 2021

Sara Takubo