About Us

Aarushi Pant, she/they

Founder, President & Mentor

Aarushi is a senior at Carnegie Vanguard High School in Houston, Texas. She’s a passionate advocate for various social issues and is the founder of spectrum, an online platform for the LGBTQ community that reports on LGBTQ issues and provides resources to queer youth. Aarushi is also involved with organizations such as Not My Generation, the National Youth Rights Association, and Letters to Strangers. When she isn’t reading or writing, Aarushi loves listening to music, spending time with family and friends, meditating, or watching Netflix.

Sofia Pham, she/her/hers

Vice President

Sofia Pham is a senior at Seven Lakes High School, where she serves as a writer for the Torch magazine, as well as president and founder of the school’s Letters Against Depression chapter. An avid writer, pianist, and student activist, Sofia has been published in Cliché Teen Journal, spectrum, Canvas Teen Literary Journal, Pandemonium Magazine, and Paper Trains Literary Journal, and she hopes to uplift the voices of the underrepresented through her art and writing. When not working on WISH or other projects, she can be found volunteering, getting boba with friends, or reading.

Abby Sode, she/her/hers

Communications Director & Mentor

Abby is a senior at Carnegie Vanguard High School in Houston, Texas. Abby has dedicated much of her time advocating for those whose voices need to be heard and amplified through her work with both Inspiration Fine Arts and Inspiration Dance Camp. Abby has a passion for helping others and for her, WISH is an amazing way to do just that by impacting the lives of young girls. Outside of her community service work, she loves to spend her time listening to music and reading.

Hannah Pham, she/her/hers

Social Media Manager & Mentor

Hannah is a senior at Carnegie Vanguard High School in Houston, Texas. She is passionate about educating others and advocating for equality. She hopes to fight discrimination through conversation and holding others accountable. When she has downtime, you will find her reading, watching a good TV show, or writing poetry.

Ahryn Hancock, she/her/hers

Social Media Manager

Ahryn is a senior at Seven Lakes High School in Katy, Texas where she participates in National Honor Society, National Spanish Honor Society, and is the Vice President of the American Sign Language Honor Society. She is fascinated with the American judicial system and believes there needs to be a stronger female presence in politics and our government. Ahryn is on her school’s varsity dance team, the Seven Lakes Sapphires, and in her free time she loves to play guitar, bake, and do calligraphy.

Eglah Belizor, she/her/hers

Mentor

Eglah is a sophomore at Carnegie Vanguard High School in Houston, TX. Since middle school, she’s been fascinated with tech and computers and is an avid coder. She participates in the Girls Who Code club at her school and hopes to share her experiences and use her skills to foster an interest of computer science in young girls with  a strong, supportive learning environment. She’s also an athlete on the CVHS Girl’s Cross Country team. During her free time, you can find her reading scientific and history novels, exercising, listening to music, playing with an AI art generator, writing, or hanging out with family and friends.

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