Sareena Shah, a resident of Chicago, attends Stanford University as a Public Policy major. In 2020, during remote learning and amidst severe classroom disruptions, Sareena co-founded The Re-Write It Project to provide Chicago students access to essential learning resources. Her vision was to engender a tangible, sustainable way for student volunteers to influence public education resource allocation. As Co-Founder and Finance Chair, Sareena has spearheaded The Re-Write It Project’s 501(c)(3) accreditation, organizational development, fundraising efforts, and community expansion. Throughout high school, Sareena also represented student voices within her school, district, and state, serving on Walter Payton’s Local School Council and as Chicago Public Schools’ representative on the Illinois State Board of Education Student Advisory Council.
Maya Jha is a student at Northwestern University who intends to major in biomedical engineering. When the onset of Covid exacerbated the prevalent educational inequities in Chicago, Maya was inspired to find a small way in which she could contribute to solving this issue. She realized the irony of the amount of school supplies sent to landfills annually and the many Chicagoland communities without access to quality educational materials. In efforts to bridge this disconnect, Maya co-founded The Re-Write It Project in August 2020. As head of the Operations & Development team, Maya has led efforts to grow The Re-Write It Projects partnerships, obtain media acclaim, launch the Chapter System, and expand the organization's overall reach. Maya also enjoys being a tennis coach, working at a clothing boutique on her weekends, and learning to golf in her free time.
Ana Parikh graduated from Walter Payton College Prep in 2023. Ana attends Georgetown University to continue her education by studying Management and Operations & Analytics. She helped found The Re-Write Project during a time of educational instability for many students around Chicago in August 2020. Under her leadership, she helped foster the growth of the Media Team and organized distributions as Distribution Coordinator. She worked to combat educational inequities from Chicago to the Philippines by organizing school supply distributions to serve students in the Philippines. In her free time, she tutors underserved students in the Chicago Public School system, leads volunteer projects around Chicago as a member of The Honeycomb Leadership Corps, competitive dances at Visceral Youth Ensemble, and works as a Retail Associate at Enaz in Bucktown.
Raina Koshal, a Chicago native, is a freshman at Cornell University studying Applied Economics and Management with a double concentration in Business Analytics and Strategy. Raina’s passion for fighting educational inequity came from the realization that the COVID-19 pandemic had exacerbated educational inequities in Chicago. Witnessing the disparities in her city left her feeling powerless and disheartened, and she channeled these emotions into creating a solution, leading to the establishment of The Re-Write It Project. Leading the Chapter Management Team, Raina focused on expanding the organization's volunteer base and solidifying its chapter structure. Her experiences working with the Re-Write It Project have sparked her interest in business strategy and she hopes to combine her passions to pursue a career in non-profit consulting. Raina also enjoys playing Lacrosse, going to farmer's markets, and writing poetry.
Suhani Mittal is a senior at Walter Payton College Prep, and the leader of the Finance Board of the Re-Write It Project. Driven by her motto, “Every child deserves a fulfilling education, and we should help them get there,” Suhani has helped fundraise over $22,000 for school supplies, organize numerous events with community partners to supply refurbished supplies to students in need, and supported the 501(c)(3) non-profit accreditation. She is an avid tennis player, and loves to learn, read, and experiment with her creativity through painting.
VP of Finance
Hey, I’m Louise and I go to Walter Payton! I love spending time outside, listening to music, and playing softball in my free time. I am looking forward to helping out the Re-Write It Project because educational inequalities in Chicago need to be addressed and I appreciate the simple and direct way that the organization allows you to impact others.
VP of Media & Marketing
Hi I’m Claire and I am a rising senior at Walter Payton. Being apart of the Re Write It Project gives me the opportunity to create change and has influenced me to continue doing that through work in Public Policy. I am so excited to continue collaborating with my team to do amazing work as VP. In my free time I dance competitively and play tennis.
VP of Operations & Development
VP of Chapter Management