Triangle People Power is led by its grassroots foundation, rather than executive directors. Our senior team leaders help support and organize the group.
Jordan Zhang (she/her, 16) is a high school junior at North Carolina School of Science and Math. A passionate organizer and creator, her ambition to achieve equality and justice in her community fuel her drive to empower womxn of color.
Amie Fatajo is a junior in high school. She joined Triangle People Power after she attended UNC's catalyst conference. Joining TPP was a foundation for her to be a youth advocate and active in her community. As a result of joining, she's become more outspoken and more educated about social justice issues. Because of these connections, she's spoken at the NC Climate Strike and was on a panel for youth activists. She's passionate about issues regarding racial equity and dismantling the school to prison pipeline in NC. She's also passionate about the decriminalization of marijuana due to the disproportionate amount of people of color being incarcerated for possessing it.
Social Media and Funds Coordinator
Michelle Rouse is 17 years old and her pronouns are she/her/hers. She's been dedicated to social justice and equity work since 9th grade. She loves working with members of her community to not only learn about them but to also learn about herself.
Alana Goldman attends Enloe High School (class of 2021). She goes by she/her pronouns and spends most of her free time writing music and crafting.
Social Media and Website Manager
Katherine is a 16-year-old junior in high school from Charlotte, NC. In particular, she is passionate about dismantling voter suppression, climate change, and "fake news," with an emphasis on clear-cut statewide legislation.
Lily Levin (she/her/hers) is passionate about the intersection between storytelling and social justice, working to humanize and uplift narratives of individuals marginalized in mainstream American society. She was Chief Student Diversity Officer at her previous high school through which she coordinated activities among the 11+ affinity groups. Her proudest moment with Triangle People Power was organizing the youth advocacy summit, which is planned to be an annual occurrence. She will be attending Duke University in the fall of 2019.
Sarah Beck co-founded Triangle People Power with Lily Levin in 2017. She has been actively involved in grassroots organizing since that time, advocating for human rights in her school and local community. Sarah gained valuable experience working on a congressional campaign during her senior year and was recently elected as 3rd Vice Chair of the Chatham County Democratic Party. She will be attending UNC-Chapel Hill as a Pogue Scholar in the fall of 2019.