Yasmin Ali is a rising junior at Mayo High School, and the director of RCI Public Relations. Yasmin values amplifying youth and marginalized voices. She has done so through various avenues such as blog writing with a focus on covering untold stories and being involved in the Mayo Diversity Committee as club secretary. Yasmin uses her experience with policy work in the school district and knowledge of policy as the Mayo Global Affairs co-captain to better the Rochester community for the voiceless.
Jaida Crowson is an upcoming senior at Mayo High School, and serves as the director of RCI Educations. Jaida's involvements include being the Mayo Diversity Committee President for two consecutive years, an active member of Teen Council, and a member of a peer-led sex education and advocacy organization through Planned Parenthood. Above all, Jaida believes in uplifting her community by providing an
equitable environment for all.
Yezi Gugsa is no stranger to leading her peers. As a rising senior at Mayo High School, she serves as president of the Mayo Student Government, and the president of the Student School Board. Yezi also attains the presidential position of the Mayo High School Key Club, where she gives back to the community through volunteering and organizing. Yezi yet again displays her abilities as a strong leader as the captain and manager of the Mayo High School volleyball team. While Yezi wields her leadership and teamwork skills to create a more diverse and inclusive environment in Rochester, she is determined to provide a platform for the marginalized and underrepresented in her community.
Kesarin Mehta is a rising senior at Mayo High School who has centered his activism around educating and organizing within the Rochester community. Whether it’s working to improve the equity within the Rochester Public School District or educating the members of the Mayo High School Diversity Committee, Kesarin is committed to making an impact in Rochester. In his free time, you can find him making fire beats or performing at a poetry slam.
Dominic Sinicrope is a rising senior at Mayo High School and is the brand strategist for the RCI. Dominic has found his way to support his community and promote activism through the medium of graphic design. Dominic has designed for local organizations like the Rochester Community Initiative, the Teen Council of Rochester, and the Mayo Diversity Committee. When Dominic isn't designing, he's playing music. Dominic is principal trumpet for the Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestra(SEMYO), and sings Bass in the honors Choir of SE MN.
Rachel is an 18-year-old high school graduate dedicated to intersectional politics and activism within the Rochester community. Rachel's involvement includes working on the Aleta Borrud Senate District 26 campaign, volunteering on the Bernie Sanders campaign, and being a national delegate to the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Rachel continues her goal of representing and pushing for progressive policies that benefit marginalized communities, youth, and BIPOC at the University of Pennsylvania.