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Morgan Morey (Dir.)

Morgan Morey is a dedicated senior at Century High School, serving as the Education Director for Rochester Community Initiative. With a passion for peer-led education and mentorship, she aims to inspire new generations of leaders. Morgan thrives in a collaborative environment and finds joy in working with fellow passionate youth. Her leadership extends to her Student Government as Student Body President and captain of her Track and Cross Country teams. By co-developing the peer-mentorship program RCI Reads, Morgan has enthusiastically encouraged empathy as the foundation of lasting change within the Rochester Community and beyond.

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Saumya Dubey (Dir.)

Saumya Dubey is a student at Mayo High School. Her leadership stretches through multiple clubs, she is the Vice President of Key Club, while also being involved in Mayo Student Government, Mayo Honors Society, Mayo Global Affairs, Mayo UNICEF Club, Mayo Equity Team, and Rochester-Olmsted Youth Council. She also has been playing soccer since she was young, playing both for Minnesota Rush and Mayo Girls Soccer. She enjoys giving back to her community through volunteering and also believes that educating the next generation of students is extremely important for our future.

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Dania Amra

Dania is a violinist who is a member of Mayo High Schools orchestra and a member of The Southeastern Minnesota Youth Orchestra (SEMYO) Philharmonic Strings. She also is a member of both MHS’ Speech and Equity Teams. Dania has a passion for criminal justice, which led her to take part of the Youth in Law program which she now holds a board position on. In her free time, Dania loves reading mystery novels and watching true crime.

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Lilly Kom

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Ayah Hassan

Ayah is a part of the Education Committee and an accomplished senior at Century High School, who demonstrates academic prowess. She actively engages with her community serving as a Mayo Clinic Young Volunteer and participating in the Olmstead Youth Council. Within the school, Ayah is involved in various academic clubs, including Debate, Honors Society, and Science-Bound Scholars. Additionally, she co-founded the Muslim Student Association and is a member of the Black Student Union at Century High School. Driven by a vision for the future, Ayah aspires to have a career in a field of societal significance such as diplomacy, law, or medicine, with a determination to positively impact the lives of others.

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Taylor Peterson

Taylor Peterson is a junior at Mayo High School who is determined to create an inclusive environment for those in her community. As a member of the Education Committee, she is dedicated to promoting change through education in the Rochester area and beyond. She is involved in the Mayo Girls Swim & Dive and Mayo Honors Society, along with being the registration director for Mayo Model United Nations and a peer supporter for Mayo’s mental health program.

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Sasha Penheiter

Sasha Penheiter is a senior at Mayo High School and a member of the Education Committee. She is passionate about youth in schools receiving accurate and beneficial health education. Sasha is a member of Mayo’s Student Government, Student School Board, and the Rochester-Olmsted Youth Commission. She dances and is an assistant coach at Rochester Just For Kix and is a captain of the Mayo Fall Dance team. Sasha is also a part of Honors Choirs of SE Minnesota and serves a a student board member. She is passionate about leadership in all forms and is excited to continue to grow her leadership skills and help within the Rochester community as a part of RCI.

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Sreya Ramar

Sreya Ramar is a junior at Century High School and is a part of the Education Committee. She is a leader for the Century Asian Youth Advocates club, is a part of the Century Silverstars dance team, as well as Century Honors Society. She is passionate about making positive changes in the community by educating and promoting youth voices.

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Sophia Sanchez

Sophia Sanchez is a junior at Mayo High School and is a member of the Education Committee Sophia is also a member of her school’s Equity Team, Honors Society, and a Peer Supporter in the student’s support room. Sophia spends her free time in band, choir, and theatre. Sophia’s goal is to create a positive change within her community.

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Julia Sanchez

Julia Sanchez is a junior at Mayo High School and is on the RCI Education team. She is heavily involved with school activities, especially with theater as the stage manager. Julia is a big advocate for equality in all forms. She hopes to show students that using your voice, even at a young age, is very important. In her free time,  she likes listening to musicals and cooking.

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