meet the team
Founder, Executive Director
AnnaLise is an educator, artist, and entrepreneur. She holds a bachelor's in philosophy and art from the University of Notre Dame, a master's in education from Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a California teaching credential. She has been a classroom teacher, environmental educator, nonprofit director, and sustainable food startup founder.
In 2017 AnnaLise launched The Changemaker Project, a 501(c)3 nonprofit which has now empowered over 1500 youth in 25+ countries. AnnaLise is passionate about many social and environmental justice issues, and focuses on education for social change as a way to multiply her impact. Her vision is to cultivate changemakers all over the world who are empowered to find their voice, take action on the issues they care about, and create a more equitable and compassionate world.
Outside of TCP, AnnaLise serves on the board of YES Nature to Neighborhoods, a nonprofit focused on bringing inner-city Richmond youth into nature for transformative leadership experiences. She also leads a mindfulness meditation group for young adults in Berkeley, and is currently writing a book about her journey to self-compassion. In her free time, AnnaLise enjoys sailing, sewing, art, traveling, and getting into the outdoors as much as possible.
Peter is a final year student from Ghana who is currently studying at UWC Changshu in China. He took part in the Changemaker Project in 2020 to renovate a toilet facility in Ghana. He aims to give people in his community equal access to social amenities and looks for ways to empower and help those who look up to him.
Emiko Rohn is a senior in Berkeley High School's International Baccalaureate Program. In May 2018, she founded a website called TeensVolunteer.org, which helps teenagers find volunteer opportunities. So far, the site has been able to connect more than 13,000 students with community service projects and has garnered more than 500,000 total page views. In June 2020, TeensVolunteer.org was a finalist in the Changemaker Project and received funding to cover marketing and operational costs.
Outside of TeensVolunteer, Emi is also passionate about sustainability and climate justice. Over the past few years, she has held a number of environmental internships at organizations like the David Brower Center, the John Muir Project, and the NorCal Resilience Network. She's also worked at UC Berkeley's Middleton Lab to track elk populations in Yellowstone National Park using new artificial intelligence technology. In college, she hopes to major in environmental science and learn about how environmental issues intersect with policy, urban planning, and computer science.
Arev is a recent graduate of the Communications Arts and Sciences program at Berkeley High School. She was Opinion Editor for her high school newspaper, ran a reading buddies volunteer club, and interned with the Dream Corps, a social justice nonprofit. She was also co-president of Berkeley Vote16, a youth organization dedicated to engaging young people in politics and lowering the voting age. In her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time with her family and friends in nature, and playing guitar. Next year, she plans to study political science at the University of Washington. Arev is passionate about many social justice issues, including prison reform and voting rights. She hopes to someday live in a world where everyone's voice is heard and respected.
Bisbee Hall just graduated from Berkeley High School and will be studying Economics at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in the fall. She hopes to continue pushing for social change and working in the nonprofit world. Bisbee is passionate about intersectional feminism. Previously, Bisbee worked with the Women’s Cancer Resource Center in Berkeley, CA to support low income women and non binary people with cancer. She also co-leads the Body Positivity Club at her high school to spread education in areas like health, diversity, and self love. When not advocating for women’s rights, Bisbee works as a lifeguard and serves as an editor for her school’s yearbook. She enjoys spending time with friends, dancing, reading Harry Potter, and painting.
Gabriel is a rising senior at Berkeley High School. At The Changemaker Project, he is a video production intern. Gabriel has been making short films with his friends since he was 12 years old! He has produced video content for various Bay Area organizations including The Strongman Club, Grassroots Crossfit and The Watershed Project. In the future, he plans to pursue both narrative and documentary filmmaking. Gabriel regularly volunteers at a local food pantry where he assists clients in selecting and packing groceries. He hopes to live in a world where people don’t need to worry about where their next meal will come from. In his free time, Gabriel enjoys reading dark satirical comedies such as Catch 22 and Brave New World.
Jumal is Managing Director at Learning Design Labs, a boutique education advisory firm that works within the Technology, Non-profit, and Academic sectors. As an Alumni Board member for Pomona College, he serves as Chair of the Current Matters Committee, which counsels the college on present day campus challenges on behalf of the alumni community at large. Jumal is most passionate about providing access to essential needs for everyone, especially relating to emotional connection and wellbeing.
Daniela Nuñez is a social media program manager at Consumer Reports and a community advocate based in Austin, TX. At work, she creates social media campaigns on issues including data privacy, product safety, and financial services. As a neighborhood association president, she organized her neighbors for a new park in her neighborhood and has helped win major grants to fund the park construction. She also co-leads the green school park efforts to help children and families connect with nature. Daniela is most passionate about advocating for the health and safety of marginalized communities.