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.
When she's not busy with school or interning, Emi loves to play the piano, hang out with her puppy Daisy, and cook plant-based foods.
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.