meet the team
Founder, Executive Director
AnnaLise is an educator, artist, and entrepreneur. She holds a BA in philosophy and art from the University of Notre Dame, a EdM from Harvard University, and a CA teaching credential. She has been an elementary school teacher, a nonprofit director, and a sustainable foods startup founder. In 2017 she launched The Changemaker Project because she believes in the power of young people to change the world. AnnaLise also serves on the board of YES Nature to Neighborhoods, a nonprofit focused on bringing Richmond youth into nature. In her free time, AnnaLise enjoys sailing, sewing, art, traveling, and getting into the outdoors as much as possible.
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.