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Jennifer Yoder is a mother two Girls Advisory Board (GAB) members, and a proud feminist son and teaches European Politics at Colby College. Jen also enjoys reading and learning new things.
Anna is a junior at Winslow High School. She enjoys spending time hiking, kayaking, and family time at the lake. She is an active member in the performing arts including being the historian of the International Thespian Society at Winslow High School, a percussionist in the school band, a member of student government, and recently sat on the committee for the proposal of the new performing arts center. Anna is looking forward to her first year in GAB in hopes to promoting a positive image of feminism and activism to other young girls in her community.
Kaitlyn is a 14 year old freshman at Massabesic High School. She has been singing since before she can remember and loves to perform in front of whoever she can. She wants others to feel comfortable with who they are and the same for herself. Making people smile and laugh are one of her favorite things to do. She loves all animals, she has 12 chickens a dog and a gerbil. Kaitlyn has been helping people for a long time.
Emma is a junior at Casco Bay high school in Portland, Maine. She is a Seed of Peace, an Animal Refuge League volunteer, and singer in an all-girl rock band. Emma joined GAB because she feels that a group of empowering women is what the world needs in a time of such divide, and she wants to be part of it. Emma brings to GAB a sense of organization, experience in activism and dialogue, and experience working in all-female spaces.
Ella is a junior at Waterville Senior High School. She enjoys being outside and active as well as participating in artistic endeavors; some of her favorite organized activities are running in the fall as a member of the cross country team, building sets and doing behind the scenes tech work for her school plays, participating in Science Olympiad, mentoring a younger girl through Big Brothers Big Sisters, jumping and hurdling during track season, and working to save the environment as a co-vice president of her school’s green team. Feminism has been an important value in her life since she was young, and she wants to help younger girls understand what equality is all about and that they are worthy and capable of achieving anything they set their minds to.