The Team


Alyssa Kapasi

Alyssa is a senior at the Brearley School, an all-girls school in New York City. She is the co-head of her school’s Debate and Mock Trial teams as well as being an award winning member of Brearley’s Model Congress and Robotics clubs. Her interests include community service, law, and technology.


Emma Yang

Emma is a freshman at the Brearley School in New York City. She is the founder of Brearley’s Middle School Coding Club and is a member of Brearley’s Robotics team (BCDX). She is also the founder of Timeless, an award-winning app developed for the Alzheimer’s community. She is passionate about girls and women in STEM and using technology to make an impact.

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Fiona Xu

Fiona is a junior at the Brearley School, located in New York City. She is an enthusiastic member in various clubs at Brearley including Model Congress, Mock Trial, Asian Awareness and Brearley’s science club. She is also one of two junior representatives in Brearley’s Council of Disciplinary Action. She is passionate about social injustice issues, spreading awareness, and finding solutions.


Ivy Mao

Ivy is a junior at the Brearley School in New York City. She is a member of many of Brearley's clubs, including Model Congress, Mock Trial, Asian Awareness, math team, robotics, and the school orchestra. Outside of school, Ivy enjoys coding and graphic design. She likes social justice, politics, and community service, and wants to help bring about change for the better in the world.


Maya Whites

Maya is a freshman at the Brearley School. Prior to Brearley, she attended public charter school, Success Academy. Her interests include tech and finance, as she was a participant in the technovation challenge the past two years and attends a financial institute summer intensive every year. She loves to help be a leader in change in every way she can and has attended Girls Leadership's summer program at Mount Holyoke College in the past two summers. Maya is a proud member of Team Fig and is excited to see the reach of this amazing group.


Lauren Jingles

Lauren is a freshman at The Woodlands College Park High School in Texas. She went to the Dalton School in New York for nine years before moving. Besides volunteering at local animal shelters, she is interested in computer science, game design, photojournalism and astronomy. She is happy to be a part of a team that cares so much about an important issue.