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Announcing the VolunTEEN Team: Sophie Bernstein

Sophie is an 11th grade student in St. Louis, MO. She is the President of VolunTEEN Nation and Go Healthy St. Louis. Sophie focuses her service efforts on environmental issues and youth with special needs. Her eagerness to help our neighbors have access to recreational sports activities was the spark to create Aces for All. She is an active organizer in all volunTEEN Nation's sports clinics and conservation events. Sophie has received grants from organizations and corporations nationwide to plant vegetable gardens to grow and deliver fresh produce to local food banks to help feed the hungry.

Georgia Jablon

Georgia graduated in May 2014 from West Virginia University with a degree in Public Relations and Communications. She is currently the National Director of PR and Marketing for VolunTEEN Nation. She spent her high school and college years volunteering with Alex's Lemonade Stand, Boys & Girls Cubs of America, Toys for Tots, Habitat for Humanity, Ronald McDonald House and for the Moebius Convention. She is an active volunteer in Denver, CO with Volunteers of America. Got questions for Georgia? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Jake Bernstein

Jake graduated from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill in May 2016 as a computer science major. He currently works at Google as an Associate Product Manager. Since co-founding VolunTEEN Nation with his sister, Jake has further developed the website, planned events, and created a Youth Advisory Board. The Youth Advisory Board is a group of students who work together to better the community. Jake enjoys organizing sports clinics for youth on the autism spectrum. Jake is listed on the 2012 Forbes 30 under 30 list. Got questions for Jake? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Jonathan Knohl

Jonathan graduated from the University of Alabama in May 2016, majoring in Finance and minoring in Political Science. During high school, Jonathan was very involved with DECA. He served as his chapter's president and competed on the international level during his senior year. At the University of Alabama, Jon fulfilled a leadership role in its DECA Chapter. He is the Southeast Regional Representative for VolunTEEN Nation.

Ken Zheng

Ken graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in May 2014. He studied computer science, He is currently the treasurer and graphics designer for Volunteen Nation. He helps plan and coordinate volunteer events. Ken also runs his own organization Making Music Matters. Got questions for Ken? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Megan Foo

Megan is a student at the University of Pennsylvania who is passionate about sustainable giving and nonprofit service. As the Global Outreach Director for VolunTEEN Nation, she hopes to promote sensitivity to global development and justice issues. A fervent advocate of women’s education, Megan is the founder of the Hong Kong chapter of Women LEAD, a nonprofit organization that focuses on empowering adolescent girls in Nepal to be leaders. Having been involved with philanthropic causes including raising funds for family violence intervention programs and conducting research on women's entrepreneurial development in Guatemala, Megan is also the Chief Content Officer of Givology, an online giving marketplace that leverages dollar donations to fund grassroots education projects in developing communities. When not volunteering, Megan enjoys running cross country, traveling, and reading about issues in STEM. Her favorite subjects are physics, mathematics and chemistry.

Sharlena Luyen

Sharlena is the Social Media Coordinator for VolunTEEN Nation. She ventures her studies towards learning and working with philanthropy, the community, and social entrepreneurship. To extend the wealth of leadership, networking, and professional skills to youth in local communities, Sharlena leads workshops and organizes events through the non-profit Youth Leadership America. Beyond academics, she voices her opinion of current events and controversial topics through a student-run magazine. Aspiring to discover something greater than herself, Sharlena yearns to inspire others to pursue their passion and reach their full potential. 

Simone Bernstein

Simone graduated in May 2014 from St. Bonaventure University and was a Fulbright Scholar. She is currently in medical school at George Washington University Medical School. At the age of 17, Simone founded the nonprofit organization St Louis Volunteen.com. As an active volunteer in the community since the age of 12, she was frustrated with the lack of information and resources available for area youth that wanted to volunteer in the community. Simone and her brother Jake expanded the local site and co-founded VolunTEEN Nation, a comprehensive national organization for youth and families to find volunteer opportunities. Simone Bernstein was given the Jaffe Award, named one of Traditional Home's Classic Women, one of the 2013 Glamour Top 10 College Women, 2010 L’Oreal Paris Women of Worth, January 2011 Huffington Post Person of the Day, and listed on the 2012 Forbes 30 under 30 list. Got questions for Simone? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Sophia Rotman

Sophia is from St. Louis, MO. Sophia attends Washington University in St. Louis. She is a VolunTEEN Nation Student Ambassador in her area and helps plan many of their events. She also is a student volunteer for the Jewish Community Relations Council, as she educates teens in rural Missouri about Judaism hoping to promote unity and respect. In addition, she enjoys volunteering through her Girl Scout troop. She is an active teen volunteer who hopes to help and empower teens around the nation to volunteer as well.

Tara Harmon

Tara is from Zionsville, Indiana. She is currently in middle school. Tara loves to help out in her community as much as possible. She understands that not everybody is as fortunate as her, and that she needs to help those people. Tara enjoys swimming, crafting, and baking. She is excited to find many other opportunities helping in her community.

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