Announcing the VolunTEEN Team: Sophie BernsteinSophie 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.
Jonathan KnohlJonathan 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.
Megan FooMegan 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.
Sophia RotmanSophia 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 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.