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Our Team

Alex Gu

Alex is a junior at St. Bonaventure University and an active volunteer in his college community. He enjoys volunteering as an Emergency Medical Technician on his college campus and in the neighboring community of Allegany. He is an active leader in many campus organizations and enjoys studying science in school. Alex volunteers with the Bona Buddies Science Program and prepares simple experiments for elementary school students throughout the year. Alex is excited about helping VolunTEEN Nation with its STEM service programs in urban and rural communities.

Jake Bernstein

Jake is a freshman at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill and an active volunteer in the St. Louis community.  Since co-founding St. Louis Volunteen, with his sister, Jake has further developed the website, planned events, and created a Junior Board. The Junior Board is a group of students who work together to better the community. This past summer, Jake organized a weekly tennis clinic for youth on the autism spectrum. In the fall the St. Louis Volunteen planned a 9/11 service and remembrance event. Jake also serves on the Danforth Center’s World Food Day event. Over 5,000 youth have found volunteer opportunities from the website postings, volunteer fairs and community service projects. 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 is a freshman at the University of Alabama, 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 will look to fulfill a leadership role in its DECA Chapter. He also plans to be very active in Student Government. He is the Southeast Regional Representative for Volunteen Nation.

Ken Zheng

Ken is a junior at Washington University in St. Louis studying 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.

Kevin Beerman

Kevin is a freshman at New York University in New York City. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Content for all the publication staffs there and has received several local, state and national awards for his work. Kevin also serves on the board of Volunteen Nation and played a leading role in helping plan and execute a Serve to Remember 9/11 memorial event. Kevin believes in the power or a small group of people to make a big difference which is one of the reasons he is committed to Volunteen. Got questions for Kevin? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Megan Foo

Megan is a high school junior from Hong Kong 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 in Guatemala, campaigning against forced prostitution in the Congo, and blogging about the importance of educating girls, 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 science and technology. Her favorite subjects are physics, mathematics and chemistry.

Simone Bernstein

Simone is a 2010 graduate of Clayton High School and currently a junior in an 8-year combined medical school program at St. Bonaventure University in Upstate New York. 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 took it upon herself to create www.stlouisvolunteen.com, a comprehensive website for youth and families in the St. Louis area to find volunteer opportunities. Simone Bernstein was named one of ten 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 a junior at Clayton High School in St. Louis, Missouri. 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.

Sophie Bernstein

Sophie Bernstein is a rising eighth grade student in St. Louis, MO. Sophie's eagerness to help our neighbors have access to recreational sports activities was the spark to create Aces for All. She is an active participant in all volunTEENnation's sports clinics and volunteer events. She completed her Magic House volunteer orientation this spring and plans to volunteer at The Magic House, St. Louis Children's Museum this summer. Sophie just planted her first vegetable garden with a grant from Katie's Krops to grow and deliver fresh produce to local food banks to help feed the hungry in the St. Louis community.

Tara Harmon

Tara Harmon is an 11-year-old from Zionsville, Indiana. She is currently a 5th grader. 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.