Kristie is a current high-school junior from Irvine, California. She is passionate about language learning and international relations. Kristie is an alumna of the NSLI-Y Russian summer program, which has motivated her to use her experiences to educate others on the importance of a global education. Besides being involved in Project Exchange, she is also vice president of her school's Model United Nations club and an intern at the Orange County Human Relations office.

Co-Director of Public Relations

Kristie Moore

Maysoon is a junior living in Saudi Arabia who enjoys writing and participating in various projects for activism with her Model United Nations club which she is president of and volunteering with multiple projects in Saudi Arabia as well as virtually. When she is not doing Model Un or debate, she enjoys playing basketball or badminton and scrolling for many hours on Reddit. In the past few years, she has been able to attend study abroad programs and Model United Nations conferences in Seoul, Cairo, London and Paris and hopes to continue to do so. 

Director of Partnerships

Maysoon Hussein

Michelle is a high school student in Orange County, California who hopes one day could help better the world. She is excited to be part of the Project Exchange’s team and hopes to see global barriers decrease as time goes on. She had previously helped raise awareness and money for orphans in Can Tho, Vietnam and enjoys volunteering her time for the good, such as being involved in her school’s Key Club, Student League, California Scholarship Foundation, and Ecology Club. However, during her free time, she loves to scroll through social media and find the newest trend, daydream about her many fantasies, or trying to do something creative.

Director of Internal Affairs

Michelle Bui

Redeat is a self-proclaimed language enthusiast making her way through junior year in Florida. She is passionate about celebrating the backgrounds and experiences that make us all unique individuals, and is eager to use her art skills to support Project Exchange. She is secretary of her school’s National Art Honors Society, and has won a Regional Scholastic Silver Key Award in Painting. She believes that if she makes even one person’s day a little better, time was well spent. Redeat has lived in Ontario, Canada for 5 years, Abu Dhabi, UAE for 2 years, and hopes to spend the summer in South Korea!

Director of Design

Redeat Kassahun

Samantha is an aspiring polyglot and lover of world cultures. She is an undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley. She has 4 years of experience in Japanese and 1 year of experience in Russian and Italian. Aside from studying world languages, Samantha enjoys volunteering, playing with the Cal Marching Band, and listening to podcasts about philosophy. She has studied abroad in Kirov, Russia & hopes to study in Osaka, Japan and St. Petersburg, Russia. 

Director of Development

Samantha Doyle-Jacobson

Stephanie is a junior from Cleveland, Ohio passionate about the intersections between art and technology, in addition to the power of community and diversity. Stephanie studies the piano, is an avid creative writer, is heavily involved in her school’s Science Olympiad team, and has too many tabs open on her computer all the time. She is excited to see Project Exchange help connect youth across the globe to become an inspiring and interconnected generation of trailblazers.

Co-Director of Social Media

Shreya Madapath

Sierra is a high school junior who is very passionate about music, community service, and learning about new cultures. Sierra is involved in the fine arts program at her school. There she is in the dance program and the lead trombonist in the Wind Ensemble. Another program she is involved in is the Pharmacy Technician Program where she learns about different medicines, how to interact with patients, and much more. Sierra is very passionate about participating in community service activities which include playing music for senior citizens and helping the homeless. Sierra is also interested in bridging the gap between cultures and is very excited to be apart of a program to help her do just that.

Co-Director of Digital Exchange Program

Sierra Morehead

Tanya Singh is a non-binary writer, poet & editor from Chandigarh, India. They are the author of Heaven is Only a Part of Our Body Where All the Sickness Resides (Ghost City Press, 2018). Their work has been recognized by the Times of India, Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Programs, among other places. They are the founder & editor-in-chief of The Cerurove, a progressive literary magazine. They also serve as an editor for other places. They believe in kindness.

Director of Journalism


Victoria is a current junior from Bellevue, WA. She passionately advocates for sustainability in her area and enjoys studying all things related to science and business. She also enjoys cooking food from various countries, ranging from Poland to Ethiopia. She joined Project Exchange to connect with others of many different cultures to understand the differences between her lifestyle and theirs.

Co-Director of Public Relations

Victoria Hsieh

Zoe is a high school junior from New York City. She's eager to educate people about other cultures, which she has previously done by teaching English to foster children in Brazil. When she’s not busy with schoolwork, she’s either reading the travel section of the New York Times or volunteering with her school’s Red Cross club. She has been to ​Brazil, Luxembourg and Spain but also wants to visit Portugal, Chile and Japan. ​She’s excited to bring her creativity and open mind to Project Exchange and get to know the diverse group of people within it.

Co-Director of Social Media

Zoe Piccirillo

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