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Our Team

Meet our team: a collection of incredibly driven and talented individuals who devote their time to help accomplish ASCENDtials’ mission.

Director/Founder

Mika Marzette

Director/Founder

Board of Directors

Dr. Keisha Clark

MaaT Equity & Inclusion Director/Board Member

Tonia Ferguson

ADVOCACY & COMMUNITY DIRECTOR/BOARD MEMBER

Advisory Board

Onyeka Tefari

Wellness Director

Jill Minard

Creative Director

Hiring Team

Sayantani Guha

Volunteer Support Coordinator Lead
San Diego, CA

Povrotanak Cheatha

Admin/Project Coord.
Los Angeles, CA

Cledden Obeng-Poku Kwanin

Volunteer Support Coordinator
Ghana

Maya West

Admin/Project Intern

Riya Pujara

Volunteer Support Coordinator
Houston, TX

Grants Team

Vera Martinoska

Executive Editor
Worcester, MA

Reiko Chillakos

Grant Researcher/Writer
Thousand Oaks, CA

Aina Habib

Researcher/ Intern
San Diego, CA

Legal Team

Programs Team

Sneha Yadav

Program Manager Volunteer
Union City, CA

Business Development & Fundraising Team

Harsha Sartandel

Business Development Volunteer
Atlanta, Georgia

PR/Event/Social Media Team

Kimberly Linares

Social Media Copywriter
Los Angeles, CA

Jacqueline Gamboa

Event Support
Oceanside, CA

Web Development Team

Suhird Giri

WEB PROGRAMMER
Team Lead
PULLMAN, WA

Ankur Singh

WEB PROGRAMMER
Co-Lead
Madison, WI

Shriya Rasale

Web Designer Intern
Cumming, GA

Graphic Designer /UX Team

Marina Asoskova

Graphic Designer
Team Lead
Tel Aviv, Israel

Raquel “Rachel” Ramirez

Graphic Designer Intern
San Diego, CA

Editing Team

Karen Edmonds

Lead Editor
Eugene, OR

Publishing Team

Environmental Programs

Kenyetta Parker

Garden Program Lead
San Diego, CA

Applying

Interested in joining our team? Check out our internship page, volunteer page, and partner page for more details on how to apply! We look forward to working with you!