Meet our Administrators, Coordinators and Team Leads of Grow Your World.
Programming Team Lead My name is Vanya Bhat and I am a rising sophomore at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I am majoring in Neuroscience and minoring in Medical Anthropology in hopes of eventually practicing neurological medicine. During my time at Grow Your World, I will be working to support curriculum implementers by problem-solving and devising strategies they can use to advance the physical, social, and mental growth of kindergarten and middle school students participating in the program! One fun fact about me is that I love visiting the mountains and try to go there every year! I look forward to a successful summer filled with lots of learning and fun!
Tutoring Team Lead Hey my name is Idayziah Jones and I am a rising first year at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. I will be studying Business Administration with a minor in legal studies in hope to become a business attorney. I will be working as the tutoring team lead for Grow Your World ensuring all students get the help and care they need. One fun fact about me is that I work at a restaurant my grandma owns. I am so excited to work with you and your students this summer!
Development Team Lead Hi, my name is Jessie Ma and I am currently the lead for the Development Team, in which we are able to design the curriculum for Grow Your World lessons. I am an upcoming sophomore at UNC and originally from Potomac, Maryland. I am intending to major in Health Policy and Management and minor in Medical Anthropology. At UNC, I enjoy tutoring kids from local elementary schools, volunteering at the UNC children’s hospital, and assisting research at the UNC Institute for Trauma Recovery. In my free time, I like to bake, take yoga classes, and play volleyball! After graduation, I hope to pursue a career in healthcare, where I can address health disparities and public health issues.
Administration Team Lead Hi my name is Chandler Briggs. I will be serving Grow Your World as the Administration Team Lead this summer. I am a rising senior at UNC-Chapel Hill majoring in Human Development and Family Studies with a double major in Hispanic Linguistics. Something interesting about myself is that I am a first-generation college student. My greatest passion is fostering youth and adolescent development, so I am super excited about this opportunity to serve GYW!
Recordings Team Lead Hi, I'm Micaela. I will be serving as the Recordings Team Lead. I am a rising senior at UNC studying English and African-American/Diaspora Studies. I’m passionate about racial justice and education. A fun fact about me is that I enjoy weightlifting.
Grow Your World (GYW) is a nonprofit organization that operates a youth-driven community engagement and development program. GYW is grounded in the belief that equity and access benefit everyone and create win-win-win dynamics for people, the community, and the planet. Grow Your World (GYW) es una organización sin fines de lucro que opera un programa de participación y desarrollo comunitario impulsado por los jóvenes. GYW se basa en la creencia de que la equidad y el acceso benefician a todos y crean dinámicas de ganar-ganar-ganar para las personas, la comunidad y el planeta.