Board of Directors
Litsa Kapsalis is a 16-year-old from the Chicago area who is passionate about youth empowerment and engagement. Inspired by the brilliance, creativity, and passion of youth, she started Achieve WE during Summer 2016. She wants the voices of all young people to be heard, and she hopes to inspire others to share their talents and their experiences in an effort help them embrace differences and foster understanding around the world. Litsa can be reached at AchieveWE@gmail.com.
Aimann Naveed is a 17 year old student who currently lives in Dubai. However, Aimann was born and raised in Pakistan. She’s currently in her Senior Year and will be graduating in the summer of 2020. She moved to Dubai at the age of 12 due to the increased crime rate in Pakistan. Growing up in Pakistan, from a young age Aimann witnessed the harsh reality of this world, one where crime: is common, millions of people live in poverty and you are considered to be lucky if you can afford the most basic rights such as a good form of education and healthcare. This is why she is really passionate about human rights for she one day hopes to bring about change in any form or way she can, as she just wants to have an impact.
Raghav Joshi is 15 years old and a sophomore studying in New York. He has lived in 6 different
countries across 3 continents, been to 7 schools, and speaks English, Hindi, Arabic, and
Spanish (and dabbles in French every now and then). Raghav has a variety of interests, such
as aviation (he is currently working towards his pilot’s license), lighting design (for concerts,
plays, etc.), tennis, cricket, and jazz piano. Raghav participates in after school activities such as
Mock Trial and Model UN. He is a voracious reader and enjoys reading horror and thriller
novels. He prefers listening to Jazz and the Blues. If he is not flying, you can find him playing
the piano or reading. He wants to pursue a career in Law and International Relations. He can be reached at email@example.com and his Instagram is raghav.joshi04.
Katelyn Mulchan is 17 years old and from Manitoba, Canada. She is a grade 12 student who aspires to study environmental science. Katelyn applied to work for Achieve WE because of a passion for learning more about and uniting youth across the globe. She believes getting this generation even more involved in today’s social, political, environmental and humanitarian issues is a great way to spark positive change. School takes up a lot of her time, especially being involved in Student Government, where she acts as Prime Minister at her school. Katelyn likes being involved in extra-curriculars, such as Campus Ministry, where students lead faith-based events and do some volunteer work in the community. She also takes part in Sustainability Club to raise environmental awareness and collect funds for local initiatives. Apart from school, Katelyn spends most of her free time avidly reading or devoting hours of time to movies, often alongside her family. She really loves animals; so much so that she works at a dog daycare. However her ideal pet would be either a pygmy hippopotamus or an army of well-trained rats. One of Katelyn’s goals for the future is to travel as often and as much as possible. So far, she has gone on a school trip to Germany, Austria and Switzerland and she has spent a summer working in the mountains in British Columbia. However, there are many more places calling her name. Most notably, Katelyn would like to visit Guyana, Portugal and the Philippians, which is where her family comes from. Travel excites her because it’s an opportunity to delve into the lives of people whom she can learn a lot from. For the same reason, Katelyn is very excited to start work with Achieve WE.
Megha Bharadwaj is excited to be a part of the Achieve WE Board of Directors as the Publicity Director! She was born in Bolivar, Missouri to two Indian doctors, Jayaram and Savitha, and has an older brother named Prajwal. She moved to Bismarck, North Dakota in the 3rd grade which is where she currently resides and is a junior at St. Mary's Central High School. Megha wants to get a degree in political science and enter into politics where she feels she can create real change in her community. She's involved in FBLA, Debate, Speech, Choir, Student Council, Drama, and Student Congress. Her favorite thing to do is to gather around a bonfire with her friends and enjoy s'mores. She also enjoys playing piano and is a part of 3 different concert choirs and her school jazz choir, the SMBlues. Her favorite subject is Business Law because she likes to participate in lively discussion with her classmates. She is excited for this new position and can’t wait to see where it will take her!