ABOUT US

MISSION STATEMENT

The Zora Foundation is a youth-driven, non-profit organization committed to empowering communities into civic engagement through activism and the arts. We are committed to building a foundation that connects diverse communities in pursuit of social progress. 

MESSAGE FROM THE FOUNDER

“Zora” meaning “dawn” symbolizes new beginnings and opportunities—a better tomorrow. I found The Zora Foundation with the goal of inspiring more youth to get involved in social justice and the creative arts as they explore their identities and find their places in the world. Through this initiative, we hope to bolster communities and celebrate diversity and individuality by providing youth with the resources and platforms to find their voice through creative mediums.

~ Fiona Huang

AN EVER-GROWING COMMUNITY

Our mission of civic engagement crosses borders as we expand our influences through young activists. Our strength lies in our collective action towards a more engaged and socially-driven population. As a national organization, The Zora Foundation uses our platform to inspire and connect youth leaders, working collaboratively towards meaningful global citizenship. 

Zora Student Chapter at The Cambridge School of Weston

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Founder + Executive Director

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Ryan Scott Cooke

Managing Literary Art Magazine Editor + Writer

Anela Takiguchi

Anela Takiguchi

Projects and Initiatives Team Member

Alice Wang

Alice Wang

Graphic Designer

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Amber Peng

Visual Artist / Illustrator

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Katherine Lau

Visual Artist / Illustrator

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Arden Murray

Writer

Mina Cho

Creative Director of Visual Arts and Media

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River Isleib

E-Commerce Coordinator

Abe Zinn-Lippard

Abe Zinn-Lippard 

Projects and Initiatives Team Member + Visual Artist

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Jinrong Chu

Visual Artist / Illustrator + Social Media Ambassador 

Cami Torres

Cami Torres

Visual Artist / Illustrator

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Catherine Qin

Visual Artist / Illustrator

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Shelly Garbis

Writer

Warren Wang

Creative Director of Literary Arts and Writing

Beatrice Stefan

Beatrice Stefan

Projects and Initiatives Team Member

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Gemma Wang

Projects and Initiatives Team Member

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Lucia Yu

Visual Artist / Illustrator + Editor

Liya Serikova

Liya Serikova

Visual Artist / Illustrator

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Milly Chen

Writer

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Zohar Reinstein

Writer + Projects and Initiatives Team Member

Zane Lerwill

Zane Lerwill

Director of Projects and Initiatives

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Sophie Hall

Projects and Initiatives Team Member

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Maia Sering

Projects and Initiatives Team Member

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Daisy Leng

Visual Artist / Illustrator

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Madeline Melville

Visual Artist / Illustrator

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Suri Kautz

Writer

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Ben Ibbetson

Faculty Advisor

Zora Student Chapter at Weston High School (MA)

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Natalie Zhang

Group Coordinator

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Olivia Yang

Group Coordinator

Zora Student Chapter at Arlington High School (MA)

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Gina Awad

Group Coordinator

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Alice

Group Coordinator

Zora Student Chapter at The Bishop's School (CA)

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Katelyn Wang

Group Coordinator

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Ellen Wang

Group Coordinator