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Misha Ghafouri

"I am the co-founder of Kids Inspire Difference. I am from Phoenix, Arizona, and am in the 10th grade at Phoenix Country Day School. In my free time, I compete in Speech and Debate, play tennis, volunteer for various charity groups including National Charity League, SWIFT Youth Foundation, and Girl Scouts. I also enjoy playing piano, biking with friends, and playing with my dog Bailey. As the daughter of Iranian immigrants, I am especially passionate about advocating for issues concerning Middle-Eastern immigrants in the US. I hope to create a platform for the next generation of leaders to connect, collaborate, and take action!"


Devan Amin

"I am in 10th grade and am from Phoenix, Arizona. As well as co-founding KID, I am a competitive golfer and speech and debater. Some of my interests include biking, hiking, and traveling. In my free time, I love playing piano and saxophone. I am the leader of The Treble Makers, a band comprised of three teens, that raise money for KID. I am also a Boy Scout, soon to be Eagle Scout. Through KID’s growing team, I have enjoyed meeting new people from across the world. I hope to inspire and educate like-minded youth to amplify our voice. We are teens but we are not powerless!"


Meet our Head Writer

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Jasmine Kwok

"Hi, I’m Jasmine, and I’m a junior at Centennial High School in Maryland! I am so excited to be a part of this team, and hopefully I can learn more about today’s world while also making a positive impact. In my free time, I love to write, stay active, spend time with my friends and family, and just about anything that has to do with creativity and color!"

"My name is Julia and I am a sophomore at Phoenix Country Day School in Arizona. In my free time, I enjoy playing tennis, baking, and spending time with my friends and family. I am interested in the fashion industry and I have also been teaching myself graphic design through Adobe Illustrator and other creative design platforms. I look forward to being a part of KID and making a positive impact in my community!"

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Katrina Zeng

"I'm a sophomore at Princeton Day School in New Jersey. I'm a fencer, an avid reader, a theatre kid, and participate in Model United Nations. As Membership Director for KID I hope to be able to further advocate my beliefs and make a difference in my community."


"I’m Joyce and I’m a junior in high school from New Jersey. I play volleyball on my school’s varsity team and on a club team. I also play piano and violin and I’m a part of my schools chamber orchestra. In my free time, you’ll often catch me getting boba with my friends, watching shows on Netflix, or scrolling aimlessly through Tiktok. Through Kids Inspire Difference, I hope to empower other kids to take action in their communities and create a difference in the world."

Meet our Membership Directors

Joyce Chen


Meet our Outreach Coordinator

Meet our Marketing Director


"I am from Scottsdale, Arizona, and a senior at BASIS Scottsdale. I actively seek to help others and connect with our global community and am especially passionate about fighting for refugee and immigrant rights. I have also had marketing experience as a head of public relations within a leadership organization at BASIS Scottsdale. In my free time, I enjoy playing the guitar and singing for Via Linda, a classic rock band based out of Scottsdale.


I hope as marketing director, I can work with KID's amazing team to grow the organization and make more connections with youth around the country to fight for social justice."

Rayna Shah

Rayna Shah


Lauren Eckstein

"I am a junior in high school and a Phoenix native. I am a huge New York Yankees fan and love to participate in Speech and Debate in my free time, along with spending time with my two golden retrievers. I hope to raise awareness on the issues that most don't know about, and help inspire other teens to do the same."


Meet our Head Designer

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Julia Black

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