Gayatri Joshi is pursuing her Master’s in Social Work (Clinical concentration) at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. She completed a B.S in Public Health with a minor in Women’s Studies from UH. She currently works at UH as a Graduate Assistant in the M. D Anderson library, Carey C. Shuart Women’s Archive & Research Collection. Gayatri’s interest in topics of domestic/sexual abuse, the juvenile justice system, mental health, and trauma.
Eesha Pandit is co-founder of the Center for Advancing Innovative Policy (CAIP). She is a writer and activist and brings over a decade of thought leadership, policy and strategic communications expertise to the SAYHU team. Eesha has worked in the fields of reproductive justice, ending violence against women, and international human rights. She studied at Mount Holyoke College and the University of Chicago.
Saneea is a public and oral historian. She is the community outreach coordinator at the historic preservation and advocacy non-profit, Preservation Houston. Saneea earned her master's in public history at the University of Houston. Her ongoing research examines the South Asian diaspora in the U.S. South through the intersections of foodways, feminist theory, (im)migration, and placemaking. She strives to merge social-justice, storytelling, community-building, and historical methodologies to actively engage her local community in the preservation of their stories.
Dr. Rachel Afi Quinn is an assistant professor of Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies and Comparative Cultural Studies at University of Houston. She earned a Ph.D. in American Culture from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in African American studies at Wesleyan University. Dr. Quinn’s research and teaching focuses on globalization, transnational feminist theory, race, gender and the Caribbean. She is committed to mentoring young Houstonians from all walks of life.
Noorulanne Jan is a law student at the University of Texas School of Law. She approaches her work through a trauma informed lens and is dedicated to serving indigent and migrant communities. She is a born and raised Houstonian and wants to spend the rest of her life in the best city in the world. Noorulanne appreciates the intersection of the legal and social work fields; she especially takes an interest in tackling social inequities through radical leftist lawyering. When she's not at the law school, she is teaching ESL at Austin Community College or advocating for workers' rights.