meet the leadership team
Co-Executive Director of Recruitment & Trainings
Emily Zou (she/her) is a junior at Lakeridge High School and an avid advocate for student voice across Oregon. In her own district, she’s involved in student government, Lakeridge Students Demand Action, and the Pacer Debate Team. Additionally, she is a student representative to the Lake Oswego School Board. She’s also a member of Project Lotus, a student led organization that works to destigmatize mental health within Asian American communities through education and empowerment. This will be Emily’s second year as Co-Executive Director and she’s excited to continue amplifying student voices. During her free time, you can find her trying new restaurants, watching the sunset with her friends, or binging Love Island.
Co-Executive Director of Policy, Research, & Operations
Jackson Weinberg (he/she) is a senior at Cleveland High School. This is his second year with OSV and she will be the Co-Executive Director of Policy, Research, and Operations. Outside of OSV, Jackson serves as the Student Representative to the PPS Board of Education, and in that role has served on the Policy, Audit, and Budget subcommittees of the board. Jackson is also the secretary for ShuRen of Portland which is a local nonprofit supporting the Mandarin dual language program at Woodstock, Hosford, and Cleveland. In his free time, she loves to read fantasy novels, swim, and hang out with friends. He can't wait to work with the leadership team this year.
Amplify Co-Director of Policy
Alyssia Menezes (she/her) is a junior at Lincoln High School and serves as the Amplify Co-Director of Policy for OSV. Within this position she carries out the legislation side of OSV by working with Oregon's state and local governments and municipalities. Outside of OSV, Alyssia has competed nationally in Speech and Debate and Future Business Leaders of America competitions. She also runs the Stumptown Speaker Series, a non-profit organization that hosts talks with local business leaders. Alyssia is a member of her school's band and math club. In her free time, Alyssia enjoys running with her dog, going on walks with friends, and eating cake.
Amplify Co-Director of Research
Rachel Warner (she/her) is a junior at Oregon City High School. She helps to lead the Speech and Debate team at her school and also competes in different events. She is also a member of National Honor Society and the Educational Activities Director of Science National Honor Society. She also plays violin in the Metropolitan Youth Symphony and helps students academically as a peer tutor. Rachel is passionate about amplifying student voices and finding solutions to inequities in schools through listening, learning, and taking action. In her free time, she likes to play with her two bunnies, watch movies, or compile Spotify playlists.
Gabby Dover (she/her) is a senior at Lakeridge High School. She is super excited to be with OSV and serve as the Empower Director for her second year. Outside of OSV, Gabby is a volunteer with the non-profit Pink Space Theory, where she assists in fundraising campaigns and creating/presenting virtual lessons to students aiming to get young, underprivileged girls inspired to pursue STEM careers. Additionally, she participates in Lakeridge’s Key Club board, academic mentoring, and ASB. Overall, through her activities, she is very passionate about education equity and access. For fun, she likes to run cross country, play tennis, hike with friends, and travel with family.
Sunlan Lu (she/her) is a senior at Lincoln High School. Outside of OSV, she is a Cardinal Ambassador and Co-President of Lincoln Current Events Council. She is also the Communications Director of the non-profit organization Mission: Citizen, which provides free classes to prepare immigrants for U.S. citizenship. Sunlan is passionate about racial justice, increasing civic and community engagement, and diversifying voices in the decisions about our education system. In her free time, she loves playing the piano, listening to music, hanging out with family and friends, and eating good food!
Danica Bishop (she/her) is an 8th grader at Raleigh Hills K-8 and is excited to serve as OSV's Membership Coordinator this year. She is a dancer at Legacy Performing Arts and likes to read and write. She also like arts and crafts like crocheting and painting. She also likes to build legos. Danica is passionate about having the world be better for future generations to come and strives for a world where children have the right to influence their own education.
Cate Bikales (she/her) is a senior at Lincoln High School and is excited to serve as OSV’s Communications Director for a second year. Outside of OSV, she serves as the Director of Activism and Engagement for the Effective Climate Action Project, an organization working to promote effective solutions to climate change, and the Communications Director for Stop Sexual Assault in Schools, a non-profit proactively addressing the sexual harassment epidemic. She is also one of the presidents of Asian Student Union and a member of Rose Haven’s Youth Outreach Board, a group of high schoolers providing support to womxn and children challenged by houselessness and abuse. She is very passionate about helping and empowering those who feel marginalized or excluded, especially in the education system, which is why she decided to join Oregon Student Voice. In her free time, Cate loves to watch horror movies, get boba with her friends, and go on hikes with her two dogs.