meet the leadership team
Co-Executive Director of Recruitment & Trainings
Emily Zou (she/her) is a senior at Lakeridge High School and an avid advocate for student voice across Oregon. At Lakeridge, she’s involved in student government, National Honor Society, and the Pacer Debate Team. Additionally, she is a student advisor to the Oregon State Board of Education. 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 fifth year in Oregon Student Voice 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.
Amplify Co-Director of Policy
Ava Colleran (she/her) is a junior at Grant High School. She serves as the Amplify Co-Director of Policy for OSV. This is her first year with OSV, and she is super excited to join the team. Outside of OSV she volunteers with non-profit organizations such as the Oregon Humane Society, Cancer Kids First, Sending Sunshine, and Letters for Destiny. She is a part of the National Honor Society and Key Club at Grant. She is also the co-founder of the Animal Welfare Club and Philosophy Club at her school. Ava is very passionate about OSV’s mission to amplify student voices and make them active partners in their education. In her free time, Ava enjoys baking, hiking, watching movies, and hanging out with her friends and family.
Amplify Co-Director of Research
Rachel Warner (she/her) is a senior at Oregon City High School. She is passionate about amplifying student voices and finding solutions to inequalities in schools through listening, learning, and taking action. At her school, Rachel is the captain of the speech and debate team, president of science national honor society, and a math/science peer tutor during lunch periods. She is also involved in the Oregon Middle School Speech and Debate League by helping to host workshops and speaker events. She loves conducting science projects and mentoring middle-school students in her school district through the Oregon City Science Mentor Program. In her free time, she loves to play with her two bunnies, watch movies, and compile Spotify playlists!
Thrive & Empower Director
Kaylan Ma (she/her) is a senior at South Salem High School and serves as the Thrive and Empower Director for Oregon Student Voice. Outside of OSV, Kaylan also serves as her school's representative at Salem-Keizer School District's Equity meetings, amongst many other leadership positions to amplify student voices. In addition, she is the chapter president of DECA, Health Occupations Students of America, National Honor Society, and Willamette Academy, as well as the founder of the Developing Resources and Inclusivity via Education Mentorship Program. This will be Kaylan's first year with OSV, and she's excited to continue advocating for student voices. In her free time, you can find her at the coast, hiking, and spending time with friends.
Miles Levine (he/him) is a sophomore at Lincoln High School and is super passionate about student advocacy. This is his first year with Oregon Student Voice, and he is really excited to begin a new chapter as Communications Director. Outside of OSV, he is involved in student government and his school’s newspaper, where he serves as sophomore co-president and co-sports editior. Through these positions, he is able to take charge of communal initiatives and shine a light on underrepresented voices. He is also on the swim team, the team manager for the girl’s volleyball team, and is involved with the school's Arabic langue program. In his free time, he loves to travel, hang out with friends, and go to new restaurants.