TEDxEasthamptonWomen 2018 Speaker

Christine Monska

Christine Monska

Young Women's Initiative: An Approach to Empowering Young Women

Christine has been academically researching and analyzing the gaps in women’s participation and representation in politics. She focuses on security sector reform to address domestic violence and human trafficking while aiding in psychosocial support for victims of sexual violence. Currently, she is a Program Officer at the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts as well as a Continuing Education Advisor at Bard Microcollege in Holyoke. Her experience working at the U.S. Department of Justice under the Obama Administration and the Massachusetts State Legislature has paved the way for her to empower women and girls to participate in their government to become more civically engaged leaders in their community.

Kiana Ramos

Kiana Ramos

Kiana is a 15-year-old sophomore at Sabis International Charter School. She is a member of the National Honor Society, helps run the Academic Department, and is an athlete. Kiana co-created a club for young women’s leadership for middle-schoolers.

Audrey Straw

Audrey Straw

Audrey is a 17-year-old senior at Sabis International Charter School. She is co-president of Model Congress and Model UN team. Audrey co-created a club to teach middle-school girls how to be leaders in their communities.