CodeRed

Fearless, Period.


THE CODE RED Board of Directors


Founder and Executive Director

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Ileri Jaiyeoba

 

Ileri Jaiyeoba first started Code Red when she was 15. As a teen with Endometriosis going through her period was a hassle. She could not imagine going through her period without access to menstrual products like many women who are homeless or low-income do. As she started volunteering at homeless shelters she saw a need that was seemingly overlooked, menstrual products. Ileri has been mentored by Pamela Bell the founder of Prinkshop and has been aided by the help of organizations like the  ANNpower Vital Voices Initiative , Three Dot Dash Initiative  and GenHERation

As someone who is incredibly passionate about social justice, Ileri aspires to become a civil rights lawyer and judge. She currently works as a juvenile justice advocate at ROSES Advocacy for girls involved within the juvinile system. 
Ileri can be found on Instagram & Twitter

 

Director of Publicity

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Shaye DiPasquale

Shaye DiPasquale is a creative content creator, student journalist and self-described activist and advocate for human rights. Currently, she is completing a degree in Communications with a concentration in Mass Communication from Elizabethtown College, where she is also pursuing minors in Human Services and Women and Gender Studies. 

As an aspiring writer, Shaye covers topics ranging from menstrual equity and reproductive rights to international human rights violations for publications such as Her Culture and HelloFlo. 

 

dIRECTOR OF MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS

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Marley Lopez

Marley Lopez spent high school engaged in the cross-section of women’s issues and entrepreneurship. Now studying Strategic Design & Management at the New School in New York, NY, Marley is applying her skill-set to uplift women through CodeRed.

 

Director of bRAND Marketing 

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Heather Blair

Heather Blair is a freshman at the New School, where she balances her interests in film and human rights. Heather spent her early life traveling with her family, giving her the opportunity to see the world at an impressionable age. After graduating from the Green School in Indonesia, she took a gap year to work at production companies and design firms in California. Now calling New York home, Heather is ecstatic to be part of the Code Red team.

 

Director of Partnerships

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Beth

Beth is a creative and social being who enjoys music, art, and philosophy. Beth currently resides in Atlanta and is incredibly passionate about advocating for women rights. Her favorite quote is, "to correct a natural indifference I was placed half-way between misery and the sun. Misery kept me from believing that all was well under the sun, and the sun taught me that history wasn't everything." by Albert Camus (read it in a book by Alice Walker.) Despite growing up in an environment where "misery" was always present the hope (sun) for a better world was not deterred. To Beth this quote can also apply to the ideas Code Red embraces. Female hygiene was and still is a taboo subject around the world. Code Red is breaking that taboo in hopes of spreading much needed information about it.

 

Director of Development and Co-director of campus relations

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Wawa Gatheru

This is Wawa Gatheru, our Director of Development and Co-Director of Campus Relations! She is an Applied and Resource Economics major and rising-sophomore at the University of Connecticut, Wawa is interested in intersecting her academic and extracurricular career in pursuit of a lifetime of advocacy work.

Wawa is interested in the intersection of women’s rights, environmental justice, and food sovereignty, currently researching the gendered differences that occur in food aid obtainment. When she is not elbows deep inside the newest food policy article or studying, Wawa can be found transfixed by SZA’s newest album or scouring her college campus for the cheapest ice cream stand. 

Co-Director of Blog AND PRESS Communications

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Colleen Claire

Colleen Claire is a 17 year old writer from the Bay Area. When she's not penning her thoughts down on paper, you can find her reading, shopping, and day dreaming on where her next journey will be. Currently, Colleen is a writer for HerCulture and in the process of writing a book. She hopes to pursue a career in International Relations during college while traveling the world someday.

 

Co-Director of BlOG AND PRESS Communications

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Saumya Bajaj

Saumya Bajaj was born in Meerut, India, and moved to the United States when she was three. She lived in Alpharetta, Ga for 7 years, and then moved to Cumming, Ga and has lived there ever since. She has been a vocal feminist and advocate for menstrual health since the 5th grade. She won the Young Author's Contest for her school and is currently writing a novel. Saumya is the president of her school's Girl Up Club and is a part of her school's chapter of the National Beta Society. Her love for writing, activism, and advocacy surfaces in every aspect of her life, and she hopes to continue this trend with Code Red.