Our Leadership

Meet the key members of our organization that help make everything happen. 

The Department Directors

The student-activists who do the groundwork for our organization, from lobbying to demonstrating.

Claire Gelillo

Nikhitha Balijepalli

Vice President

President

Claire Gelillo is a senior at Richard Montgomery High School. She has been a part of this organization since its first year in 2018. In addition to her work in MCFC, she is the communications coordinator for Student Voice, a national educational justice organization. Outside of her activism, she is the president of her school's SGA and a member of the drama board. Through her work in this organization, she hopes to help uplift the voices of MoCo students in every area of the political process for progressive change.

Nikhitha Balijepalli is a junior at Clarksburg High School. 2020 marks her second year working with MCFC and she is excited to do more incredible work. Outside of MCFC, Nikhitha is apart of her school's debate team and is also involved with other social justice organizations including Generation Ratify and Dear Asian Youth. This year she hopes to encourage students across Montgomery County to speak up and take part in initiatives greater than themselves. 

Alex Garcia

Director of Communications

Albert Einstein HS

Layna Teitelbaum

Director of Communications

Northwood HS

Maahe Kunvar

Director of Communications

Northwest HS

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Anand Chitnis

Director of Networking

Richard Montgomery HS

Lauren Payne

Director of Networking

Richard Montgomery HS

Sourish Dey

Director of Field Organization

Walter Johnson HS

Lauren Perl

Director of Field Organization

Poolesville HS

Louise Melchizedek 

Director of Field Organization

Churchill HS

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Hana O'Looney

Director of Member Outreach

Richard Montgomery HS

Kidan Williams

Director of Member Outreach

Clarksburg HS

Sophie Barro

Director of Member Outreach

Bethesda Chevy Chase HS

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Emily Bhatnagar

Director of Finance

Quince Orchard HS

Jesus Escobar

Director of Finance

Rockville HS

Helena Aytenfisu

Secretary

Richard Montgomery HS

Sophia Deng

Historian

Poolesville HS

Aashna Singh

Historian

Wootton HS

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