Our Team

At Bleed Shamelessly, we have an incredible team of youth activists who work both in and outside of Southern Wisconsin to promote menstrual equity and reproductive justice!

Lead Organizers

Claudia Salgado

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Claudia is an immigrant woman of color seeking to end racism and discrimination. As an advocate for environmental and racial justice, she will be pursuing a major in Legal Studies at UW Madison in the fall. Claudia has worked at Bleed Shamelessly before, addressing racial and ethnic disparities in obstetrics and gynecology.

Jace Liu

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Jace is a current Senior at James Madison Memorial High School and student activist. He has worked on the Bleed Shamelessly team, been a part of his school's Gender Equity Association, and has been a champion of trans/nonbinary/gender-expansive justice in the menstrual equity space.

Amira Pierotti

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Amira is a youth activist working for trans / nonbinary / gender-expansive rights, menstrual equity, and an end to rape culture. They are excited to continue their role as a Lead Organizer at Bleed Shamelessly. Amira is also a grassroots activists with the GameChangers program at the Rape Crisis Center and the Vote16 Madison campaign.

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Organizing Team

Mihika Shivakumar

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Mihika is a current sophomore at James Madison Memorial high school. She has worked with Bleed Shamelessly in the past through her schools' Gender Equity Association, and is passionate about making her community more menstrually equitable! 

Gersely Rios

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Gersely is an immigrant born and raised in Venezuela. She is really excited to work for Bleed Shamelessly and focus on community social issues like racism and discrimination, especially towards immigrant, BIPOC, queer youth.

Cameron Craig

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Cameron is a youth activist working for LGBTQ+ rights and menstrual equity, especially in schools. She is a current freshman at Memorial High School, and is a part of her school's Gender Equity Association and GSA, and she is excited to join the Bleed Shamelessly team.   

Amy Yao

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Amy is a high school student who cares deeply about feminism, addressing racial disparities, and environmental justice.

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Makeda Renfro-Sargent

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Makeda is a teen activist who is very passionate about doing her part to make her community a more equitable place. She is particularly interested in racial and environmental justice. Makeda is also a member of the Rape Crisis Center's GameChangers program.

Emily is currently a sophomore at Memorial High School. She’s passionate about LGBTQ+ and BIPOC rights as well as menstrual equity, and is excited to join the team!

Emily Cai

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Lola Hernandez

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Lola is a current freshman who advocates for positive social change, particularly interested in gender equality and racial justice. She's a part of her school's Gender Equity association, and is also a member of a group working with the UN to bring awareness to issues facing youth.

Dane Lottridge

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Dane is a junior in high school who hopes to contribute to positive change in our community, addressing social injustices and working towards a more equitable future for people of all identities.

Brynn Horler

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Brynn is a freshman at Memorial High School who is very passionate about menstrual equity and LGBTQ+ rights. She is a member of JMM's Gender Equity Association and GSA. She is excited to work with Bleed Shamelessly.

Nitya Patil

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Nitya is a current sophomore who believes in menstrual equity, no matter a person's identity. She works to address racial discrimination in menstrual hygiene and works to focus on local community issues! She has worked with Bleed Shamelessly and is a part of her school's Gender Equity Association. She's passionate about making the community a more equitable and fair place for people of all walks of life! 

Olivia Headley

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Olivia is a sophomore at McFarland High School and is passionate about many prominent activism topics, especially LGBTQ+ rights and gun control. She wants to do her part in advocating for racial equality, as well as intersectional menstrual equity. Olivia also works as a part of the Rape Crisis Center's GameChangers team.

Advisory Team

Maggie Di Sanza

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Maggie is the founder of Bleed Shamelessly, and grassroots activist for reproductive justice and gender equity. Maggie has worked with Vote16 Madison, the Sexual & Reproductive Health Alliance of Dane County, and the Rape Crisis Center. Maggie plans to study English and Gender & Women's Studies at the University of Texas at Austin in the fall.

Anika Sanyal

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Anika is a high school senior who is passionate about educational equity, reproductive justice, and youth enfranchisement. Anika was a Lead Organizer for Bleed Shamelessly from 2019 to 2021, and will be pursuing an undergraduate college degree in the fall.