AWARE is a movement embracing students with disabilities through the formation of genuine friendships among students of all neurodiversity, operating on three main principles: education, acceptance, and inclusion. We are an organization for students, run by students. We have opened  chapters in elementary, middle, and high schools to work towards combating the stigma against students with disabilities.

What We Do

AWARE's team is dedicated to upholding the goals of AWARE along with communicating to schools who are intrested in starting their own AWARE chapters. 

Our Team

Comprised of the individuals who have a commitment to ensuring the goals of AWARE are carried out to best of their abilities. 

Sarah Raza


Faye Thijssen

Chief executive officer

Ananya Srivastava

Chief operations officer

Faraz Qureshi

Chief Technology officer

Athena Ho

Chief communications officer

Chaafen Raees

Head of technology

Our Advisors

AWARE's board of advisors are dedicated, experinced professionals who utilize their unique skills and passions to help AWARE meet its goals. Meet the advisors below!

Gillian Muessig

ceo of sEOmoz.org

Matthew Strax-Haber

ceo of travel massive

Priti Patkar

founder/ceo of prerna

Samantha Love

Early intervention and special educator