Our Board

Ziad Ahmed, Founder 

Ziad is a 19-year-old from Princeton, NJ. He founded Redefy in 2013 because he believes fervently in justice for all. He has since been named one of the Top 9 Teens Changing The World and a High School Trailblazer by MTV. He also keeps himself busy with running his company (JÜV Consulting), leading at school, volunteering in his community, and engaging politically. He can also be quite outrageous, and you can usually find him laughing at his own jokes. You can learn more about him here: www.ziadtheactivist.com.


c941e3e2-bfee-4fab-8a4b-ddc2f8d37ce9.jpegJames Wellemeyer, Treasurer

James is an 18-year-old from New Jersey. He joined Redefy in middle school because he believes in the power of young people to drive change and eradicate injustice. A former Executive Director of Redefy, James is passionate about civic engagement. He ideated, created, and successfully marketed a civics e-textbook, titled Young Voices, that focuses on the narratives of young activists. Outside of his political work, James enjoys baking and burning most of what he makes. He forgets his sunglasses wherever he goes and can usually be found squinting as seen in his photo above!


IMG_7117 - Bhargavi GarimellaBhargavi Garimella, Member

Bhargavi is a freshman at Harvard College from San Jose, California. She joined Redefy because of her desire to spark change on a larger platform and because she believes in building a future in which everyone’s voices can be heard. Outside of Redefy, Bhargavi is a Diversity Peer Educator on campus, volunteers at nearby prisons and hospitals, consumes stories in all forms (books, TV, movies), and writes for The Crimson. Bhargavi is always excited to share ideas, eat good food, and meet new people in every avenue of life!