Our community spans 1,000 high school and college students across over 40 U.S. states and 30 countries.

Who We Are
Our Global Chapter Network

Our community spans the globe: 
40+ U.S. States, and 30+ countries.

Use the map below to access volunteer form links for individual chapters by clicking on the pins. Don’t see your state or country represented? Start a chapter and join the Encode Justice community today!

Our Global Chapter Network

Our community spans the globe: 
40+ U.S. States, and 30+ countries.

Use the map below to access volunteer form links for individual chapters by clicking on the pins. Don’t see your state or country represented? Start a chapter and join the Encode Justice community today!

Our Team

Encode Justice Leadership

Sneha Revanur
Sneha Revanur
Founder/President

San Jose, California
Leading the world’s first and largest youth movement for safe AI
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Pranav Jaganathan
Pranav Jaganathan
Director of Finance/Technology
Frisco, Texas
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Nardos Mengesha
Nardos Mengesha
Co-Director of Education
Aldie, Virginia
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Kashyap Rajesh
Kashyap Rajesh
Chapter Coordinator
Lincolnshire, Illinois
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Shreya Sampath
Shreya Sampath
U.S. Chapter Projects Manager
Livingston, New Jersey
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Adrian Klaits
Adrian Klaits
Director of International Affairs
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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Nicolas Gertler
Nicolas Gertler
AI & Education Advisor
Los Angeles, California
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Sunny Gandhi
Sunny Gandhi
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Our Issue Advisory Council

In summer 2023, we launched an AI Issue Advisory Council to invite young people globally with deep expertise in a particular issue area to advise us on AI’s domain-specific implications.

Education

Nicolas Gertler (Chair)

Healthcare

Renée Sirbu
Shobha Dasari
Aaryan Shah
Karina Vasudeva

Climate

Jackie Vandermel
Sena Chang
Davey Agrawal

Democracy

Adam Billen
Luke Drago
Aaron Gokaslan
Ella Duus

National Security

Tim McGill
Jenny Duan
Lysander Mawby
Brian Zhou
John Claydon

Criminal Justice

Christopher Arraya
Maanas Sharma
Taryn Murphy
Jonathan Durham

Labor

Meher Sethi

Encode Justice / Member Testimonial

Working at Encode Justice has been a unique adventure, with each day bringing its own set of challenges and opportunities. One moment, we're deeply engaged in crafting and advocating for legislation in state capitols, and the next, we find ourselves engaging with national leaders at the White House.

Sunny Gandhi, Vice President of Political Strategy
Sunny Gandhi
Encode Justice / Member Testimonial

Here at Encode Justice, we’re striving to equip young activists across varying social, cultural, and political contexts globally with the tools they need to create a safer and more equitable AI ecosystem. For the future, by the future.

Adrian Klaits, Director of International Affairs
Adrian Klaits
Encode Justice / Member Testimonial

The work we do at Encode Justice is so special because while most AI policy organizations are cloistered away in Silicon Valley or DC, we also work at the grassroots level, mobilizing campus, city, and state chapters to serve their local communities.

Kashyap Rajesh, Global Chapter Coordinator
Kashyap Rajesh
Encode Justice / Member Testimonial

Encode Justice’s chapter network really empowers students to advocate for privacy and accountability in the face of AI-powered surveillance. It’s truly incredible to see our members engage politically with community leaders on tech policy issues, often simultaneously educating them.

Shreya Sampath, Chapter Projects Director
Shreya Sampath
Encode Justice / Member Testimonial

Encode Justice has reshaped the way I view the world and technology. It has been so inspiring to see how we have impacted more than 5000 students across the globe, changing the lenses through which we view technological development. Encode Justice is not just a network of students, but a movement to reimagine equality in the modern day.

Vidya Bharadwaj, Director of Education
Vidya Bharadwaj
Encode Justice / Member Testimonial

Policy and advocacy are the main vehicles for large-scale social change, while science and technology help us innovate in the interest of humanity. At Encode Justice, we work work contextually across these fields — our greatest strength in an increasingly interconnected world.

Nardos Mengesha, Director of Education
Nardos Mengesha
Encode Justice / Member Testimonial

At Encode Justice, our vision pierces beyond ones and zeros—we’re motivated by a shared goal of embedding human values into technology. We're an alliance of vibrant youth from diverse corners of the world, crafting a future where safety and justice aren’t merely ideals, but are instead the cornerstone that guides AI advancement.

Nicolas Gertler, Chair of AI Issue Advisory Council and AI and Education Advisor
Nicolas Gertler
Our Funders

We are generously supported by the Responsible Technology Youth Power Fund, the Heising-Simons Foundation, the Omidyar Network, the We Are Family Foundation, America’s Promise Alliance, the Princeton Prize in Race Relations, and individual donors like you!

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Surprise Fund Recipient with a Call and ‘Really Sweet’ Message

In the video, the Duke of Sussex thanked Sneha Revanur of Encode Justice for helping make the world a better place and referenced his kids — Prince Archie, 4, and Princess Lilibet, 2.

“Thank you for doing everything that you do. Our kids especially are incredibly grateful,” Prince Harry said.

“They don’t know it yet, but they will!” Meghan added with a laugh.

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