Our Team

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Diya Hituvalli

Diya Hituvalli (she/her) is a rising senior at Valley Christian High School in San Jose, California who is a passionate advocate for women’s safety. She developed KeepMeSafe, which is a women’s safety app that utilizes voice recognition and location tracking to help women stay empowered and protected in dangerous situations; KeepMeSafe was the recipient of the Congressional App Challenge award, featured on national news, and other recognitions. She turned KeepMeSafe into a nonprofit, where she organized a global network of youth who advocate for this cause through community organizing, educational initiatives, and partnerships with prominent organizations. Outside KeepMeSafe, Diya enjoys app development, public speaking, traveling, and fashion micro-influencing.

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Caitlin Yang

Website Coordinator, Staff Writer

Caitlin Yang (she/her) is currently a rising junior at a small town in the Bay Area. She is a Website Coordinator and Staff Writer for KeepMeSafe. Caitlin contributes articles to the KeepMeSafe blog, providing information and research about important aspects of women’s safety. In addition, she coordinates the website and communicates with the volunteer team. Being a part of this organization is important to her because it gives the opportunity to advocate and spread awareness for women’s safety. By volunteering, she can make a positive impact on the world. In her free time, Caitlin enjoys reading, playing music, baking, and photography.

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Bhavya Krishnan

Instagram Content Creator, Staff Writer

Bhavya Krishnan (she/her) is currently a rising freshman at Homestead High School. She is an Instagram Content Creator and Staff Writer for KeepMeSafe. She creates new posts and designs for KeepMeSafe's Instagram Page to make sure its mission reaches the eyes of more people. Bhavya also writes articles for KeepMeSafe's blog to spread information on problematic issues against women in today's society. She believes that being part of the KeepMeSafe team is a great opportunity to promote an important cause. In addition, Bhavya also enjoys playing flute, reading, and drawing in her free time.

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Bhavya Yarlagadda

Staff Writer

Bhavya Yarlagadda (she/her) is a rising senior at Valley Christian High School in San Jose, CA. She is a blog writer at KeepMeSafe who is passionate about raising awareness and helping other women stay safe. Bhavya enjoys sparking a conversation and expressing her opinions through her writing. In her free time, she likes to read, travel, create art, and write.

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Gigi Scholbi

Social Media Coordinator

Hi I’m Gigi scholbi (she/her) a 17 year old high-school senior in Richmond, Virginia! Gigi creates tiktok content for the KEEPMESAFE app and speaks about the app and ways to keep people safe! She’s studying criminal justice to help those get the justice they deserve and loves to style up and create designs!

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Safia Peer

Staff Writer

Safia Peer(she/her) is currently a rising sophomore at Valley Christian High School. She is a Staff Writer for KeepMeSafe. Safia enjoys writing about and researching various topics regarding women’s safety. She is a passionate advocate for many topics including environmental rights, equality among all groups, women’s safety, etc. This organization gives her a great way to not only spread awareness but learn more about women’s rights herself. In her freetime, she enjoys cooking, reading, and tutoring. She particularly likes working with young children and teaching them about advocacy.

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Mia Dowdell

Staff Writer

Mia Dowdell (she/her) is a rising junior in southern California. As a staff writer for the KeepMeSafe blog, Mia is adamant about providing information that breaks misconceptions about sexual assault and spreads awareness for the urgency of the cause. She hopes that the work she puts into KeepMeSafe will open up these broader conversations and translate into something that can aid a person in need. In her free time, Mia enjoys reading, drawing, listening to music and writing stories.

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Flora Dixit

Graphic Designer/Content Creator, Staff Writer

Flora Dixit (she/her) is a rising freshman at California High in San Ramon. She is the Graphic Designer/Content Creator and Staff Writer for KeepMeSafe. Flora writes articles about women’s safety and also reaches out to millions on the internet informing them about KeepMeSafe. Flora is a 2nd-degree blackbelt in Taekwondo and teaches girls self-defense. She has always had her heart on women's empowerment and is always keen to support nonprofits and communities that are working for this cause. In her free time, Flora loves playing music on several instruments, dancing, public speaking, acting, writing poetry, creative writing, community service, and blogging.

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Melissa Rodriguez

Melissa Rodriguez (she/her) is a rising Junior at Presentation High School in San Jose, California. She is committed to spreading awareness on women’s safety through a variety of social media platforms. Melissa enjoys advocating for this cause and others such as immigration and equal pay. She also enjoys producing music, playing volleyball, reading, and fashion.

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Kajal Puri

Director of Communications, Staff Writer

Kajal Puri (she/her) is a rising senior at University Preparatory Academy in San Jose, California. She is the Director of Communications and a  staff writer for KeepMeSafe. Kajal contributes to the profit by managing the outreach team, making sure the team members completed their deliverables, and proposing new ideas for expansion! In addition, Kajal contributes to articles to the KeepMeSafe blog as well! Being a part of this organization is super important to me because I get to learn new things every day, and along with that, I get to spread awareness for women's safety. In her free time, Kajal likes to read, spread awareness for mental health, and hang out with friends!