Officers

Julia Squitteri
Founder and Executive Director
Julia Squitteri

(she/her)

Personally inspired by Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Julia created the Ruth Project on the night of Ginsburg’s passing to continue her fight for gender equity. Julia is an advocate, mentor, writer, and researcher. Currently, she is working alongside researchers from the ACLU to conduct Title IX research in addition to previous research on U.S. human trafficking legislation. Julia specializes in Title IX, dress code discrimination issues, self-advocacy training, and feminist history. She is also a student at American University in Washington, D.C.

Julie Wilson
Outreach Director
Julie Wilson

(she/her)

Julie’s passion for feminism started when she learned about the gender pay gap, and that enthusiasm has continued to motivate her since. Julie is an avid learner who never wants to stop exploring her interests: activism, feminism, climate change, and even orca whales held in captivity. Julie advocates kindness in her quest to make a positive impact in our world. Julie is passionate about mentorship and assists with Project 1996 in addition to leading the Ruth Project’s outreach team.

Maria Carasco
Social Media Manager
Anna Gephart
(she/her)

Anna is passionate about gender equity, whether that be in schools or in politics. She is dedicated to reaching the younger generations through social media for political campaigns and social justice organizations. She believes social media can be an avenue for mobilization and change in the future. Anna has found The Ruth Project to be the place for young people to become advocates and learn more about the changes gender equity can make in our society. She is currently a student at American University in Washington D.C.

Julie Wilson
Lead Writer
Alex Risi (she/her)

Alex is a passionate writer for the Ruth Project with a dedicated interest in social justice and advocating for women’s education around the world. She hopes to inform people of pressing social and environmental issues, and inspire powerful voices across the world to speak up and make a change. Alex currently works as Co-Editor of her school newspaper, and hopes to follow a career in journalism to continue to advocate for advancements in society. Alex is our current Educational Advocacy Director, pushing for empowerment trainings for young students.

Julie Wilson
Initiative Assistant
Franny Willardson

(she/her/hers)

Franny has always wanted to be a driver of change. During the 2020 lockdown due to the Covid-19 pandemic, she saw a lot of what the world looked like and wanted to change it. Franny became more involved in politics, which has inspired her to study political science and environmental studies in college. Now, as part of the Ruth Project, she feels she is finally able to make a difference in her community by fighting for dress code reform. Franny’s initiative was successful in achieving policy reform. She now mentors and assists current initiatives.

Julie Wilson
Initiative Officer
Gabriela Gongora Rosales

(she/her)

Gaby is an officer-in-training for The Ruth Project’s initiative program. Gaby is currently concluding two years of advocacy for Title IX reform and student survivor support in Seminole County, FL. As an incoming initiative officer, Gaby is coordinating future initiative work, lobbying programs, and campaign strategy.

Julie Wilson
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer
Fayza Jaffer

(she/her)

Fayza is a former initiative leader in Seminole County, FL, for The Ruth Project, where she advocated for school dress code reform and Title IX office reform. Fayza is passionate about supporting survivors through advocacy and lobbying. As the diversity, equity, and inclusion officer for The Ruth Project, Fayza works to promote intersectional feminism and inclusivity.

Kyra Frazine
Lead Creative
Kyra Frazine (she/her)

As an athlete, Kyra has seen firsthand the inequalities between men and women’s sports. This inequity quickly initiated her interest in feminism. Growing up, Kyra was constantly surrounded by strong and hardworking women, and hopes to advocate for these same women by majoring in Political Science. By working with the Ruth Project, Kyra hopes to draw attention and spread information about gender equality through her designs. She is also looking forward to not only educating others but herself in the process.