Alexa serves as Co-Founder and Director of Her Drive, where she leads the Host Your Own Drive Program and is responsible for marketing, volunteer coordination, and donation distribution. She is also the head coordinator of Her Drive's Personal Care Kit program, through which she aims to provide period products to target populations in need, including Title I school students, Indigenous communities, and immigrant detainees. Alexa received her B.S. in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology with a Minor in Ethics from Emory University, and she is interested in the intersection between feminist science and policy.
Jenica is a student at Tulane University majoring in public health and psychology on the pre-medical track. As Co-Founder and Director of Her Drive, Jenica leads the Host Your Own Drive Program and manages web design and volunteer coordination. An aspiring physician, she is passionate about eliminating healthcare disparities.
Head of Fundraising
Her Drive was founded in June 2020 to support individuals that lack access to basic hygiene necessities. Our team launched our first drive in the Chicagoland area in July to collect new/gently used bras, menstrual care, and general hygiene products for people in need in our local community. In total, we were able to raise $1300 for the Brave Space Alliance Trans Relief Fund and collect roughly 800 bras, 4635 menstrual care products, and 1000 general hygiene items to donate to Deborah’s Place, Center for Abused Women and Children, the Oglala Sioux Tribe, and the Navajo Nation COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund.
In October 2020, we launched the Host Your Own Drive Program to empower and guide our volunteers in hosting drives in their own communities and donating to local shelters and support programs that are seeking hygiene items. Since then, we have hosted over 450 drives nationwide, and we have collected 33,135 bras, 763,687 period products, and 307,551 general hygiene items. Collectively, our volunteers have donated to homeless shelters, women and children’s shelters, domestic violence survivor support organizations, LGBTQ+ community centers, reservation communities, Black-led organizations, and refugee support programs across America. Our goal is to empower and educate the next generation of youth leaders to work to eliminate period poverty in their local communities.