Alexa is a student at Emory University where she is majoring in neuroscience and behavioral biology with a minor in ethics. Currently, Alexa serves as Co-Founder and Director of Her Drive, where she leads the Host Your Own Drive Program and is responsible for marketing and volunteer coordination. A Chicago-native, she aims to partner with Chicago Public Schools in the near future to provide students with free access to menstrual care and general hygiene products.
Head of Fundraising
Naomi is a student at Tulane University studying public health on the pre-medical track. She acts as the Head of Fundraising at Her Drive and works together with Jenica and Alexa to coordinate volunteers. In her spare time she enjoys working at her local animal shelter and spending time with friends. In the future she hopes to work in healthcare, addressing the severe racial health disparities.
Her Drive was founded in June 2020 to support individuals that lack access to basic hygiene necessities. Based in Chicago, 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 100 drives nationwide, with an additional 350+ drives scheduled for Spring 2021, and we have collected 21,212 bras, 417,302 period products, and 164,334 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.