Kevin Cao graduated from the University of Virginia, where he was a Jefferson Scholar, Echols Scholar, and Meriwether Lewis Fellow. Propelled by his experience growing up as the son of refugees and attending a Title I elementary school, Kevin founded GIVE to advance educational equity. Kevin has experience working on education policy with the Fairfax County School Board, New Schools for New Orleans, and the University of Virginia administration. In his free time, Kevin enjoys hiking the US National Parks, listening to podcasts, and giving free haircuts.
Kartik Gupta graduated with a degree in Commerce from the University of Virginia. He was inspired to found GIVE to create a lasting impact in his community. Kartik has expanded the diversity of GIVE’s programs by spearheading the test prep book drive initiative and the RecQuest STEM Summer Initiative, in conjunction with Fairfax County, providing science programming to 400 students. In college, Kartik was involved with the Boys and Girls Club, led a student investment fund, and helped run an incubator on campus.
Abrar Omeish founded GIVE because she believes youth leaders deserve equal opportunity, potential, and aspirations to succeed. Her passion for public service has led her to opportunities and events at the White House, on Capitol Hill, the 9/11 Unity Walk, and the National Cathedral 100th Anniversary Interfaith Service. Abrar’s service has been recognized by Daughters of the American Revolution and the Washington Business Journal, among others organizations, and she has been featured in a number of news outlets, including TIME.