Interim Leadership Team



Women of Color For Progress

Founding Members


Aliya Allen

Karen Coronel

Haili Copas-Starke

Amanda Farias

Jasmine Fernandez

Cristina Gonzalez

Princess Manuel

Radhe Patel

Chand Nirankari

Carlina Rivera


AMANDA, President

Amanda is a born and bred Bronxite with a deep investment and interest in public service. With four years of experience working for the City of New York, she’s working hard everyday to advocate for a more inclusive, transparent and just NYC through policy and programming in our ever-growing communities.


ALIYA, Treasurer & 


Co-Chair, Fundraising Committee


Aliya is a native New Yorker, born and raised in Jamaica Queens. Since returning to her home city, from Albany, she has tirelessly advocated for progressive initiatives centered on the development of sustainable local economies and increasing economic and social pathways for women and minorities to directly impact and shape their communities.


HAILI, Secretary &


Co-Chair, Fundraising Committee

Haili is an intersectional feminist and former Nebraskan living in NYC. She's passionate about social justice and making the world a better place. You can usually find her reading books or watching TV shows about badass women throughout history.




Co-Chair, Events Committee

Jasmine’s work to advance education and the arts have led her to Tanzania, Nicaragua and Haiti. She received her B.A. from Fairfield University and an M.S. from the New School. She serves as a Policy Advisor managing a portfolio centered on improving outcomes for marginalized youth.




Chair, Social Media Committee

Karen is a first-generation Latina, born and raised in Queens. She is involved in projects specific to the empowerment of women via non-for profits and political organizations. She dreams (and works) for a time when our government will be more inclusive and transparent for everyone.


PRINCESS, Co-Chair, Events Committee

Princess is a social worker and descendent of Filipino political leaders. As Co-Founder and National Organizing Director of AF3IRM, she fights against oppression in all its forms through a transnational feminist lens. Her other shifts include researching, teaching, writing, therapy, and art.