meet the team

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pilar mcdonald

Co-Founder, she/her

Hi! My name is Pilar and I am a second year at Brown University. I am planning to major in Public Health and Environmental Studies. I have grown up watching my mom both succeed and struggle trying to balance her career and raising me and my three younger siblings. I have been lucky to grow up with many female role models to show me that women can have amazing careers, and I want to fight to continue their legacies. I love eucalyptus trees, berries, the ocean and my siblings and I feel so lucky to get to work with the Project Matriarchs team!

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lola mcallister

Co-Founder, she/her

Hi there! My name is Lola. I'm a second year student at Stanford University where I hope to major in Human Biology and minor in Human Rights. I grew up with a twin brother and older brother in a house with two incredibly hard-working moms. They were deeply dedicated to both their roles in the workplace and their roles as mothers. I grew up understanding that both roles were important and valuable. I was told that I could be whatever and whoever I wanted to be when I grew up, and I'll always be grateful for that. Pilar and I are excited and humbled to leverage our privilege and energy towards such a worthy and urgent cause.