Our Team



Alexa Pham

Co-Founder + Program Director
Alexa’s passion for humanitarian work has propelled her on adventure throughout the world for the past decade working with nonprofits from Germany to Nepal. She spearheads the grant writing, fundraising, developing RISE Workshops and other programs. She is a professional photographer takes most of the photos on this site.


Claudia Kilbourne Lux

Director of Media Advocacy and Sexual Health
Claudia is a sexual health educator and activist who has worked for Planned Parenthood, Women on Waves and SPARK to promote healthy sexuality and to prevent HIV and STIs. She develops the health curriculum for the RISE Workshops, teaching the girls how to protect themselves from misinformation and violence.


Hannah Herr

Co-Founder + Director of Artisan Outreach and Product Development
Hannah is an artist and designer who received a BFA from Parsons School of Design in 2009 and is set to receive her MFA in Sculpture from Cranbrook in 2016. She has exhibited her work in New York, London, Seattle, Mexico City, Berlin and Ulaanbaatar, and recently completed a Fulbright research grant to Mongolia to study Kazakh traditional craft. She leads the artisans outreach project to develop products with indigenous craftswomen.


Kai Pham

Digital Engagement & Awareness Projects
Kai has over 15 years of experience in advertising and marketing, with a focus on interactive media. At Daughters Rising, he develops the website, online communications and special interactive advocacy projects.