Young Ambassadors

Mackenzie Anderson

Peer Advisor

Mackenzie is a recent 2020 graduate of Penn State University and now works as a Human Capital Analyst for Deloitte Consulting in Boston. Having attended Camp HLC herself, she is thrilled to continue to give back for years to come through the Board of Directors. Her background as not only a caregiver for her mom, but also as an international ALS advocate and fundraiser, will lend itself greatly to this position.

Stacey Burd

Young Ambassador Advsior

Stacey started volunteering for HLC in 2019 after hearing Jodi speak about her journey. Stacey had the pleasure of attending the NJ and MA camps. She was inspired by the incredible families that she met at the camps. Stacey has worked for Princeton University as the Benefits Manager in Human Resources for almost 20 years, overseeing a team dedicated to providing a high level of customer service to the University community. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 children, volunteers for her local church and plans her next trip to Disney.

Emily Chung
Young Ambassador

My name is Emily Chung and I am a freshman attending Glen Rock High School. My various interests include drawing, playing the piano/flute, and ballet. I also enjoy traveling and spending time with my family and friends. As a HLC young ambassador, I am hoping to learn more about ALS.


Iris Chung

Young Ambassador

My name is Iris Chung and I am a junior at Glen Rock High School. I live in Glen Rock, NJ with my dad, mom, and younger sister. I enjoy reading, traveling, playing music, and graphic design. As an HLC Young Ambassador, I am excited to learn more about ALS and spread awareness. 

Shriya Karthikvatsan

Young Ambassador

Hi! My name is Shriya Karthikvatsan and I am a senior at Hopewell Valley Central High School. I have been competitively swimming for Eastern Express Swim Team since I was 8 years old, and I also really enjoy singing and music. I have a younger sister and two cats, and in the future I hope to go to medical school and become a pediatrician. I am so excited to be part of such a great organization and I look forward to this upcoming year!

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Sophia Lange

Young Ambassador

Sophia is an 18 year old who has been a caregiver for her father who has had ALS for seven years. She loves being creative and working as a team with others. Majoring in communications, she loves meeting new people and speaking out!


Mya Maghathe

Young Ambassador

Hello I am Mya Maghathe! I am 20 years old born and raised in Ohio! I am currently in school studying Early Childhood Education. When I graduate I hope to become a first or second grade teacher!

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Samantha Mongiello

Young Ambassador

Hi my name is Samantha Mongiello and I’m 18 years old. I am very excited to be an ambassador for Hope Loves Company this year. I hope to spread love by helping other children who have been struck by the struggles of having a loved one with ALS.

Ashlin Pfeifer-Winborn

Young Ambassador

Ashlin is 16 years old and enjoys singing, aerial silks, volunteering, and HLC camps! She lost her dad to ALS in 2015 when she was 11 and currently lives with her mom and younger sister in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She loves being a Young Ambassador for HLC and hopes to help HLC grow as much as possible!

Abigail Pierce

Young Ambassador

Abby Pierce is a Junior in high school at Pingree School in South Hamilton, MA. At school she enjoys Science and History. Outside of school, Abby is a competitive figure skater and competes on a Theatre on Ice team called the Crystal blades. Her father was diagnosed with ALS when she was seven and continues to battle with the disease. Abby is very excited for the up coming year acting as a Young Ambassador for Hope Loves Company.

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Cassidy Pierce

Young Ambassador

My name is Cassidy and I'm an ambassador for Hope Loves Company. My goal is to use this role as a voice for kids like myself who are struggling with a diagnosis of a parent. I was a host at a Women Empowerment banquet, I am a link crew leader at school and I'm also working with ALSOU to spread more awareness of ALS using art. I want to be a rehabilitation counselor when I'm older and love working with people.

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Regan Toole

Young Ambassador

Hi my name is Regan Toole and I am 18 years old. I am an incoming freshman to the University of Illinois as a Chick Evans Scholar and I am majoring in Community Health. I am so excited to be a bigger part of the HLC team!


Genevieve "Gigi" Pollock

Young Ambassador

Hi! I'm Genevieve but my friends call me Gigi. My favorite color is green. I love alt rock and I play electric guitar.