Riya Goel

Hey everyone! I’m Riya Goel, and I’m a rising junior at West Orange High School in West Orange, New Jersey.

I’m so honored and excited to be a 2019-2020 Teen Advisor! I’m the president and founder of the Girl Up club at West Orange High school. I am also involved with the Sports for a Purpose initiative with Girl Up, and got to speak at an event in New York, as well as attend WWE Evolution! I haven’t been with Girl Up for long, but I’m a part of the NJ coalition as well! I’m also a Girl Scout and 4H-er!

Besides being passionate about gender equality, I am also a climate activist! I am the research director for the New Jersey Climate Advocates, and work with several other climate organizations, and also am the president of my school environmental club. I started Meatless Mondays at my school, as well as the co-ed fencing team. If I’m not doing anything else, you can catch me rowing on the Passaic or playing piano.