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OUR
TEAM

Every member of the LOG OFF team is vital to the success of the movement. From the writers to the TLC members to the Regional Representatives, our team is composed of a diverse group of people ready to change the world!

OUR FOUNDERS

OUR TEEN LEADERSHIP COUNCIL.

CEO

Hi, I'm Emma! I came up with the preliminary idea for LOG OFF after I noticed social media's negative effect on my mental health. The constant bombardment with a never ending feed worsened my anxiety and left me instilled with unrealistic expectations for my life and the way I look. After about two years, I took a hiatus from social media in order to reflect on ways to better my experience on these apps. I knew there was a need for a platform to discuss the duality of social media in its entirety and to teach healthy ways to use it. With the help of my other co-founders, the dream has become a reality in the form of the LOG OFF movement! I hope LOG OFF will serve as a catalyst for change and a platform to highlight young voices. I cannot wait to further explore the issue at hand and to expand the movement across the globe!

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Director of outreach and

Communications

Hi, I'm Hannah, but you can call me Miri. I realized I had a serious problem with my social media addiction when my eyesight got significantly worse! I got involved in LOG OFF because I know it is a worldwide issue, and I want to be part of the solution. I understand the gravity of the problem at hand: most people on social media have an addiction, but do not realize it, but I am ready to tackle it head on. As the Director of Outreach and Communications, I encourage everyone to get involved in the movement. The success of the movement is dependent on incorporating people with differing perspectives and ideas on how to solve digital addiction. 

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Director of IT

Hey, I'm Matthew. I decided to join the Teen Leadership Council because I wanted to help my friends and fellow teens understand the pros and cons of social media use. I've always had a strange relationship with social media. It always left me feeling depressed, yet I consistently craved to swipe through my Instagram feed. It caused me to procrastinate and ended up affecting my grades. Once I deleted my Instagram account for good, I have wanted to help people understand the consequences of using social media. So, the Teen Leadership Council was the perfect place for me!

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Alessia Jetta

President of the teen leadership council

Ciao, I’m Alessia from Italy! I decided to join LOG OFF after noting how negative the impact of social media can be on our daily lives.  Who has never envied what a person's perfect life looks like on Instagram?  Personally, I always compared myself to the perfect, but unreal bodies of the Instagram models, until I understood the damage I was causing to my mental health;  this was what made me reflect on the weight that our society gives to the virtual world, and that is why we must act!

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Lilla Carroll

Contributing member

Hi, I’m Lilla! I helped create LOG OFF after becoming curious about how internet and social media usage impacts the mental health of children and adolescents. I am particularly interested in exploring the ways that online communication, information circulation, and image-based culture interact with mental illness and trauma in young girls. The prevalence and gravity of this topic demands that we begin to unpack it immediately, and I look forward to contributing!

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Maddie Thomas

Contributing Member

Hi! I'm Madeline, but I go by Maddie. I decided to help create LOG OFF because I am interested by online subcultures, and I want more people to be educated about them and social media in general. I plan on exploring these subcultures extensively in our podcast series. Our podcast series is titled "LOG OFF and Listen Up", and I cannot wait to share this exciting new project with our LOG OFF community in the months to come!

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Noor Ben Aziza

Coordinating member

Hi, I'm Noor! a while ago I became aware that social media was affecting my mental health negatively and I had to do something about it. Joining the LOG OFF movement is a chance for me to make a change, and encourage people to see how huge the impact of social media is on our lives.

Director of female INITIATIVE AND CO-DIRECTOR OF THE PODCAST 

Hi everyone! I’m Fabiana and I’m really excited to be part of this amazing movement. I joined LOG OFF because I’ve seen the impact social media has had on my life and I believe it’s very important to be aware of the effects it has on us, especially throughout this time; and hopefully I’ll get to help fulfill the mission of our founders!

Isabella Yaghmai

Coordinating Member

Hi, I’m Isabella! In the last year, I noticed the unnecessary amount of time I spent on my phone and how constantly refreshing my social media pages began to feel like a chore. I wanted to be apart of the LOG OFF movement because our society has progressed to be so involved in social media that we need to be aware of how it is affecting us, physically and mentally.

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Director of the blog

Hi, I’m Ainsley! I’ve joined Log Off because I’m fascinated with the ways in which social media and smartphone devices affect us mentally, behaviorally, medically, and socially. My goal is to educate myself and others on the ways in which we can incite positive change.

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Alassane Sow

Ambassador and Chapter development team member

Hi, my name is Alassane. I grew up always wanting a phone and to be on social media like the other kids in school. Not long after getting into social media did I realize that it consumed most of my time and thoughts. I became more aware and understood that this addiction could cause real issues. From then on I would intermittently delete my social media apps and would notice I could focus on school and my physical social life more. The answer however is not to completely distance yourself from the internet but to be aware of its effect and give yourself alternative hobbies and entertainment.

Sarah Abudakar

 Character ed task force member

Hi I’m Sarah! Social media awareness has been one of my biggest passions throughout high school. Our ideas about social media are constantly evolving based on the information we receive about it. My job is to research and create new ways to step away from the digital world so we can connect on a deeper level. The journey I went on when limiting my social media intake opened my eyes in countless ways which is why I joined LOG OFF to advocate and inform others of the loss of connectedness that social media has brought to our modern day life. 

Sannidhi Gudipati

MEMBER of outreach communications

Hi, I'm Sannidhi! I’ve been using social media from a very young age, and I recently realized how much it has affected my mental health and the way I perceive life. Social media has deceived me and many more from a young age, set certain standards for how our life is supposed to be, which led me to comparing my life with others. I look forward to using Log Off as an opportunity to educate people, especially youngsters about how social media sets the wrong expectations and standards.

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Director of Wellbeing

Hi, I'm Celine! I am a Franco-American currently living in Barcelona and the founder of iConnect, a venture addressing the issue of phone dependency in teenagers. I created a wellbeing initiative to help teens connect better with others, their true selves, and nature. I joined LOG OFF to help build healthier communities through digital wellness and authentic relationships. I hope to spark a movement to engage youth to tackle the negative effects of digital dependencies, create more balance, and celebrate our shared human connection!

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MEMBER of female engagement and education

Hey, I’m Susan! As a teenager, social media affects my life in a positive and negative way. It allows me to talk to my friends who live far away but also makes me feel very insecure. I joined log off because I want to introduce healthier social media habits to other teenagers and preteens especially women. When I first joined social media, I was envious of the bodies of models (which are often heavily) and started to grow insecure of my own body . As I grew older, I realized that these images of social media stars are often unrealistic and impossible to get. My goal through this movement is to help other girls to use social media safely and for them gain back any confidence they might have lost from it.

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Emily Maston

Director of non-profit development

Hi! I’m Emily! I joined Log Off because I realized the negative effect social media had on my health. I have had social media for almost all of my life and the constant stream of messages and posts just left me overwhelmed and sad. When I took a break, I realized how much social media can damage your health and I want other people to learn that as well, not only from us teaching about it but also getting first hand experience.

Emma Kileen

Member of The lgbtq+ Initiative

Hey, it's Emma. I'm a regional representative for  LOG OFF. I have a love-hate relationship with social media. On one hand, I can learn cool facts and interact with my community. On the other, there is a lot of hate and bullying online. I've seen a lot of it and it always makes me upset. I want to help people understand the effects of social media on their mental health and how to lessen their intake.

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Director of ambassadorship and LOG OFF CHAPTER Development

Hey, my name is Alex and I've grown up in Toronto, Canada. I was so excited when I first heard about the LOG OFF movement and how it aimed to further dialogue to help young people navigate digital wellness! Social media has undoubtedly changed the relationship with my body impacted my mental health. Reflecting on this helped me become incredibly passionate about giving others the resources, education and tools to spread positive change.

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Matt Ball Torokoff

blog and video production member

If you got a frog and laid it on its back, gently rubbing its tummy, did you know you could end up hypnotising it? The way phones somehow hold your attention for hours without a break and you can’t help but reach out and check notifications over and over. I feel a bit like a frog. I joined Log Off because  tech addiction has the whole world getting their tummy rubbed. I say it’s time we flip the frogs back on their and break the trance. 

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Harry Devlin

Director of Spectrum talk video production

Hi, I’m Harry. I joined LOG OFF mainly for the experience. I’m an aspiring film director and saw this as an opportunity to develop my CV and to improve my skills as an editor. In addition to this, I agree with what the movement stands for and am happy to join in with the effort.

Caio Jorge

Coordinating member

Hi! I am Caio Jorge from Brazil. By accident, in 2018, I clicked on the Amazon button: "buy with one click" for the book "10 Arguments for Deleting your Social Media Accounts Right Now" written by Jaron Lanier. I read it nd since then i've been worried about what technology has become and its impact on people as individuals and on society as a whole.

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Director of Interpersonal communications

Hi, I am Rakshit. I belong to that small strata of population who has been on Instagram when it was not owned by Facebook. Jokes apart I am a seasoned debater. I have had a love-hate relationship with social media throughout my life. Social media according to me is a Pandora's box which is being awaited to be opened, which shall expose the dark and dirty secrets of this industry. I have seen social media destroy the life of normal teens around me and what negative impact it has on them. I decided to join LOGOFF to be a part of the Second Social Media Revolution which shall change the world for good. The need of the hour is of youth leadership and that is what I wan to achieve here at LOGOFF.

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Director of the Character ed program and monthly writer

Namaste! My name is Saanvi, from India. I joined LOGOFF because even though I've never been very interested in social media, I've seen the negative effects on my friends and family, and I want to make sure people are aware of the negative effects of social media. I want the younger generation to know the pros and the cons of being on social media, and to know how to make their own decisions online. I'm really excited to work for a cause I truly believe in, and I hope I can make a difference!

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Jack Brustkern

Member of the Character ED task force 

Hello, I'm Jack. In 2017, I woke up to how my past use of social media and gaming had damaged my relationships and mental health. Since then, I have been working to help other kids develop digital balance by conducting primary research, giving 20 talks to thousands of kids and parents, creating a parent course, writing a book, and founding a startup that builds resources for parents to help them guide their kids toward digital balance. I greatly enjoy developing strategy and content with the LOG OFF team, and I hope that our youth voices will lead our generation to digital balance.

Member of the Character ED task force;

Director of Public Relations