board of directors
Aneva Jefferson (she/her)
Mental health advocate
Aneva was born and raised in Springfield, Missouri. She recently graduated with her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Spanish from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. She will soon begin her master's degree in Community Development and Engagement from Vanderbilt University. She loves children, concerts, cake and mental health advocacy. She is so excited to be a part of the Board of Directors for Missouri M.A.D.E. It is her hope that one day this organization won’t have to focus on getting more women to run for office, but can focus on supporting all the amazing women already in office.
Anubhav Garg (he/him)
Anubhav is originally from Springfield, Missouri, and is fascinated by the rapid changes facing our society. He holds a computer science and business degree from the University of Southern California, where he studied the roles that emerging technologies and business strategies have in driving those changes. In trying to enable some of those changes himself, most notably as Co-President of USC's Novus Think Tank, Anubhav experienced first hand the importance of having balance and diversity in leadership positions. Anubhav sees Missouri M.A.D.E as critical to that effort, in reducing the especially pronounced disparity of capable, driven women and their representation in politics.
Koby Ljunggren (they/them)
Koby has a Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry from Missouri State University in Springfield, MO, and will soon begin pursuing a PhD in biophysics from Harvard University. Involved in both political and scientific advocacy, they bring a unique perspective as both politics and STEM disciplines lack gender diversity. As a Missouri resident for 15 years, they’ve watched the state evolve politically, and would like to see it move in a different direction. They believe that promoting and advocating for women in public office is integral to moving our state in a better direction. Ultimately, they believe Missouri M.A.D.E. is the best avenue for this change.