Our team is so important and we accomplish a lot together!!!


meet the team

  Colette Raptosh -Executive Director & Co-Founder   My name is  Colette Raptosh , I am a 18-year-old freshman at the University of Utah with big dreams. I have always had a deep passion for expression, art, and beauty. I wasn't super social till about 8th grade. After finding my voice I grew stronger and more passionate. Look a few years down the road and here I am now, 18 years old and fighting for a better world. I want to show others that they always have a voice to share and with that can make a positive impact on the world.

Colette Raptosh -Executive Director & Co-Founder

My name is Colette Raptosh, I am a 18-year-old freshman at the University of Utah with big dreams. I have always had a deep passion for expression, art, and beauty. I wasn't super social till about 8th grade. After finding my voice I grew stronger and more passionate. Look a few years down the road and here I am now, 18 years old and fighting for a better world. I want to show others that they always have a voice to share and with that can make a positive impact on the world.


  Nora Harren- Co-Founder   My name is Nora Harren. I am a sophomore at Western Washington. I find nothing more rewarding than giving back to the community that has raised me. Through civic and political involvement I have been able to do so. I plan to study Environmental Policy and get a law degree in order to create the worthwhile, powerful and positive change I seek. I am very passionate about politics and our political climate. My go to motto is "it's not what you have done, its what you can do."

Nora Harren- Co-Founder

My name is Nora Harren. I am a sophomore at Western Washington. I find nothing more rewarding than giving back to the community that has raised me. Through civic and political involvement I have been able to do so. I plan to study Environmental Policy and get a law degree in order to create the worthwhile, powerful and positive change I seek. I am very passionate about politics and our political climate. My go to motto is "it's not what you have done, its what you can do."


  Henry Turner -Director of People for Unity Idaho   My name is Henry Turner and I’m a senior at Boise High School, and eventually plan to pursue a career in labor relations law. I’ve been exposed to politics my whole life and I was raised on the importance of individual and community engagement. This year I’m the Executive Director of People for Unity Idaho and I hope to expand awareness of social justice across generational and political lines in my community.

Henry Turner -Director of People for Unity Idaho

My name is Henry Turner and I’m a senior at Boise High School, and eventually plan to pursue a career in labor relations law. I’ve been exposed to politics my whole life and I was raised on the importance of individual and community engagement. This year I’m the Executive Director of People for Unity Idaho and I hope to expand awareness of social justice across generational and political lines in my community.


  Maddie Oppenheimer -Director of Outreach Idaho   My name is Maddie Oppenheimer. I am 16 years old and a junior at Boise High School. I am the Director of Outreach for Idaho. I have always been passionate about being active in our community. When I graduate, I plan to attend college to study political science to pursue my passion for politics. I have chosen to work with People for Unity because now, more than ever, I believe that it is crucial for the youth to have a voice in the direction of our community. People for Unity gives students the opportunities to do so. I strive to create an environment where healthy conversations can be cultivated and where people can fully express their ideas and opinions. I want to inspire more of the youth in our community to get involved to ensure that we have a voice in charting our path.

Maddie Oppenheimer -Director of Outreach Idaho

My name is Maddie Oppenheimer. I am 16 years old and a junior at Boise High School. I am the Director of Outreach for Idaho. I have always been passionate about being active in our community. When I graduate, I plan to attend college to study political science to pursue my passion for politics. I have chosen to work with People for Unity because now, more than ever, I believe that it is crucial for the youth to have a voice in the direction of our community. People for Unity gives students the opportunities to do so. I strive to create an environment where healthy conversations can be cultivated and where people can fully express their ideas and opinions. I want to inspire more of the youth in our community to get involved to ensure that we have a voice in charting our path.


  Christian Nicholes -Director of Outreach Utah   Hello, my name is Christian Nicholes and I am the Director of Outreach for People for Unity in Utah. I grew up in Salt Lake City, and I’m a freshman at the University of Utah. I wanted to be apart of People for Unity because of its dedication to stand for equality for everyone, no matter their race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, etc. I find it so inspiring and essential that the youth are politically and socially involved in today’s issues, and we all want to make the world a safer and happier place with the work that we are accomplishing.

Christian Nicholes -Director of Outreach Utah

Hello, my name is Christian Nicholes and I am the Director of Outreach for People for Unity in Utah. I grew up in Salt Lake City, and I’m a freshman at the University of Utah. I wanted to be apart of People for Unity because of its dedication to stand for equality for everyone, no matter their race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, etc. I find it so inspiring and essential that the youth are politically and socially involved in today’s issues, and we all want to make the world a safer and happier place with the work that we are accomplishing.


  Will Tanguy -Director of People for Unity Utah   Hello! My name is Will Tanguy and I serve as the Director for People for Unity Utah. I am from Boise, Idaho and moved to Salt Lake to attend the University of Utah. I am currently studying Behavioral Neuroscience at with aspirations to get a Ph.D in Clinical Neuropsychology.  I strongly believe that working with the nation’s youth to foster community engagement and involvement is crucial to our countries future. I love working with students from all different background and of all different believes to attain common goals and look forward to my future work with People for Unity.

Will Tanguy -Director of People for Unity Utah

Hello! My name is Will Tanguy and I serve as the Director for People for Unity Utah. I am from Boise, Idaho and moved to Salt Lake to attend the University of Utah. I am currently studying Behavioral Neuroscience at with aspirations to get a Ph.D in Clinical Neuropsychology.

I strongly believe that working with the nation’s youth to foster community engagement and involvement is crucial to our countries future. I love working with students from all different background and of all different believes to attain common goals and look forward to my future work with People for Unity.


  Jade Jess -Director of Marketing Utah   Hello my name is Jade and I am the Director of Marketing. I grew up in California and am now attending the University of Utah trying to get my Bachelors in Film. I was drawn to People for Unity because of its dedication to gender equality and racial justice. My hope is that by being part of such time sensitive cause, I will be able to make an impact on those around me and the world. I think that by working together we can make our world a better place to live in for everyone here and for those to come. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.

Jade Jess -Director of Marketing Utah

Hello my name is Jade and I am the Director of Marketing. I grew up in California and am now attending the University of Utah trying to get my Bachelors in Film. I was drawn to People for Unity because of its dedication to gender equality and racial justice. My hope is that by being part of such time sensitive cause, I will be able to make an impact on those around me and the world. I think that by working together we can make our world a better place to live in for everyone here and for those to come. Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.


  Izabella Hatton -Director of Promotional Events Utah   Hi! My name is Bella and I am the Director of Promotions. I am a first-year student, from California, at the University of Utah pursuing a career in Design. I chose to work with People for Unity because of my want for equality for all. I am very passionate when it comes to helping others and making the world a better place. I have served many mission trips around the country and plan to use my connections gained thought People for Unity to help those less fortunate than myself and make the world a better place for everyone in it. I can’t wait to see where this will take me. It’s not your beliefs that make you a better person, it’s your behavior.

Izabella Hatton -Director of Promotional Events Utah

Hi! My name is Bella and I am the Director of Promotions. I am a first-year student, from California, at the University of Utah pursuing a career in Design. I chose to work with People for Unity because of my want for equality for all. I am very passionate when it comes to helping others and making the world a better place. I have served many mission trips around the country and plan to use my connections gained thought People for Unity to help those less fortunate than myself and make the world a better place for everyone in it. I can’t wait to see where this will take me. It’s not your beliefs that make you a better person, it’s your behavior.


  Kylie Casper -Director of Promotional Events Idaho   Hello! My name is Kylie Casper and I am the Director of Promotional Events Idaho. I am 16 and a Year 2 at One Stone High School. I have lived in Boise, Idaho my entire life and want to give back to the community that raised me to become who I am today. I have always believed in the power of youth and the importance of our voice, and I want to encourage our youth to take action. When I graduate, I want to pursue a degree in economics and business administration in college. I am so excited to be a part of People for Unity because of the incredible opportunity to inspire people to be the change they want to see in the world.

Kylie Casper -Director of Promotional Events Idaho

Hello! My name is Kylie Casper and I am the Director of Promotional Events Idaho. I am 16 and a Year 2 at One Stone High School. I have lived in Boise, Idaho my entire life and want to give back to the community that raised me to become who I am today. I have always believed in the power of youth and the importance of our voice, and I want to encourage our youth to take action. When I graduate, I want to pursue a degree in economics and business administration in college. I am so excited to be a part of People for Unity because of the incredible opportunity to inspire people to be the change they want to see in the world.


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