MEET THE EXECUTIVE TEAM
March For Our Lives Iowa — 2023-2024
AKSHARA ESWAR — SHE/HER
Akshara Eswar is a senior at Johnston High School where she takes part in National Honor Society, and Mock Trial. In her free time, she likes to sing, bike, and is an avid photographer. In 2018, after the Parkland shooting, she participated in a walkout at her school. Ever since then, she has been an advocate for gun violence prevention. Akshara is looking forward to creating positive social change in her community in the future as well.
HANNAH HAYES - SHE/HER
Hannah is a senior at Roosevelt high school where she’s involved in mock trial, debate, and student council. She has attended and organized several rallies for climate action and gun violence prevention. She is very passionate about social justice and hopes to one day create positive change as a lawyer or politician. She joined March for our lives because she believes no child should fear for their life every time they walk into school.
JOSUE ALEMAN - HE/HIM
Josue is a freshman at Iowa State University. He loves photography and cooking. Josue has been an advocate for social justice issues for many years. It is Josue's Second year on the MFOLIA State team, and he is excited to work with students to make a difference around Iowa.
GRACE FISHER - SHE/HER
Grace is a senior at Waukee Northwest High School. She competes in both IHSSA and NDHSA Speech and participates in high school theater. Outside of school, she enjoys music and making videos.
PRATIMA KHATRI - SHE/HER
Pratima is a senior at Pleasant Valley High School. Her main hobby is doing all things theater! She is the 2023 Advocacy State Thespian Officer, has a job as a Costumes Programs Aide at Davenport Jr. Theater, and is on a varsity improv team. This is her first year with March For Our Lives Iowa and she couldn't be happier to be here. Her main goal is to help make the world a safe space for everyone to exist in and inspire others to do the same.
SAW GEE DOW SAW - HE/HIM
Saw is a senior at North High School and Central Academy. He is a part of Iowa Youth Congress, Youth Leadership Initiative, and a member of Central SOS. He is also a member of the North Debate Team. Saw is part of his school's leadership program, polar bear crew, and a member for Central Ambassador. In his free time, he likes to bike, go on walks, and hang out with his friends.
Legislative Affairs Directors
TREY JACKSON - HE/HIM
Trey Jackson is a senior at Roosevelt High School. When not participating in mock trial or running cross country, he works at Herting Law PLLC as a legal intern. During his free time he likes reading. He became active in advocacy against violence after seeing motivated youth making changes in his community. Trey is excited to work with the MFOL Legislative Team and Politicians to help influence positive gun regulation.
ROLAND PRESTON - HE/HIM
Roland Preston is a senior at Roosevelt High School. He also currently serves as the Vice Chairman of the Iowa Highschool Democrats, a captain for his school's debate team, and has canvassed for multiple political campaigns. He has a passion for politics and aviation and hopes to achieve his dream of becoming an Airline pilot while also staying involved politically throughout his life. He joined MFOLIA in the fall of 2022 because of his passion in regards to gun violence in particular, and felt that our leaders weren't doing enough to tackle the issue.