MEET THE TEAM
March For Our Lives Iowa  2022-2023

State Directors 

Esha Bolar — SHE/HER

CO-STATE DIRECTOR

Esha Bolar is a Senior at Johnston High School. She participates in Mock Trial and Speech and Debate. She helped organize a walkout affiliated with MFOL in her school following the Parkland shooting in 2018 with more than 500 students taking part. Since the walk out she’s been an advocate for the prevention of gun violence, and other human rights issues. She’s very politically active and believes speaking truth to power is MFOLIA’s most useful tool. Esha hopes to go to law school and one day take on congress.

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AKSHARA ESWAR — SHE/HER
CO-STATE DIRECTOR 
Akshara  is a Junior at Johnston High School where she takes part in jazz band, National History Day, and Mock Trial. Akshara enjoys photography, and embroidery  in her free time. She has been learning vocal Indian Classical music for 11 years. She is a passionate advocate for many social justice issues. After participating in a walk out following the Parkland shooting in 2018, she became invested in helping end gun violence in America. Akshara hopes to go to business school and pursue a career in finance, business, or economics.

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GABI MICHALSKI —SHE/HER
ORGANIZING DIRECTOR
Gabi Michalski is a Freshman at University of Iowa. Gabi is a part of Speech and Debate, National History Day, and Math Club. She also participates in her school's jazz band and marching band as a saxophone. In her free time, she enjoys reading, running, and playing piano. Gabi is very passionate about March For Our Lives and ending gun violence. She is active in attending protests and fighting for
justice. Gabi hopes to work in a field where she can dedicate herself
to helping others.

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DOMINIC EASTMAN —HE/HIM
ORGANIZING DEPUTY 
Dominic Eastman is the Western Organizing Deputy for March For Our
Lives Iowa. He is a junior at Sioux City East High School. At school
he participates in student council, Speech, Gay Straight Alliance,
March For Our Lives East High, and on his spare days likes to help
tutor after school. Dominic enjoys politics and trying to get involved
as much as he can. Some days you'll find Dominic working in a food
truck or at home listening to Prince.


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KIDAN GIRMA —SHE/HER
COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
Kidan is very excited to serve as March For Our Lives Iowa's Content and Design Associate. She is a Freshman at Iowa State and is involved in many extra curricular activities such as cross country, Academic Decathlon, Student Council, Mock Trial, TSA, and band. Kidan is also involved with the Community of Racial Equity at her school and volunteers around her community. Kidan remains active with politics as she helped run one of the very first MFOLIA chapters at her high school. Not only that, but she advocates for racial equality in her district, exemplified by her attending and speaking at the Johnston rally where students talked to school administrators and board members about racial issues in schools. She is looking forward to being on the team this year.

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LEXI DUFFY—SHE/HER
LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS DIRECTOR
Lexi Duffy is a Freshman at Pomona where she is involved in Speech and Debate, Mock Trial, and theatre, along with music and sports. She is excited to join the MFOLIA team as a legislative affairs associate and to have the opportunity to learn more about the mechanics of policy making. In her free time, she can be found running, biking, and swimming, as well as reading up on current events and other news. She hopes to use this platform to educate her community and is looking forward to working with March For Our
Lives Iowa!


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LAUREN WESSLING — SHE/HER
COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATE 
Lauren is a Junior at Johnston High School and is very excited to serve her first term as a Communications Associate for March For Our Lives Iowa. Lauren is involved in Mock Trial, Best Buddies, and First Tech Challenge. She plans to go to college and get a degree in
political science, then later attend law school. After that, she hopes
to pursue a career in politics. Lauren can’t wait to work with the MFOLIA team and help educate people about gun violence.

 
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