About Us

AMELIA ROSKIN-FRAZEE: Founder and President

Amelia Roskin-Frazee is a B.A. candidate at Columbia University. She is on the National Advisory AmeliaCouncil for GLSEN where she previously served as a Student Ambassador. She has also served on the Youth Advisory Council for The Trevor Project, the NorCal Youth Council for GSA Network, and founded and ran a Gay-Straight Alliance at a PreK-8 school. Amelia was named one of The Advocate‘s Top Forty, Under 40 LGBT Activists of 2012.

When not working on The Make It Safe Project, Amelia can often be found writing while wearing her Monty Python Killer Rabbit Slippers. She was a Writing Portfolio Gold Medalist in the 2015 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and has published pieces in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, and Feministing. She is represented by Natalie Lakosil at the Bradford Literary Agency. To see more about Amelia’s writing, visit her website.

When not yelling into megaphones or writing, Amelia can be found playing steel drums or getting her butt kicked at badminton.

 

BRET WATERS:  Treasurer and Tech

Bret Waters is an experienced Silicon Valley executive and entrepreneur. He was co-founder of Metagraphics (an early leader in web-based publishing, acquired by Linotext America), Founder and CEO of Artmachine (acquired by eMotion, now OpenText, NASDAQ:OTEX), and served as interim CEO for Stanford New Schools at Stanford University. He is currently the CEO of Tivix.

Bret holds an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University, and his executive education includes The Executive Program for Entrepreneurship at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, and Behavioral Finance at the Recanati School of Business at the University of Tel Aviv.

Additionally, Bret is on the board of the Stanford University School of Education, he was, for eight years, the President of the Board of the Woodside School Foundation, and was also President of the Board for Stanford New Schools. In his spare time he enjoys skiing, sailing, hanging out with his daughters, and hiking with his trusty yellow lab.

 

ANNIE ROSKIN: Board Member

Annie is Founder and President of AdmissionWise Consulting LLC, a premier college consulting firm that distills the expertise of a college admissions insider to guide students successfully through the process of applying to colleges. She spent six years as Associate Director of Admissions in the Undergraduate Admissions Office at Stanford University. In addition, she was Associate Director of College Counseling at San Francisco University High School. Annie designed and taught undergraduate courses on gender, sexuality, and family at both Stanford and the University of Michigan, and served as an academic advisor to Stanford undergraduates throughout her years in the Admissions Office.

She graduated from Stanford with an A.B. in Political Science, and was a Ph.D. Candidate in Sociology at the University of Michigan before becoming a mom to two fantastic kids who steered her commitment to education in a direction that better suited them. She served on the board of their independent school in San Francisco for seven years, four of them as Board President.