Nikita Kulkarni

FOUNDEr and executive director

A devoted advocate for women's rights from a young age, Nikita was a Title IX Student Defender and held various other legal internships during her time at Michigan State University. After graduating with a Bachelor's in International Relations, she currently works and lives in Chicago, Illinois. In addition to UMA, she volunteers for the Chicago Alliance against Sexual Exploitation and Rape Victims Advocate.


Sumana Palle

program Director

Having founded a social impact organization for women of color at the University of Michigan, Sumana has a passion for women's rights. After graduating with a Bachelor's in Business Administration and International Studies, she currently lives and works in Chicago, Illinois. 


Adriane Clomax

funding director

Having graduated from the University of Texas - Austin with a Master's in Social Work (Community and Administrative Leadership, Portfolio in Non-Profit Management), Adriane has a formidable career in social justice and community service. She has piloted development programs all over the world and currently lives and works in Chicago.


Chelsea Nacker

Financial strategy director

Chelsea received her Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana and is a CFA® charterholder. She currently lives and works in Chicago, IL, where she is active in initiatives related to her passions for education and women’s rights. In addition to Uma for Survivors, Chelsea volunteers at Tutoring Chicago in the Literacy Intensive Tutoring (LIT) program, which provides targeted reading and writing tutoring to economically disadvantaged children.


Kaitlyn Broz

Outreach and collaboration

During her time at Michigan State University, Kaitlyn was the Team Captain for Mock Trial and graduated with a degree in Material Sciences and Engineering. Kaitlyn is currently pursuing a Master's in St. Louis.