Natalie is a Program Associate for The 84. Originally from Kansas, Natalie moved to Boston as part of a post collegiate service year program serving in an after school program. Natalie has served as a youth worker in many different capacities including her work as Youth Minister at Trinity Church, Boston. She is very passionate about youth empowerment, communications, and social justice. Outside of the office you can find her shopping, going to the movies solo, eating brunch, or participating in some kind of outdoor activity…especially hiking! Natalie is extremely excited to be part of The 84 team and to stand alongside youth as they change tobacco prevention history.
Jenna Carter is The 84’s Administrative Coordinator. She enjoys listening to 90’s tunes (especially Alannis Morrisette), reading comics at Barnes and Noble, and spending too much time on Pinterest. Jenna is a proud supporter of feminism, animal rights, and racial equality movements with a minor degree in Social Sciences. Jenna’s favorite season is the Fall (and not just because her favorite holiday is Halloween). On the weekends she can be found hosting a board game night, browsing a local thrift store, or wielding a nerf gun in the woods at a Live Action Roleplay event. Jenna is excited to be working with The 84 Movement, and can’t wait to see what each Chapter has to offer!
Carly joined The 84 team as Project Manager in 2013, and has loved every minute of it. That’s no surprise, since she’s been working on tobacco issues since 2000 when she was in high school! Hailing from Springfield, Illinois, Carly has a strong devotion to all things Midwest, and loves getting back there to check on if the corn is knee-high by the 4th of July (that’s a thing). Her two favorite holidays are the Youth Power Summit and Kick Butts Day, and she loves working with The 84’s Statewide Leadership Team and the staff at the Boston office. Carly’s other interests include Abe Lincoln, biking, yoga, Italian, church, NPR, and eating plant-based whole foods.
Danielle Adams is a Program Associate with The 84. Danielle recently moved to Boston from Connecticut, where she grew up and graduated from UConn. Prior to joining HRiA, Danielle worked in Human Resources, mainly in recruitment, and is excited to spread the word about the work The 84 is doing! She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Public Health at Boston University, and plans to go on to work in community health promotion and program development. She enjoys kickboxing, traveling, doing anything outdoors (she recently climbed Africa’s tallest mountain!) and eating lots of delicious food. She is excited to work alongside youth leaders in the community to make Massachusetts youth tobacco free!
Rachel Martin is a Program Coordinator with The 84. Rachel grew up outside of NYC, graduated from Syracuse University in New York, and is new to the Boston area. A current Master’s of Public Health Candidate at BU, Rachel is excited to join a new community to give back to while continuing her education in the public health realm. Much of her previous experience involves gender-based violence, violence prevention and education, and mental health/substance use work among college campus communities. She most recently was a Leader of Peer Educators on Interpersonal Violence Prevention, and had the opportunity to work with a human rights organization, Breakthrough U.S., this past summer. Rachel is excited to work with and empower youth, and help them make a difference!
Hikari is a Program Coordinator at HRiA, and works with The 84 Movement in youth tobacco prevention and cessation. Originally from Japan, Hikari obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology at Clarkson University. Currently, he is pursuing a Master of Public Health at Boston University with concentrations in program management and global health. After earning his MPH, Hikari plans to attend medical school to pursue a career that spotlights the intersection of clinical medicine and public health.
Lillie Ahearn is the new intern for The 84 Movement. She is a freshman at Tufts University, where she studies Spanish. In high school, she was an active member of the Hockomock Leaders Club 84 Chapter in North Attleboro, MA as well as being a member of The 84 Movement Statewide Leadership Team. She plays on the Tufts varsity women’s fencing team and participates in Model UN. When not studying, she enjoys reading or doing crosswords in one of Boston’s many coffee shops, playing video games, and petting every dog she sees on the street. She’s very excited to be working with the 84 staff again!