is a freshman at Wayne State University from Troy, Michigan. She was a VP for her high school’s Model UN club and a board member for the TedED club in which she gave two speeches over the past couple of years. This is Ridaa’s first time with Rise and she is thrilled to be able to put in action some of her ideas for activism. She loves learning about political theory and recognizing different systems in society and how they intertwine. For fun, Ridaa likes to do colorful makeup while listening to female rap and hyperpop, to drink caffeinated beverages, and laugh with friends- possibly even strangers.