KALIA ARAGON STRATEGIST Kalia Aragon, a native of San Diego, California, can be described as a bold and effective global citizen. From her work with California Youth and Government and Model United Nations to her international development work with the non-profit Invisible Children, Kalia is dedicated to making the world a more understanding place. Living and working in New York is a dream come true for this urban novice! When not advocating for social change she can be found enjoying quality Mexican food, relaxing with friends, and taking in the local cultures.

KALIA ARAGON
STRATEGIST

Kalia Aragon, a native of San Diego, California, can be described as a bold and effective global citizen. From her work with California Youth and Government and Model United Nations to her international development work with the non-profit Invisible Children, Kalia is dedicated to making the world a more understanding place. Living and working in New York is a dream come true for this urban novice! When not advocating for social change she can be found enjoying quality Mexican food, relaxing with friends, and taking in the local cultures.

MEREDITH FERGUSON MANAGING DIRECTOR Meredith's passion for creativity and innovation leads her to challenge traditional thinking and deliver the very best work for TMI's clients. Her career has spanned both client and agency roles. Prior to joining TMI, Meredith served as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Northlich. There, Meredith spearheaded the ILostABet.org, YourChemistry.org, and GiveThemTen.org strategies, as well as led client work for Sam's Club, White House Black Market, and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She has proudly served as a judge for the Positive Change Effie Awards and the D&AD Impact Awards. Meredith is a graduate of Vanderbilt Law School where she was a founding member of the Vanderbilt Child & Family Law Clinic and later served as a board member for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). When not striving to bake the perfect chocolate chip cookie, Meredith can be found watching a musical or play and exploring every nook and cranny of New York City with her husband and two girls.

MEREDITH FERGUSON
MANAGING DIRECTOR

Meredith's passion for creativity and innovation leads her to challenge traditional thinking and deliver the very best work for TMI's clients. Her career has spanned both client and agency roles. Prior to joining TMI, Meredith served as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Northlich. There, Meredith spearheaded the ILostABet.org, YourChemistry.org, and GiveThemTen.org strategies, as well as led client work for Sam's Club, White House Black Market, and the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. She has proudly served as a judge for the Positive Change Effie Awards and the D&AD Impact Awards. Meredith is a graduate of Vanderbilt Law School where she was a founding member of the Vanderbilt Child & Family Law Clinic and later served as a board member for Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA). When not striving to bake the perfect chocolate chip cookie, Meredith can be found watching a musical or play and exploring every nook and cranny of New York City with her husband and two girls.

 
ARIA FINGER CEO, DOSOMETHING.ORG & TMI STRATEGY Aria has over a decade of experience motivating young people to take action through DoSomething.org campaigns such as Teens for Jeans, Thumb Wars, and Comeback Clothes. She has created brand partnerships with H&M, Coca-Cola, Sprint, JetBlue, and Toyota, and she has helped scale DoSomething.org to 5.4 million members in 131 countries today. Aria is one of the first ten World Economic Forum Global Shapers, she’s passionate about social justice, and she thinks the name “Aria” is becoming way too popular.

ARIA FINGER
CEO, DOSOMETHING.ORG & TMI STRATEGY

Aria has over a decade of experience motivating young people to take action through DoSomething.org campaigns such as Teens for Jeans, Thumb Wars, and Comeback Clothes. She has created brand partnerships with H&M, Coca-Cola, Sprint, JetBlue, and Toyota, and she has helped scale DoSomething.org to 5.4 million members in 131 countries today. Aria is one of the first ten World Economic Forum Global Shapers, she’s passionate about social justice, and she thinks the name “Aria” is becoming way too popular.

MARIE PEDERSON STRATEGIST Marie guides clients in developing communications and calls to action that resonate with young people. She currently works with PwC to enhance their internal Corporate Responsibility programming and with Malala Fund to build a global movement around girls' education. In her client work, Marie draws on her past experience with the DoSomething.org global strategy team. Marie is an avid traveler, bookworm, feminist, and fitness aficionado.

MARIE PEDERSON
STRATEGIST

Marie guides clients in developing communications and calls to action that resonate with young people. She currently works with PwC to enhance their internal Corporate Responsibility programming and with Malala Fund to build a global movement around girls' education. In her client work, Marie draws on her past experience with the DoSomething.org global strategy team. Marie is an avid traveler, bookworm, feminist, and fitness aficionado.

 
IRENE PEDRUELO LEAD STRATEGIST A storyteller, strategist, and activist at heart, Irene loves thinking about what makes young people tick and then putting those insights to work for TMI’s clients. Earlier in her career, Irene worked as a journalist for publications in Europe, Latin America, and the US. She was recently named 2016 Rhize Emerging Catalyst for her work fighting to reduce barriers to political participation of Spanish emigrants around the world. She has been a guest lecturer at The New School and she was a Fulbright scholar from 2012 to 2014.

IRENE PEDRUELO
LEAD STRATEGIST

A storyteller, strategist, and activist at heart, Irene loves thinking about what makes young people tick and then putting those insights to work for TMI’s clients. Earlier in her career, Irene worked as a journalist for publications in Europe, Latin America, and the US. She was recently named 2016 Rhize Emerging Catalyst for her work fighting to reduce barriers to political participation of Spanish emigrants around the world. She has been a guest lecturer at The New School and she was a Fulbright scholar from 2012 to 2014.

KARY PEREZ SENIOR STRATEGIST Kary equips powerhouse brands like Keds, H&R Block, and United Way with the tools that motivate millennials to take social action. Kary is devoted to women’s empowerment, social and economic justice, and is an ally to anyone that feels they might not have a voice (or a choice). She also loves to travel, has an encyclopedic knowledge of pop culture, and is perpetually on the hunt for the best pizza in NYC.

KARY PEREZ
SENIOR STRATEGIST

Kary equips powerhouse brands like Keds, H&R Block, and United Way with the tools that motivate millennials to take social action. Kary is devoted to women’s empowerment, social and economic justice, and is an ally to anyone that feels they might not have a voice (or a choice). She also loves to travel, has an encyclopedic knowledge of pop culture, and is perpetually on the hunt for the best pizza in NYC.

GREG PERLSTEIN SENIOR DIRECTOR, GROWTH & MARKETING Greg builds innovative, cross-sector partnerships that positively impact people and the planet. Prior to joining TMI, Greg managed strategic alliances at the not-for-profit First Book, where he partnered with Target, Teach For America, and Demand Media to deliver millions of new books to kids in need. Greg is a Michigan Ross MBA, Dance Marathon alum, and an all-heart, little-skill triathlete.

GREG PERLSTEIN
SENIOR DIRECTOR, GROWTH & MARKETING

Greg builds innovative, cross-sector partnerships that positively impact people and the planet. Prior to joining TMI, Greg managed strategic alliances at the not-for-profit First Book, where he partnered with Target, Teach For America, and Demand Media to deliver millions of new books to kids in need. Greg is a Michigan Ross MBA, Dance Marathon alum, and an all-heart, little-skill triathlete.