our mission: transform intention into impact through great tech

Meet our core team and learn what we each bring to ámaxa's mission.


I'm Lauren, ámaxa founder & CEO.

I started amaxa because one mentor and one nonprofit put their faith in me to make a real impact as a high school student- and it changed the course of my life forever.

While I was born and raised in Denver, Colorado, I've spent the last five years in Abu Dhabi, in the United Arab Emirates. I graduated from New York University Abu Dhabi with a degree in Computer Science and Arabic Language. I adore my cat, Hela (if you ever meet with me, you will no doubt hear her in the background, despite my best efforts).

I'm Amina Rotari, ámaxa COO.

I like to believe dynamism has always been a facet of my personality. Combine that with a desire to create tangible impact and you get the perfect ámaxa-esque concoction. Working here is not about me but it’s about all the good I can do for others, and I live for that.

Amina is majoring in Arab Crossroads Studies and Political Science at NYUAD with a minor in Peace studies. She is at her most happiest when she’s with her closest friends, sharing a cuddle with her dog, or leaisurely reading by the beach.


I'm Karina, ámaxa Chief Partnerships Officer.

Being a part of ámaxa is a big deal for me as it resolves an issue that I believe many teens (me included) faced despite having a drive to make an impact, with providing guidance. I believe that ámaxa can tap in to the next generation’s potential and no one gets ‘bamboozled’ with unnecessary bureaucracy.

Karina is a current student at New York University Abu Dhabi, passionately working towards a Social Research and Public Policy major and a minor in Peace Studies. She spends way too much time on social media and decided to use that time to make an impact with ámaxa from now on. When she is not working she is doing “all” of her class readings, which she finds to be her best personality trait.

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