A Voice for Choice, Inc. Board Member Profiles:
Christina Hildebrand is the founder and President of A Voice for Choice, Inc. and A Voice for Choice Advocacy, Inc. She is a market researcher with a degree in Statistics and modeling. Christina owns a Market Research firm which conducts research for many Silicon Valley companies. She also owns a Weston A Price based food delivery service in the San Francisco Bay area. Over the past 10 years she has conducted over 10,000 hours of research on vaccines, including consulting with many leading vaccine researchers, in a quest to understand the reality rather than the hype of vaccines. Christina had the idea for A Voice for Choice quite a few years ago, but did not have the time to start it, given her two other businesses. However, in 2015, in response to SB277 (the school vaccine mandate law in California), Christina felt that she needed to put the non-profit onto paper and founded A Voice for Choice Advocacy, Inc. This allowed the non-profit to hire a lobbyist in Sacramento, with whom Christina spent every Monday-Wednesday during the legislative session with lobbying against SB277 and SB792 (the child care employee vaccine mandate bill). Christina then recognized in order to further her mission of ensuring all have informed choice and transparency in what goes into their body, she needed to found a tax-exempt non-profit in order to effectively educate and fundraise for those education purposes. Christina coordinates with the A Voice for Choice team to determine what educative events and projects will be supported.
Shriee Srinivas has over 15 years of global and multicultural experience in working with children and their families. She has been privileged to be a part of a few leading and esteemed organizations such as VOICES, United Nations, UNESCO, London School of Speech, and many Montessori schools in Northern and Southern California. She has a plethora of global educational and professional experiences in child psychology, early childhood education, Montessori education, and work involved in non-profit organizations. She has a dual bachelors degree in communications, and psychology, an AMI primary Montessori diploma from Montessori Teachers Training Center in Northern California, leadership and mentoring training from Foothill College and Stanford University. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in developmental (child) psychology, and bachelors in Christian theology.
While at the UN she traveled to many under-developed and developing countries such as South Africa, Guatemala, Burma, rural India to setup grassroots schools, radio stations for women empowerment, and worked on campaigns related to equal gender rights. As a part of a UNESCO assignment through VOICES — a non-profit organization focused on empowering under-privileged, backward, challenged, and low-income groups with equality and human rights — Shriee developed, designed and implemented a disabilities rights program in India, which was responsible for training the challenged mass of the society and passing the equal employment rights bill in India for inclusion of the disabled in corporate and government working sectors of India. Shriee helped implement a weekly radio program for the rural women of India and worked with the government of India to allocate an exclusive radio station to discuss topics of women equality, child rights, equal inclusions in work sectors, etc. She has filmed many socially relevant documentaries focusing on ‘respect for life’ as the basis of all her documentaries which were showcased at international documentary film festivals of India, Dubai, and Scotland. She worked at leading newspaper agencies which voiced equality and human rights subjects as their primary focus.
For the last 10 years, Shriee has dedicated herself to the Montessori education — something her grandmother started when she had the privilege and honor of being trained by Dr. Maria Montessori in Chennai, India in 1939 — Shriee is now, the Co-Founder and CEO of Orion Montessori School in San Jose that is an AMI based Montessori school which focuses on empowering tomorrow’s leaders with plans to expand internationally by setting up an exclusive ‘Erdkinder’ (farm school) model ranging in Montessori education for ages 6 weeks to 18 years of age.
Aside from being a busy mother of two, Kadhi Brott spends her time volunteering for causes she considers important ranging from environmental to political matters as well as social and racial justice issues. She has spent considerable time as a grassroots organizer, helping to facilitate action within her community on local and state-wide levels. Kadhi is also experienced in lobbying state legislators and other elected officials with an aim to impact state level legislation and local resolutions. She considers activism an integral part of her role as a mother as it provides a platform to advocate on her children’s behalf and, in turn, impact the world they are growing up in. Kadhi’s interest in social change was first nurtured during her time studying at the California Institute of Integral Studies where she completed her Bachelor’s degree focusing on globalism, sociology and philosophy. Aside from her activism pursuits, she is deeply passionate about health and wellness and living as naturally as possible. Kadhi has traveled the world fueled by these passions — she’s farmed her way across Japan, worked as a raw food chef in Costa Rica and studied yoga in India.