OUR TEAM

MAYA CANADY

Founder

Maya Canady founded The Elephant Project in 2017. Prior to founding The Elephant Project, she taught children's yoga classes. Maya created The Elephant Project to make yoga and mindfulness accessible to children in all communities. She is a graduate of Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, DC and currently attends Emory University in Atlanta, GA.

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CEDAR COX-MCALLISTER

Director

Cedar Cox McAllister is a high school Senior from Washington, D.C. She became involved with The Elephant Project to help at-risk youth. Cedar hopes that by teaching yoga and mindfulness to more kids at a young age, they will be able to use those skills as they get older.

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AMARTYA ESWARAN-KING

Head of Communications

Amartya Eswaran-King is a Senior at Woodrow Wilson High School. He strives to help low-income students improve their health and wellness. He is a member of the varsity baseball team at Wilson and integrates yoga into his training.

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GIANNA SHIPP

Project Mentor

Gianna Shipp is a native of Charlotte, NC. After attending college at Virginia State University, she moved to Washington, D.C. to pursue her Masters in Complementary and Alternative Medicine at Georgetown University. While at Georgetown University, she studied various types of health modalities including yoga and mind-body physiology. As the advisor, Gianna supports the Elephant Project student leaders in the execution of yearly goals.

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