Who We Are

Gramforacause is a global team of passionate creatives who love visual storytelling. We're spread across New York City, Shanghai, and Kansas City. Most of our team met through Instagram and now we're on a mission to build an Instagram community that can create change online and off.

 
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DENISE CHAN
CEO & FOUNDER

Denise is a digital storyteller with over five years of experience in helping brands create impactful content. She brings communities together through words and photos. 

Denise was previously Volunteer Public Relations Manager at Roots and Wings International and a Digital Marketing Volunteer at Ten for 10. She is also an alumni of international service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega.

Say hi on Instagram at @withlovedc.

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GLORIA WU
CHIEF COMMUNITY OFFICER

Gloria loves digging deep and getting her hands dirty in projects she's passionate about. She enjoys talking to people about their big ideas and dreams and connecting them to a larger cause.

At Gramforacause, Gloria spearheads kickstarting and managing partnerships with social good organizations as well as creating offline events for Instagrammers to serve their neighborhoods.      

You can follow her on Instagram @glopups.

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MICHAEL HSIEH
CHIEF STORYTELLING OFFICER

Michael is a photographer, foodie, and an aspiring chef who seeks to bring people and communities together through food. 

Michael manages Gramforacause's Instagram strategy, presence and community relations. He's constantly on the look out for storytellers to recruit to join the cause. Previously, Michael worked as a line cook for F.A.R.M. Cafe in North Carolina. 

Say hello on Instagram @mike.0203.

WHITNEY TRESSEL
community MANAGER

Whitney is a travel photographer and photo editor currently based in New York City. 

Her love for the road comes from her innate curiosity of others. Whitney strives to learn more about different cultures, to get out of her comfort zone, and to expand her view one adventure at a time.

Previously, she was the photo coordinator at Esquire, editor of Budget Travel. Whitney has contributed to The Wall Street Journal, Tory Burch, O The Oprah Magazine, United Airlines' Hemispheres Magazine, and Rolling Stone. 

Whitney also leads educational trips for National Geographic Student Expeditions. So far she's taught photography in Australia, Iceland, France, Spain and Costa Rica.

Say hello on Instagram @whitneytravels.

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JEFFREY RIGUEUR
Photo Editor

Jeffrey is a photographer and aspiring entrepreneur with a background in health, tech and education. For the past two years he has been involved with training and equipping a generation of missionaries while volunteering his time at a non-profit Christian organization called YWAM. While doing so, he picked up photography as a creative outlet.

On his down time, Jeffrey loves reading, taking photos and gathering with good company over good food. He is passionate and curious about world issues.

Say hello on Instagram @majestic.encounters.

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ASHLEY LUNE 
COMMUNITY
ENGAGEMENT

Ashley is a photographer and mental health advocate with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. She uses Instagram and her blog, Jacklynlune.com, to inspire, educate and destroy the taboo encircling mental illnesses. 

Say hello on Instagram @jacklyn.lune.

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