Our Team

Samantha Lee
President & Co-Founder

I started Stitched Together to allow children and adults an opportunity to learn how to heal themselves and others through the life skill of sewing. Learning the stitches needed to put limbs and features onto a little bear inspires children to create, concentrate, and engage their empathy by choosing the charity or cause to which their finished bears will be donated. 
As a current student at Johns Hopkins University, my hope is to one day become a physician who uses both the art and science of medicine. The desire to be involved in the healing process years before I enter medical school is what inspired me to found Stitched Together.


Rachel Lee
Social Media Director & Co-Founder

I am currently a student at Bishop Manogue High School in Reno, NV and I joined Stitched Together in 2019. After participating in numerous workshops and donation events, I am excited to share all of Stitched Together’s amazing work with the global community. I look forward to spreading the mission of this unique organization and capturing the many smiles created with our hand stitched teddy bears.

Rupali Batta

Regional Director


I am currently a student at Notre Dame High School in San Jose, California and joined Stitched Together in 2020 as part of their COVID-19 face mask sewing movement. I have been involved in community service through my robotics team and have helped host workshops to spread interest in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Though my stitching skills are horrendous, I plan to step outside my comfort zone and help Stitched Together spread our mission of love, empathy, and compassion in communities around the world.