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Our People

Meet our Squad

Our team may be small, but our reach is big. The Girl Up staff is innovative, experienced, and passionate. We are deeply committed to working towards a world where all girls are empowered!

Who We Are

Executive Director

Executive Director

  1. Melissa Kilby

    Executive Director

    Under Melissa's leadership, Girl Up helps girls access their inner power to advance girls’ skills, rights, and opportunities, transforming girls by exposing them to new possibilities, increasing their sense of confidence and positioning them to be changemakers in their communities.

    Having developed 65,000 girl leaders in 120 countries and all 50 U.S. states, Girl Up is inspiring a generation of girls to be a force for gender equality and social change.

    Melissa Kilby is the Executive Director of Girl Up, the global leadership development organization transforming a generation of girls to be a force for gender equality and social change.

    Since 2010, Girl Up has developed 75,000 girl leaders in 120 countries and all 50 U.S. states, and has raised more than $27 million for girls’ leadership programs and impact partners at the United Nations. Melissa joined Girl Up in its first year, and during her tenure with her team, has built the organization into force that it is today.

    Melissa is a leading expert on next gen leadership and youth activism. Recently named to Fortune Magazine’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2020, Melissa is also currently Chair of the Board of Directors of Girls on the Run, Washington DC. Prior to Girl Up, Melissa served as a National Director for OP3, where she helped raise an average of $45 million each season managing a nine-city, multi-day fundraising walk series benefiting the Avon Foundation for Women. Melissa holds a Bachelor of Journalism in Strategic Communication from University of Missouri – Columbia. In 2014, she was selected to participate in a highly competitive program for non-profit leaders through Harvard University’s Kennedy School. Melissa sits on the U.S. Advisory Group for UN Women’s WE EMPOWER G7 and the Steering Committee for Women in Dev.

    Melissa has appeared on MSNBC, written articles for Huffington Post and Harvard International Review, been quoted in many national and international press outlets and speaks regularly as an expert on leadership, activism and Gen Z girls. Recent speaking engagements include TEDxQuincy, Women in Dev, UN Women International Women’s Day events, and various other Girl Up events and at the UN.

Girl Up Staff

Our team may be small, but our reach is big. The Girl Up staff is innovative, experienced and passionate. We are deeply committed to working toward a world where all girls are empowered – and having fun while doing it.

Staff

  1. Julie Willig

    Senior Director

    Julie oversees Girl Up’s leadership programs and global impact through our fundraising and advocacy initiatives.

  2. Beth Nervig Communications and Digital Media Director close head shot
    Beth Nervig

    Director, Communications & Digital Media

    Beth manages global communications strategy across social, digital, and email platforms and is passionate about telling the stories of incredible girl leaders and activists around the world.

  3. Hallie Hudson Development Director staff headshot
    Hallie Hudson

    Director, Development

    Hallie oversees all fundraising strategy, ensuring Girl Up is financially sustainable and grows in line with the expanding needs of our changemakers across the globe.

  4. Helen-Audrey Senior Finance Associate selfie with white dress
    Helen-Audrey Adom

    Sr Associate, Finance

    I manage budget and contracts for the Girl Up team

  5. Isabel Alcalde Senior WiSci Program Associate staff picture (wearing her backpack and headphone) standing right next to the bus and smiling
    Isabel Alcalde

    Sr. WiSci Program Associate

    Email me to learn more about WiSci Girls STEAM camps

  6. Barbara Aranda Regional Representative for Latin America and Caribbean staff picture with a girl up teen girl
    Barbara Aranda

    Regional Manager for Latin America

    Email me if you want to learn about Girl Up in Latin America!

  7. Aditi Arora Regional Representative for India and South Asia (upper body shot)
    Aditi Arora

    Country Manager for India

    Email me if you want to learn about Girl Up in India

  8. Leticia Bahia Regional Representative for Brazil staff close head shot
    Leticia Bahia

    Country Manager for Brazil

    Email me if you want to learn about Girl Up in Brazil

  9. Musonda Chikwanda Regional Representative for Africa staff upper body head shot with blue background
    Musonda Chikwanda

    Regional Manager for Africa

    Email me if you would like to get involved with Girl Up in Africa!

  10. Carol Cropp Advancement Specialist staff headshot
    Carol Cropp

    Sr. Development Manager

    Email me if you would like to partner with us!

  11. Bernadette Francis Senior Development Associate staff picture
    Bernadette Francis

    Sr Development Associate

    Email me if you would like to donate to or partner with us

  12. Meagan Harlowe Graphic Designer staff head shot
    Meagan Harlowe

    Graphic Designer

    Email me if you want to learn about our brand

  13. Rahkendra Ice Communications and Digital Media Manager staff - headshot (showing her smile, and show her side face)
    Rahkendra Ice

    Communications & Digital Media Manager

    Email me if you have press and/or media inquiries

  14. Jessica Giusti

    Digital Fundraising Manager

    Email me if you want to donate or fundraise online for Girl Up!

  15. Bailey Leuschen Director, Programs & Impact staff holding a mic and wearing her girl up shirt and smile on teh satge
    Bailey Leuschen

    Director, Programs & Impact

    Email me to learn more about Girl Up’s high impact programs for youth changemakers

  16. Yunmei Li

    Regional Manager for East Asia & Pacific

    Email me if you want to learn about Girl Up in East Asia and the Pacific

  17. Maggie Liu

    Manager, Programs & Impact

    Email me if you have questions about our various programming or global clubs

  18. Kirsten McCullers

    Development Manager

    Email me if you would like to partner with us!

  19. Naomi Naik staff picture with her sitting down with a back group of city view
    Naomi Naik

    Communications & Digital Media Associate

    Email me if you are interested in our digital platforms and online community.

  20. Lisa Napper Programs Associate staff full body shot
    Lisa Napper

    Program Associate

    Email me if you want to learn about Clubs, Campus, or Leadership Summit

  21. Rocio Ortega Associate staff upper body head shot
    Rocio Ortega

    Program Associate

    Email me if you want to learn more about Sports for a Purpose, Teen Advisors, and Scholarships.

  22. Maren Roberts Program Coordinator staff picture on her float board
    Maren Roberts

    Program Coordinator

    Email me if you have questions about WiSci or STEM for Social Good

  23. Neecia Shaw

    Events Manager

    Email me if you want to learn more about Girl Up events

  24. Morgan Wood Program Coordinator staff half body shot with colorful background
    Morgan Wood

    Program Coordinator

    Email me if you want to learn more about Girl Up Clubs

Current Teen Advisors

At Girl Up, Teen Advisors are leading Girl Up’s “by girls, for girls” movement, carrying out advocacy goals, providing feedback on our strategy and energizing others to take action for girls around the world.

Advisors

  1. Amatullah Turner

    Philadelphia, United States

    My name is Amatullah Turner, and I am a rising junior at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia, PA. I am 15 years old, and I choose to use ...

    My name is Amatullah Turner, and I am a rising junior at Springside Chestnut Hill Academy in Philadelphia, PA. I am 15 years old, and I choose to use my voice to advocates for girls all across the globe. My hobbies include social advocacy, rowing at my high school, and painting in my free time. I encourage everyone to speak up for what they believe in and know that their voice matters and should be heard.

  2. Amelia Marcum

    Denver, United States

    "Hello Girl Up! My name is Amelia Marcum and I am a senior at Regis Jesuit High School in Denver, Colorado. I currently serve as the founding Presiden...

    "Hello Girl Up! My name is Amelia Marcum and I am a senior at Regis Jesuit High School in Denver, Colorado. I currently serve as the founding President of the Girl Up club chapter at my school. Words cannot describe how incredibly excited and honored I am to be serving at a 2020-2021 Girl Up Teen Advisor. I am looking forward to collaborating with my inspiring, change-making peers to make this is the best year of Girl Up yet!

    I first became involved with Girl Up in 2018 after attending the leadership summit in Washington, DC. I was very impressed by the impact that so many girls were having in their community and became inspired to bring the incredible message of Girl Up back to my school. As a club, we have participated in many rewarding activities, including running to fundraise for an Ethiopian Girls Running team, hosting an executive speaker series, and organizing an event to encourage increased women in sports.

    When I am not fighting for gender equality with Girl Up, I enjoy singing, performing in musicals, and watching football with my family. I am committed to ensuring that every girl understands the power of her voice and increasing diverse representation of women in leadership globally. Girl Up has given me the tools to connect with so many inspiring young leaders all over the world and I am thrilled to expand my involvement with this incredible organization through the Teen Advisor program!"

  3. Amina Salahou

    Syracuse, United States

    Hello friends! My name is Amina Salahou and I am a 17-year-old rising senior at Nottingham High School in Syracuse, NY! I fell in love with Girl Up af...

    Hello friends! My name is Amina Salahou and I am a 17-year-old rising senior at Nottingham High School in Syracuse, NY! I fell in love with Girl Up after attending the leadership summit in 2018. The following school year, I started the first Girl Up club in my school district with a group of girls and a wonderful advisor! My work with Girl Up continued, and I co-founded the first Girl Up club in my high school, where I continue to serve as co-leader.

    The most impactful event my club has organized was our Period Party which was a kick-off party to our menstrual product drive where all products were donated to RISE, a refugee organization in Syracuse! We received over 1,000 individual products and we still continue to advocate for menstruators!

    Outside of Girl Up, I advocate for mental health through social media, by posting positive messages through the Instagram story feature on a daily basis! In my free time, I like to volunteer at my local mosque through youth groups that produce a positive meaning on what it means to be a Muslim youth! I am also on my school’s varsity volleyball and lacrosse team!

    I am so excited to be a Teen Advisor and have this platform to be able to continue making change for girls all around the world!

  4. Anagaby Litz

    Altamira, Mexico

    "¡Hola! My name is Anagaby and I am an 18-year-old Mexican who is a passionate advocate for gender equality. Currently, I am proudly the president of...

    "¡Hola! My name is Anagaby and I am an 18-year-old Mexican who is a passionate advocate for gender equality. Currently, I am proudly the president of Girl Up Tampico and I am so incredibly honored to be part of the 2020-2021 Teen Advisor class.

    Growing up in a small community can be quite challenging, especially if you are a girl. I was born and raised in Tampico, Tamaulipas located just a few kilometers from the gulf of Mexico and throughout my life I have experienced some major gender inequalities.

    Ever since I have memory, I wanted to do something for my community- gender equality related.Mainly because one of the things I love the most is to share my passion and devotion. The other things I love the most is: playing tennis, debating, reading and practicing wakeboarding. However, I didn't know where to start, until Girl Up Tampico opened in 2018.. Since then, Girl up is like a second family to me, a safe place where I can express my ideas without being judged. Where I learned that, us women should learn to love and protect each other. In other words, a place where I have grown and developed as a feminist.

  5. Angela Zhang 2019-2020 Teen Advisors ( headshot) with her smiley face turning her face facing to the camera
    Angela Zhang

    Los Angeles, United States

    "Ni hao #girlheroes! My name is Angela Zhang, and I cannot express how ecstatic I am to serve as Co-Chair for this year’s phenomenal class! My name ...

    "Ni hao #girlheroes! My name is Angela Zhang, and I cannot express how ecstatic I am to serve as Co-Chair for this year’s phenomenal class! My name as Angela means many things - that I am an Asian-American ARTivist from Los Angeles, that I’m a 16-year-old rising senior attending Geffen Academy at UCLA … yet most, it means I stand in solidarity for womxn’s rights across the world. Having founded the first Girl Up chapter in my school, I can say with my whole heart that we are powerful when we do stand in solidarity - I can’t wait to see how my both fellow TA’s and girls everywhere grow, as the world they’ve changed does too!

    As a firm advocate of gender equality, mental health, and the issues beyond, I strive to shine light on hidden problems and unheard voices of the world. Alongside fighting for this through Girl Up, I’ve founded ArtVocacy (Art + Advocacy), a youth-led organization spreading awareness on hidden global issues through the arts.

    And ultimately, I strive, with you, to find innovative ways to better our community especially during this time, inspiring empathy in hearts of all palettes. Let’s change the world, sketching and speaking, together!"

  6. Angelina Perez

    Franklin, United States

    Hi! I am Angelina, I’m 17 and from Franklin, Massachusetts. I joined the Girl Up Club at my high school during my freshman year and since then, I ha...

    Hi! I am Angelina, I’m 17 and from Franklin, Massachusetts. I joined the Girl Up Club at my high school during my freshman year and since then, I have enjoyed every second of it! Last summer I received the opportunity to attend the Girl Up Leadership Summit in D.C. That was such a wonderful experience getting to listen to influential speakers, attend workshops and connect with girls from different parts of the world.

    Being apart of Girl Up has taught me so much about women’s rights issues and empowering myself and others around me. Speaking out about social justice has always been something that I value deeply, I marched in the recent Climate Strike and marched in March For Our Lives in 2018.

    I am currently in the process of creating a mental health law alongside my state Representative. Inclusivity is also something that I am passionate about, working alongside people with special needs has taught me how important it is to be accepting of all people. I am eager and honored to be a Teen Advisor. I look forward to continuing to learn new things and connect with a diverse group of girls that share similar ideologies.

  7. Danielle Villafaña

    Sydney, Australia

    Kamusta! My name is Danielle Villafaña. I'm a 16-year-old first-generation Filipino Australian and a senior at Fort Street High School in Sydney, Aus...

    Kamusta! My name is Danielle Villafaña. I'm a 16-year-old first-generation Filipino Australian and a senior at Fort Street High School in Sydney, Australia on the Gadigal land of the Eora nation. I acknowledge the connection to country of indigenous Australians and pay my respect to elders past, present and emerging. Social justice cannot be achieved without justice for first nations people.

    Currently, I lead Girl Up: Believe Survivors. We are a community-based Girl Up club in Sydney. As a survivor of sexual violence, I am incredibly passionate about the rights of survivors and ensuring that all survivors access justice. We are fierce advocates against gender-based violence and fight to raise awareness of the sexual assault epidemic by amplifying survivors’ voices and fighting against institutional inequalities.

    I am also an organiser for School Strike for Climate and Polluters Out. Last year, we organised Australia’s largest environmental protest mobilising 330 000 Australians!

    I believe that climate justice, social justice and gender equality are inextricable; we cannot fight one without fighting the others. To me, gender equality means radical acceptance and empowerment. I want you to be angry, and then I want you to act. Together, girls can change the world!

  8. Emily Lin

    New Taipei, Taiwan

    "Hi everyone! My name is Emily Lin, I am seventeen years old, and I am from Taiwan. I am super excited and honored to be part of the 2020-2021 class o...

    "Hi everyone! My name is Emily Lin, I am seventeen years old, and I am from Taiwan. I am super excited and honored to be part of the 2020-2021 class of Teen Advisors. Currently I am leading a Girl Up club in my high school and will become a senior in the ‘20-’21 school year. Growing up under traditional Asian expectations, I have experienced the extent of the effects gender inequality and toxic stereotypes can have on people, especially young girls. I came across Girl Up on the night of the International Day of Girls three years ago and ever since then I have been taking part in one of the most inclusive and diverse communities.

    To me, feminism is more than a social movement. It has helped a shy, self-conscious girl who is constantly told that women don’t have the capability to achieve discover her voice matters and that being her true self is enough. Let us Rise Up, Speak Up, and Girl Up! (and did I mention Turning Up the volume of that Girl Power playlist?)"

  9. Ivonne Ortega

    Los Angeles, United States

    Hello Girl Up! My name is Ivonne Ortega. I am a sixteen year old rising senior at James A. Garfield High School in East Los Angeles, California.

    Hello Girl Up! My name is Ivonne Ortega. I am a sixteen year old rising senior at James A. Garfield High School in East Los Angeles, California.

    I am so excited and honored to be a Teen Advisor for the class of 2020-2021. I have been a part of Girl Up from a very young age. From the moment that I first attended my first Girl Up event, I fell in love with Girl Up. It was no doubt that when I started high school, I joined the Girl Up club! Being a dedicated member paid off, as I am going into my senior year I will be the president of my high school’s club! I love everything that Girl Up stands for, women and girls are extremely powerful and a force to be reckoned with. I am a proud Latina truly passionate about gender equality and social justice issues! There is no one who can stop me from fighting for what I believe in. I look forward to be a Teen Advisor !

    When I am not taking part of a Girl Up activity, I am watching a Los Angeles Dodgers baseball game or making chocolate covered strawberries while listening to Bad Bunny!

  10. Izabella Pollett

    Tulsa, United States

    Hello! My name is Izabella Pollett and being a sophomore in high school makes one wonder if other people are going through the same experiences of str...

    Hello! My name is Izabella Pollett and being a sophomore in high school makes one wonder if other people are going through the same experiences of stress or fear daily. Truth be told, we are all going through the same things, but we don’t discuss it as often as we should. In high school, I have come to more fully appreciate the phrase “no one is perfect”. Yes, but we are all “perfect” in our way. In being geekily interested in mechanics, computers, and all things Star Wars, these interests have made me consider the impact our passions can have on the world. On my bucket list, I hope to make a robot that can wash dishes. Even though that is still on my bucket list, there are more pressing issues such as ensuring every child has equal access to the same educational opportunities. As an advocate for educational rights, there is great truth in the infinite number of possibilities created when one learns. On my school’s robotics team, we are always striving to create new ideas to accomplish a task. With enough passion and drive, anything is possible.

  11. Laura Julia Fleischmann 2019-2020 Teen Advisors (portrait picture) with her smiley face facing to the camera
    Laura Julia Fleischmann

    Chevy Chase, United States

    "Hi, everyone! My name is Laura Julia, and I am a rising junior attending Bethesda Chevy Chase High School.

    I am so grateful to be apa...

    "Hi, everyone! My name is Laura Julia, and I am a rising junior attending Bethesda Chevy Chase High School.

    I am so grateful to be apart of the 2020-2021 Teen Advisor Class. I currently serve as the Co-President of B-CC Girl Up and am beyond thrilled to be one of the Co-Chairs for this year's class. Previously, I was also a member of the 2019-2020 Teen Advisor Class, the Advocacy Director for Girl Up's DMV Coalition, and have attended multiple leadership summits.

    Girl Up has given me the chance to use my voice and find the leader within me. Before Girl Up, I had never felt entirely accepted for who I am, but since joining in 2017, I have now learned to empower myself and others and see my true potential. Girl Up has also given me the chance to meet some of my closest friends. I'm looking forward to building new bonds and growing as a person and leader this year.

    Outside of Girl Up, I am also apart of Women Deliver's Youth Leadership Program and am on my school's Debate Team. I love trying new foods (especially tacos and dumplings), learning about new cultures, and traveling. "

  12. Maeve Murray

    Chevy Chase, United States

    I am a seventeen year old girl living in the United States advocating for equality. As a girl in today’s society, I have witnessed the unfortunate m...

    I am a seventeen year old girl living in the United States advocating for equality. As a girl in today’s society, I have witnessed the unfortunate mistreatment of power and privilege and I am working toward the impartiality of all people.

  13. Maya Cabrera

    Naples, Italy

    My name is Maya Cabrera, I am 17 years old and I live in Naples, Italy. I have lived in 6 countries throughout my life and because of this, I love to ...

    My name is Maya Cabrera, I am 17 years old and I live in Naples, Italy. I have lived in 6 countries throughout my life and because of this, I love to travel and experience new cultures. I am passionate about increasing equal gender representation in STEM fields as well as in political leadership.

    At school I am on the Varsity Cheerleading and Soccer teams and participate in a number of clubs. This past year I represented my school’s MUN club as a delegate on the Human Rights Committee which allowed me to gain further knowledge on Human Rights around the world.

    In the future I hope to pursue a degree in International Relations. My goal is to have a career in which I can influence economic development opportunities for women globally.

    I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve as a Girl Up Teen Advisor for the 2020-2021 term. I am excited to use my voice to further support gender equality.

  14. Melissa Simplicio

    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    "Hi! My name's Melissa, and I'm a soon-to-be 17 years old Brazilian. I joined Girl Up in the past year, and since then I've found a safe space to disc...

    "Hi! My name's Melissa, and I'm a soon-to-be 17 years old Brazilian. I joined Girl Up in the past year, and since then I've found a safe space to discuss (and even cry our hearts out) gender-based issues. I am SO excited to be the second Brazilian Teen Advisor and I truly hope to empower and inspire other girls as Girl Up has impacted me.

    Besides Girl Up, I also am the Founder and Academic Director of Projeto Globalizando, a social project that teaches foreign languages for free to underprivileged Brazilians. Partaking in Model UNs, writing papers, reading lots of books, and doing scientific research are some of my favorite things, too. I am planning on pursuing both Physics and Economics at college, so pray for my soul!

    On a more personal note, I could easily define myself as a polyglot science geek. I currently speak 8 languages and am really addicted to the wonders of the universe and clean energy. Writing fiction and articles about my unrequested opinions on current topics is quite fun as well, along with dancing ballet and playing soccer!"

  15. Michelle Soneye

    Laurel, United States

    Hi! I am Michelle Soneye. I am a rising senior at Elizabeth Seton High School in Maryland. I was born in London, England and my parents are Nigerian. ...

    Hi! I am Michelle Soneye. I am a rising senior at Elizabeth Seton High School in Maryland. I was born in London, England and my parents are Nigerian. I am very excited to be a Girl Up teen advisor for the years 2020-2021. I hope to learn from my fellow amazing teen advisors and take what I have learned to help better my community. I currently serve as a board member of my school's Girl Up club. I handle all club finances and fundraising. I am also a dedicated member of my school's African Voices club. Outside of school I am a writer for the blog Genzher. Genzher highlights outstanding female activists across the globe. I also founded None Should be Naked, which is a non-profit organization that brings clothing to children in need. Being a part of the Girl Up community has taught me a lot. Before joining Girl Up I was not very confident and did not speak up for myself. Girl Up is a flatform the encourages young girls and women to be the best they can be. I am very happy and grateful to be apart of this wonderful movement.

  16. Mwansa Thewo

    Lusaka, Zambia

    Hello Queens, my name is Mwansa Siphosenkhosi Thewo- always love to intro myself like that because my middle means gift from a king, so lost in transl...

    Hello Queens, my name is Mwansa Siphosenkhosi Thewo- always love to intro myself like that because my middle means gift from a king, so lost in translation, i’m a princess :), I am a girl with a dream and this is part of it.

    I am overjoyed and so grateful for this opportunity, so I can make a difference in my community as I focus on mental health, gender equality and problems faced by all females.

    Where I live and come from in Zambia, we are stuck to our ways and culture and that can come in the way of social and economic development and I as a young fresh mind hope too change that!

  17. Peri Perkins

    Chevy Chase, United States

    Hi everybody! My name is Peri Perkins, I live in Chevy Chase, Maryland, I am 16 and I'm a rising junior at the Bullis School. Growing up in a communit...

    Hi everybody! My name is Peri Perkins, I live in Chevy Chase, Maryland, I am 16 and I'm a rising junior at the Bullis School. Growing up in a community where not everyone has the same struggles as me being female and African-American, I took it upon myself to learn to speak up and advocate for my rights and will to live, and I'm still passionate about advocacy today.

  18. Salomé Beyer

    Medellín, Colombia

    My name is Salomé Beyer, one of this year's co-chairs, and I am from Medellín, Colombia! I am beyond excited to share this next school year with all...

    My name is Salomé Beyer, one of this year's co-chairs, and I am from Medellín, Colombia! I am beyond excited to share this next school year with all the amazing girls who take part in Girl Up, and I truly believe that our combined efforts will create a real change in our societies, and therefore, the world. I am the President of Girl Up Medellín and founded this Club in 2015 when I was in 6th grade after I realized all the hardships that women and girls have to overcome in our society.

    From an early age, I was taught by my parents that I could fly as long as I  wanted to, and I would never be slowed down by chains or glass ceilings. This is the message that I want girls in my community to understand. A few of my hobbies include imaginative traveling, compulsive reading of novels, participation in Model United Nations and advocating for girls in my community! I was elected as Sub-Secretary General of my school's MUN for the 2020 version, I am part of the National Honor Society, and I also constantly engage in debate forums regarding women's rights.

    In college, I want to study History and Political Sciences, and I would love to do so in Europe. I am very interested in learning about new cultures and countries, and I am willing to answer any questions you might have about my city and my country. I want to bring awareness to the gender-based issues in my society, and I also want to provide government-backed programs to help survivors of sexual assault, which are unfortunately very common in my country. I truly believe that through education, my goals can be achieved. I know that the power of girls and the power of education are two of the strongest forces out there, and can't wait to meet as many Girl Up members as I can! See you soon!

  19. Shania Hurtado Valbuena

    Spring, United States

    Hi, Girl Up! My name is Shania Hurtado, and I am a bilingual 17-year-old Venezuelan-American student, writer, organizer, and coder from Houston, Texas...

    Hi, Girl Up! My name is Shania Hurtado, and I am a bilingual 17-year-old Venezuelan-American student, writer, organizer, and coder from Houston, Texas! I am a rising senior at Klein Collins High School, and I currently serve as the Coalition Leader for the Girl Up Southeast Texas Coalition as well as the President and Founder of Girl Up Klein Collins.

    I am beyond excited, honored, and grateful to serve as a Girl Up Teen Advisor for the class of 2020-21!

    As an advocate for gender equity, climate justice, and women in STEM, I am dedicated to organizing in my community through an intersectional feminist framework. From organizing the first Houston Youth Climate Rally, to founding and directing HoustonGirlsCode, a free, week-long summer camp for minority girls in grades 4th through 8th, to co-founding PERIOD Houston, I strive to uplift the voices of women of color and make space for the youth.

    When I’m not editing spreadsheets or calling representatives, you can find me spending time with my family, playing the cello, reading books written by women of color, doing yoga, writing, listening to reggaeton, and drinking iced matcha lattes!

  20. Simayah Alexander

    Concord, United States

    Hey girl! My name is Simayah Alexander and I’m 16 years old from Charlotte, NC! I love giving advice, learning new things, online shopping, watching...

    Hey girl! My name is Simayah Alexander and I’m 16 years old from Charlotte, NC! I love giving advice, learning new things, online shopping, watching Hulu and Netflix, and traveling. My passions include fighting against issues like systematic oppression and police brutality, wanted to help rebuild and strengthen the education system, and tackling important issues now so those are not issues that generations from now will have to deal with. I’m a rising senior and I aspire to become an educator that helps set students on the path to success inside and outside of the classroom. Furthermore, I also want to help students learn about different aspects of life that they don’t usually learn about in school. I want my impact on the world to consist of me being a global leader who advocates for those who cannot advocate for themselves, helps in the erasing of the poverty line, and plays a role eradicating world hunger.

  21. Tatiana Fahie

    Tortola, British Virgin Islands

    Hello, fellow Sheroes! I am Tatiana Fahie, a 16-year-old advocate for gender equality, community development, and climate change. I was born in Manhat...

    Hello, fellow Sheroes! I am Tatiana Fahie, a 16-year-old advocate for gender equality, community development, and climate change. I was born in Manhattan, New York City but raised on the beautiful island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands (big up my island people!) From my primary years, I've been an active member of my school, church, local and global community. I taught ballet, hip-hop, and stage presence to students ages 3 - 12 at the BVI Dance School and Firebird Performing Arts. In my final year of primary, graduating as the Salutatorian, I served as the Vice President of the National Elementary Honor Society whilst founding and presiding over the EarlyAct of St. George's Primary. In addition, I joined the BVI Red Cross as a youth volunteer in 2015. During my time in East Side Middle School in Upper East Side, post-Hurricanes Irma and Maria, my Student Council committee (Hurricane Irma Relief) donated $600 to the BVI Red Cross' rebuilding project. Later that year, under my leadership, the Hurricane Irma Relief Committee donated school supplies worth over $50,000 to the BVI Department of Education. Since my return home, I founded the first Girl Up chapter in the British Virgin Islands. Simultaneously, presiding over the InterAct Club of my International Baccalaureate school: Cedar International School. On Sundays, I serve as an acolyte at St. George's Episcopal Anglican Church. And now, I am part of the Girl Up Teen Advisor Class of 2020-21 :)

  22. Trisha Venkatesh

    Bengaluru, India

    "Hey! I’m Trisha Venkatesh, a 16 year old activist from Bangalore, India. I have spent my life moving back and forth between Bangalore and San Jose,...

    "Hey! I’m Trisha Venkatesh, a 16 year old activist from Bangalore, India. I have spent my life moving back and forth between Bangalore and San Jose, California every few years, which means I am ALWAYS conflicted on what the right spelling of “color”/“colour” is!

    I currently serve as the Founding President of Girl Up TISB, at The International School Bangalore, where I am currently a rising senior in the IBDP. Girl Up has helped me discover the power of my voice and taught me the importance of creating ""safe spaces"" free of judgement and for open discussion to help others find their voices too!

    Apart from Girl Up, I lead the Social Entrepreneurship club at my school and play the flute. I also co-founded an organisation called “Igniting Youth”, a virtual platform that bridges together the diverse youth of India to advocate for and uplift marginalised and under-represented communities. My future goals include fighting climate change and gender-based violence. In my free time, I like to watch Netflix, read articles and books, cycle around my neighbourhood, and have heated debates with my friends!

    I can’t wait to change the world with all of you, even if it’s through Zoom!"

  23. Victoria Ortiz

    Brooklyn, United States

    "Hi everyone! My name is Victoria Ortiz, and I am a 14-year-old rising sophomore at Phillips Academy Andover, originally from Brooklyn, New York. I am...

    "Hi everyone! My name is Victoria Ortiz, and I am a 14-year-old rising sophomore at Phillips Academy Andover, originally from Brooklyn, New York. I am so excited to be a part of the 2020-21 class of Teen Advisors, and to continue working towards facing more issues of social injustice head-on!

    As a Latinx student (Puerto Rican-American!), it has always been important for me to better identify how I can help spread awareness about different issues, and have been able to do so with the help of affinity spaces on campus. I love the arts and more specifically photography. Last year in my middle school, my photography final project revolved around school gun violence, and since then I have participated in walkouts and vigils to continue spreading awareness about the issue.

    This school year, I have also been lucky enough to participate in the Social Justice Leadership Institute (SJLI) with Boston Mobilization as well as engage in different forums about various issues at my school. I am excited to work with my fellow advisors so we can all work towards change, and I know that as a class we will be able to do amazing things!"

  24. Winter Ashley

    Queen Creek, United States

    Hi everyone! My name is Winter Ashley, and I am a 16 year old rising senior from Chandler, Arizona. I currently serve as the president of the Girl Up ...

    Hi everyone! My name is Winter Ashley, and I am a 16 year old rising senior from Chandler, Arizona. I currently serve as the president of the Girl Up Basha High Club and also Co-lead of the Arizona Coalition. I am so grateful to have been selected and incredibly excited to be serving as a Girl Up Teen Advisor this year!

    Girl up taught me so much these past three years; It is like the big sister I never had and always wanted. Being a part of this program and the movement inspires me to be a better person each and every day. I can not express into words how grateful I am to have found girl up. I’ve learned more about myself, made more lifelong friendships and done more for my community in these few years being a part of girl up than I have in my entire life. Girl up has helped me discover a side of myself that I didn’t even know existed, shown me that I can make a difference and manifested within me the drive and power to do so. I could not be more excited to work with Girl Up’s amazing members over the next year, as we continue to break more glass ceilings until we reach gender equality!

  25. Yakira Pinillos Linares

    Miami, United States

    "The simple words “veni, vidi, vixit” might come off as puzzling when describing myself (unless you speak latin, of course) … (No? Ok. They mean...

    "The simple words “veni, vidi, vixit” might come off as puzzling when describing myself (unless you speak latin, of course) … (No? Ok. They mean: I came, I saw, I lived). Simple words? Yes. When you looked pass my words to my actions? Not so much. Whether it’s about business or economics, the arts or languages, the feminist or black lives matter movement; every tutoring session, every dance at summer camp, every political debate, every protest sign; I live them with passion. With my leadership, I aim to close the socioeconomic opportunity in women's education through volunteering with non-profit organizations such as Breakthrough Miami; attending engineering programs such as MOSTEC; and making an impact on the children of my community through The Nyah Project.

    When you do not find me pursuing my primary passions, you can find me roller skating or posting revealing news about the world on my Instagram highlights. Social media has grown to be a crucial tool of awareness about situations that happen around the planet. When I am not looking at a speech that former president Obama gave endorsing Joe Biden, I am hoping that the Horoscope’s Capricorn section has something good in store for month. "

Alum Teen Advisors

At Girl Up, Teen Advisors are leading Girl Up’s “by girls, for girls” movement, carrying out advocacy goals, providing feedback on our strategy and energizing others to take action for girls around the world.

Advisors

  1. Bethel Ryeza 2019-2020 Teen Advisors (headshot) with her smiley face facing to the camera, and her yellow shirt
    Bethel Kyeza

    2019-2020 Teen Advisor

  2. Angie Partida_The founding class of Teen Advisors(straight angle, but not a clear picture ) a teen girl wearing her girl up blue long shirt with her smile face facing down and holding a pen on her notebook, and background is an office
    Angie Partida

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2010-2011

  3. Bridget Duru_The founding class of Teen Advisors(close angle, but not clear picture headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up blue long shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Bridget Duru

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2010-2011

  4. Darya Pishevar_The founding class of Teen Advisors(close angle, but not clear picture headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up blue long shirt with her smiley face looking down a little bit facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Darya Pishevar

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2010-2011

  5. Erica Lamberson_The founding class of Teen Advisors(close angle, but not clear picture headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up blue long shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Erica Lamberson

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2010-2011

  6. Hadley Walsh_The founding class of Teen Advisors(close angle, but not clear picture headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up blue long shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Hadley Walsh

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2010-2011

  7. Hannah Salwen_The founding class of Teen Advisors(close angle, but not clear picture headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up blue long shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Hannah Salwen

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2010-2011

  8. Isabella Solimene,The founding class of Teen Advisors(close angle, but not clear picture headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up blue long shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Isabella Solimene

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2010-2011

  9. Itzel Delgado, Co-Chair_Hometown: New York, NY_2011-2012 Class The second class of Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Itzel Delgado

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2010-2011

    Co-chair

  10. Jenna Bailey,The founding class of Teen Advisors (close angle, but not clear picture headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up blue long shirt with her smile face facing the camera her girl up blue long shirt, and background is girlup.org board
    Jenna Bailey

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2010-2011

  11. Jillian Medina,The founding class of Teen Advisors(close angle, but not clear picture headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up blue long shirt facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Jillian Medina

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2010-2011

  12. Karina Jougla_ Hometown: Carpinteria, CA_2011-2012 Class The second class of Teen Advisors(close angle, but not clear picture headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up blue long shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Karina Jougla

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2010-2011

  13. Katherine Cochran The founding class of Teen Advisors(close angle, but not clear picture headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up blue long shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Katherine Cochran

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2010-2011

  14. Lily Kaplan,The founding class of Teen Advisors(close angle, but not clear picture headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up blue long shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Lily Kaplan

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2010-2011

  15. Mia Gutierrez, The founding class of Teen Advisors(close angle, but not clear picture headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up blue long shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Mia Gutierrez

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2010-2011

  16. Olivia Layton,The founding class of Teen Advisors(close angle, but not clear picture headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up blue long shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Olivia Layton

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2010-2011

  17. Shannon McNamara,The founding class of Teen Advisors(close angle, but not clear picture headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up blue long shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Shannon McNamara

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2010-2011

  18. Sydney Medina, The founding class of Teen Advisors(close angle, but not clear picture headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up blue long shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Sydney Medina

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2010-2011

  19. Aditi Pradhan Hometown: San Jose, CA_2011-2012 Class The second class of Teen Advisors (close angle headshot, but not a clear picture) a teen girl wearing her hockey white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is whit
    Aditi Pradhan

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2011-2012

  20. Angelique Gaston Hometown: Washington, D.C._2011-2012 Class The second class of Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Angelique Gaston

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2011-2012

  21. Annie Kiyonga Hometown: Chevy Chase, MD._2011-2012 Class The second class of Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Annie Kiyonga

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2011-2012

  22. Avery McCall Hometown: Winnetka, IL._2011-2012 Class The second class of Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Avery McCall

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2011-2012

  23. Charlotte May_ Hometown: Bronxville, NY._2011-2012 Class The second class of Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Charlotte May

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2011-2012

  24. Eliora Katz Hometown: Washington, D.C._2011-2012 Class The second class of Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Eliora Katz

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2011-2012

  25. Itzel Delgado, Co-Chair_Hometown: New York, NY_2011-2012 Class The second class of Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Itzel Delgado

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2011-2012

    Co-chair

  26. Jillian Murray_Hometown: Chevy Chase, MD_2011-2012 Class The second class of Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Jillian Murray

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2011-2012

  27. Joi Collete Stevens_Hometown: San Antonio, TX_2011-2012 Class The second class of Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Joi Collete Stevens

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2011-2012

  28. Karina Jougla_ The founding class of Teen Advisors(close angle, but not clear picture headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up blue long shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Karina Jougla

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2011-2012

    Co-chair

  29. Lucy Lohrmann_Hometown: Hasbrouck Heights, NJ_2011-2012 Class The second class of Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Lucy Lohrmann

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2011-2012

  30. Priyanka Jain_Hometown: Bellevue, WA_2011-2012 Class The second class of Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Priyanka Jain

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2011-2012

  31. Remy Arthur_Hometown: Saratoga Springs, NY_2011-2012 Class The second class of Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Remy Arthur

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2011-2012

  32. Rocio Ortega_Hometown: Los Angeles, CA_2011-2012 Class The second class of Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Rocio Ortega

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2011-2012

  33. Alexa Brewster_2012-2013 Class Teen Advisors (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Alexa Brewster

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2012-2013

  34. Annie Gersh 2011-2012 Class Teen Advisors (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Annie Gersh

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2012-2013

    Co-chair

  35. Archana Somasegar_2012-2013 Class Teen Advisors (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Archana Somasegar

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2012-2013

  36. Delia Friel_2012-2013 Class Teen Advisors (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Delia Friel

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2012-2013

  37. Emily Harwell_2011-2012 Class Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Emily Harwell

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2012-2013

    Co-chair

  38. Eva (YingYing) Shang_2012-2013 Class Teen Advisors (close angle headshot, a little blurry picture ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Eva (YingYing) Shang

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2012-2013

  39. Ines Renique Hometown: New York, NY_2012-2013 Class Teen Advisors (close angle headshot, a little blurry picture ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Ines Renique

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2012-2013

  40. Martha Zuniga Hometown: Chicago, IL_2012-2013 Class Teen Advisors (close angle headshot, a little blurry picture ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Martha Zuniga

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2012-2013

  41. Meghan Murray, Hometown: Chevy Chase, MD_2012-2013 Class Teen Advisors (close angle headshot, a little blurry picture ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Meghan Murray

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2012-2013

  42. Munira Khalif, Hometown: Fridley, MN_2012-2013 Class Teen Advisors (close angle headshot, a little blurry picture ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Munira Khalif

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2012-2013

  43. Natasha Madorsky, Hometown: Cleveland, OH_2012-2013 Class Teen Advisors (close angle headshot, a little blurry picture ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Natasha Madorsky

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2012-2013

  44. Riya Singh_2012-2013 Class Teen Advisors (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Riya Singh

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2012-2013

  45. Sarah Gale Co-Chair 2013-2014 Teen Advisor (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Sarah Gale

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2012-2013

  46. Sofia Stafford Hometown: New York, NY_2012-2013 Class Teen Advisors (close angle headshot, a little blurry picture ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Sofia Stafford

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2012-2013

  47. Sri Muppidi Hometown: Pleasanton, CA_2012-2013 Class Teen Advisors (close angle headshot, a little blurry picture ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Sri Muppidi

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2012-2013

  48. Tanya Devani, Hometown: Birmingham, AL_2012-2013 Class Teen Advisors (close angle headshot, a little blurry picture ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Tanya Devani

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2012-2013

  49. Aklesiya Dejene_2013-2014 Teen Advisor (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Aklesiya Dejene

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

  50. Alex Leone_2013-2014 Teen Advisor (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Alex Leone

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

  51. Alexis Kallen_2013-2014 Teen Advisor (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Alexis Kallen

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

  52. Amanda Hart_2013-2014 Teen Advisor (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Amanda Hart

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

  53. Anna McGuire_ 2014-2015 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Anna McGuire

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

  54. Carly Bandt_2013-2014 Teen Advisor (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Carly Bandt

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

  55. Emma Knoll_2013-2014 Teen Advisor (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Emma Knoll

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

  56. Giuliana Gabellini_2013-2014 Teen Advisor (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Giuliana Gabellini

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

  57. Gloria Samen_2013-2014 Teen Advisor (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Gloria Samen

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

  58. Julia Sumouske_2013-2014 Teen Advisor (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Julia Sumouske

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

  59. Kaitlin Hung_2013-2014 Teen Advisor (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Kaitlin Hung

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

  60. Kate McCollum_2013-2014 Teen Advisor (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Kate McCollum

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

  61. Lindsay Schrier_2013-2014 Teen Advisor (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Lindsay Schrier

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

  62. Mehar Gujral_2013-2014 Teen Advisor (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Mehar Gujral

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

  63. Priscilla Guo_2013-2014 Teen Advisor (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Priscilla Guo

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

  64. Raven Delk_2013-2014 Teen Advisor (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Raven Delk

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

  65. Riya Singh_2012-2013 Class Teen Advisors (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Riya Singh

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

    Co-Chair

  66. Sarah Gordon_ 2014-2015 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Sarah Gordon

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

  67. Valeria Hansen 2013-2014 Teen Advisor (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Valeria Hansen

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2013-2014

  68. Alexandra Intriago_ 2014-2015 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot, picture little blurry) a teen girl wearing her white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera
    Alexandra Intriago

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2014-2015

  69. Amy Gong Liu_ 2014-2015 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Amy Gong Liu

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2014-2015

  70. Anna McGuire_ 2014-2015 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Anna McGuire

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2014-2015

  71. Celia Buckman, Co-Chair_ 2015-2016 Teen Advisors(close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Celia Buckman

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2014-2015

  72. Hayley Peacock_ 2014-2015 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Hayley Peacock

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2014-2015

  73. Ishana Nigam_ 2014-2015 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Ishana Nigam

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2014-2015

  74. Janet Diaz_ 2014-2015 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Janet Diaz

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2014-2015

  75. Janet Ho_ 2014-2015 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Janet Ho

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2014-2015

  76. Jessica Bishai_ 2014-2015 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Jessica Bishai

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2014-2015

  77. Kennede Reese_ 2014-2015 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Kennede Reese

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2014-2015

  78. Morgan Wood_ 2014-2015 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Morgan Wood

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2014-2015

  79. Rebecca Ruvalcaba_ 2014-2015 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Rebecca Ruvalcaba

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2014-2015

  80. Ruhy Patel_ 2014-2015 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Ruhy Patel

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2014-2015

  81. Sarah Gordon 2013-2014 Teen Advisor (close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Sarah Gordon

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2014-2015

  82. Sarah Khimjee_ 2014-2015 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Sarah Khimjee

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2014-2015

  83. Simone Cowan_ 2014-2015 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Simone Cowan

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2014-2015

  84. Sydney Baumgardt_ 2014-2015 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Sydney Baumgardt

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2014-2015

  85. Thandiwe Diego_ 2014-2015 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Thandiwe Diego

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2014-2015

  86. Adrianne Owings_ 2015-2016 Teen Advisors (close headshot) with her smiley face facing the camera
    Adrianne Owings

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

  87. Alina Guyon

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

  88. Celia Buckman, Co-Chair_ 2015-2016 Teen Advisors(close angle headshot, a picture little blurry ) a teen girl wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Celia Buckman

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

    Co-chair

  89. Claire Brito, Co-Chair_ 2015-2016 Teen Advisors(close angle headshot )wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Claire Brito

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

    Co-chair

  90. Dorsa Moslehi_ 2015-2016 Teen Advisors (headshot, school picture) with her smiley face facing the camera, with background grey
    Dorsa Moslehi

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

  91. Fidelity Ballmer_ 2015-2016 Teen Advisors (half body, close angle headshot) with her smiley face facing the camera, with background greenery
    Fidelity Ballmer

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

  92. Fiona Adams_ 2015-2016 Teen Advisors (blurry picture, close angle headshot) with her smiley face facing the camera
    Fiona Adams

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

  93. Grace Wong_ 2015-2016 Teen Advisors (very close angle headshot) with her smiley face facing the camera
    Grace Wong

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

  94. Imani Brooks_ 2015-2016 Teen Advisors (very close angle headshot) with her smiley face facing the camera
    Imani Brooks

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

  95. Kyung Mi Lee, Co-Chair_2016-2017 Teen Advisors (wider angle half-body , blurry pciture) wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Kyung Mi Lee

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

  96. Maisie Kirn_ 2015-2016 Teen Advisors (close angle headshot) with her smiley face facing the camera
    Maisie Kirn

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

  97. Nehal Jain_ 2015-2016 Teen Advisors (wider angle headshot with half body, blurry picture) with her smiley face facing the camera, background is greenery and flowers
    Nehal Jain

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

  98. Noorhan Amani_ 2015-2016 Teen Advisors (headshot) with her smiley face facing the camera, with her green Hijab on
    Noorhan Amani

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

  99. Sabah Hussain_ 2015-2016 Teen Advisors (headshot) with her smiley face facing the camera wearing her grey color Hijab
    Sabah Hussain

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

  100. Sarah Gulley_ 2015-2016 Teen Advisors (blurry headshot) a teen girl with her smiley face facing the camera
    Sarah Gulley

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

  101. Sarah Hesterman_ 2015-2016 Teen Advisors (half body headshot) a teen girl with her smiley face facing the camera with total white background
    Sarah Hesterman

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

  102. Sophie Tegenu

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

  103. Vanessa Valdez_ 2015-2016 Teen Advisors close angle headshot) a teen girl with her smiley face facing the camera
    Vanessa Valdez

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

  104. Yardena Gerwin_ 2015-2016 Teen Advisors (higher close angle headshot) a teen girl with her smiley face facing the camera
    Yardena Gerwin

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2015-2016

  105. Allie Zehner

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2016-2017

  106. Annabelle Lee 2016-2017 Teen Advisors (selfie, close shot of her upper body blurry pciture) with her smiley face facing the camera and
    Annabelle Lee

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2016-2017

  107. Becca Bean 2016-2017 Teen Advisors ( half-body pciture, blurry pciture) with her smiley face facing the camera and background is greenery
    Becca Bean

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2016-2017

  108. Ellie Yeo 2016-2017 Teen Advisors (close headshot) white background
    Ellie Yeo

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2016-2017

  109. Faatimah Solomon 2016-2017 Teen Advisors (close half body shot) with library background and she is wearing her black Hijab on
    Faatimah Solomon

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2016-2017

  110. Grace Rabinowitz2016-2017 Teen Advisors (close angle, school picture) with her smiley face facing the camera, and grey background
    Grace Rabinowitz

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2016-2017

  111. Kathy Kong

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2016-2017

  112. Katrina Sousounis 2016-2017 Teen Advisors ( long angle half-body, blurry pciture) with her smiley face facing the camera
    Katrina Sousounis

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2016-2017

  113. Kyung Mi Lee, Co-Chair_2016-2017 Teen Advisors (wider angle half-body , blurry pciture) wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Kyung Mi Lee

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2016-2017

    Co-chair

  114. Leah Adelman_2016-2017 Teen Advisors (wider angle half-body portrait picture, blurry pciture) with her smiley face facing the camera, with background greenery grey
    Leah Adelman

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2016-2017

  115. Lee Schwartz_2016-2017 Teen Advisors (close headshot) with her smiley face facing the camera, with background greenery
    Lee Schwartz

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2016-2017

  116. Maria Aldana_2016-2017 Teen Advisors (a very close headshot) with her smiley face facing the camera, with background greenery
    Maria Aldana

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2016-2017

  117. Meg Schwartz_2016-2017 Teen Advisors (close headshot) with her smiley face facing the camera, with background greenery grey
    Meg Schwartz

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2016-2017

  118. Sarina Divan_2016-2017 Teen Advisors (close headshot)a selfie with her smiley face facing the camera, with background greenery
    Sarina Divan

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2016-2017

  119. Sarra Alayyan_2016-2017 Teen Advisors (close headshot, a little blurry) a selfie with her smiley face facing the camera
    Sarra Alayyan

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2016-2017

  120. Shayla Zamora_2016-2017 Teen Advisors (close headshot, a little blurry) with her smiley face facing the camera,with background greenery
    Shayla Zamora

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2016-2017

  121. Sophia Danielpour_2016-2017 Teen Advisors (close headshot) with her smiley face facing the camera, with background greenery and red flowers
    Sophia Danielpour

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2016-2017

  122. Alissa Flores 2017-2018 Teen Advisors headshot
    Alissa Flores

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2017-2018

  123. Amanda Backal 2017-2018 Teen Advisors headshot
    Amanda Backal

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2017-2018

  124. Angelica Almonte 2017-2018 Teen Advisors headshot
    Angelica Almonte

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2017-2018

  125. Angie Jiang 2017-2018 Teen Advisors headshot
    Angie Jiang

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2017-2018

  126. Chanice Lee 2017-2018 Teen Advisors headshot
    Chanice Lee

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2017-2018

  127. Connie Wu 2017-2018 Teen Advisors headshot
    Connie Wu

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2017-2018

  128. Fasica Mersha 2017-2018 Teen Advisors headshot
    Fasica Mersha

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2017-2018

  129. Jada Young

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2017-2018

  130. Khushi Gandhi 2017-2018 Teen Advisors (very close headshot)
    Khushi Gandhi

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2017-2018

  131. Lauren Woodhouse 2017-2018 Teen Advisors (headshot ) with greenery background
    Lauren Woodhouse

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2017-2018

  132. Lavanya Singh, Co-Chair 2017-2018 Teen Advisors, (headshot) wearing her girl up white shirt with her smiley face facing the camera, and background is girlup.org board
    Lavanya Singh

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2017-2018

    Co-chair

  133. Leslie Arroyo 2017-2018 Teen Advisors (half body shot and green water in the background)
    Leslie Arroyo

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2017-2018

  134. Maitri Khera 2017-2018 Teen Advisors (upperbody picture) with greenery background
    Maitri Khera

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2017-2018

  135. Mary Di Martino 2017-2018 Teen Advisors (upper body head shot with greenery background)
    Mary Di Martino

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2017-2018

  136. Munira Alimire 2017-2018 Teen Advisors (half body blurry picture) with her blue Hijab and background of a lab
    Munira Alimire

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2017-2018

  137. Paola Celeste Alanís Ricárdez 2017-2018 Teen Advisors (close selfie headshot)
    Paola Celeste Alanís Ricárdez

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2017-2018

  138. Rachel Auslander, Co-Chair 2017-2018 Teen Advisors (half body headshot, blurry picture) with greenery picture
    Rachel Auslander

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2017-2018

    Co-chair

  139. Sawyer Taylor Arnold 2017-2018 Teen Advisors (blurry upper boday headshot)
    Sawyer Taylor Arnold

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2017-2018

  140. Alex Riginos, Co-Chair 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Alexandra Riginos

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

    Rock Hill, United States

  141. Desiree Junfijiah 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Desiree Junfijiah

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

    Philadelphia, United States

  142. Elana Denver 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Elana Denver

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

    Santa Monica, United States

  143. Elina Govil, Co-Chair 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Elina Govil

    Girl Up Teen Advisor Co-Chair 2018-2019

    Cincinnati, United States

  144. Eva Jones 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot (picture with her holding a loudspeaker)
    Eva Jones

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

    Hood River, United States

  145. Fatimata Cham

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

    South Bronx, United States

  146. Helena Branco 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors blurry headshot
    Helena Branco

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

    São Paulo, United States

  147. Ina Bhoopalam 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Ina Bhoopalam

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

    Lincoln, United States

  148. Ines Gartote 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Ines Gartote

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

    Lyon, France

  149. Kavita Rai 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Kavita Rai

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

    Thousand Oaks, United States

  150. Laura Solano-Florez 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Laura Solano-Florez

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

    Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

  151. Leena Abdelmoity 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Leena Abdelmoity

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

    Overland Park, United States

  152. Libby Foster 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Libby Foster

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

    Goshen, United States

  153. ShuShu Crevoshay 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    ShuShu Crevoshay

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

    San Diego, United States

  154. Toni Bamisaye 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Toni Bamisaye

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

    London, United Kingdom

  155. Valeria Colunga 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Valeria Colunga

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

    Monterrey, Mexico

  156. Abigail Estrada 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Abigail Estrada

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

    Elgin, United States

  157. Alessandra Mitchell 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Alessandra Mitchell

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

    Washington, DC, United States

  158. Ali Cohen 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Ali Cohen

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

    Chandler, United States

  159. Alliyah Logan

    Girl Up Teen Advisor

  160. Anusha Tandon 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Anusha Tandon

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

    Acton, United States

  161. Aria Yang 2019-2020 Teen Advisors (headshot, eyes looking down angle) with her smiley face facing to the camera, and her left hand holding aginst her head
    Aria Yang

    Girl Up Teen Advisor

  162. Aya Alagha

    Girl Up Teen Advisor

  163. Aya Labban 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Aya Labban

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

    Rockville, United States

  164. Claire Duffy

    2019-2020 Teen Advisor

  165. Deborah Chumbu

    2019-2020 Teen Advisor

  166. Eugenie Park 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Eugenie Park

    Girl Up Teen Advisor 2018-2019

    Bellevue, United States

  167. Eugenie Park 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot
    Eugenie Park

    2019-2020 Teen Advisor

  168. Felicia Xiong 2019-2020 Teen Advisors (headshot, school picture) with her smiley face facing to the camera and background is grey
    Felicia Xiong

    2019-2020 Teen Advisor

  169. Ganna Omar 2019-2020 Teen Advisors (portrait picture) with her smiley face facing to the camera and her yellow flowers Hijab
    Ganna Omar

    2019-2020 Teen Advisor

  170. Georgia Shakeshaft 2019-2020 Teen Advisors (close headshot) with her smiley face facing to the camera
    Georgia Shakeshaft

    2019-2020 Teen Advisor

  171. Isabelle Hernandez

    2019-2020 Teen Advisor

  172. Mariam Mustafa

    2019-2020 Teen Advisor

  173. Misk Khalif

    2019-2020 Teen Advisor

  174. Nora Di Martino 2019-2020 Teen Advisors ( close upper body headshot) with her smiley face facing to the camera
    Nora Di Martino

    2019-2020 Teen Advisor

  175. Quinn McGill 2019-2020 Teen Advisors (half body picture) with her smiley face facing to the camera
    Quinn McGill

    2019-2020 Teen Advisor

  176. Rebecca Fairweather 2018-2019 Class Teen Advisors headshot (side face)
    Rebecca Fairweather

    2019-2020 Teen Advisor

  177. Riya Goel2019-2020 Teen Advisors (very close selfie headshot) with her smiley face facing to the camera
    Riya Goel

    2019-2020 Teen Advisor

  178. Rym Badran

    2019-2020 Teen Advisor

  179. Sofia Scarlat 2019-2020 Teen Advisors ( headshot) only showing her side face
    Sofia Scarlat

    2019-2020 Teen Advisor

  180. Tanushah Ramadass 2019-2020 Teen Advisors (half body headshot) with her smiley face facing to the camera , background is coffee shop
    Tanushah Ramadass

    2019-2020 Teen Advisor

  181. Vanessa Louis-Jean2019-2020 Teen Advisors (headbody shot) with her smiley face facing to the camera , and holding sign "high 5 for kids" and "invest in kids"
    Vanessa Louis-Jean

    2019-2020 Teen Advisor

Celebrity Champions

Girl Up Champions use their platforms to spread the word about Girl Up and its work.

Champions

  1. Champions 2017 Brooklyn and Bailey head shot
    Brooklyn and Bailey

    Girl Up Champion

    The 19-year-old, Texas-based identical twins burst onto the scene back in 2013 with their YouTube channel, BrooklynAndBailey. They bill their channel...

    The 19-year-old, Texas-based identical twins burst onto the scene back in 2013 with their YouTube channel, BrooklynAndBailey. They bill their channel as being "devoted with all things fun... including family vlogs, college life, crafting, fashion and beauty." As of this writing, the channel has racked up more than 6 million subscribers. Over on Instagram, the girls have more than five million followers on their joint account.

  2. Cara Delevingne

    Girl Up Champion

    “I’m truly honored to add my voice to the work Girl Up is doing to empower young women and create an entire generation of female leaders. As I’v...

    “I’m truly honored to add my voice to the work Girl Up is doing to empower young women and create an entire generation of female leaders. As I’ve traveled the world, I’ve seen the power that investing in girls can have. An empowered and supported girl is an incredible force for change; a change I am now excited to be a part of,” said Cara Delevingne of her new role as a Girl Up Champion.

  3. Champions 2016 Katherine McNamara headshot
    Katherine McNamara

    Girl Up Champion

    Missouri native Katherine McNamara is an up-and-coming young starlet who can currently be seen starring as the lead ‘Clary Fray’ in the brand new ...

    Missouri native Katherine McNamara is an up-and-coming young starlet who can currently be seen starring as the lead ‘Clary Fray’ in the brand new Freeform series “Shadowhunters,” (January 2016); a book-to-screen adaptation of the bestselling “The Mortal Instruments” book series. News of her casting traveled fast and wide, including Deadline, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter, and The Wrap, to name a few. The series premiered to stellar ratings, being the #1 series debut in more than two years.

  4. Champions 2014 Monique Coleman full body shot
    Monique Coleman

    Girl Up Champion

    Monique Coleman is most recognized as Taylor McKessie from the tremendously successful High School Musical franchise, as well as the 4th place contest...

    Monique Coleman is most recognized as Taylor McKessie from the tremendously successful High School Musical franchise, as well as the 4th place contestant on season 3 of ABC's hit show, Dancing with the Stars. Adding to her list of many achievements, Monique has received two Teen Choice Awards, a Billboard Award, an NAACP Legacy Award, and a Camie for her role in the Hallmark Film,The Reading Room, starring opposite James Earl Jones.

  5. Champions 2014 Nigel Barker upper body headshot
    Nigel Barker

    Girl Up Champion

    Nigel Barker, internationally renowned fashion photographer, filmmaker, TV personality, author, humanitarian and father of two, is supporting the Girl...

    Nigel Barker, internationally renowned fashion photographer, filmmaker, TV personality, author, humanitarian and father of two, is supporting the Girl Up as one of its champions, joining the movement to improve the lives of adolescent girls in the developing world. Nigel is best known as a photographer and judge on the show, America’s Next Top Model.

  6. Priyanka Chopra

    Girl Up Champion

    An award-winning Bollywood icon who has appeared in more than 40 films, Priyanka Chopra is one of India’s and America's most celebrated actresses. S...

    An award-winning Bollywood icon who has appeared in more than 40 films, Priyanka Chopra is one of India’s and America's most celebrated actresses. She made her acting debut in the 2002 Tamil film Thamizhan and has since won a National Film Award for Best Actress and Filmfare Awards in four categories.

  7. Champions 2014 Rebecca Soni three-time Olympic medalist swimmer (full body shot with her swimmer suite on, the background is swimming pool)
    Rebecca Soni

    Girl Up Champion

    As a Girl Up champion, three-time Olympic medalist Rebecca Soni will go from shattering world swimming records to mobilizing American girls to advocat...

    As a Girl Up champion, three-time Olympic medalist Rebecca Soni will go from shattering world swimming records to mobilizing American girls to advocate for the world’s most marginalized girls, particularly in developing countries. “Through my partnership with Girl Up, I’m excited to encourage American girls to channel their energy and compassion into becoming powerful forces for change in the lives of their peers in developing countries,” said Soni.

  8. Champions 2014 Victoria Justice upper body headshot and white backgroup
    Victoria Justice

    Girl Up Champion

    Victoria starred in her own hit Nickelodeon series, “Victorious.” She played the musically talented “Tori Vega,” who unexpectedly finds hersel...

    Victoria starred in her own hit Nickelodeon series, “Victorious.” She played the musically talented “Tori Vega,” who unexpectedly finds herself navigating life as a student at an elite performing arts high school.  Throughout the show’s duration, Victorious was the #1 live action comedy series in it’s time slot on all TV, with kids 6-17, reaching 40.4 Million kids, teens and tweens each quarter. Victorious also won “Favorite TV Show” at the Kids Choice Awards in 2012 and 2013.

  9. Wade Davis holding the mic , and only showing his side face with smile and left hand pointing at the crowd
    Wade Davis

    Girl Up Champion

    Former NFL player Wade Davis is a thought leader, writer, public speaker, and educator on gender, race, and orientation equality. Wade is the NFL’s ...

    Former NFL player Wade Davis is a thought leader, writer, public speaker, and educator on gender, race, and orientation equality. Wade is the NFL’s first LGBT inclusion consultant and currently consults for numerous professional sports leagues on issues at the intersection sexism, racism, and homophobia.

    Beyond his work in sports, Wade currently consults for Netflix, Google, Viacom, and others to co-create transformative solutions to build inclusive corporate cultures.

Advisory Board

As entrepreneurs, advocates, and business and industry leaders, our Advisory Board lends their expertise to the growth and sustainability of Girl Up, helping us continue to build this movement to reach girls worldwide.

Advisory Board

  1. Akila Somasegar

    Girl Up Advisory Board

  2. Anna Blue

    Girl Up Advisory Board

  3. Advisory Council Anne Fulenwider (upper body headshot) pose with her hands cross , white background
    Anne Fulenwider

    Girl Up Advisory Board

  4. Anu Jain

    Girl Up Advisory Board

  5. Carmen Ana Amell

    Girl Up Advisory Board

  6. Charlotte Hayes
    Charlotte Hayes

    Girl Up Advisory Board

  7. Advisory Council Davis Smith with upper body headshot and grey background
    Davis Smith

    Girl Up Advisory Board

  8. Advisory Council Jennifer DaSilva, wider angle of upper headshot
    Jennifer DaSilva

    Girl Up Advisory Board

  9. John Gerzema

    Girl Up Advisory Board

  10. Advisory Council Julie Carrier (upper body headshot and white background)
    Julie Carrier

    Girl Up Advisory Board

  11. Advisory Council Karen Miller headshot and little blurry picture with grey background
    Karen Miller

    Girl Up Advisory Board

  12. LaVerne H. Council

    Girl Up Advisory Board

  13. Lilia Luciano

    Girl Up Advisory Board

  14. Liz Plank

    Girl Up Advisory Board

  15. Advisory Council Michelle King American television writer professional head shot
    Michelle King

    Girl Up Advisory Board

  16. Advisory Council Mohammed Farshori half body portrait picture
    Mohammed Farshori

    Girl Up Advisory Board

  17. Pauline Miller

    Girl Up Advisory Board

  18. Advisory Council Rita Rodriguez close headshot with white background
    Rita Rodriguez

    Girl Up Advisory Board

  19. Shaun Robinson

    Girl Up Advisory Board

  20. Shelmina Abji

    Girl Up Advisory Board

  21. Advisory Council Susan Sherrerd black and white headshot with eyes looking away from the camera
    Susan Sherrerd

    Girl Up Advisory Board

  22. Tawny Saez
    Tawny Saez

    Girl Up Advisory Board

  23. Advisory Council Zain Habboo professional head shot, blurry picture with grey background
    Zain Habboo

    Girl Up Advisory Board

  24. Anjula Acharia-Bath

    Emeritus Girl Up Advisory Board

  25. Cathy Schulman

    Emeritus Girl Up Advisory Board

  26. Advisory Council Draisa Gale (half-body portrait picture, blurry pciture)
    Draisa Gale

    Emeritus Girl Up Advisory Board

  27. Advisory Council Jacki zehner half body portrait picture, blurry pciture
    Jacki Zehner

    Emeritus Girl Up Advisory Board

  28. Molly Rudberg

    Emeritus Girl Up Advisory Board

  29. Rhonda Adams Medina

    Emeritus Girl Up Advisory Board

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