I’m a junior at Libertyville High School in Libertyville, Illinois. I hold a first-degree black belt in Seido Karate, and use my skills to provide self-defense training for disabled teens on the weekends. I have committed most of my energy to the pursuit of enrichment and empowerment opportunities for those who might otherwise not be allotted them.

My HERlead Project: The Lakota Cultural Exchange Program

My project will connect girls from the Lakota tribe and girls from Chicago to build lasting understanding and friendships through a summer camp exchange program.