My name is Ellie, and I am from Greensboro, North Carolina. I am a junior at Greensboro Day School. I am a team member of both the field hockey and lacrosse teams as well as a participant in the musical productions at my school. I am currently in the process of launching my social venture project, Girls for Girls, which aims to empower young girls in my community through a mentoring program. I am extremely passionate about international affairs, current events and, of course, the empowerment of women worldwide. I have two older sisters whom I love very much — even when we spat over clothing exchanges from time to time!

My HERlead Project: Girls for Girls

My project will create mentoring relationships between girls starting middle school with girls about to finish high school, with guided discussions on female identity and empowerment.