I live in Chicago, Illinois where I attend Northside College Prep for my junior year. When I am not reading, some of my favorite hobbies include volunteering at a local animal shelter, participating in the IIT Boeing Scholars Program and attending meetings with the CPS Student Advisory Council, where I discuss problems within my city’s school system with the CEO of Chicago Public Schools. I hope to one day make as big a difference in the lives of those around me as people in my life have done for me.

My HERlead Project: Project Reach

My project will raise youth awareness of three main social problems — education, poverty and violence — and address each in creative ways such as mentoring elementary school students and placing engaging art around my city.


Economic Empowerment