Sheryl describes herself as “an insatiable knowledge seeker and innovator, always trying to better her community and leave the world a better place.” If starting your own nonprofit and inspiring a national movement at 14 years old is an indication of things to come, we can expect nothing less than greatness from Sheryl. As a result of personal experiences and the disparity of women rising to executive positions, Sheryl created GALS – Girls Advocating Strength and Leadership, a student-run nonprofit that inspires the next generation of female executives. This award-winning effort has received $20,000 in funding, partnerships with major corporations, and accolades from Sheryl Sandberg, Hillary Clinton, and more. As if this would not keep her busy enough, Sheryl was founder of a fashion blog, a TEDYouth speaker, and a Global Kindness Ambassador for GenerationOn. At school, she was a leader for the Key Club, National Honor Society, track and field team, Model United Nations, Future Business Leaders of America, and more. From Brooklyn, New York, Sheryl will attend the University of Pennsylvania in the fall.