Catherine is a high school freshman and has been a Girl Scout since Daisy level. Catherine earned her Bronze Award by creating memory books about citizens at a local assisted living facility. Her Silver Award involved creating an online cookbook available to all members at her town’s food pantry. She is pursuing her Gold Award by increasing ski and snowboard safety awareness at her former middle school. Catherine is a member of her school’s Spanish Club and a dual-season athlete, participating in both field hockey and swimming. Catherine enjoys volunteering to teach lessons at her swim club, working as a lifeguard over the summer, serving as a member of her town library’s young adult advisory board, and volunteering at a local girl-led non-profit organization, Flowers To Empower. She hopes to pursue interests in accounting and finance as well as teaching.
Natalia is a high school junior and has been a Girl Scout since Daisy level. In 2021, she conceived of and launched a benefit corporation named URLimitless Education, Inc. She earned her Gold Award by creating a project aimed at empowering and inspiring other young Latina girls in STEM. At her school, Natalia is a board member, editor, and contributor for The Pariah, a creative writing publication. She also serves as an eco-leader, peer educator, peer listener, and community engagement coordinator. In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time with her dogs. Natalia plans to pursue a career in psychology.
Sanjana is a high school junior and has been a Girl Scout for over ten years. She is co-founder of Careers in Medicine, which educates middle schoolers in her community about various medical specialties through interactive sessions, guest speakers, projects, and competitions. For her Bronze Award, Sanjana partnered with Boston Children's Hospital to host a “Fun Day” for the siblings of patients. For her Silver Award, she created a kid-friendly website featuring educational material on COVID-19. Sanjana hopes to continue to help educate underserved communities and has raised funds for educational NGOs through hosting entrepreneurship and hackathon incubators, as well as various remote and in-person campaigns for causes she is passionate about. Sanjana aspires to pursue a career in the medical field.
Girl Scout youth members ages 14-17 are invited to apply to serve a one-year term on GSEMA's 2024 Board of Directors. Youth board members develop their leadership skills, gain exposure to organizational governance, and provide their perspectives during Board deliberations. Serving on the board requires a commitment of time and responsibility with great benefits such as networking and mentorship. And, it's a great college application/resume builder! Learn more about the position.