BOSTON, MA (October 11, 2017) – For the 3rd year in a row, Her Campus has scoured the globe to find the most ambitious, talented, and forward-thinking college women to recognize on its 22 Under 22 Most Inspiring College Women list. The college media and marketing powerhouse culled through over 1,000 powerful nominations and conducted interviews with many incredible applicants to narrow their list down to just 22.
"The level of talent we saw among the nominations made the selection process incredibly difficult," said Stephanie Kaplan Lewis, Co-founder, CEO and Editor-in-Chief of Her Campus. "But we could not be more in awe of the truly aspirational group at which we have arrived."
Nominees were evaluated based on a mix of criteria including leadership experience, academic excellence, demonstrated passion for their cause, and ambitious goals for their future. The variety in the final list is astounding—from encouraging women to be involved in government, to giving soap to underdeveloped communities, to creating affordable healthcare technology, the below list of 22 women is nothing short of extraordinary.
Apefa Adjivon: Committed to Motivating Young Women
Maria Rose Belding: Fighting to End World Hunger
Lauren Brocious: Breaking Free of Bullies' Labels
Katie Curran: Empowering the Youth to Become Leaders
Bea Doheny: Connecting Stargazers Through Jewelry
Gabrielle Frost: Teaching the World About Mental Illness
Jessie Gorovitz: Encouraging Women to Be Involved in Government
Ileri Jaiyeoba: Promoting Universal Access to Menstrual Products
Sydney Kamen: Providing Sanitation to Vulnerable Communities
Jazmin Kay: Eloquent Go-Getter and Former White House Intern
Grace Knight: Future Lawyer Dedicated to Curing Cystic Fibrosis
Ann Lin: Introducing Students to Scientific Research
Sabina London: Created STEM Summer Camp
Alana Lorraine: Combat Engineer Dedicated to Helping Others
Remi Lubcher: Fashion Designer and Entrepreneur
Jen Rubino: Spreading Joy to Hospitalized Kids
Hayley Todesco: Building a Greener Future
Alanna Underwood: Empowering Through Music and Activism
Maya Varma: Creating Affordable Healthcare Technology
Grace Wickerson: Transforming Lives Through Self-Defense
Hannah Zimmerman: Sparking Change Among Young Voters
Angela Zhou: Fighting Against Global Injustice
Various sponsors—Erin Condren, Hunter Boots, Clarisonic, Moleskine, and Primark—have shown support by providing special gifts for all 22 winners.
Visit 22under22.hercampus.com for full profiles, photos, and more information about the winners.
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