Youth Advisory Board Member

High school in New York

Sandra (she/her) is a high school junior from New York who plans to study business and computer science. She is passionate about bridging the gender gap in the science, technology, engineering, math and finance industries. Sandra is the president of her school’s EntrepreneuHERship club, which fosters a community of aspiring women in business. She also co-leads Dear GlobalGirls, an organization that works to create magazines focused on gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Sandra first became involved with Plan USA after attending the 2020 virtual Youth Leadership Academy. Later, she engaged with Plan’s International Day of the Girl takeovers in partnership with The Female Quotient and Comic Relief. She is a member of the Plan International global young influencer group, for which she co-wrote a petition that collected over 40,000 signatures, and co-created a list of recommendations for leading social media companies to combat online gender-based violence.

Sandra enjoys playing sudoku and badminton with her mother.