The Teen Board is the connection between the Founding Executive Board and our target group of young women. As community minded teenagers, we guide the adults through the complex maze of a teenager’s head, help them see the world through youthful and energetic eyes, and we bring fresh ideas and up-to- date solutions to B.E. A S.H.E.R.O. Foundation.
We have the power to connect more intimately with our peers through the power of friendship and acceptance; we give a sense of comfort that we sometimes cannot get from adults. Through the connections and relationships building with our peers we are effectively able to help accomplish B.E. A S.H.E.R.O.’s mission to support, sustain and empower young girls and women under the age of 25 who have been abused, abandoned, neglected, and exploited. The Teen Board is always looking for opportunities to serve and connect with other teens, collaborating with them in making the world a happier and safer place for all young women.
Teen Board Members
Karissa – Executive Director
Karissa is the Director of Events of the SHERO Teen Board. For most of her life, she has been focused on ballet but has also found a new passion for painting. She is honored and excited to serve as the Director of Events for B.E. A S.H.E.R.O Foundation. Karissa loves this organization because it supports and brings awareness to girls and women who have been abused, abandoned, or exploited. She hopes that she will be able to make an impact to help empower other girls to be more confident in themselves.
Karissa’s Super SHERO is her mom, who is a two-time cancer survivor. Karissa admires her mom for teaching by example the importance of helping others in need, every day. Karissa is also inspired by Audrey Hepburn, as she embodies the spirit of a Super SHERO. Her favorite quote from Hepburn is “Nothing is impossible, the world itself says ‘I’m possible!’” Karissa hopes to exemplify this and work with B.E. A S.H.E.R.O. Foundation to make everything POSSIBLE.
Allison – Co-Director
Allison is a Las Vegas native and competitive dancer. She has loved dance and her academics for years. She absolutely adores her two dogs and hopes to rescue many more in the future from rough homes. Allison has also always been a feminist, and she joined SHERO to help fight for equality for all.
Allison has always wanted to support other girls and help to create a nurturing supportive environment for all. Being a part of SHERO makes her feel like she is really making a change and helping those in need. She believes SHERO is a wonderful organization and is excited to be a part of it for many years.
If Allison could be any superhero she would be Harley Quinn from the Birds or Pray movie. She fought alongside some amazing women protecting a young girl. She protects girls and women in need while also empowering those around her. Allison hopes to also create this kind of environment for all.
Camilla – Treasurer
Camilla started with B.E. A S.H.E.R.O. Foundation through the annual Fashion Show and loved how supportive and encouraging the environment and people were. From there, she attended her first meeting and really enjoyed learning about the organization and being with the Teen Board. She now serves as Treasurer and believes it is the greatest job/volunteer work she could ask for. If Camilla were a superhero, she would be Black Widow because of her determination to always be herself. Her favorite quote of hers is, “At some point, we all have to choose between what the world wants you to be and who you are.”
Stella – Director of Media
Being born and raised in Las Vegas, Stella enjoys giving back and serving those in her community. Through her work with National Charity League, Stella discovered B.E. A S.H.E.R.O. Foundation and is honored to be serving on the Teen Board as Director of Media. She quickly felt a connection to the organization’s mission to empower girls and young women while providing resources for success.
Stella’s Shero Superhero is the feminist icon, Wonder Woman. She admires her for encouraging women to bravely stand up for themselves while fighting for truth and peace. Her ability to be the strongest female superhero, strategize and act rationally is quite impressive. She also has a special connection with animals just as Stella does.
Like Wonder Woman, every little girl should grow up believing they can do anything.
In her free time, Stella enjoys painting, drawing, listening to music and being with family and friends.
Sophie – Incoming Director of Events
Bio coming soon!
Past Board Members
Jada – Past Executive Director
Jada is the Executive Director of B.E. A S.H.E.R.O Foundation’s Teen Board. In her free time, she likes to dance, watch movies, hang out with friends, and do makeup. She loves traveling to different places and learning about other cultures, and she hopes to travel across the world one day and possibly learn a new language. SHERO is important to Jada because she has never seen an organization like this, and she loves knowing that everything she does with SHERO goes to a good cause.
Founding Teen Board Members
Jannah is a Taiwanese American who reads, writes, and speaks fluent English, Chinese, and Taiwanese. She loves the great outdoors and going on epic camping road trips. Jannah is a filmmaker who believes in the power of storytelling. She conveys her thoughts and perspectives of the world through her videos.
Being a part of B.E. A S.H.E.R.O. has given Jannah opportunities to serve others in the community and build friendships with people who believe in the same causes as she does. Jannah feels like the live version of Disney’s warrior princess, Mulan. Like Mulan, Jannah is a dedicated fighter who is willing to take on any challenge. She isn’t afraid of being negatively judged by society and is willing to stand up for what she believes in.
A senior in the Legal Studies program at Advanced Technologies Academy, Sarina is ecstatic about serving as the Executive Director of the Teen Advisory Board. With B.E. A S.H.E.R.O. Foundation, she looks forward to creating a better tomorrow for young girls in the Las Vegas area and eventually around the world.
Through Mock Trial, Trial By Peers, and an internship with the Nevada Attorney General’s Office, Sarina has fostered a passion for law. She hopes to pursue a career in policy, specializing in the areas of child welfare and education.
As a leader, Sarina identifies most with Blossom from the Powerpuff Girls. Like Blossom, she is fearless yet analytical, persistent but caring, and always the brains of any operation.
Zoë is a German exchange student who is a Junior at Palo Verde High School. She is an open, intelligent and creative girl. Zoë loves traveling, helping people to create a better life and making new experiences. She is involved with BE A SHERO because she wants to make this world a better place and she knows that volunteering with B.E. A S.H.E.R.O. is the first step in the right direction.
Supergirl is Zoë’s soul mate under the super heroes because her main source of energy is solar power; Zoë cares about using wind and solar instead of nuclear energy. She also speaks multiple languages fluently and Supergirl doesn’t use any weapons beside her body and her gifts.