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Teen Board | 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.