Hersha is a junior in Ridgefield, Connecticut. She has been a member of Lion's Heart since 7th grade and won the Gold Presidential Award in 2019, 2020, and 2021. As part of her work with Lion's Heart she is a mentor at Ms. President US, a local nonprofit organization which encourages young girls to pursue the highest civil leadership positions. Inspired by this mission she created her own nonprofit, Shared Empowerment Inc. (sharedempowerment.com), dedicated to supplementing the education of young girls in underprivileged areas. In addition to this she works on the orientation team for the Appalachia Service Project and is on the Executive Board for Safe Rides of Ridgefield, a community-based program to create a safer community by reducing impaired driving. Other than volunteering, Hersha loves mock trial, cooking, and playing golf and can not wait for the upcoming year on the teen advisory board!