Anna was born and raised in Eastern Washington. Her love for animals and agriculture has led her to pursue a career in the animal field and earn a degree in Veterinary Technology to become a licensed Veterinary Technician. She plans to continue her education in Animal Science to focus on livestock health care. Anna is an entrepreneur and mental health advocate. She hopes to help others realize their potential and live their dreams too.
After finishing a Pre-Law degree focused in Criminal Justice and Human Services, Brittany escaped a violent relationship and turned her attention to Marketing and Communications to share the stories of others. She has worked with the National Alliance on Mental Illness Organization for eleven years and spent the last four years working directly with students. She now advocates for students who have also been impacted by violent relationships, helping them move into adulthood with freedom.
Edith is a first-generation college student, entrepreneur, community leader, and social media influencer who advocates authentic beauty by beginning with prioritizing one’s mental health. This 24-year-old is on her pathway to finish dental hygiene school, established the nonprofit organization “Blossom-with-Style” and grants wishes to children with critical illnesses at Make-A-Wish Alaska and Washington. Her proudest accomplishment is visiting a foreign country and using her bilingual skills to mentor children about the importance of education.
Jesi, 23, is currently working as both a realtor and a developer for multi-family housing projects throughout Snohomish County. Jesi found her calling to work with low-income families while working in Section 8 housing. Her Non-profit, Affordable Housing Connection, recently partnered with the Boys and Girls Club to give children from 2,500 families one free meal each day for a year. She believes that stabilizing the community starts with the youth.
A working woman with a purpose, Jogiel is a strong believer of showing love by giving. Jogiel started her own feeding program for elders and children who live on the street. Jogiel is a full-time insurance advisor and an entrepreneur. Jogiel manages a clothing business that empowers and supports young professionals to look their best, feel their best and perform their best. Jogiel plays guitar and piano and she’s also a singer songwriter.
Madison, 26, works in Finance and Biotech as Investor Relations. This September she visited the NASDAQ to advocate for funding in the fight against drug overdose. When not on Wall Street or traveling the globe, you can find her making Tik-Toks with her Frenchies or volunteering with her Girl Scout troop in West Seattle. No longer a competitive bodybuilder, Madison enjoys hot yoga and pilates, as well as occasional late night shopping.
Madison is the founder and executive director of Grit and Grace Consulting. She is on a mission to share what she has learned and create a community where others can feel loved and supported as they chase after their dreams. She is an avid traveler where she meets people of all different ages, cultures, and backgrounds. One of her favorite things is connecting and relating to others and discovering how similar we all are.
Manasvi is a dual Doctor of Pharmacy & MBA student at Washington State University. She is the founder of a nonprofit that educates the local youth about ‘‘Opioid Misuse’ and provides Naloxone training. As a first generation Indian-American, Manasvi strives to bridge the cultural gap by advocating, connecting, and empowering the local community through the National Alliance of Mental Health, Indian American Community Services and is a mentor with Communities in School of Washington.
Narriana is the founder of “Magic in the PNW – Character Parties and Events LLC”. Through her business of providing magic to children, she collects funds to support performing arts students in the Pierce County region. As an aspiring dental hygienist, Narriana’s other passions include Hula/Tahitian dancing with her Halau. Among other dedications is her advocacy of suicide prevention/awareness. Through her t-shirt campaign, “Stay, Tomorrow Needs You,” she raises donations for “NAMI Pierce County.”
Rachelle is an educator and an artist who strives to uplift others to their full potential. Standing by her statement “anyone can be a princess”, she believes “nothing is impossible, the world itself says, I’m possible”. Rachelle volunteers with every opportunity that arose within her hometown, giving back to the community that helped prosper her into the young woman she is today. Rachelle enjoys hiking, singing and exploring the city with her pup.
Reilly is pursuing a degree in apparel design in hopes to start her own fashion line. She is a disability advocate and uses her platforms to bring awareness to the strength those with invisible illnesses like her have. She is native to Hobart and is proud to call the historic small town her home. In her free time she can be found drawing in her sketchbook or watching Netflix with her service dog in training.
This two-time marathon runner earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with high honors and delivered the commencement speech at graduation. As an Oral Radiology Resident at the University of Washington, Samantha formed #GirlDocsRock to encourage young women in science and health careers. Guided by her strong faith, Samantha served her community as president of her sorority, Delta Gamma, a breast cancer support advocate, and president of Club SCOPE, providing dental care to underserved communities.
Shevone is an RN who assists high-risk childbearing patients through one of the most vulnerable times of their life. She graduated from the University of Washington’s nursing program and passionately mentors youth to join the profession and combat the nursing shortage. She traveled to Central America as a medical volunteer to provide care in rural communities and to advocate for equitable healthcare. In 2021, Shevone shared her journey to nursing school in a FOX13 interview.
Simran, 22, is planning on graduating this spring from University of Washington in Business Marketing. She is beyond grateful living the best of both worlds of being an American child of Punjabi immigrants. Simran has always been passionate about fitness but never had a Punjabi influencer to look up to. Therefore, she took her journey to another level to motivate empowering women to embrace their strengths and to feel confident in their abilities.
Starla is living her childhood dream as an Emmy-nominated TV news anchor at KCTS 9 (Seattle’s PBS channel). Outside of journalism, she founded Career Survival Guide, which helps women advocate for themselves in the workplace. As an extension of this work, Starla wrote for the Harvard Business Review and also taught graduate students at the University of Washington as an adjunct faculty member. In 2021, she made Puget Sound Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list.
A Washington native, Stephanie Yerigan is a 21 year old Executive Assistant at Cara Veterinary. She graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in May 2022 with a bachelor’s degree in Education and Human Science. Stephanie was a member of the Nebraska Cheer Squad all
4 years of college where she served as Captain and Social Media Director. She was also a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and served as Recruitment Director and Chief Recruitment Officer.
Susanne is a trilingual first-generation daughter of immigrants and a Technical Program Manager at Xbox. She is passionate about amplifying women’s and minority voices in technology, while prioritizing and empowering others through individual mentorship, volunteering, and education within technology. She envisions a future where women and minorities are able to create meaningful career opportunities in a flourishing field like technology.
During adolescence, Taylor’s family experienced homelessness. This fueled her desire to become an advocate for the homeless. Taylor currently volunteers at the Elizabeth Gregory Home for women. There, she shares her story of resilience when faced with adversity. As a licensed Esthetician, Taylor educates women on the importance of skincare to present the best version of themselves. She also studies communications at North Seattle College to work in human resources one day.