We believe that sustainable, effective change can start as locally as your own community. That's why we launched a new She's the First program for campus chapter members and STF Scholars.

The STF Community Impact Fellowship is a one-year program for top leaders in She’s the First programs who are launching community-based projects that advance STF's mission of supporting quality girls' education and ultimately ending worldwide inequality. Fellows receive training, a seed grant, and support along the way.

Pretty exciting, right? Without further ado... let's meet our 2018 fellows!



Nishaat Rupani

Age: 22

School or University: University of Texas (Dallas)

STF Affiliation: Founded University of Texas at Dallas chapter, serves on STF Student Advisory Council

Major(s): Supply Chain Management and Global Business


Maria Alejandra Quinonez

Age: 19

School or University: George Washington University

STF Affiliation: Co-founded high school STF chapter

Major(s): Finance, minoring in International Affairs and Sustainability

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Eliakunda (Elly) Kaaya

Age: 25

School or University: Graduate of St. Augustine University of Tanzania

STF Affiliation: Former STF Scholar

Degree: Sociology


Danielle Dickey

Age: 20

School or University: University of Central Florida

STF Affiliation: Director of Global Awareness for STF chapter at University of Central Florida

Major(s): History and Interdisciplinary Studies - Women's Studies Track


Cynthia Muhonja

Age: 22

School or University: Ashesi University College

STF Affiliation: Graduate of STF Partner Akili Dada in Kenya

Major(s): Management Information Systems


Kimberly (Kimmie) Krane

Age: 19

School or University: George Washington University

STF Affiliation: Vice President and Treasurer of STF chapter at George Washington University

Major(s): Sociology, minor in Art History

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Shaily Acharya

Age: 16

School or University: Thomas S. Wootton High School

STF Affiliation: Founding President of STF chapter at Wootton High School

Thank you to the PepsiCo Foundation for their sponsorship of the STF Community Impact Fellowship!