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The 2015 Top 30 High School Moguls in the US You Need to Know About

Hailing from across the United States, Mogul set out to find 30 young women in high school who are the brightest stars of tomorrow. These fabulous, fierce girls exemplify the kind of Mogul Global Ambassadors who are future #girlbosses.

So, whether you are a college recruiter scouting top applicants or curious if your friend made the list, prepare to be impressed by these kick-ass students!

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  1. Rebekah Albach is a student at Liberal Arts & Science Academy in Austin, TX. She loves science and is the captain of her school’s Science Olympiad club. The Liberal Arts & Science Academy’s science club has been in one of the top three spots in the state since 2005.

  2. Laïssa Christelle Alexis is a high school senior at Saint Vincent Academy in Newark, NJ. She is involved in many school clubs and activities like the Lead for Diversity, and is President of the National Honor Society and Editor of her school’s Literary Magazine. Laïssa’s passion for human rights inspired her to start a Girl Up chapter in her school of which she is currently President. The club seeks to advocate for women’s rights worldwide. She is part of the Newark Museum Explorer program and works at the Newark Museum.

  3. Michelle Baird is a student at Briarcliff High School in Briarcliff Manor, NY. She is particularly interested in in physics and was recently given the Science Star of the Future award in recognition of her “exceptional abilities and drive” which serve as inspiration for her academic community. This prestigious award was presented to her by the Citizen Watch Company and the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning.

  4. Maggie Beazer is a student at Stansbury High School in Tooele, UT. She is an all-state cross-country and track and field runner who is the winner of the Wendy's High School Heisman award (WHSH) for athletes/leaders. She is also the president of her school’s National Honor Society and a National Merit Scholar Semifinalist.

  5. Anoushka Bose is a student at Francis W. Parker School in San Diego, CA. She is the president of the Science Olympiad and History Day clubs and was recently appointed by the mayor of San Diego to the regional youth commission for her STEM related promotions in the community. She has a strong passion for environmental research and she worked on mathematical concepts and green technology applications at the JISAN Research Institute.

  6. Mary Peyton Brown is a student at Academic Magnet High School in North Charleston, SC. She is the editor of her school’s newspaper and also runs her own fashion blog called Vegan vs. Vanity. In addition to being a vegan she enjoys volunteering at Charleston Fashion Week in her free time.

  7. Meredith Cox is a student at Durham Academy in Durham, NC. She is involved with multiple clubs and organizations including the varsity cross country and track teams, the Honors Council and her school’s Engineering World Health club. She has been recognized with an AP Scholar with Honor award, a Scholastic Art and Writing Awards Honorable Mention and was a National Merit Semifinalist.

  8. Aishee Das is a student at University High School in Irvine, CA. She is the president of Artivism (a club that discusses the relationship between art and activism), an ambassador for GenHERation, and an editor for her school's newspaper. She takes an active role in her culture by leading her school's South Asian Student Association and has participated in Indian dances as a lead dancer for 13 years. This past summer she interned at SAHARA, a domestic abuse helpline for South Asian women, and was chosen to speak at their annual fundraiser. She loves tutoring younger students and has a strong passion for women’s empowerment.  

  9. Awaly Diallo is a student at Philadelphia High School for Girls in Philadelphia, PA. She is a service club representative and a local elementary school volunteer where she teaches musical theater to younger students.

  10. Priyanka Dinakar is a student at the Agnes Irwin School in Rosemont, PA. She is part of her school’s Model UN, a member of the Robotics club, and enjoys singing Carnatic music (Carnatic is the classical music system of South India). She is also deeply passionate about empowering women to pursue leadership positions.

  11. Ishita Dubey is a student at Lynbrook High School in San Jose, CA. She is the president of her school’s Spanish Honors Society, a Teen Library Council Member at the Santa Clara City Library and a Student Assistant at Stanford University. She was also one of three research students who did Tissue and Tumor Biology and Mathematical Computer Modeling in 2014 at COSMOS UC Irvine.

  12. Seneca Friend is a student at Longreach High School in Columbia, MD. She is a golf and track star who loves math and engineering. She is also the president of her school’s Math Honor Society and plans to study math and engineering at Stanford University.

  13. Andrea Gonzales is a student at Hunter College High School in New York, NY. She is the co-creator and co-developer of the 8-bit game Tampon Run, an endless running game purposed with addressing the negative connotations of menstruation. She was the winner of the 2015 People's Voice Webby Award and the Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Award by The Disruptor Foundation.

  14. Merry Gu is a student at the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur in Villanova, PA. In school Merry is involved in many clubs, including Mock Trial, Hi-Q, Model UN, World Affairs, Varsity Mathletes, and Speech & Debate club. She enjoys tutoring senior citizens English over the weekends and has a strong passion for providing learning opportunities for young women.

  15. Rachel Hirschheimer is a student at Jericho Senior High School in Jericho, New York. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Jericho High School's award winning newspaper the JerEcho and a reporter for a nationally aired teen news show called Teen Kids News. She is currently an intern at the Anton Community Newspaper and makes reporting videos for the Long Island Weekly.

  16. Tina Jiang is a student at Stuyvesant High School in New York City, NY. She is a news editor at her school newspaper, The Stuyvesant Spectator. Tina is also a national and international piano competitor. Her latest award is a gold medal from the 2015 American Association for the Development of the Gifted and Talented (AADGT) International Young Gifted Young Musicians Festival “Passion of Music”.

  17. Dana Kieft is a student at the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur in Villanova, PA. She writes for her school newspaper, participates in Campus Ministry and is involved in the Yearbook club. She is a volleyball player and enjoys tutoring elementary school students in math and reading.

  18. Sophie Meng is a student at Lynbrook High School in San Jose, CA. She is the president of her school’s business student club, Future Business Leaders of America and is active in multiple other clubs that include the Yearbook, ASB Leadership, California Scholarship Federation and the Pre-med Club. She won first place at the 2015 National Leadership Conference and currently works as a graphic designer at Morning Sign Out, an online publication founded to provide understandable information on science and medicine to the general public.

  19. Noa Mintz is a high school student in New York City, NY. She is the founder of Nannies By Noa, a full-service childcare agency that serves families in New York City and the Hamptons. By the time Noa was 12, she had already begun recruiting and vetting caregivers for families in New York City and six months later she officially launched her company, Nannies By Noa.

  20. Dominique Mosley is a student at North Penn High School in Montgomery County, PA. She is part of the North Penn girls’ varsity track team and her school’s Science Olympiad team. She is also involved in the women’s choir and her school’s student government association. She enjoys tutoring students at her church and has a strong passion for promoting women’s education.

  21. Alix Parkis is a student at Bergen County Technical High School in Teterboro, NJ. She is a member of her school's Model UN, an editor at her school newspaper, Knights News and is a flute player both in the school jazz band and at a local New Jersey community center. She is interested in Strategic Asset Management (SAM) and won Best Delegate from her school at a Model UN national competition this year.

  22. Meena Raman is a student at Bergen County Academies in Hackensack, NJ. She is the Editor-in-Chief of her school’s student newspaper, The Academy Chronicles, a Chair of the Press Corps for the Academy Model UN at her school and is the Secretary and Vice President of the BCA UNICEF, a chapter of the humanitarian organization at her school. She has a strong passion for writing, humanitarian aid and economics.

  23. Remmi Smith is a high school sophomore in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She founded a cooking show called Cook Time with Remmi at the age of 12 and co-founded Chef Club Box. She is also a wellness and nutrition ambassador for Sodexo, a junior board member at Independent Youth Inc. and a teen mentor at thrive15.com.

  24. Jayasangeetha Thanikachalam is a student at University High School in Tucson, AZ. She is a contributor to her school’s newspaper and is a member of the UHS council organization. She is a member of the NSHSS (National Society of High School Scholars) and was a 2016 National Merit Scholarship finalist.

  25. Elena Barrera-Waters is a student at Liberal Arts & Science Academy in Austin, TX. She has a strong passion for helping people, through her writing, volunteerism, and internships she's taken on. She is an editor on her school’s Yearbook and a staff writer for various online publications, while finding the time during the summer to manage an Austin startup's online marketing platform. She has significant volunteer experience with feminist organizations, as well as the Austin Humane Society, for which she developed and threw the first ever kid-managed fundraising event for the organization 

  26. Olivia Werner is a student at High Technology High School in in Lincroft, NJ. She is the Vice President of her school’s Key Club, involved with the Robotics Club, the Technology Student Association and the Yearbook club.

  27. Melissa Yuanis is a student at Oak Ridge High School in Conroe, TX. She is the Vice President of her school’s Student Council, a volunteer at the Methodist Medical Center of Oak Ridge and the winner of the 2016 Aspirations in Computing Award from NCWIT (National Center for Women and IT). In her free time she enjoys research and music.

  28. Tiffany Yuen is a student at High Technology High School in in Lincroft, NJ. She is part of her school’s Key Club, involved with the Technology Student Association, Experimental Research Club and the Prom Committee. She won 1st Place in Engineering Design by the New Jersey Technology Student Association and received an Honorable Mention in Behavioral & Social Sciences by the Jersey Shore Science Fair. She also enjoys playing the piano and being a member of the Manalapan High School Marching Band.

  29. Madyssen Zarin is a student at University High School in Tucson, AZ. She is a member of the UHS council representing the student body in all things related to school decision-making and policy. She is also an award-winning member of the UHS Model UN Delegation and a recipient of The Schwartz-Hammer AMHSI Impact Fellowship.

  30. Rachel Zietz is a student at Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She founded her own sport retail company, Gladiator Lacrosse, at the age 14. The company makes Lacrosse equipment and was the recipient of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce's 2015 Entrepreneur Award for Young Professionals.

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We're accepting nominations for our 2016 list. Please send us your nominee's name and why you think they should be nominated to [email protected] and our team will be in touch.

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7 comments

  • Tiffany Pham
    Tiffany Pham Founder & CEO, Mogul
    almost 2 years ago

    Congratulations to these amazing young women! So impressive and admirable.

    Congratulations to these amazing young women! So impressive and admirable.

  • Juli
    Juli 🙀
    almost 2 years ago

    Each girl is so impressive! Congrats everyone!

    Each girl is so impressive! Congrats everyone!

  • Dawn.
    almost 2 years ago

    Whoa are these women still in high school?! So inspiring!!

    Whoa are these women still in high school?! So inspiring!!

  • Angie Fenn
    almost 2 years ago

    How can I get on this list next time? :D

    How can I get on this list next time? :D

  • Samantha Liberatore
    almost 2 years ago

    Great job, ladies! Keep up the great work you do (:

    Great job, ladies! Keep up the great work you do (:

  • namisha
    namisha Inquisitive, Avid Reader, Food Lover, Amateur Chef, Digital Sensei
    almost 2 years ago

    So young and so inspiring!!

    So young and so inspiring!!

  • Demi Chu
    Demi Chu n. Graphophile; Believer of the Tiny White Host
    almost 2 years ago

    Wow! Amazing women at such an early age! Congrats!

    Wow! Amazing women at such an early age! Congrats!


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