Ina Bhoopalam

大家好! I’m Ina, activist and advocate. I couldn’t be more excited and honored to serve as an Advisor for the 2018-2019 term. I’m from the beautiful Cornhusker State and a student at both East High School and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. My experience with Girl Up starts a little over a year ago, when I made a promise to myself that I would no longer stay silent in the face of so many problems. It was around that time when I heard about Girl Up from a friend and was immediately hooked – Girl Up embodied my core values and gave me the chance to stand up for what I most strongly believe in. I started a chapter in my beautiful home of Lincoln, Nebraska and, just within a few weeks brought together hundreds of youth to fight for gender equality and a brighter future. Being an advisor starts a new chapter in my fight for women’s rights, and I’m overwhelmingly thrilled to kick it off by making an everlasting change with YOU. After doing work with Girl Up this past year it’s become clear to me that when our #girlpower is unleashed, we can ignite an avalanche of change. So, girls this year let’s get together and release that #girlpower. Global gender equality has long been something I have dreamt about, and I can’t wait to work with you to create a future where global gender equality isn’t just what we dream of but our reality.