Hi everyone! I am Laura Julia Fleischmann and I am a sophomore at Bethesda Chevy Chase High School in Maryland. All my life, I have tackled injustice head on. However, as I have gotten older I have realized the importance of not only using my voice, but taking action. That is what caused me to start with Girl Up at the 2017 Leadership Summit. Since then, Girl Up has become apart of my life in more ways than one. I now serve as a leader for BCC Girl Up at my school. My two favorite things we have done so far was plan a lobby day in with Congressman Jamie Raskin, and organize a donation drive to help homeless women at N Street Village in D.C. have access to personal hygiene products. I am beyond excited to further my passion for women’s rights this year, while working with Girl Up’s fearless and empowering members from across the world! Girl Up has given me a chance and a platform to be a leader and create real change. In my free time, you can find me with my friends, watching movies, or obsessing over Trevor Noah.