Fellow:Sienna George

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Sienna George is a junior at Boise State University where she is pursuing a degree in Communication and a minor in Sociology while also working as the Creative Marketing Specialist for The College of Innovation + Design, serving as a Student Assembly member for the Associated Students of Boise State University, creating instituionalized programing for all first year students regarding sexual assault prevention and consent, spending time with her Alpha Xi Delta sorority sisters, and launching a business venture to teach empathy and compassion to high school students. After facing countless board rooms filled with adults who doubted her and her friends' ability to create change as high school students, Sienna spent 1,5000 hours serving as a board member for the student-run nonprofit, One Stone, where she and her peers led human-centered and design-thinking-inspired service projects. As a senior in high school, Sienna founded Brave Empowerment Network-- a collaboration between student leaders to promote and encourage the practice of character values. Today, Sienna continues to love the transformative power of compassion, leading Kind Weeks for local high schools. In her free time, Sienna enjoys challenging the perceptions held by older generations about millennials, mobilizing action through meaningful discussion (some of which include passionate debates about the finest Ben & Jerry's ice cream flavors, the best camping spots in Idaho, and the greatest autobiographies ever written), engaging in conversations about ethics, social justice, human rights, and poetry, writing absurdly long Instagram captions (#sorrynotsorry), inspiring change in higher education through empathy, and making the world a better place through acts of kind. Sienna often finds herself dreaming about attending law school to become an advocate for others, starting her own not-for-profit high school to help students recognize their potential and purpose, combating poverty, writing for TIME and/or filming a documentary, sharing Oreos with The Dalai Lama, Oprah and Jedidiah Jenkins, and traveling to every continent.

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