Oprah Winfrey and Me (I was chosen as one of her Supersoul 100!!)
Maya Penn is a 17 year old award-winning eco-designer, artist, philanthropist, activist, entrepreneur, animated filmmaker, coder, illustrator, writer and author of You Got This! She has been featured in countless publications such as Forbes, Huffington Post, Seventeen Magazine, Cosmopolitan, The View, NPR,CNN, TIME, Essence Magazine, CBS This Morning with Gayle King, O Magazine, The Steve Harvey Show, Entrepreneur Magazine, Ebony, Black Enterprise, The Atlanta Journal Constitution, and many, many more. Maya has given three TEDTalks and her latest TEDWomen Talk has gone viral worldwide and with almost 2 million views and growing. She is known as the youngest female to do two back-to-back official TEDTalks. Maya has been chosen by Oprah Winfrey as one of her Supersoul 100 influencers. Google has partnered with Maya to speak to girls about coding and computer science at their Made With Code events. Magic Johnson chose Maya to be featured in his 32 Under 32 article series.
Recently I spoke at TEDYouth in New Orleans! I got to speak to many other youth who are doing amazing things and I got to meet the other amazing speakers! "At the conference, more than 20 scientists, designers, technologists, explorers, artists, performers (and more!) shared short lessons on what they do best. They dazzled us with mind-shifting stories, inspired us with creativity and made us want to dive even deeper into a broad array of topics."
The event was exciting and I was very enlightened by the other speakers and youth! :)
Me and Tony DeRose. He's the head of the Research Group at Pixar!
Me and 16 year old international DJ Cole Plante
Me and my and my wonderful friend Kelly Stoetzel, Content Director for TED.