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EmpowHer Camp Class of 2025

Meet our Class of 2025 EmpowHer Camp participants! Participants are joining our year-long EmpowHer Camp program from across the United States. Get to know a little more about each young woman below.

 

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Ivy McKnight

Maryland

"It turns out life isn't a puzzle that can be solved one time and it's done. You wake up every day, and you solve it again." -- Chidi Anagonye, The Good Place

Ivy is a creative soul with a passion for reading novels and comics and hanging out with her friends and her pets. Already, Ivy has won awards for her writing, and she dreams of becoming a published author and writing for TV or film. At her high school, Ivy started a Neurodiversity and Disability Group with a few friends and looks forward to meeting more disabled people her age at EmpowHer Camp. 

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Madelyn Rodriguez

Texas

“You’re never fully dressed without a smile!🙃”

Madelyn is a rambunctious and musical teen from Texas. As someone who loves building fires, Madelyn is ready for camp and very excited to meet her future EmpowHer besties. Madelyn describes herself as a strong-willed person open to trying new things. When she is older, she plans to study music and work in the music industry, possibly as a composer. She also hopes to stay involved in the disability community.

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Chelsea Bell Fiebich

North Carolina

"Be Loyal To What Matters"

Chelsea describes herself as compassionate, having gained empathy through dark times she’s been through in her own life. Chelsea is proud that she will graduate high school this year and plans to attend college for agricultural science in the fall, hoping to become a field agronomist. Chelsea has 25 different orchid plants, makes bread at home, and has volunteered as an ambassador for the Tourette Association of America.

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Solen Duwell-Le Bihan

 Montana

“Normal is boring.”

Solen is an animal lover and is proud of working with a local animal rescue. Besides hanging out with animals, Solen adores Ariana Grande and the Hamilton Soundtrack. When she graduates, Solen hopes to go to Yale University and become an animal behaviorist. Solen describes herself as persevering and is looking forward to building community at camp with other strong disabled women who want to make an impact. 

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Aurelia Bergstrom

Illinois

"That's my plan".

Aurelia is an athletic and empathetic teenager with a love for swimming, hiking, ballet, and cycling. When she grows up, Aurelia hopes to be a dolphin trainer at Shedd Aquarium in Illinois. A big fan of music, Aurelia loves listening to Taylor Swift, the Hamilton soundtrack, Tracy Chapman, Luke Combs, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, and Oldies music.

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