INSPIRATIONAL INFLUENCERS: MCSD'S Role modelS of the week

Sonia Sotomayor

Sonia Sotomayor is known for being known as the first Latina to serve as a Supreme Court justice. She is of Puerto Rican descent. She graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University and earned her law degree from Yale University's School of Law.

Storm Reid

As an ambassador for the nonprofit Children Mending Hearts, 16-year-old Storm Reid speaks out against bullying and encourages kids to channel their creativity into something productive. The "A Wrinkle in Time" star uses her platform to spread positivity.

Shawn Mendes

Musician Shawn Mendes is extremely active in championing children's education. Through his #BuildASchoolWithShawn campaign in 2015, her raised more than $25k to build a school in Ghana. In 2018, TIME magazine honored him as one of the most influential people of the year.

Carol Lake

Raised by a single parent in a coal mining community in London, Carol Lake is now the managing director and co-head of marketing at JP Morgan Chase & Co. "One obvious solution to unlocking the full potential in society is to improve the overall quality of education," she says.

APJ Abdul Kalam

APJ Abdul Kalam was an Indian aerospace scientist who served as the 11th president of India. Born in poverty, he became one of India's greatest scientists through grit and hard work. He was the brains behind the Indian civilian space program that is considered one of the best in the world.

Rosalind Franklin

Rosalind Elsie Franklin was an English chemist whose work was central to the understanding of the molecular structures of DNA , RNA , viruses, coal and graphite. Franklin is best known for her work on the X-ray diffraction images of DNA which led to the discovery of the double helix.