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Distinguished Finalist

Karina Vasudeva

Chevy Chase, Maryland

Karina Vasudeva, 17, of Chevy Chase, Maryland, a senior at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, started a service project focused on distributing menstrual hygiene products to women in need in her community; she has collected and distributed more than 8,000 pads and tampons and developed an affordable menstrual cup. Karina has dedicated hundreds of hours to raising community awareness about menstrual hygiene poverty, and plans to expand her project to other countries this year.