Sylvia Acevedo

Chief Executive Officer, Girl Scouts of the USA

Sylvia Acevedo, Chief Executive Officer of Girl Scouts of the USA, is committed to serving all girls with cutting-edge, research-backed, and girl-centered programming that ensures the country’s workforce pipeline is filled with true go-getters, innovators, risk-takers, and leaders—what Girl Scouts call G.I.R.L.s.   At Girl Scouts, Sylvia first discovered her passion for space and astronomy that would lead her to a career as a rocket scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and award-winning STEM entrepreneur with technology companies such as Apple, Dell, and IBM.   Sylvia was one of the first Hispanic students to earn a graduate engineering degree from Stanford University—an MS in industrial engineering. She is the author of Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist, a memoir for students meant to inspire them to live the life of their dreams.