Sylvia Acevedo

CEO, Girl Scouts of the USA

Sylvia Acevedo, the CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA, is a former NASA scientist, whose career and life story are a testament to the ability of Girl Scouts to reach girls in all communities, including underserved communities and nurture their abilities. At Girl Scouts, Sylvia has championed the development of new STEM programming and focused on delivering it to girls in all communities.

On a national platform, Sylvia has supported issues such as the Presidential Initiative for Hispanic Educational Excellence, where she served as a White House Commissioner and as Chair of the Early Childhood Subcommittee. Additionally, she was on the founding board of the Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders in Austin, Texas, the largest all-girls public school in the nation. She has traveled nationwide, talking with educators about the Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Family Engagement curriculum, which she authored to help narrow academic achievement gaps in America and has a memoir to promote STEM in middle schools.


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