I’m 17 years old and a senior at Adelanto High School in Victorville, California. I have been an entrepreneur since I was 15 years old and have a successful food business. I baked over 10,000 cupcakes to pay for a 9-country “study abroad” tour to Europe. I like to speak at youth camps and seminars to inspire other girls to accomplish their goals. I aspire to become a food scientist to create more nutritious foods and limit the use of GMOs. My goal is to change the world—one plate at a time!

Nylah recently had the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to study abroad throughout nine European countries, but wasn’t sure how to fund her trip. Instead of giving up on her dream, Nylah used her passion for baking to raise the money she needed. Nylah started her own bakery and sold more than 10,000 cupcakes to reach her fundraising goal. Now, Nylah’s new goal is to use her experience as a chef and entrepreneur to change the world one plate at a time!