In March, NGC partnered with Global Leadership Adventures to award four NGC students a 10-day international trip of their choice.
Among the applicants, four young ladies stood out and were awarded ranging scholarships to volunteer abroad.
Of these students is Aria McCardell, 17-year-old graduate of University High School, Tolleson, and upcoming freshman of Mechanical Engineering at Northern Arizona University.
As part of the GLA contest, Aria produced a short video defining why she is a global citizen.
Take a look:
Get to know Aria a little more –
NGC: What has NGC done for you?
Aria: NGC has helped me realize my goals the focus that I want to have in my career of being an industrial designer. I want to help our environment through the use of innovative technology.
NGC: What are you hoping to accomplish through the GLA trip?
Aria: I want to learn all I can about the kind of lifestyles that people in developing nations lead. I hope to gain a lot of both personal and academic growth that will inspire me to keep going towards my goals.
NGC: What are your current goals and aspirations?
Aria: My current goal is to finish my undergrad so I can go on to Stanford and study Industrial Design. I want to draw and yet at the same time utilitze technology to help solve environmental problems that are affecting developing nations.