Hi everyone, I’m Sarah Gulley and I’m so excited to be representing Girl Up as a 2015-2016 Teen Advisor. I love Girl Up because of it’s for girls by girls philosophy and lovely community environment. I first decided to get involved with Girl Up because I saw a need for it at my school, and I’m happy to say that I started the first New Zealand Girl Up club last year.
I’m 16 and I live in Wellington, New Zealand. It’s a beautiful country and I’m so glad I grew up here and I’ve also had lots of opportunities to travel to Europe due to my Dutch heritage. In my free time I take part in productions, go to UN Youth events and volunteer at my local library. I also spend a lot of time procrastinating on Facebook and Buzzfeed but let’s not dwell on that.
I am involved in my school’s Service Council, Student Council and Arts Council as an Arts Captain. I was also lucky enough to be selected for my school’s women’s A badminton team, and I do this as well as dance classes to keep fit.
Academic achievement is also incredibly valuable to me and one of my proudest achievements last year was getting Dux of my year group.
I’m so honored to be a Girl Up Teen Advisor and I hope you can all feel free to talk to me at any time about the campaign!