Vivian Onano is a senior at Carthage College, majoring in business administration with a minor in biology and economics, and has a strong commitment to women's leadership on campus. She is a member of the Carthage Biology Honors Society, and an Alpha Lambda Delta Freshman Honors Society. She is also a Moremi Initiative fellow, a ONE Campaign Congressional District Leader, a UNA-USA campus advocate, a Half the Sky Movement campus ambassador, and an alumnus of iLive2Lead International Leadership organization.
Onano's goal is to help create sustainable healthcare systems in rural areas of Africa. She has a diverse background working with a variety of organizations, including the MasterCard Foundation, where she served as an external reviewer for their scholarship program in Sub-Saharan Africa. As a blogger for The Huffington Post, Onano uses her oral and written communication skills in service of her passion, and provides holistic approaches to solving community problems.
Onano has participated in a number of global international development gatherings, including the Nexus Global Youth Summit, the Clinton Global Initiative University, and CARE International's Conference on the Policy Agenda to Unlock the Power of Girls. She also served as a youth representative at the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in 2012 and recently was profiled as one of the 70 outstanding members and leaders of UNA-USA as part of the 70th anniversary celebrations. Intel recently featured her as a Girl Rising everyday hero.