Our SHE-CAN Scholar:

Shennel Henries

Shennel EP Henries ​is an International Studies major and Legal Studies minor student at the University of San Francisco. She with awarded the 2021“Emerging Leadership Award,” by the University of San Francisco Division of Student Life for her Leadership, dedication, hard work, and involvement on campus. In her time at the university, she was the 2021 Secretary of the International Student Association, an ASUSF Senate member of the Internal Affairs committee, a fellow of the Magis Emerging Leadership Program, International Student Orientation Guide, and am a member of the Student Advisory Committee under the Office of International Student Initiatives. Additionally, she currently serves as a mentor of the Magis Emerging Leadership Program where she is assigned a group of 5 fellows to lead through small group discussions at retreats, weekly development sessions, and guidance through their journey in an extensive leadership training program over the course of the academic year. Shennel Henries is an advocate and a transformational leader, who believes in the power to make a difference. Her passion to help elevate the voices of girls around the world has landed her a seat to serve as a member of the 2022 Girl Up Alumni Steering Committee. She became a member of Girl Up in High School. From a club member to leader, she Keynoted a session titled “The Girl Up Impact: Creating Safe Spaces for Girls in Liberia” at the Girl Up’s global summit (400 activists) in Washington DC, July 2018. In the years 2019- 2020, she was awarded the voluntary position to serve as Girl Up Regional Leader of Liberia.

Shennel EP Henries’ passion for leadership development resonates with many through several organizations and her work with institutions. This is a Log Line to give you a scope of her personality: “Coming from a very iconic and rich shoe-shaped country. Here’s a smiley comedy-drama characteristic of a human, with a dash of organized thriller, and a company of a cozy night in. Promise not to keep you disappointed if you are in need of entertainment, but will give you a whole house when you need space.”​Highlights From Shennel’s Past Work Experience:

  • Mentor for the Magis Emerging Leadership Program
  • Student Intern for the International Student Program, International Center
  • Community Assistant for Student Housing and Residential Education​

GPA: 3.83

Shennel Henries SHE-CAN scholar

Academic Major

International Studies with a minor in Legal Studies
Class of 2024

Mentor Team

Melinda Cross, President, Melinda Cross Communications
Aurelie Guerrieri, Founder and CEO, Akila One
Chloe Heung, Senior Business Intelligence Analyst, World Vision International
Betty Lee, Licensed Associate Real Estate Broker, Corcocan Group
Rika Onizuka, Ballet Instructor, Western Ballet
Jan Shaw, Senior Consultant, Acreage Holdings