Our SHE-CAN Scholar:

Shennel Henries

SHE-CAN Scholar: Shennel Henries

Shennel EP Henries ​is a senior at the University of San Francisco, majoring in International Studies and minoring in Legal Studies. In 2021, she was awarded with the “Emerging Leadership Award,” by the University of San Francisco Division of Student Life for her leadership, dedication, hard work, and active involvement on campus. Throughout her time at USF, she has been the 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 a member of the Student Advisory Committee under the Office of International Student Initiatives. 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 landed her a seat 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, Shennel in 2018 keynoted a session titled “The Girl Up Impact: Creating Safe Spaces for Girls in Liberia” at the Girl Up’s global summit in Washington D.C., where 400 activists participated. 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. To give you a scope of her personality Shennel has said, “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.”

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