Please join us for an informal conversation with an NSHSS Scholarship winner!
This series will highlight a different recipient each month where they will share the impact that receiving an NSHSS scholarship has made on their academic career, nonprofit organization, invention, or community-based project.
Don’t miss out on this opportunity to engage with an NSHSS Scholarship Winner.
**The Lunch & Learn Series is limited to100 attendees.
Sponsored by the NSHSS Collegiate Council
Neha Gupta, 2014 Greg Goff Leadership Award
Neha is a social entrepreneur, medical student, and human rights activist who has dedicated her career to serving vulnerable populations globally. At the age of nine, she founded a nonprofit called Empower Orphans and became the first American to receive the International Children's Peace Prize. Empower Orphans has impacted 30k+ children globally and raised $2.4 million. She has also co-founded State of Youth (serves on the Youth Board now) - an advocacy platform for young changemakers globally. Neha has advised nonprofits and youth changemakers globally, spoken at 100+ forums and events like the UN and TEDx, launched campaigns with organizations like Microsoft, Facebook, and Coca Cola, and has been featured in 300+ newspapers, TV segments, magazines, books, radio shows, etc.
Neha studied Neuroscience (inspired by her own concussions) at Penn State Schreyer Honors College and served as a research assistant at the Penn State Sports Concussion Center and Penn State Neuroscience Institute. She completed a Digital Health Fellowship at StartUp Health in NYC after graduation. She is now an MD Candidate at Penn State College of Medicine, passionate about changing communities and populations through health care access, advocacy, and innovation, especially in Pediatric populations.
Presenter - May 20
Pallas-Amenah Morgan - 2016 Video Scholarship Winner
Pallas-Amenah is a rising screenwriter telling the stories of the next generation. She cultivates her passion for entertainment and the art of storytelling by thriving on the unconventional and the inspirational.
Pallas-Amenah earned her BFA in Writing for Film, Television, & Emerging Media from Ithaca College in 2020, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude and received the Rod Serling Scholarship. She has also completed programs at the USC School of Cinematic Arts for Cinema Studies and Screenwriting. She is a proud member of the national cinematic society Delta Kappa Alpha, having served as her chapter's Secretary, Marketing, Webmaster, and Diversity Chair.
Aside from writing, Pallas-Amenah has experience in directing, producing, and editing. She has worked with such companies as DreamWorks Animation, Working Title Films, Cartel Studios, and the Smithsonian Channel. Most recently, she worked with the Showtime Channel in Washington DC under the Development track.
Pallas-Amenah has a particular passion for television writing, taking inspiration from such cinematic voices as Ava Duvernay, Issa Rae, and John Singleton. Her unique, if dark, sense of humor and creative voice has awarded her awards in the Big Break, Diverse Voices, and Screencraft contests for her screenplays.
As an artist, Pallas-Amenah believes that the opportunity to see the world through another's eyes is a story waiting to be told. She has made it her purpose to tell these stories.