Topic: Building a Global Initiative as a Student
Location: Ballroom, Nittany Lion Inn
Introduction: Eric Barron
Moderator: Carolyn Donaldson
Aija Mayrock is the 21 year old #1 bestselling author of The Survival Guide to Bullying. She started writing her book at 16 years old, after having been bullied. Aija initially self published her book before it was acquired by Scholastic and published in the United States in 2015. The book has since been published in many countries all over the world, including: France, Russia, Romania, Denmark, Vietnam, and Portugal; it has also been incorporated in school systems around the U.S.
Aija has traveled all over the U.S. to speak to kids, educators, community leaders, and politicians. In the past year, she has become an inspirational speaker and performer of spoken/word rap for over 3 million people. Aija has performed at Madison Square Garden three times for thousands of her fans and supporters, as well as major stadiums like the Staple’s Center and the Key Arena.
Most recently, Aija has spoken at the United Nations and worked with the UN to write a book that was published in early 2017.
Aija has appeared on Good Morning America, The View, Fox News, Good Day New York, Huffington Post Rise, AOL Build, Seventeen Magazine, Teen Vogue, AD Week Publisher’s Weekly, and many other press outlets. She is a junior at New York University.