2017 Ayanna Neal
Milken Scholar 2017
Scholar Profile

Ayanna Neal


Ayanna Neal is a sophomore at the University of Pennsylvania where she is majoring in PPE (Philosophy, Politics, and Economics). Ayanna graduated from Marymount High School and led a coastal restoration as founder of Friends of the LAX Dunes. She studied racism, social justice, and the history of community organizing at Northwestern University. Ayanna is a Coca-Cola Pay It Forward Scholar, and has won Emerging Leader and Gold Awards from the Girl Scouts. You may recognize her from ABC7 News, where she was featured in the station’s “Cool Kid” series as a teen community service leader.

High school:  Marymount High School


College Year Degree
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
2021 B.S. Political Science and Economics