Celia Islam is a high school senior in Vienna, Virginia and the president of Children’s Trust Fund (www.ctfund.org). Children’s Trust Fund, also known as CTFund, is an international youth-led 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to helping malnourished and impoverished children in developing countries achieve a happy and healthy start to life. CTFund is composed of hundreds of student members and volunteers in several countries around the world working to provide children who are less fortunate with proper education, medical treatment, clean water, and sanitation. For her work, Celia has been awarded both the President’s Lifetime Service Award and the President’s Volunteer Service Gold Award.
Besides CTFund, Celia enjoys engaging in other service projects by working with her school’s Key Club and volunteering at the local hospital and residential home. Celia has been playing violin for twelve years and has been the concertmaster of her school’s top performing orchestra for two years. A member of the American Youth Philharmonic Orchestra and an intern at the National Institutes of Health, Celia enjoys conducting science experiments, watching movies, and spending time with her family and friends.