Gabby Frost, 21, is the founder and CEO of Buddy Project, a non-profit organization aiming to prevent suicide and raise awareness for mental health. She is currently a member of American Eagle’s inaugural AExMe Council.
When she was 14-years-old, she discovered that many of her friends from school and online were going through mental illness. She decided to create Buddy Project on April 8th, 2013, after discovering three girls on Twitter contemplating suicide. Gabby thought that by pairing people with a friend online, it could prevent suicide and give people a peer support system.
Gabby has received multiple awards and honors for her work with Buddy Project. She was named a Glamour College Woman of the Year and Hometown Hero, Her Campus Most Inspiring College Woman, Daily Point of Light, Fall Out Boy’s Champion of the Mania tour, Global Teen Leader, PB Teen Extraordinary Teen, The Mighty’s Mental Health Hero, and 1000 Dreams Fund New Face of Tech. She won the Shorty Award for Teen Activism and John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial Award.
Gabby is a senior at Drexel University majoring in Music Industry with a concentration in Business. She is a sister of the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority.