Sylvia Acevedo

Sylvia Acevedo is the CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA and a longtime advocate for underserved communities and girls' and women's causes. She began her career as a rocket scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory and has also worked as a technology executive for multiple companies. Sylvia has written a memoir called Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girls Scouts to Rocket Scientist.

Books by This Author

Path to the Stars: My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist

Young Sylvia Acevedo looking up at nighttime sky
Age Level: Middle Grade
Language: Spanish

This inspiring memoir for young readers tells the story of Sylvia Acevedo, a Latina rocket scientist whose early life was transformed by joining the Girl Scouts and who currently serves as CEO of the Girl Scouts of the USA. A meningitis outbreak in their underprivileged neighborhood left Sylvia's family forever altered. As she struggled in the aftermath of loss, her life transformed when she joined the Brownies. The Girl Scouts taught her how to take control of her world and nourished her love of numbers and science.