Sheilamary Koch and Ayla Reguero Koch
Sheilamary Koch has written professionally for over 20 years and is increasingly fascinated by the striving and accomplishment of people from diverse walks of life. Through her articles and blogs, she highlights their positive contributions with the intention of connecting and inspiring people from down the hall and around the world.

For nearly 15 years, she immersed herself in a hands-on learning experience as an English and art teacher in Mexico. Along with writing, she leads yoga classes and practices art. Connect with Sheilamary on Twitter @sheilamary67.

Ayla Reguero Koch is a 10th grade student who actively enjoys circus performancing, dance and painting. She is passionate about nature, especially the ocean where she spends a great deal of her free time. Over the past two years, she's traveled to two youth conferences to combat plastic pollution in the world's oceans and has advocated for alternatives to single-use plastic in her community. For the future, she aspires to be an architect committed to sustainable building.