MEET THE FOUNDER
Gabby Frost, 20, is the founder and CEO of Buddy Project, a non-profit organization aiming to prevent suicide and raise awareness for mental health. When she was 15-years-old, she discovered that many of her friends from school and online were going through mental illness. She decided to create Buddy Project at one in the morning on April 8th, 2013, when there were 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, which includes Her Campus' 22 Under 22 Most Inspiring College Women, the Shorty Award in Teen Activism, the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Memorial Award, PB Teen Extraordinary Teen, and Pennsylvania Hometown Hero for Glamour. She has been featured on Instagram, Huffington Post, O, The Oprah Magazine, USA Today College, Girls' Life Magazine, and Fox 29 Philly.
Gabby is a junior at Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and is majoring in Music Industry with a concentration in Business. She is a sister of the Alpha Sigma Alpha sorority.