Matias Benitez


HeForShe Club


Matias is a senior in Regis High School in New York. He was raised in Sydney, Australia before moving to the US five years ago. In his sophomore year, he co-founded HeForShe, a feminist club in his all-boys high school inspired by the UN Women’s initiative. As well as its weekly school meetings, the club hosts collaborative meetings with other schools in the area to discuss topics like the Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination and toxic masculinity. The group has been featured in The Washington Post and The Cut. On a free day, he enjoys karaoke with friends, reading graphic novels, or exploring cuisines around New York.