Meet Alexia Hilbertidou, the 18-year-old founder of GirlBoss and the youngest person to be involved with Nasa’s Sofia missi

Alexia Hilbertidou may be the youngest person ever to go on a project mission with Nasa, but that’s not her only accolade.

The 18-year-old Aucklander is the founder of GirlBoss, a social enterprise which aims to empower women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Hilbertidou started GirlBoss when she was a 16-year-old student at Albany Senior High, the result of being the only girl in her IT and physics classes.

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