Ellen DeGeneres Meets TIME’s First Ever Kid Of The Year

Ellen DeGeneres welcomed an incredible 15-year-old girl onto the latest episode of her show.

Gitanjali Rao joined in on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” via video chat on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

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Rao was selected to be TIME’s First-Ever Kid of the Year, thanks to her efforts in helping to solve some of the world’s biggest issues.

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The Colorado-native was chosen from more than 5,000 nominees for the inaugural award.

Rao spoke about her inventions for clean water, as well as an AI-based app which she developed in order to prevent cyberbullying.

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DeGeneres also surprised the young change-maker with $10,000 courtesy of Shutterfly, to help her continue her life-changing work.

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