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    National Youth Ambassador Program; Florida Representative

    2023 - Present

  • The Afterschool Alliance works to ensure that all youth have access to affordable, quality afterschool programs by engaging the public and increasing public and private investment in afterschool program initiatives at the national, state, and local levels.


    Selected to represent the state of Florida as a member of the 2023 National Youth Ambassador Program cohort, I had the opportunity to use my voice to amplify the perspectives of youth to inform policy and programming across the nation by sharing my experiences with high-quality afterschool programs like my participation in Breakthrough Miami "Breakthrough U Program", The Children's Trust of Miami-Dade County Youth Advocacy Committee, the Miami Waterkeeper Junior Ambassador Program and the Pérez Art Museum Miami Teen Arts Council.


    I have also represented the Youth Ambassador Program at several speaking engagements as both a conference moderator and panelist. Additionally, I was selected to join other student leaders from across the country in Washington, D.C. during the summer at the 2023 National Youth Leadership Institute.


    To learn more about the Afterschool Alliance Youth Ambassador Program, visit the link below:



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    High School Scholar

    2016 - Present

  • Breakthrough Miami - winner of the 2023 Children's Trust Champions for Children "Program of the Year Award" and 2020 New York Life Foundation "Excellence in Summer Learning Award" - is an 8-year, year-round, academic enrichment and professional development program that uses a unique “students-teaching-students” model to create a rigorous, vibrant learning community, where highly motivated, traditionally underrepresented 5th-12th grade students are supported to achieve post-secondary success and emerging leaders are inspired to become the next generation of educators and advocates.


    Breakthrough Miami currently serves 1,300 middle and high school students at six community campus locations (Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, Gulliver Prep, Miami Country Day School, Palmer Trinity, Ransom Everglades Schools and the University of Miami). Acceptance into the program is based on a competitive application and interview process.


    I am currently a high school scholar in the Breakthrough "U" program held on the campus of the University of Miami, where the 9th-12th grade students attend bi-monthly sessions that focus on college preparation and career exploration.


    To learn more about Breakthrough Miami, visit the link below:



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    Junior Ambassador Program; Alumni Leadership Board and Social Media Committee Chair

    2021 - Present

  • The Miami Waterkeeper Junior Ambassador Program is a year-long program that develops a cohort of high school students into young environmental leaders. Through the Junior Ambassador program, South Florida students become community leaders by gaining an understanding of issues impacting Biscayne Bay and the surrounding watershed, receiving training in civic engagement and advocacy, sharing their acquired knowledge with diverse audiences, and helping to organize interactive volunteer events.


    This program helps students become versed in the complex relationship between social, environmental, governmental, and economic issues that are central to cultivating a culture of environmental awareness and advocacy in South Florida, which is relevant worldwide.


    To learn more about the Miami Waterkeeper Junior Ambassador Program, visit the link below:



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    National STEM "Flight Crew" Program; Florida Representative

    2023 - Present

  • Selected to represent the state of Florida as a member of the 2023 National Million Girls Moonshot "Flight Crew" Program, which is sponsored by the STEM Next Opportunity Fund, an organization dedicated to strengthening STEM learning through efforts to build knowledge, systems, and capacity in the field through strategic investments designed to help education leaders, policymakers, and funders understand how to effectively build the STEM learning field.


    Embodying the same spirit of achievement as NASA's "Moonshot" mission, each female student leader from the cohort is highly motivated by our impactful STEM experiences beyond the classroom and is fully committed to using our afterschool and STEM learning backgrounds to build a better future for young girls everywhere by breaking down stereotypes and sparking their curiosity in STEM.


    The "Flight Crew" amplifies youth voices in the national conversation around STEM equity and helps work toward a future where every young girl can imagine themselves as a future engineer, builder or inventor.


    My participation in the program has afforded me the opportunity to travel and speak and national and local events, connect with mentors, as well as the chance to meet and network with young people from across the country who are interested in advancing opportunities for girls in STEM.


    To learn more about the Million Girls Moonshot "Flight Crew" Program, visit the link below:



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    Youth Advisory Board; Florida Representative

    2023 - Present

  • Selected to represent the state of Florida as a member of the 2023-24 National Girls Collaborative Project (NGCP), a network of networks that bring together organizations committed to informing and encouraging girls to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).


    NGCP believes STEM skills can be acquired by anyone, and fostered in everyone. Our initiatives build confidence and create a community of “lifelong STEM activators.” Through the power of collaboration, we spark curiosity and develop a passion for STEM. We also strengthen the capacity of programs by producing and sharing exemplary practices, research, and program models.


    To learn more about the National Girls Collaborative Project, visit the link below:



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    Advisory Council; Student Ambassador Board, Environmental Stewardship Committee

    2023 - Present

  • Selected to serve as one of six high school Student Ambassadors for the 2024 National STEM Challenge Advisory Council. I will join 18 global experts and thought leaders from around the country on the Advisory Council, and be a representative for the Environmental Stewardship Committee. In this role, I will advise on driving student and community engagement, measuring impact and outcomes, and strategy development for the Challenge’s associated digital learning opportunities.


    The National STEM Challenge Festival is co-presented by EXPLR and the U.S. Department of Education, and serves as a key national initiative to cultivate creativity, critical thinking, and a love for STEM among middle and high school students. There are six thematic areas for student submissions; Future Foods, Health & Medicine, Powering the Planet, Aerospace Innovation, Tech for Good, and Environmental Stewardship.


    Up to 200 National Champions will win a trip to the National STEM Challenge Festival in Washington, D.C., in April 2024, where they will showcase their projects to some of our nation's most influential leaders.


    To learn more about the National STEM Challenge Festival, visit the link below:



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    Teen Arts Council; Social Media Coordinator

    2021 - Present

  • Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) is a leading museum in the presentation, study, interpretation, and care of international modern and contemporary art while representing and cherishing the unique diversity of the Miami-Dade County community.


    PAMM’s mission is to encourage everyone to see art as an incentive for genuine human interaction, communication, and exchange.


    The PAMM Teen Arts Council (PTAC) - which selects up to seven high school students from across communities throughout Miami - is a year-long, teen-led, museum-facilitated program for youth interested in all things creative.


    PTAC meets weekly during the academic school year to learn about exhibitions, create digital content and plan events at the museum for teens and families. PTAC provides a safe and fun environment for teens that is full of possibilities for self-exploration and learning.


    During the course of the school year, PTAC members:


    - Serve as an ambassador for PAMM.

    - Organize fun and innovative events for South Florida's growing teen audiences.

    - Collaborate with local teens, professional artists, and community organizations.

    - Develop leadership skills through hands-on experiences and arts programming.

    - Receive community service hours and a stipend.


    To learn more about the PAMM Teen Arts Council (PTAC), visit the link below:



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    Black Student Association

    2020 - Present

  • The Black Student Association at the Ransom Everglades School is an affinity group that promotes Black history and culture on campus. We also provide a space for black students to speak freely on campus and feel connected to other minority students.


    To learn more about the Ransom Everglades School, visit the link below:



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    Environmental Sustainability Council

    2020 - Present

  • The Environmental Sustainability Council is an umbrella organization at Ransom Everglades School that combines students interested in some aspect of activism and outreach within the general theme of environmental sustainability. The scope of projects and initiatives under the Environmental Sustainability Council is broadly inclusive, with the common theme of advancing the health, sustainability, and awareness of environmental issues on our campus and beyond.


    To learn more about the Ransom Everglades School, visit the link below:



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    Gender and Sexuality Association; President

    2020 - Present

  • The goal of the Gender and Sexuality Association is to promote kindness and the acceptance of people of all sexualities, gender identities and gender expressions. We aim to empower our LGBTQ+ students and our allies to spread awareness of LGBTQ+ issues on and off campus.


    To learn more about the Ransom Everglades School, visit the link below:



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    Youth Advocacy Committee

    2021 - Present

  • The Children’s Trust of Miami-Dade Youth Advisory Committee (YAC), open to all Miami-Dade County high school students, serves as the youth voice of The Children's Trust. It is a leadership development program with a focus on service and advocacy, especially relating to children and families.


    In 2018, The Trust expanded YAC to include a total of 6 groups - YAC Central, YAC North, YAC South, YAC Far South, YAC West Kendall and YAC West. I am a proud member of the YAC Central group. In total, there are approximately 120 youth participating in all of the locations.


    While the groups meet monthly at separate sites, they share a common mission; to nurture the next generation of diverse change-makers by providing valuable life experience and by fostering essential character traits - responsibility, creativity, optimism, and grit, among others – to create positive change within themselves, their communities and Miami-Dade County.​


    In addition to regular meetings, we develop and execute service-learning projects and participate in field trips. YACers also have an opportunity to attend a college tour during the annual Leadership Trip to the capitol in Tallahassee for Florida Children's Week. This experience exposes YACers to the political process first-hand by meeting with legislators and attending a town hall for youth from across the state that brings to light the issues affecting their respective communities.


    To learn more about the Children's Trust of Miami-Dade Youth Advisory Committee, visit the link below:



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    Impact Agent Volunteer

    2021 - Present

  • The mission of The Women's Fund Miami-Dade is to create positive change for women and girls through advocacy, investment, and collective impact.


    Since 1992, The Women’s Fund Miami-Dade has worked to improve the lives of women and girls by providing almost $4 million of funding to support almost 500 programs serving over 75,000 women and girls throughout Miami-Dade County.


    As an Impact Agent, my volunteer duties include:


    - Helping to raise our voices and support programs to create freedom from violence.

    - Helping to advocate and take action to ensure women and girls lead and succeed.

    - Helping to ensure women’s health and well-being, regardless of race, background, or economic status.

    - Helping to raise economic security for women and families.


    To learn more about the Women's Fund Miami-Dade, visit the link below:



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