Alexandra, Calgary, AB
Alexandra is a senior from Calgary, Alberta. You can find Alexandra volunteering for Youth Central, helping younger kids at the local karate club, or working on her schoolwork as an IB student. She is super excited and grateful to be part of the IYAB 2022-2023 team!
Alison, Alpena, MI – IYAB Executive Team
Alison is a high school graduate from the Alpena, MI YVC program participating in a 13th year of school for her early college program. This will be her second term serving on IYAB and she is part of the Executive Team this year. She has been involved in her local YVC since her sophomore year. Most of her time is spent taking college courses at her local community college and volunteering. When she finds free time, she often visits her family, does artwork, and watches tv. She is currently working towards getting her associates degree in business administration and hopes to become an entrepreneur afterwards. She is looking forward to the experiences she will have on IYAB and hopes to make a difference.
Asritha, Muskogee, OK
Asritha is a junior from Muskogee, Oklahoma. She enjoys playing tennis and spending time with family and friends. A few of her hobbies include painting, singing, and playing the piano.
Brianna, Hampton Roads, VA – IYAB Executive Team
Brianna is a senior from Hampton Roads, Virginia. She enjoys playing field hockey, lacrosse, hanging out with her friends, and going to the beach. She has been a member of YVC for 6 years and is very excited to continue to serve. Her favorite subject in school is history. She is excited to be on this year’s IYAB, as she can now meet new people and help as many people as she can.
Brooklyn, Airdrie, AB
Brooklynn is a freshman from Airdrie, Alberta. She enjoys lots of sports such as soccer and football. She also enjoys puzzles and reading crime novels.
Caroline, Kansas City, MO – IYAB Executive Team Co-Chair
Caroline is a senior from Kansas City. She enjoys playing with her dog Maci and playing in the band. Caroline has been with YVC for 7 years and this is her 3rd year on IYAB. She loves serving her community and meeting new people at YVC. Her favorite projects are working with children and people with disabilities.
Chelsea, Reading, PA
Chelsea is a Junior from Reading, Pennsylvania. She participates in soccer, basketball, and lacrosse. In her free time, she likes to spend time with her family and friends and enjoy the beach. She is a lifeguard at the local pool that she grew up at, and her favorite part is playing Four Square and swimming with the kids when the pool isn’t crowded. Chelsea is super excited to be a part of IYAB!
Drake, St. Joseph, MO
Drake is a junior from St. Joseph, Missouri and this is his first year serving on IYAB. He is a creative thinker, a fast learning, and loves working with new people.
Elana, Springfield, MO
Elana is a junior from Springfield, MO and has been part of YVC for three years, and IYAB for the past year. She plays tennis and the flute, and is involved in her school’s Key Club, FBLA, and other extracurriculars. She enjoys helping and spending time with her community and hopes to continue her work with YVC in the future!
Emily, Corvallis, OR
Emily is a senior from Corvallis, Oregon. She has been a member on her local YVC Youth Advisory Board for two years and has been volunteering with YVC since 2017. This year she was elected as Associated Student Body President at her high school and will lead her varsity soccer team as a captain. When Emily isn’t volunteering, she loves listening and finding new music, and playing the ukulele and piano. She also likes to cook, read, and hang out with her friends in her free time. She is excited to serve on IYAB and gain new experiences!
Emma, Ann Arbor, MI – IYAB Executive Team
Emma is a senior from Ann Arbor, Michigan. She is a YAB member in her local Ann Arbor YVC and is serving a third term on IYAB. Outside of these efforts, Emma is also involved with the local community through her work at a local educational nonprofit where she develops programs supporting disadvantaged youth. In her free time Emma enjoys participating in musical theater and cooking. She also enjoys reading and playing violin. Emma is so grateful to be a part of this YVC team and can’t wait for a great year!
Genesis, St. Louis, MO
Genesis is a junior St. Louis, Missouri. This is her second term on IYAB and she is extremely thrilled. She has been volunteering with YVC since June 2021. Outside of volunteering, academics, and various clubs, she participates in varsity basketball and cross country. In her free time, she can be found biking with her family, hanging out with her friends, or reading a new book. Genesis is excited to serve on the International Youth Advisory Board and make a difference this year!
Grace – Kansas City, MO
Grace is a sophomore from Kansas City, Missouri and has served with her local YVC for over a year. She is a writer, a singer in the choir, involved in martial arts, rides horses, takes boxing lessons, and is learning the ukulele. She is fond of traveling and cooking every once-in-a-while. She also has three sweet and chaotic beagles. She is looking forward to being part of IYAB this year and hopes for a fun and unique experience!
Katherine, St. Louis, MO
Katherine is a Junior from St. Louis, Missouri and enjoys hanging out with friends, reading, and spending time hiking. She loves to participate in clubs through her school and enjoys cross country and track as her extracurricular activities. Katherine is a bubbly person and feels very passionate about giving back to her community. She is so excited to join IYAB and connect more with YVC!
Keerti, Springfield, MO
Keerti is a senior from Springfield, Missouri. Some organizations she is particularly partial to are Youth Volunteer Corps, where she has been on the Youth Advisory Board for over two years, and the Red Cross, where she takes on the roles of a Blood Drive Ambassador and is a part of the Disaster Relief action team. Fun fact: she’s lived in 7 different places! As an ESTJ on the Meyer Briggs personality test, she loves to meet new people and experience, well, new experiences. To sum it up, Keerti is honored and beyond thrilled to be serving on the 2021-2022 International Youth Advisory Board!
Lucille, Muskogee, OK
Lucille is a senior from Muskogee, Oklahoma. This is her 5th year being a member of YVC, her 3rd year being on her local YAB, and her first year on IYAB. Outside of YVC, she has been a Girl Scout for 12 years, is a member of her school’s Academic Pursuit Team, and she occasionally enters art competitions.
Pranav, Plymouth, MI
Pranav is a junior from Plymouth, Michigan. Pranav loves to sleep, eat, cook, and watch movies and TV shows. He also loves to play sports and hangout with his friends. Whenever he has free time, you can find him working out or just chilling.
Prithvi, Joplin, MO
Prithvi is a senior from Joplin, Missouri. He has served with YVC for over two years in various projects to help his community. Prithvi is excited to serve his first term on the International Youth Advisory Board this year! In addition to serving his community, he likes to play tennis, piano, and spend time with friends. Through IYAB, Prithvi hopes to meet new people and continue making a difference.
Rahul, Plymouth, MI – IYAB Executive Team Co-Chair
Rahul is a junior from Plymouth, Michigan. Rahul has been an active member on YVC’s International Youth Advisory Board for three years including two on the Executive Team. He also has been serving on YVC’s Board of Directors for the past year. Rahul enjoys serving with YVC because he finds joy in meeting new people through service learning. Rahul is also involved in Model UN and HOSA. Outside of YVC, you can find Rahul at the gym, participating in track and field, or playing tennis. Rahul also enjoys sleeping and hanging out with friends and family.
Sadie, Airdrie, AB
Sadie is a freshman from Airdrie, Alberta. She loves to read, cross stitch, listen to music and hang out with her friends. Sadie has been volunteering ever since she was little with her family and has been volunteering with YVC for nearly a year. This will be Sadie’s first year in IYAB and she is extremely excited to continue to help her community!
Shivani, Charleston, SC
Shivani is a junior from Charleston, South Carolina and enjoys competitive cheerleading. She also likes to play the piano, crochet, bake, and go hiking. She is excited to serve on the IYAB to further her volunteering experience.
Shruti, Plymouth, MI – IYAB Executive Team
Shruti a junior from Plymouth, Michigan. She enjoys reading, playing video games, and hanging out with her friends. This term will be her fourth term on IYAB, and she’s extremely excited to make new memories! She’s incredibly passionate about expanding YVC’s influence around the country and being able to help as many people through this organization as possible!
Sindura, Reading, PA
Sindura is a sophomore from Reading, Pennsylvania. Although this is her first year serving on IYAB, she has been involved with YVC for the past four years. Outside of community service, Sindura enjoys learning violin and piano, doing Indian Classical singing and dancing, working on STEM projects, participating in science-based clubs and competitions, and writing, especially for her school newspaper. She’s currently working on a project to build a safe parking lot for people experiencing homelessness in her city. Sindura is extremely excited to serve on IYAB and make a difference this year!
Sydney, Corvallis, OR
Sydney Park is a senior from Corvallis, Oregon. This is her first year serving on the IYAB. She is passionate about the intersection of arts and social justice and believes in using it to spread representation and awareness. She is currently the editor-in-chief of Calliope Hour, an online arts magazine with a goal to create a diverse community of student writers, artists, and musicians around the world. She also enjoys playing the violin and teaching it to elementary students in her community. She’s very eager to get started!
Todrick, Hampton Roads, VA
Todrick is a freshman from Hampton Roads, Virginia. He is excited to volunteer because he enjoys helping the community and meeting new people. He is interested in leadership and entrepreneurship. When he gets older, he would like to become a fashion designer and businessman.
Vishmi, Kansas City, MO
Vishmi is a freshman from Kansas City, Missouri and prefers reading books indoors over running cross country but enjoys doing both! She likes listening to music and sketching, though she struggles with drawing hair. She is also a decent chess player, and always up for a game!
Yuri, Calgary, AB
Yuri is a senior from Calgary, Alberta. This is her first year serving on IYAB but she has been involved in her local YVC since her Grade 10 year. During her free time, Yuri can often be found baking, listening to music, or at the pilates studio. She is very excited to serve on the board and help empower fellow youth.