Lecture: Himaja Nagireddy, 11th Youth Observer to the United Nations: "Youth Leadership for Human RIghts and & the UN 2030 Agenda: Key Findings from the 2022 Youth Observer Listening Tour"
Himaja Nagireddy, from Acton, MA, is the 11th Youth Observer to the UN from the US, as part of the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA). In her role as Youth Observer this year, she uplifts the voices and actions of young people across our country in global policy dialogue on international issues of importance - representing young people at UN conferences Transforming Education Summit, UN General Assembly, COP27, Commission on the Status of Women, World Water Week, and the ECOSOC Youth Forum) and meetings with leadership at the US-UN Mission, US State Department, UN Youth Envoy Office, and UN Foundation.
A proud daughter of South Indian immigrants, Himaja currently serves as a health equity research fellow at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry at the CDC and as one of the youngest local elected representatives in the state of Massachusetts. She graduated with an MS in Environmental Epidemiology and a concentration in Infectious Disease Epidemiology from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.