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I use the power of speech to advocate for all adolescents and children.

I am a

SPEAKER

Understanding Our Kids: Youth Mental Health and the Road to Resilience

In April of 2024, I spoke on a panel for Santa Clara County with two adults and one other youth about stigma and youth mental health, describing my ideas around peer-to-peer and more. It was moderated by Supervisor Joe Simitian.

MVLA Challenge Team's Champions for Youth Event

In April of 2024, at the annual MVLA Challenge Team's Champions for Youth Event, I introduced Santa Clara County's Supervisor, Joe Simitian, the keynote speaker of the event.

LSF Health Systems Summit Speech

In October of 2023, I recorded a speech that was played at the annual LSF Health Systems Summit in Florida about behavioral health, describing my journey and showing my documentaries.

BC2M SAC Dialogue Spotlight

Thanks to Pamela Harrington, the BC2M Executive Director, in October of 2022, I was spotlighted as a youth and Bring Change to Mind Club Leader in Bring Change to Mind's Scientific Advisory Council's new dialogue series, Stigma, Personhood, Context, and Culture: Humanization and Inclusion for All. I shared the impact my Mountain View High School BC2M club has on my school campus to 100 professors, scientists, and mental health advocates who strive to raise up the youth voice around mental health.

UCSF Psychiatry Prizker Building Opening

In October of 2022, I spoke in at the UCSF Psychiatry Pritzker building opening about the youth mental health voice and my journey with my UCSF mentors. I also met and talked with several of the UCSF Vice Chairs, as well as the UCSF Chancellor.

MVLA Challenge Team Keynote

In May of 2022, I did the keynote speech at the Mountain View-Los Altos-Los Altos Hills Challenge Team 35th Annual Youth Champions Breakfast. Mrs. Gay Krause, the leader of the Challenge Team, has been a great friend of mine ever since the beginning of my mental health advocacy, and gave me this opportunity to speak to over 150 educators, police officers, and community members.

SF Commonwealth Club Panel

Thanks to Dr. Stephen Hinshaw, a Psychology Professor at UC Berkeley and the Vice Chair for the UCSF Department of Psychiatry, in January of 2022 I was invited through UCSF to speak as the only youth voice on a SF Commonwealth Club Panel about the youth mental health crisis during and after the pandemic.

C-SPAN StudentCam Award Acceptance Ceremony

After I earned first place for middle schoolers in the C-SPAN StudentCam documentary competition for 2022, C-SPAN contacted my school to create an acceptance ceremony for me in May of 2022 in front of my 8th grade class.

KCI's SELebrate Learning! Event Presentation

In October of 2021, I did a presentation for local educators and administrators at the Krause Center for Innovation’s SELebrate Learning Event, thanks again to Mrs. Gay Krause.

8th Grade Promotion Ceremony Speech

My 8th grade speech took place during the Isaac Newton Graham Middle School 8th Grade Promotion for the Class of 2022 on June 2nd. I was one of the three students chosen out of the 40 who tried out to give this speech.

Bay Area Book Club Interviews

A couple of years ago, I was given the opportunity to interview several amazing authors for the Bay Area Book Festival. In May of 2020, I spoke with Innosanto Nagara and Nikki Shannon Smith about their books and messages of justice for all. And in June of that same year, I interviewed Ian Lendler about his middle-grade book on the history of dinosaurs.

Other Speeches and Panels
(not recorded)

  • Santa Clara County Student Leadership Summit - April 2024

  • Bring Change to Mind and Dodge & Cox Webinar - May 2023

  • Lucille Packard Stanford Children’s Hospital and San Mateo County Chamber of Commerce Health Day Panel - May 2023

  • Designing Social Media for Youth Panel at the Stanford Design School for Good for Media - May 2023

  • Understanding Youth Mental Health and the Road to Resilience Panel moderated by Supervisor Joe Simitian - September 2023

  • Impact of Social Media on Youth Presentation for the Mountain View Los Altos Challenge Team - November 2023

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