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13 May 2021
Emerging Advocates and Leaders Roundtable

Join the 2020-2021 cohort of UNA-NCA Advocacy Fellows in celebrating their exciting individual and group research projects. Advocacy Fellows play an integral role on UNA-NCA's advocacy team, as they mobilize around the advancement of the Sustainable Development Goals and broader UN agenda while spearheading original research. Fellows include current undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students. 

On Thursday, May 13 from 1:00-3:00pm ET, Fellows will share highlights from their work and reflect on their experience with UNA-NCA. The three presentations will be followed by a panel discussion and audience Q&A. 

COVID-19 and Food Insecurity: The Impact of the Pandemic on the National Capital Area 
Presented by Ava Kargosha, Neval Mulaomerovic, and Adina Mobin

Inequity and Environmental Management Resources: Riversmart DC
Presented by Torre Ippolito and Raphael Piliero 

Mental Health, SDG 3, and Advocacy Fatigue: An Advocate's Guide 
Presented by Kayleigh Thompson, Ana Lipton, and Katie Ng Ross 

Panel Discussion
  • Cassidy Childs, "Wildfires, Climate Change, and Resilience"
  • Julie Choi, "Whitewashing and Racism in Hollywood: How it Affects Asian-Americans"
  • Ryan Oberlag, "What has the UN done for me? The Slow Progression of LGBTQ Rights at the UN"
  • Marissa Zupancic, "Immigration, Surveillance, and the Right to Privacy"
  • Nadjad Nikabou Salifou, "Social Entrepreneurship's Transformation of Agriculture in Sub-Saharan Africa" 


Register here.

As an Advocacy Fellow, you have the opportunity to develop and author blog posts, policy memos, issues briefs, and more. Participants pitch research ideas and work closely with the Managing Director of Advocacy and Policy Strategy to expand resources and engagement across the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Fellows also have the opportunity to participate in Congressional meetings, advocacy trainings, professional development/networking sessions, and more exclusive opportunities to engage with UN leadership. You can read the latest publications from our current Advocacy Fellows here. To learn more about how you can become an Advocacy Fellow, contact shayna@unanca.org.