YOUTH LEADERSHIP TEAM

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Emily Morel (she/her/ella)

University of Arizona

Zodiac: Virgo

Song: The Roof By Mariah Carey Ft. Mobb Deep

This conference is important to me because I want to help teach other youth about the importance of being a caring community member.

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Melanie Fabian (she/her)

Walden Grove High School

Zodiac: Libra

Song: Oceans By Seafret

Hi I am Melanie Fabian! My favorite colors are blues and yellows. My favorite song is Oceans by Seafret. I am a junior in high school, and this year I got the opportunity to to be a part of the Youth Leadership Team for the 2020 Youth Peace Conference. All of us really enjoyed planning this conference, and even though we can't be together for it, I hope you enjoy the conference!

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Yazmine Ramirez (she/her)

Zodiac: Scorpio

Song: Smells Like Teen Spirit By Nirvana

My name is Yazmin Ramirez, I'm 16 years old, and I'm a Junior at Pueblo High School. I love to listen to music, edit videos, and look at the stars at night. I wanted to be a part of the Youth and Peace Conference because it sounded like a great opportunity to help make a difference. Our conference focuses on women of color and I'm hoping that it'll empower those in our community and spread awareness. 

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Gisselle Ramirez (she/her)

Zodiac: Virgo

Pueblo High School

Song: To binge By Gorillaz

My name is Gisselle Ramirez, I am 17 years old and a junior at Pueblo High School. In my free time I like to draw, paint, and play guitar and piano. I decided to join the YPC Youth Leadership team because I was excited to see that this year, we would be centering women of color. It’s so important to educate youth about the topics we will be discussing at the conference, and I’m so happy to have been able to take part in it!

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Kevin King (he/him)

Walden Grove High School

Zodiac: Libra

Song: Empire Ants By Gorillaz

I’m Kevin King. In my free time I like to listen to music and play guitar. I joined YPC because I wanted to be more in my community and spread positivity.

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Mazalina Marshall (she/her)

Empire High School

Zodiac: Virgo

Song: Just Imagine It By MKTO

My name is Mazalina Marshall and I use pronouns she/her/hers. I am currently a sophomore at Empire High School. I joined the Youth Planning Committee after hearing about it from my Coordinator of the Youth Advisory Council in Tucson. I had heard of the Youth and Peace Conference before, but didn't really know what it was all about. After looking through the website, I realized that I could not pass up an opportunity to be a part of it. I am so lucky to be a part of this program and look forward to the conference! 

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Ethan Itule (he/him)

Zodiac: Scorpio

Song: Head over Heels By Loveleo

Hello everyone! I am Ethan Itule and I am 16 years old. I attend Walden Grove High School and I absolutely love soccer and football as well as traveling with my friends. The reason I joined the YPC was because I believed that everyone has such an empowering voice and imagination and I never want anyone to be left unheard or ignored. I also love meeting new people and talking in front of people and to people. So if any of y’all want to talk just hit me up!

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Carlos Laphond (he/him)

Pueblo High School

Song: Moon Undah Water By Puma Blue

My name is Carlos Laphond. I am 17 years old and I am currently a Junior at Pueblo High School. I am a passionate musician and multi-instrumentalist, as well as a fiction writer. I chose to join the YPC Leadership Team to assist my peers and friends in creating an informative and enjoyable conference during these times of uncertainty. It is vital for everyone - especially our youth - to uncover and acknowledge the hardships that our community suffers from so we can rebuild them into prospering places for all to live and socialize in.

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Jesus Rodriguez (he/him)

Pueblo High School

Zodiac: Sagittarius

Song: Drunk Drivers/Killer Whales By Car Seat Headrest

My name is Jesus Rodriguez, I'm 16 and I go to Pueblo High School. I like listening to music, working out, trying out new things and learning. I joined the Youth and Peace Conference because I began to learn more on subjects that we as a community need to be educated on, and i wanted to do more and I just so happened to come across YPC!

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Izabela Lopez (she/her)

Tucson High School

Zodiac: Sagittarius

Song: Dynamite by BTS

My name is Izabela Lopez. I'm 17 years old and I attend Tucson High Magnet School. I enjoy dance, videography, and a variety of global music. Advocacy is one of my many purposes and the Youth and Peace Conference has granted me the opportunity to be a voice. I hope I can one day become someone who is positively influential to others.

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Diane Gonzalez (she/her)

Walden Grove High School

Zodiac: Taurus

Song: Mi Persona Favorita By Rio Roma

Hi, I’m Diane and I absolutely so excited to see you all partake in a journey of growing and learning through this conference! Through this conference I learned it’s never too ate to educate yourself and grow as a person to better your community and I you can find this self-discovery too!

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