Meet The 2012 Youth Advisory Board Members: Part 2
- February 22nd, 2012
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The Ypulse staff is guided by a group of highly talented Millennials who keep us — and you — in the know about the latest trends in youth attitudes and culture. In their posts, they share their perspectives on media, marketing & advertising, technology, and the latest news — from what bugs them to what they think is awesome. You can always find YAB member contributions in the Youth Advisory Board section of the site.
We’ve asked the 2012 YAB members to introduce themselves to you in their own words. Below you’ll find the bios of new and returning members who inform, inspire, and energize us in our work with the Millennial generation. To contact members of the YAB, you can leave a note in the comments below, or email thema at youthadvisoryboard @ ypulse.com.
Meet The 2012 Youth Advisory Board: Part 2
Caroline is an American student enjoying her senior year of high school in Geneva, Switzerland. This year will be her fourth year serving on the Youth Advisory Board, which she loves, as it allows her to keep up with a lot of U.S trends and do what she loves the most: write. She spends her time trying to master several languages, traveling, kick-boxing and enjoying music and dance, as well as her two favorites: reading and writing.
Hailing from Canada, Amanda has been a Youth Advisory Board member at Ypulse for over three years now. She enjoys reading, writing, watching films, and being a volunteer for Mindyourmind.ca and a street team member for MTV’s A Thin Line. What she does not like, however, is writing about herself in third person.
Julia is a junior in high school living in Claremont, California. She has been on YAB for two years, and is excited to be back. Like most teenagers, she spends a lot of time on schoolwork, but she also enjoys playing video games, particuarly Japanese RPGS, volunteering, and anime. She spends a considerable amount of time online, and loves internet culture, whether it’s Tumblr, music discussion forums, or Memebase. She also loves reading, especially Manga, other comics, and “The Hunger Games” series.
Christian is your typical teenager. He is very interested in what’s next in pop culture, from TV series to movies. He is an avid reader and loves to write. In school, Christian has always strived to be at the top of his class and is very active in his school community and activities. He is a part of his school’s Model United Nations and Model Congress debate teams, which has helped him pursue his curiosity and strive for knowledge of foreign affairs and current events. He also loves being on stage performing in his school’s theatre productions and musicals. In addition to his love for music and theatre, he also has a passion for science, which he plans to pursue for his future career. But after all the hard school work and tests, Christian always enjoys hanging out and having a great time with his friends.
Nathaniel Prince Lewis
Nathaniel is a Bahamian film producer, screenwriter, actor, social-entrepreneur, and author, born in Freeport, Grand Bahama, Bahamas. Having a passion for the arts (mainly film and theater) and advancing positive global change from a very young age, he’s been involved in many local theater productions in The Bahamas and has served as a motivational speaker and leadership trainer at events and seminars throughout North America, including in The Bahamas, Canada, and the United States. He also participated in the Bahamas National Youth Parliament 2009 and was elected Deputy Speaker by his peers. Nathaniel has successfully authored his first book “Triumph: Poetic Expressions of Success,” produced the award-winning short film “Politicking in Paradise” (which won best short at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival on Location: Grand Bahamas Island), and is now the Executive Producer and host of the upcoming web series “The Prince’s Lounge.” In his spare time, he enjoys theatre, traveling, nightlife, and public speaking.
Sugee is a journalism and political science student at NYU. Born in South Korea and having grown up in Queens, she currently lives in downtown NYC. She enjoys exploring different cuisines and early morning jogs. Aside from being addicted to Twitter and “Mad Men,” she hopes to work in print journalism writing book and movie reviews and covering current events. She also plans to learn how to box and to attempt to stop procrastinating on assignments for school. Sugee asks too many questions during interviews and never underestimates the power of Google.
An American citizen, Sydney currently lives and studies in Canada. She reads…a lot! The good news is that Canadians are generally polite and friendly and don’t seem to mind when she causes mayhem as a result of her nose being permanently attached to a book. That doesn’t mean that an international conflict of “War of 1812″ proportions couldn’t happen as a result of Sydney’s time in Canada. While svelte and diminutive, she’s more than capable of generating disproportionate impact…
Emily is happiest when she is drinking tea and reading a book in a sunny room. She is 21 years old and currently a freshman in college. Majoring in communications and minoring in elementary education, Emily spends her spare time doing theater, blogging, and designing clothing. Her first book, titled “Emily,” was published in 2009, and she hopes to publish more books in the future. If you would like to read Emily’s blog you can find it at www.emilysmucker.com.
Christopher graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Computing and an associated degree in General Business from the University of the Southern Caribbean. There, Christopher became passionate about being a social entrepreneur. From a young age, he has been involved in an active youth group called Pathfinders, and has aided in building shelters for the poor, clean-up campaigns, anti-drug marches, and being a positive male role model in society. His love for youth work, and his ambition and enthusiasm got him nominated to be a Youth Member of Parliament to promote the youth voice. During his tenure, he was involved in the Common Wealth Heads of Government Youth Forum (CYF) 2009 where he was one of the founding members of the Trinidad and Tobago Youth Economic Society. With his continuing involvement and development in youth activities, he was selected by the British Council to represent Trinidad and Tobago at the first ever Latin America and Caribbean Youth Summit (LACYS) 2010, in Rio, De Janerio Brazil. You can learn more about Christopher on his blog: walcottc.wordpress.com.
Robbie works for the online community management and moderation company Metaverse Mod Squad. He has a passion for entrepreneurs and social media. Having a love for music since a very young age, he continues to play cello and jazz drums. When Robbie isn’t playing video games or consuming his favorite podcasts, you can usually find him hunting down the perfect shot of espresso. Born and raised near Sacramento, CA, he is currently attending Sierra College.