Axana’s steadfast commitment to service made her not only an international voice of activism, but also a champion for the minorities. For the year of 2018-2019, Axana was selected as one of the United Nations finalists to serve as the U.S.A Youth Observer at United Nations Headquarters. The following year, Axana was selected as one of the candidates for the Most Outstanding Youth Delegate Award at the United Nations Youth Assembly.
As a youth representative, Axana engages with an array of global challenges that affect the United States and the international community at large and comes up with relevant solutions that are in line with the Sustainable Development Goals. Axana's areas of focus include but not limited to, gender equality and women's issues, quality education and increased literacy levels, eradication of poverty, and upholding of refugee rights.
In her role as a youth ambassador, Axana will embark on a storytelling journey to inspire, amplify and champion the voices of youth from diverse backgrounds.
Submitted by Rebecca Ferguson
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