Hi, my name is Pia Visaria, and I am a senior from Princeton, New Jersey! This is my first year on the National Youth Council, and I am thrilled to be serving as the Policy Coordinator! I am an active environmental advocate and serve on EarthEcho International’s Youth Leadership Council, and I am the Policy Chair for the US Youth Advisory Council to the UN Ocean Decade. Through EarthEcho, I have met with NOAA Director Dr. Rick Spinrad to discuss ocean policy, lobbied to uphold and expand ocean protections, and hosted the first-ever in-person Youth Leadership Summit this past November! As the Policy Coordinator, I hope to continue driving a forceful change that allows young people to use their voices as they come to understand that they are not only future leaders of tomorrow but the present voices of this movement. I look forward to working with this incredible team and the impactful year ahead!