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Age 17, 1st Cohort U.S. Youth Advisory Council UN Ocean Decade Member


Participating in the 1st Cohort of the US YAC was a truly incredible opportunity. I felt I was able to take action on issues that are extremely important to my island territory of American Samoa and made many new friends who I learned from during the course of the term.

This experience has been one of the most rewarding experiences I have taken part of and I especially was honored to be a part of the youth that spoke at the Ocean Climate Action Plan Hill Days.

I now know that I want to pursue law professionally.

Samuela gives presentation at school in American Samoa about the UN Ocean Decade.