Meet Bow Seat’s 2023 Future Blue Youth Council!
January 3, 2023

Please join Bow Seat in giving a warm welcome to the 2023 Future Blue Youth Council (FBYC)! Selected from an incredibly competitive pool of applicants, the FBYC is a group of Bow Seat alumni who work together to empower their peers to advocate for our blue planet. These 14 Council members are activists, educators, artists, writers, and leaders in their community who have unique experiences creatively advocating for the environment.

Elizabeth Akomolafe, 16
Riverdale, Georgia, USA

Aarushi Ammavajjala, 16
Cumming, Georgia, USA

Dhruv Bhatt, 17
Nainital, Uttarakhand, India

Malika Gizzat, 17
Almaty, Almaty, Kazakhstan

Satvika Iyer, 16
Milpitas, California, USA

Ishan Kapur, 16
New Delhi, Delhi, India

Shaomin Kee, 16
Suwanee, Georgia, USA

Yuzuna Kudo, 17
Glendale, California, USA

Ariana Piscoya, 16
Lima, Lima, Peru

Sarah Robison, 19
Lutz, Florida, USA

Jayashabari Shankar, 16
Midvale, Utah, USA

Riya Sharma, 18
Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Emily Xing, 17
Ellicott City, Maryland, USA

Sunook Yoon, 16
Winterville, North Carolina, USA

The Council members will oversee the Fellowship Program, a by-youth, for-youth FBYC initiative that provides funding and mentorship to Bow Seat alumni who are developing projects that address water-related challenges in their local communities. Council members will also contribute their knowledge, experience, and skills to contribute to our blog, curate the Future Blue magazine, increase the reach of Bow Seat’s programs, and develop new projects and initiatives.

“We are so excited to welcome our 2023 Future Blue Youth Council—an incredible community of young leaders, artists, and activists—who will have the opportunity to create real, tangible change on critical environmental issues. As this work can often be arduous and overwhelming, the Council will also be a welcoming and uplifting space of support, refuge, and friendship.” – LINDA CABOT, FOUNDER & PRESIDENT

Congratulations to our 2023 Future Blue Youth Council! Get to know the members and what inspires their love for our blue planet >

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