Howdy! I’ve been involved with UU, as part of Youth & YA Conferences and attending various congregations, since I was in high school in North Carolina. Our tradition had an enormous and wonderful impact on me as a youth, and continues to be a deep well of inspiration and hope today. As an adult, I’ve worked with youth in a variety of settings, from mentoring high school students in technical theater, to collaborating with UU Youth leaders in the PCD district to adapt that district’s policy around conference chaperons. I believe that youth should be empowered to find their own path, while being supported in drawing on the richness of our seven principles and six sources, inside of a context of the love of our community. I’m looking forward to seeing where our youth lead!