Roma is a college student studying environmental health in Syracuse, New York. Her Red Cross Journey started in the National Capital & Greater Chesapeake Region when she joined her high school’s club in 9th grade. She went on to serve two terms as her club’s historian and one term as president. During her term as president, her high school’s Red Cross club was named “Club of the Year” in the chapter. Roma has also served as the Chair for the National Capital and Greater Chesapeake’s Youth Advisory Executive Board for two terms. In this role, Roma has led 4 youth conferences, helped to manage 60+ clubs, aided in collecting almost 2,000 comfort kits for kids regionally, established numerous initiatives with her team like the “Chapter Town Hall” and “Professional Development Sessions” to promote DEI, and facilitated high regional youth engagement. Roma also recently joined the NCGC Green Team to explore her passion for sustainability within the Red Cross. Through these experiences, she has learned the true power youth can have. Along her Red Cross Journey, Roma has received the Young Humanitarian of the Year award and the President’s Volunteer Service award. As a member of the National Youth Council, Roma hopes to strengthen youth volunteerism to create a new generation of changemakers and strives to spread the well-known motto in the NCGC region,“yes youth can”, across the country. Outside of the Red Cross, Roma is involved in EMS, environmental health advocacy through her organization “The Community Check-Up”, and more; she also loves going to concerts, wellness, gardening, and fashion. Contact Roma at email@example.com.