Jennifer is a passionate education equity and children’s rights activist from Houston, Texas. As part of the team that led Houston to become the first city in the nation to recognize the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and implement UNICEF’s Child-Friendly Cities Initiative, Jennifer has played an active and integral role in advancing children’s health, safety, and welfare. Jennifer’s involvement in humanitarian efforts began with her realization that children and youth at home and abroad lack basic protections that make them prone to exploitation and human rights violations. From child marriage to inequitable access and quality of education, children around the globe share in a common experience: vulnerability and the inheritance of a future they held no part in shaping. As a UNICEF National Youth Council member, Jennifer hopes to work at the national level to change this reality. Jennifer is an undergraduate at Stanford University majoring in Biology on the Cellular, Molecular, and Developmental track. In her free time, she enjoys playing the piano, cheering the Texans and Astros on at-home games, and soaking up time with her friends and family.