Kripa Kannan is a senior at Plano East Senior High School in Plano, Texas. As an active club President and UNICEF advocate, Kripa has been involved in the fight for children's rights for almost four years. She has advocated on behalf of children in underserved communities, spoken on mental health and policy change to legislators in Congressional meetings, and contributed to an International Humanitarian Law (IHL) Youth Action Campaign through Red Cross. Kripa is involved in UNICEF USA because she believes that all children should have an equal right to reach their full potential, experience the world, and deepen their understanding of all aspects of life. Outside of UNICEF, she loves partaking in Taekwondo as an Assistant Instructor, serving as Secretary in her school's student government, doing
community service and outreach as Key Club Vice President, Next Generation Nations Club President, and Red Cross International Humanitarian Law Social Media Lead, spreading awareness as part of the Red Cross International Humanitarian Law team, and volunteering as a tutor for students around the United States.