Youth Advisory Board Member
Luis has more than six years of experience working with Plan International USA, promoting the rights and voices of children worldwide through advocacy campaigns, speaking engagements, and research.
Prior to becoming a member of Plan’s Youth Advisory Board, Luis spent two years as a member and co-president of his high school’s Youth United for Global Action & Awareness (YUGA) chapter.
As the co-president, Luis fundraised and worked to raise community awareness around global gender equality, climate change, human rights, water and sanitation, and children’s education.
As a member of the Youth Advisory Board, Luis draws on his experience in studying economics sociology at his university and advocates for gender equality and the rights and economic empowerment of youth worldwide. His background in sourcing, economics, and analytics provides the perfect foundation for assisting Plan’s Corporate Partnerships Team in researching domestic corporations and businesses to identify new revenue sources.
Passionate about children’s education and economic empowerment and its possibilities, Luis provides important input that helps the Corporate Partnerships Team and the Youth Advisory Board carry out their crucial work and in turn aid Plan International USA in living out the ideals of its mission.
Luis is from Providence, Rhode Island and is currently working toward an economics degree from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts.
My trip to Los Angeles for the 2017 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards and the official launch of the Together We Rock international game was the trip of a lifetime, and I can’t wait to see how far the game goes as a fun and educational tool for children around the world!
When Malala Yousafzai appeared in Providence this past summer, she continued to show the entire world what can be accomplished for girls’ rights by a determined, ambitious young mind.
Earlier this month, the Youth Advisory Board (YAB) held its annual retreat; a yearly event where all of our members are able to meet face-to-face for a weekend of productive meetings, group bonding, and some fun activities!