Youth Advisory Board Member

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Faria (she/they) is a sophomore at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she is majoring in public health. She is the health and wellness coordinator for her university’s service learning and leadership office and is part of the advisory council for Healthy Young Nevada, which aims to provide young people access to comprehensive and necessary health guidance and resources.

Faria joined PlanUSA’s Youth Advisory Board at the beginning of 2021 and participated in the 2021 International Day of the Girl takeover at AstraZeneca. She has been continuously enthusiastic about uplifting excluded voices in the community and supporting juvenile justice; LGBTQIA+ and socioeconomic equity in health care access; and refugee human rights.

In her free time, Faria loves to skateboard recreationally and do contemporary dance.