Maya Salameh


Maya Salameh is a junior at the San Diego High School of International Studies and the 2016 National Student Poet representing the Western Region. As part of her year of service as a poetry ambassador, she was invited to read at the White House where she was honored by First Lady Michelle Obama and has taken on a community service project endeavoring to bring poetry to second generation American youth. Maya is the founder and president of her school’s Psychology Club and has dreams of becoming a psychologist or diplomat. She is her high school’s Student Equity Ambassador as well as the Co-President of both her Model United Nations and UN Activism Initiative. She is fluent in French, as well as proficient in Spanish and Arabic, and staunchly believes that words are to become the primary weapons of her generation.  Maya will lead a panel discussion about Youth Perspectives on Challenges and Opportunities of Growing Up.  Her co-presenters will be Jacob Allan Dadmun and Lillian Shallow.

Maya Salameh will lead a panel discussion about Youth Perspectives on Challenges and Opportunities of Growing Up (Panel includes Maya’s classmates)