Model G20 Exceptional Delegate Series – Kokoro F. (Cohort A, Italy, Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Development)
“This feeling of connection is one that I will cherish for the rest of my life,” says Kokoro, whose personality (and evidence of humility, smarty-pants-ness, and eloquence) is as lovely as that kimono she’s wearing in her photo above.
Model G20 Exceptional Delegate Series – Emma J. (Cohort A, Australia, Minister of the Environment and Sustainable Development)
Emma’s name might be sweet and simple, but the girl who carries it around is anything but. Alright, maybe “sweet” can stay, but anyone who’s choosing between environmental science, biology, geology, or international communications as a higher education track just has to have a whole lot more working under the surface.
Model G20 Exceptional Delegate Series – Erin B. (Cohort C, European Union, Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications)
Let’s start this article by stating that this interviewer is thrilled to finally come across a Delegate from our just past Climate Change Summit who has named a class on American politics as her favorite of all in her education track. Erin comes from Ohio, the 17th state to enter the Union, and 17 is the age of our 11th-grade interviewee! I’ve got chills.Let’s start this article by stating that this interviewer is thrilled to finally come across a Delegate from our just past Climate Change Summit who has named a class on American politics as her favorite of all in her education track. Erin comes from Ohio, the 17th state to enter the Union, and 17 is the age of our 11th-grade interviewee! I’ve got chills.
Model G20 Committee’s Choice Series – Alina Y. (Deciding Committee, France, South Korea and the EU, Communications Director)
by Justine Hudock Student Community Engagement, Knovva Academy Alina’s a mainstay in the Knovva community. The whole community was lucky to get chummy with her during our last Summit when Alina took over our YouTube account for a day and brought us around her...
This girl just got a brand new red Tesla a few weeks ago. Then she was named an Exceptional Delegate. And now she’s getting interviewed for it. Alessia: can you walk me through the routine that gives back this level of good karma?
Before we give you any more information: Iris, reporting from Taiwan, is a podcaster. From that we can already infer several things: She’s on the cutting edge, she’s an early adopter (among her age group, anyway), and she got the gift for gab. Her name is Siri spelled backwards, as Iris excitedly pointed out to me… let’s hope her auditory recognition surpasses the much-to-be-desired little devil misinterpreting every iMessage I’ve ever sent.
Aashna’s name, with that gorgeous Sanskrit double A, makes my introduction to this Exceptional Delegate recipient easy: Aashna’s not just an A student — she’s a double A dynamo.
Samuel S. Myers is no veteran of the field of Planetary Health: He’s one of its founders. The broad study of human health impacts on Earth’s natural systems is such a (perhaps dishearteningly) novel concentration that Dr. Myers’s unsown terrain has only very recently been folded into that more compact header. The multi-certificated doctor — carrying with him a bachelor’s from Harvard College, an MD from Yale University School of Medicine, and an MPH from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health — the scope of Dr. Myers’s areas of interests seems reassuringly as grand as those problems facing our world’s climate and the welfare of its people.
Financial management in small and grand scopes is the undersung VIP of every Knovva Academy summit: when the cash changing hands scales up from individual transactions to that of entire nations’ budget sheets, the game scales — particularly in sweat-inducing consequentiality.
Saara L. — where do you begin except by stating (silently thanking that this is the internet and no one can see your mouth hanging open) that this thirteen-year-old from India has already participated in over thirty Model UN conferences? Is already pounding out quotable tidbits like “Sustainable action can only occur if you are aware of your surroundings and inform people around you about it”? Already reads books by the impenetrable American political scientist John Mearsheimer, whose last name is almost too much to get through?