YPFP is proud to announce the four young professionals representing the United States delegation at this year’s Y7 Summit in Ottawa, Canada.
WHAT IS THE Y7?
The Y7 is a leadership summit that convenes young professionals from G7 countries for one week each year to develop policy solutions to current global challenges. Please see the official Y7 2018 website for more background on this year’s Y7 summit.
Share your thoughts! The Y7 2018 delegates is seeking input and policy ideas from America's youth. Please take a moment to complete any of one of the surveys on the policy themes for this year. Your response will inform their preparation for the Summit. All of the surveys will close on Monday, April 9, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST.
WHEN AND WHERE IS THE 2018 Y7?
The Y7 will take place in the third week of April in Ottawa, Canada.
WHAT HAPPENS AT THE Y7?
Delegates will participate in online discussion groups (pre-Y7) and negotiating working groups (at the Y7) focused on three main issues:
- Gender equality
- Climate change and the environment
- Future of work
At the end of the process, delegates draft and approve a communiqué outlining specific policy proposals. These recommendations are then presented directly to G7 leaders at the G7 Summit.
The Y7 will also consist of workshops with high profile government, business, and civil society speakers; sightseeing and cultural immersion; and networking opportunities with young professionals from around the world.
MEET THE FOUR U.S.A DELEGATES
ANN ELYSABETH LOVE is a Regulatory Affairs professional, specializing in medical devices for the EMEA region plus Russia and environmental compliance in the E U at Omron Healthcare Europe B.V. She is an avid volunteer, with an experience in multiple NGOs in the Netherlands focusing on creating stability and promoting gender equality for young people. Currently she is pursuing a master's degree at California State University Dominguez Hills in Negotiations,Conflict Resolution and Peace-building, focusing on international conflict issues. Ann has completed an internationally-oriented bachelor's degree in Engineering Physics at Carl von Ossietzky Univeristat in Oldenburg, Germany. During her studies she worked on multiple projects at the Medical Radiation Physics Department at the Pius Hospital and completed her final project in the R&D department at Daimler AG.
RYAN MIGEED is a writer and communication professional currently serving as Communications Director for Massachusetts State Senator Eric Lesser. He is also a freelance foreign policy reporter for The Washington Diplomat. During the 2016 U.S presidential campaign, Ryan managed social media-including helping to run the rapid-response "war room" for all three presidential debates-for Correct The Record, a super PAC formed to defend Hillary Clinton. Ryan has written column and delivered guest lectures on political communications and the impact of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S presidential election. Ryan graduated from American University with a bachelor's degree in Political Science and spent his junior year studying government and history at the London School of Economics.
MIKE FOX is Special Assistant to the CEO at InterAction, the US alliance of international NGOs. He assists the CEO with policy and communications related research, analysis, writing and the organization's strategic planning. Prior to joining InterAction, Mike served as a presidential appointee with the U.S. Department of Energy as a Special Adviser for Stakeholder Engagement. Previously, he has also worked with the Millennium Challenge Corporation in Tbilisi, Georgia and with Root Capital, a non profit impact investing firm with operations in Latin America, Africa and Indonesia. Mike has a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish and Political Science from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst. Mike is originally from Sharon, Massachusetts.
SYDNEY ALLISON HULEBAK is a second-year Master of Arts candidate at Johns Hopkins University SAIS concentrating in International Economics and Latin America Studies. Prior to SAIS, Sydney was a Fellow at the Woodruff, Whitehead and Evans Foundations in Atlanta, GA, helping to award over $500 million to regional grantees. She was also the Co-Founder and Creative Director for a fashion social enterprise called Lion's Thread, which worked to empower women artisans in Uganda through entrepreneurship and financial literacy. For this work she was recognized as a Resolution Fellow and had the opportunity to attend the Clinton Global Initiative. Sydney graduated from Berry College magna cum laude with a B.A. Honors degree in Communications-Public Relations.