Meet the Council

FEMA Youth Preparedness Council members represent all ten FEMA regions and a range of backgrounds and interests. They have been leaders in their communities’ preparedness and continue to make a difference as teams working on projects relating to financial preparedness, citizen responder programs, and youth preparedness education.

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Maryam Choudhury

Region I

Connecticut
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Maryam Choudhury
Connecticut
Region I

Maryam is a rising junior at Windsor High School in Windsor, CT. Maryam has a strong passion for helping others and a drive for positive change. During her second term as Builder's Club president in her school, she co-organized the “Dollars for Ballers” free throw contest in support of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. She is also a member of the Windsor High School Action Club, which takes action on issues of social justice and discrimination within the community. In response to the widespread use of offensive language in her school, she co-led the “You Could've Said, but Instead You Said” campaign to educate her peers on using less offensive word choices. The Action Club made and distributed posters showing examples of inappropriate language that had been identified at their school. They have now moved to assembly of a ‘Kindness Rocks Garden’ and other school events.

During her time on the YPC, Maryam would like to create a disaster toolkit app that works offline. The app would be specialized to the user’s local area and would prompt users to prepare for disasters relevant to them. It would also have articles on preparedness subjects, such as "How to Build your Own Disaster Supply Kit" and "How to Stay Safe when Power Lines are Down". Other features include a calendar with reminders on when to practice emergency drills, and informative videos that provide an interactive, fun way of informing people of all ages how to stay safe in emergency situations.

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Katerina Corr

Region II

New York
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Katerina Corr
New York
Region II
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Maxwell James Hahn

Region III

Pennsylvania
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Maxwell James Hahn
Pennsylvania
Region III
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Mackenzie Hinson

Region IV

North Carolina
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Mackenzie Hinson
North Carolina
Region IV
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Jordan Lin

Region IV

Georgia
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Jordan Lin
Georgia
Region IV
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Megan Wright

Region IV

Georgia
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Megan Wright
Georgia
Region IV
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Banan Garada

Region V

Illinois
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Banan Garada
Illinois
Region V
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Hannah Schultz

Region V

Michigan
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Hannah Schultz
Michigan
Region V
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Wyatt Reed

Region VI

Arkansas
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Wyatt Reed
Arkansas
Region VI
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Camden Larsen

Region VIII

North Dakota
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Camden Larsen
North Dakota
Region VIII
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Sibi Raja

Region VIII

Colorado
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Sibi Raja
Colorado
Region VIII
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Roberto (RJ) Cardenas

Region IX

California
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Roberto (RJ) Cardenas
California
Region IX
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Hsin Ya Huang

Region X

Oregon
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Hsin Ya Huang
Oregon
Region X
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Madeline Ortiz

Region X

Alaska
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Madeline Ortiz
Alaska
Region X