Cynthia Yue is the 2021-2022 UNA-USA Youth Observer to the United Nations. A Tennessee native and a recent graduate of George Washington University, she has spent the past year connecting with young people across the United States about the issues that matter most to them and how they can harness their power for good. Yue has spent more than seven years as a volunteer leader at UNICEF USA and previously served on their National Council and as a UNICEF Global Youth Ambassador. During her tenure as UN Youth Observer, she collaborated with Asian Mental Health Project on an initiative to encourage young people to communicate with their parents and elders about mental health and founded the Social Justice Series to hold conversations on advocacy, antiracism, and social justice — both locally and globally. Yue is committed to tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges — from mental health and climate change to poverty and gender equality — to make the world a better place for all.