UNA-USA and the U.S. Department of State are giving one U.S. student the chance of a lifetime; a chance to see the United Nations in action, in person, during the UN General Assembly and other high-profile UN events. Brooke Loughrin, a student at Boston College and originally from the Seattle area, was named the first-ever U.S. Youth Observer at the UN; she will report on her experiences to peers and the entire world in the coming weeks.

Brooke is currently a junior in the Presidential Scholars Program at Boston College where she studies Political Science and Islamic Civilizations and Societies. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Al-Noor: The Boston College Middle East and Islamic Studies Journal, and the Vice President of the Boston College Iranian Culture Club.

Brooke was chosen from a pool of more than 730 applicants from 47 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Student applicants hailed from 236 different colleges and universities around the country.

Join us in congratulating Brooke and follow her journey via Twitter: @USYouthObserver. You can also meet her this Sunday at the Social Good Summit! Tune in at 3:45 p.m. ET when she will take the stage to introduce the panel, “Mobilizing Young People For The Next Generation of Social Good.” Watch it live at socialgoodsummit.com.

The U.S. Youth Observer position is a pilot program of the U.S. Department of State. For more information on the U.S. Youth Observer program, please visit www.unausa.org/usyouth.