SAHM is pleased to present three Young Adult Speakers as part of the SAHM 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting Plenary Sessions. These speakers will provide a youth perspective as part of the Plenary and Gallagher Lectures. Learn more about these speakers below.

Alejandro Daly

Plenary I
Adolescents and Environmental Change
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. ET

Alejandro Daly is a UNICEF Young Leader and the National Coordinator of  The Right To  Disobey (@elderechoanoobedecer), a social platform that aims to empower civil society in Colombia to create social change and influence public policies around issues such as air pollution, refugees rights and peaceful mobilization.


He is also a founding member of the National Citizen Network for Clean Air in Colombia (@RedAireCo), which organises debates and demonstrations gathering together activists, local governments, citizens and academics to share their worries, knowledge and proposals to improve air quality in their cities. Currently, he is working to create the first National Citizen Monitoring Network of Air Quality in Colombia including a course for young leaders to learn about air quality in Colombia. 

Madisen Barre-Hemingway

2021 Gallagher Lecture/Plenary II
Reproductive Rights as Human Rights: An update from the frontlines in the global and U.S. legal fight to protect and expand access to abortion and reproductive health 
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. ET

Madisen-Barre-Hemingway-SAHM21-Rivera-pair-jpg.pngMadisen Barre-Hemingway is in her third year at Pitzer College and is majoring in Psychology and Spanish and minoring in Africana Studies. After graduating, she plans to pursue nursing and would like to become a psychiatric nurse practitioner, specializing in adolescents. 
Madisen has been a member of the SAHM Youth Involvement Subcommittee as a young consultant since 2018 and co-presented a workshop during the conference that year. She has co-authored three journal articles in the Journal of Adolescent Health, including one of her most notable articles written with the Youth Involvement Subcommittee. Outside of SAHM, Madisen can be found doing research on racial discrimination in pain perception of adolescents, a topic that she feels needs to be discussed more.
Prior to joining SAHM, Madisen worked alongside health care professionals on a youth board through Seattle Children’s Hospital called the “Project Advisory Board.” This group successfully created a digital tool to improve communication between adolescents and their health care providers during well-child visits. Her positive experience on the board helped fuel her love for research and exposed her to the endless possibilities for youth and healthcare providers to work together.  

Eunice Olajimi

Plenary III
The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study: Teen Brains. Today’s Science. Brighter Future
Friday, March 12, 2021 -  9:30 - 10:30 a.m. ET

Eunice Olajimi is a Senior at the University of Texas at Austin. She majors in Health and Society with a concentration in Human Developmental Studies and plans to become a physician. Her special interests include social determinants of health, human developmental psychology, and adolescent health. She currently serves as a facilitator on the Youth Advisory Council at the Lone Star Circle of Care Clinic in Round Rock, where youth are empowered to improve their health and communities. She is also President of the Black Health Professions Organization (BHPO) at her university, which provides resources to support minority students interested in the health fields. Ultimately, Eunice aims to combine her faith, healthcare skills, and passion to help underserved populations and to impact the world around her. As she leaves university, Eunice is ambitious, optimistic, and eager to fulfill her purpose and take on all that this life has for her.

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