Elizabeth is a 19 year old, writer, poet and speaker from Dublin, Ireland. She is passionate about family reunification and ending homelessness and serving Jesus. She is currently in the process of attaining a BSc in Politics, International Relations and Social Justice from the University College Dublin. She plans on graduating in 2024 and is currently looking for more in person opportunities to develop her knowledge on policy, diplomacy and international relations.

Achievements and Honours

• She wrote and performed a TED talk about Family Reunification in December 2021 for UNICEF’s Global Children and Youth forum.

•She is published in ‘What you need to know about me’ anthology by the Hawkins Project as of December 2021.

• She was selected to represent Ireland on Unicef’s Global Youth Advisory Board in June 2021

•She was featured on RTE’s series for Ireland’s most inspiring teenagers (Quaran-teens) in April 2021

•Her article  ‘Leaving Certificate Under Lockdown’ was published in  Cassandra Voices in April 2020

•She won the Mother Tongues poetry competition in her category hosted by Languages Connect in February 2020

•She was featured in European Network Against Racism (ENAR)  Cinema Commercial in January 2020.

•She was praised for her writing prospects in the Independent in November 2019

•She won the Ken Saro-Wiwa poetry competition and performed her winning poem at Maynooth University in November 2019

•Her article ‘Elizabeth’s Story’ was published in The Irish Times in June 2019

•She performed her spoken word poem ‘For the Sake of Melanin’ at a multiculturalism conference in Dublin City University in January 2019

•Her short story ‘Library Halls’  was published in the Irish Times in April 2017