Claire G.

2024 Roots & Shoots Youth Council
Jane Goodall Institute USA

State: Florida
Years on RSYC: 2020–2024

Claire is a student leader and aspiring nurse committed to having an impact on her community.

Claire’s main Roots & Shoots project is “The Cycle of Medical Poverty,” which aims to make insulin accessible for everyone who needs it.

She has worked closely with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Congresswoman Val Demings to share information with communities on the complexities of insulin distribution. Claire loves to connect with fellow RSYC members and especially enjoys the in-person summit every year.

Her advice for other change-makers? “Stop putting pressure on yourself to be a “change-maker”. It’s about being kind to yourself, so you feel brave enough to take risks.”

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