Youth Climate Leadership Awardees
Efi Akam received her medical degree from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and completed her residency training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Massachusetts General Hospital. Subsequently, she completed the Commonwealth Fund Fellowship in Minority Health Policy at Harvard University, where she focused on the impact of climate change on marginalized communities. She is currently a hospitalist in internal medicine and pediatrics at Boston Medical Center.
As a medical student, Tristan works in Dr. Ranganathan’s Surgeons Against Poverty Lab researching community health workers’ impact on climate disasters.
Youth Nuclear Abolition Awardees
King-Diorr Willsun is a junior at Phillips Exeter Academy from Minneapolis, MN. King-Diorr is fascinated by technology and innovation, and utilizes his technical skills towards positive community impact. He looks forward to a career in mechanical engineering and computer science, while he also expresses an interest in sustainable technology and nuclear abolition.
Rishi Gurudevan is a junior at Phillips Exeter Academy. He currently serves as a U.S. Senate Page for New Hampshire through the office of Senator Maggie Hassan. Rishi has been interested in politics and international issues for a few years; he took a particular interest in nuclear disarmament upon the Russian Invasion of Ukraine last year. He started Students For Nuclear Disarmament (SND) with his classmates to get more young people involved in the fight to eradicate nuclear weapons across the planet.
Dhruv Reddy boards at Phillips Exeter Academy as a junior from Los Angeles, California. Dhruv is interested in innovation and social entrepreneurship to help protect the Earth. He looks forward to studying nuclear abolition and working towards a future free of nuclear arms.
Christopher Serrao is a senior at Phillips Exeter Academy originally from Readington, New Jersey. He is interested in studying environmental science and public policy in college. Chris is passionate about nuclear disarmament specifically through the lens of the implications of nuclear war on Earth's climate.