Minnesota Teen Chosen To Serve As Adviser For UN Foundation
ROCHESTER (AP) - A 16-year-old Rochester girl who spent much of her childhood in Kenya is one of 21 teen advisers for the United Nations Foundation's ``Girl Up'' campaign, which aims to support women's empowerment around the world.
Reports say that Munira Alimire will begin her role as a teen adviser with a trip to Washington, D.C., for a leadership day in July.
Alimire will begin her senior year at Rochester STEM Academy in the fall. She's also enrolled as a Post Secondary Enrollment Options student at Rochester Community and Technical College and was recently named to a six-month online science and engineering program through MIT.
She hopes to eventually work with the UN as a doctor or lawyer to address worldwide health issues like AIDS, malaria and female genital mutilation.