Based in Melbourne, Australia, Claudia Pak is a tenacious and active member of her community, who strives to create novel solutions to pressing issues surrounding global health and education – an area where she aims to further develop as a Youth Ambassador of Ariel Foundation International. Through her personal experiences, she has designed the CREATE Framework – for all youth to advance collective action towards combating inequalities and advancing the UN SDGs.
Step 1: Change. She strives to create novel solutions to pressing issues such as global health and education. She is a passionate and ambitious student, who is always looking for ways to drive action in her community to reduce inequalities and encourage compassion for vulnerable groups in society.
Step 2: Resilience. Claudia believes in building resilience, and instilling empathy in others. Having had experiences of social ostracism throughout her life, Claudia knows that the impacts of discrimination of any kind are forever lasting. As a result of her experiences, she is well aware of the importance of preventing discrimination against minority groups in society. Within her journey to overcoming these mental and emotional barriers, she can strongly attest to the fact that nobody, regardless of who they are, deserves to feel inferior or unworthy because of their identity. As a result, she has made it her mission to prevent others from feeling this too.