Hannah Coakley, 21, from Cardiff is a medical student at the University of Birmingham.
Hannah has been involved with UNICEF since 2006 and held the position of a Youth Champion. In this role Hannah consulted on the involvement of young people within the organisation and was involved in campaigning, fundraising and advocacy work. This included organising and delivering peer education workshops across the UK, speaking at high profile events, including the Manchester United Gala Dinner, and witnessing UNICEF HIV/AIDS projects in Jamaica.
In addition Hannah was selected to be part of the UK delegation to the 2008 J8 summit in Japan where she contributed to a collaborative communique on G8 agenda issues.
Hannah was one of the first Youth Advisors to the Board of Trustees and has used her wealth of knowledge and experience of youth participation to contribute to the governance of UNICEF UK.