Riya Kataria Interviews Michelle Obama on Instagram


Kitania here with some big news! First of all, Riya Kataria is incredible. Let me tell you why. She is a poet, activist, public speaker, and organizer from Fremont, California. Drawing on this experience, she understands how important it is for the world that youth use their voices. To aid in this, she founded Picket Fence Academy, a not-for-profit that brings the best public speaking education to elementary and middle schools. Also she is 16 years old. We were lucky enough to have her as one of our youth delegates at the International Congress of Youth Voices back in August. And, we are excited to say, Riya was featured on Instagram Live as part of a special interview with Michele Obama.