Kristen Talman is a junior at Centreville High School located in Virginia. She has worked with many organizations and councils such as the Student Human Rights Commission, Fairfax County Unified Prevention Coalition Youth Council and Class Council of 2016. She is also her school’s Key Club President, Red Cross Vice President and Centreville Wildcat Ambassador. Kristen also has work experience through being part of an internship program at the National Children’s Medical Center along with working on a Virginia State Delegate’s campaign.
Kristen has a true passion for improving her home, school and community in whatever way possible. She is an outspoken advocate for a healthy, safe and drug free youth lifestyle. She recently was the a student voice for the Tobacco- Free Parks initiate in her county which will go into act for over 1,000 parks. She is also a human rights activist who attends her county’s Commission for Women meetings in hope to achieve equality for all genders.
Kristen has won awards for her outstanding work in her community by receiving an Above and Beyond Award from the four state Capital District of Key Club International, being selected as a part of Youth Leadership Greater Washington and a $250 dollar grant to implement a health and wellness week within her county.
A quote that is meaningful to Kristen about service leadership is “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country,” said by the great American president John F. Kennedy.