Yamira Patterson

2021 - FLORIDA (TAMPA REGION)

Yamira Patterson is a junior at Saint Petersburg High School in the International Baccalaureate Program. Yamira serves as the co-president and co-founder of the Black Students Association at Saint Petersburg High School where she advocates for racial justice and Black awareness in her school community. Yamira is also the junior vice president of her school's English National Honor Society and the president of the Amnesty International Club. Outside of school, Yamira is a student activist coordinator for Amnesty International USA-Florida and a student representative on the Pinellas County School's Curriculum Review Task Force. Yamira's work on the task force and in all of her activism endeavors has served many students in her school community and throughout the state of Florida. Yamira hopes that all of her organizing efforts will allow students to shape their communities for the better and ensure that racially marginalized students are centered in conversations of justice.