Siyu (Suzanna) Chen
Siyu (Suzanna) Chen is a Chinese-Canadian student passionate about youth leadership and disability equality in education and beyond. She leads and participates in evidence-based, high-impact initiatives towards accessible sustainable development as a Global Youth Ambassador at Theirworld, a Millennium Fellow affiliated with United Nations Academic Impact, a Youth Fellow of the LearningPlanet Alliance, and a member of prominent disabled-led organizations, including Disabled Students UK and Diversability. Believing in the impact of youth voices, Suzanna has represented disabled youth perspectives at various international platforms, including as a delegate at the UN Economic and Social Council Youth Forum and the World Bank Group Youth Summit. Most recently, she wrote and delivered an intervention as an NGO representative during the 2023 UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), in which she advocated for more comprehensive consultation with civil society stakeholders and more inclusive data collection mechanisms in the Government of Canada’s effort towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).