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Simara Vines

Youth Advisory Board

Ohio

In the fall of 2020, Simara became a first-year fellow for ACE in Ohio. Simara created ACE Akron, a branch of ACE started at her alma mater, Akron Early College High School. During this time, she had the opportunity to educate students and speak at a Black Environmental Leaders panel along with many well-known activists. She also gave a personal testimony against House Bill Six, which was putting most Ohioans at risk. She devotes time to ACE’s Youth Advisory Board, to help contribute ideas and help others grasp the importance of climate change. 

Social justice issues are very important to Simara, which drew her into ACE.  Along with being an advocate for climate change, Simara has worked with other organizations to solve social justice and equality issues. Simara volunteers for the Tamir Rice Foundation, The Haven of Rest, and continues to be a leader in school as well. She is the former President and created ACE Akron. Currently, she serves in the Undergraduate Student Government and is an Honors Team Advisor at The University of Akron. 

Simara graduated high school with an Associate of Arts. She currently attends The University of Akron and is on track to get a Political Science degree with a minor in Spanish in December of 2022, just a year and a semester after High School Graduation! She plans on attending Law School after graduation and furthering her education to help others around her. She hopes that everywhere she goes, and everyone she meets, she can leave an impact on. She is happy to be a returning YAB Member.