Meera Dasgupta is the 2020 United States Youth Poet Laureate, the youngest appointed in the history of the country. She is also the first U.S. Youth Poet Laureate to have been appointed from New York and the first Asian American Youth Poet Laureate of the United States, a program pioneered by Urban Word NYC. As a member of Fridays for the Future NYC, she is a fierce advocate for climate action and gender equality, having worked throughout the city on various projects to empower young women and advocate for intersectional solution-building through the arts. A Stockholm+50 Youth Task Force Member, former UNA-USA ambassador for SDG #15, Inaugural RISE Scholar, & World Food Forum Champion, she has performed at COP26, the Apollo theater, the United State of Young Women, and more. Meera was recently accepted to the University of Chicago and hopes to continue to utilize the intersection between social justice and poetry to uplift the voices of historically underrepresented communities.