We are so excited to be sending our very first youth delegation this March to the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. Our youth delegation team and their committed leaders have been working very hard for several months to prepare for this exciting opportunity. During CSW we will be sharing updates on their experience and information about the presentation they are sharing. In preparation for their trip we wanted to introduce our youth delegation to our Big Ocean Membership.
Taryn Royall is a freshman at Brigham Young University, pursuing a degree in Public Relations with a minor in International Policy and Diplomacy. Taryn is heavily involved with the Brigham Young University Student Association. Taryn is also the event planner for Women’s Services and Resources, where she has played an active role in supporting women and learning about the issues that they face around the world. From working with WSR, she has become extremely passionate about sexual assault, domestic violence, eating disorders, and much more. Taryn has a strong belief in the power of motherhood. She enjoys traveling and has been to 14 countries. Taryn enjoys any outdoor activity, but also appreciates anytime spent inside with family, friends, or a good book. She also has a strong passion for food and enjoys trying new recipes.
As a freshman at Brigham Young University, Madeleine Arnold is a pre-dental student studying physiology and developmental biology. She has always had a love for music, particularly piano teaching and performance, and has won numerous awards, including first place in a national piano competition in 2015. Representing a program that promotes scholarship and leadership for young women, Madeleine was named the Distinguished Young Woman of Utah and the first runner-up to the DYW of America in 2016. She visited a refugee camp in Greece last summer with her family after helping to organize a relief campaign to gather toys and supplies for children and families in crisis.
Ever since Breia Tullis was young, she has been looking for ways she can serve and make others smile. She has been on many service projects, and in different leadership positions, that have helped her succeed. She loves being outside in the mountains with her family and being surrounded by those she loves. She feels honored to be a part of Big Ocean Women, and has loved being able to learn and grow from the amazing examples of these mentors. She hopes she will be able to touch the lives of others all around her for the better through this experience, but also in her everyday life, in her home and community.