Director | Local League: Acton Area

Himaja Nagireddy is a proud daughter of South Indian immigrants. Himaja currently serves as a health equity research fellow at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry at the CDC and as an elected Select Board member in Acton.

She also serves as the 11th Youth Observer to the UN from the US, as part of the United Nations Association of the USA (UNA-USA). As the 11th Youth Observer to the UN, she is the highest-ranking youth representative to the UN from the US, elevating underrepresented youth voices in global policy by collaborating with stakeholders at the US State Department, US-UN Mission, UN Youth Envoy Office, UN Youth Delegate Program, and UN Foundation. She gathered feedback from thousands of young people to author the 2022 American Youth Priorities Report and inform her representation at conferences such as the 77th UN General Assembly (UNGA77), World Food Forum (WFF), 27th Conference of the Parties of the UNFCCC (COP27), and the UN 2023 Water Conference. She is now launching a series of national consultations to lead the creation of a Declaration of Human Rights by American Youth, which will be released on December 10th, 2023, the 75th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Himaja graduated with an MS in Environmental Epidemiology and a concentration in Infectious Disease Epidemiology from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She graduated from the University of Connecticut in 2020 with a BS in Molecular and Cell Biology, BS in Physiology and Neurobiology, and BA in Sociology.