2016/17 Youth Poet Ambassador
Emry Foster is the 2016/17 Youth Poet Ambassador. They are a poetry and fiction writer with a long history of activism. They were the president for the Seattle chapter of Plant-for-the-Planet, an international organization run by youth advocating for climate justice and co-founded the 100% Human Project, which worked to educate students on social justice issues and celebrate diversity in their school. Their advocacy centers on mental health, race, gender and sexuality. They have performed and written plays, is active in the spoken word community, and has recently written a novel that is being considered for publication.