Youth Ambassador Program

If you’re a young person living with psoriatic disease, you’re not alone.

There are more than 700,000 youth diagnosed with psoriasis and/or psoriatic arthritis in the U.S.

Join the Youth Ambassadors
Photo collage of 16 of the 2023 NPF Youth Ambassadors

The physical and emotional impact of psoriatic disease is often magnified for young people, who already grapple with a range of coming-of-age issues.

NPF Youth Ambassadors fosters opportunities to make friends and engage with others who have psoriatic disease. NPF Youth Ambassadors serve as leaders in the community, act as role models to help peers manage and take control of their disease, and inspire others with psoriatic disease to lead confident and fulfilling lives.

Youth ambassadors also have the exclusive opportunity to apply for a $1,000 scholarship to support post-secondary education. Learn more about the NPF Youth Ambassador scholarship.

Responsibilities of NPF Youth Ambassadors

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Share Your Story

Share your experience through social media and other media opportunities - including speaking at NPF events in your area.

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Collaborate and Connect

Participate in regular meetings with other Youth Ambassadors and join the YA Connections mentor program to be paired with another youth living with psoriatic disease.

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Participate as a Team Captain

Join your local Take ACTION for Psoriatic Disease fundraising events.

Meet Our Youth Ambassadors

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Lead Youth Ambassador

Emme, of Sellersburg, Indiana, is 18 years old. She is attending DePauw University majoring in Global Health and playing college basketball there.

Youth Ambassador, Aditi, of Flower Mound, Texas, is a 16 years old. When she is not playing the guitar, piano, or ukulele, she enjoys painting.


Aditi, of Flower Mound, Texas, is 18 years old. When she is not playing the guitar, piano, or ukulele, she enjoys painting. She will be attending Indiana University to study Public Health in the fall.

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Amber is 18 and is from Port St. Lucie, Florida. She is currently attending Barnard College of Columbia University in New York.

NPF Youth Ambassador Audrey


Audrey is from New York City. She is 16 years old and a Junior in high school. She enjoys volunteering and being around others as well as sports and music.

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Ava is 18 and is from Sandy Ridge, Pennsylvania. She enjoys being with her friends and playing with animals. She is attending the Cook Honors College at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for Nursing.

Youth Ambassador Avni


Avni, 14, of Shrewsbury, Massachusetts is a freshman in high school. When she's not spending time with loved ones, she enjoys art, karate, and traveling.

NPF Youth Ambassador Elizabeth


Elizabeth of Thomson, Georgia is 17 and a senior in high school. She enjoys reading, spending time with friends, volunteering, and, most of all, twirling fire.

NPF Youth Ambassador Fabliha


Fabliha of Portland, Oregon is a 17-year-old junior in high school. She hopes to pursue a career as a dermatologist and is involved in HOSA. She enjoys trying out new restaurants, reading new books, and traveling. 

NPF Youth Ambassador Jackie


Jackie of Conestoga, Pennsylvania is a 19 year old Sophomore at Delaware Valley University where she is studying Conservation and Wildlife Management.  She enjoys riding horses, kayaking, and reptile keeping.

Youth ambassador, Jess


Jess is 19 years old and attends the University of Missouri-Kansas City, majoring in Biology. She hopes to become a dermatologist in the future! She loves to crochet, try new foods, and listen to music.

NPF Youth Ambassador Juli


Juli from Houston, Texas is 17 and a senior in high school. She plans to study education in college. She enjoys music, playing soccer, animals, and drawing.

Youth Ambassador Katie


Katie, from Houston, Texas, is 16 years old. Currently a junior in high school she hopes to become a pediatric nurse. She loves participating in choir, reading, and watching movies.

NPF Youth Ambassador Karlee


Karlee of Queen Creek, Arizona, is 20 years old. She is attending Northern Arizona University to study elementary and special education.  She loves traveling, trying new things, and being with friends and family. 

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Kendall from Overland Park, Kansas is 18. She is attending the University of Kansas and majoring in Biochemistry on the pre-med track.

Krishna, an NPF Youth Ambassador.


Krishna, 16, is from Savannah, GA. She's currently a Junior in High School, majoring in theatre. She enjoys working, volunteering, and being around people when she's not acting.

Youth Ambassador Landen


Landen of Camden, South Carolina, is 15 years old and enjoys horseback riding, baking, and spending time with friends. She is currently a high school sophomore.

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Lena is 19 and lives in East Lansing, Michigan. She attends Michigan State University majoring in Genomics and Molecular Genetics. She enjoys swimming and crocheting.

NPF Youth Ambassador Maddie


Maddie of New Port Richey, Florida is a 17 year Junior. She is one of triplets and has a thriving small bakery business. Maddie hopes to have a career in pediatrics.

Mandy, an NPF Youth Ambassador.


Mandy, of Long Beach, California is 17 years old and is involved with student council, National Honor Society, HOSA and the Filipino Club at his high school. He will be attending UC Irvine as a nursing student and wants to pursue dermatology after earning a BSN.

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Neel is from San Diego, California and is 18 years old. He plays tennis and ping-pong and is an avid soccer and football fan. He is attending the University of Maryland.

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Nicole is 19 years old and from Tampa, Florida. She is currently studying Health Sciences at the University of Central Florida and enjoys running, reading new books, and going to concerts.

NPF Youth Ambassador Patrick


Patrick is from Knoxville, Tennessee and is 14 years old. He will be in 9th grade. His interests include music production, band, and Scouting and has a black belt in Taekwondo.

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Vishruth of San Ramon, California enjoys gaming, biking, exercising, drawing, and reading. He is attending UC Santa Cruz to study Computer Science.

Youth Ambassador Zoe


Zoe of Boca Raton, Florida is 20 years old and enjoys writing music, playing basketball, singing, and playing the piano. She is currently attending Boston University.

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Lead Youth Ambassador Emeritus

Jensen, 21, of Germantown, Tennessee enjoys the visual arts, photography and sports. She is attending nursing school at UTHSC in Memphis.

Interested in becoming a Youth Ambassador?

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