Sreyas Yennampelli is a senior Emory University undergraduate double majoring in neuroscience and political philosophy. Along with future career aspirations in medicine, he is interested in the relationship between healthcare and policy. Sreyas is passionate about advocating for those who must have their voice heard and ultimately promoting change, often by empowering the youth of his community through organizations like Pill Policy and Volunteer Emory.
Here at the American Heart Association, Sreyas serves on the Massachusetts Advocacy Advisory Committee and reaches out to local government leaders through campaigns about telecommunicator CPR, ending the sale of flavored tobacco products, and other heart and brain health policy. He is proud to be a guest blogger for The Pulse and attended the Eastern States’ Youth Tobacco Summit. Most recently, Sreyas along with Pill Policy created a series of podcasts to help inform youth about the effects of tobacco to not only themselves, but also the environment. This series is not only informative; it also gives the audience tools to get involved in helping fight vaping/tobacco epidemic in their own community.
Allyson Perron-Drag, Government Relations Director for MA, said, “it is always so great to have engaged youth, Sreyas came to us to work on tackling the tobacco addiction in the youth when he himself was in high school. As he entered college, he continued to be dedicated to our advocacy work and has been a mentor to other students who are interested in advocacy in the areas of heath care access and tobacco. “
Thank you, Sreyas, for your leadership and advocacy here at the American Heart Association! We are glad you are part of You’re the Cure!