Arlinda Ramqaj is 23 years old. She grew up in the Vallée de Joux in canton Vaud where walks along the lake, trips to the ‘Dent de Vaulion’ and discussions about watchmaking were part of her everyday life for a long time. After leaving school, she decided to do her baccalaureate in Yverdon-les-Bains majoring in philosophy and psychology. After discovering her passion for psychology and English literature here, she began a degree at the University of Lausanne where she studied these subjects on a bachelor’s and then a master’s degree programme. In 2021, she had the opportunity to spend a term at Trinity College Dublin in Ireland where she gained a good insight into highly diverse Irish literature and broadened her knowledge through post-colonial studies. Fascinated by the influence of literature on culture, social movements and identity issues, she wrote her thesis on how migration is dealt with in literature. She sees this role – as well as her previous involvement in organisations that champion diversity, equality and sustainable development – as opportunities for raising public awareness about the challenges of our age. Being a Youth Rep not only allows her to represent young Swiss people at the United Nations, but to also share and gain further knowledge about the role played by the United Nations, its measures to defend human rights and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). All of this contributes to promoting one of the values most precious to her – education.