Uma Menon is a seventeen-year-old student and author from Winter Park, Florida who currently attends Princeton University.

Author

  • Book: Hands for Language, published by Mawenzi House in 2020 and shortlisted by the 2019 Erbacce-Prize
  • Two-Time Pushcart Prize Nominee in Poetry
  • 2020 National YoungArts Winner in Writing
  • Featured in Huffington Post, The Progressive, Orlando Sentinel, The Rumpus, and over three dozen other print and online publications

Advocate

  • Congressional Guest to the 2019 State of the Union
  • 2020 US Senate Youth Program Florida Delegate
  • 100 Most Influential Women of Malayali Origin
  • 2020-2021 Encore Public Voices Fellow
  • International Human Rights Art Festival Youth Fellow
  • College Board Youth Advisory Council Student Leader
  • Alliance for Climate Education (ACE) Action Fellow

Student

  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Recipient
  • Winter Park High School IB Student Senator
  • Florida League of IB Schools (FLIBS) Merit Scholar
  • Burger King Scholar
  • National Speech & Debate Academic All-American Award