Gavi is inspired by President Reagan’s “respect for the dignity and rights of all individuals, and his gift of leadership to make all people feel included in the conversation, uniting rather than dividing people, moving history forward.” She devotes her service to interfaith and interracial dialogue, and peace, conflict resolution, and dialogue both domestically and internationally. Gavi participates and creates forums for open discussion, including her own Middle East Skype Sessions, which include conversations among teenagers in the United States, Israel, Palestine, Jordan, and Egypt. To learn more, she spent a summer in the Muslim country of Indonesia and another summer in the Buddhist country of Thailand, and is currently studying Arabic. Gavi uses her proficiency with the arts – as a singer, songwriter, musician, choreographer, actor, and more – to advance social justice. She is active in theater and dance, and is currently creating an arts-based elementary school curriculum to teach conflict resolution to students. From Washington, D.C., Gavi will attend the University of New York in the fall.