Keli Evelin Lopez is the recipient of the 2019 Young Ambassador Scholarship award in the amount of $3,000. The Suffolk county resident successfully promoted the donation message with a particular focus on eye donation resulting in individuals signing up in the Donate Life Registry. At three separate tabling events, Keli invited those visiting her table to close their eyes and smell the two dozen roses she had placed in a vase – simulating the feeling of not having sight for a brief moment so they could more fully relate to her message of donation and sight restoration. Her table display included a backdrop photo of a larger than life tiger’s eyes over the message “…your Eyes can live forever, DONATE!” This compelling visual and message captivated her audience and persuaded them to take action and sign up in the NYS Donate Life Registry and 30 New Yorkers did so. Currently, Keli is pursuing studies in Court Reporting.