Young Change-Maker

Ty Walker
2014 Olympian in snowboarding

Olympian Ty Walker was named Team USA’s Young Change-Maker for the Summer Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018. Developed by the International Olympic Committee in 2010, the Young Chang-Maker Program (formerly Young Ambassadors Program) identifies individuals who can motivate and inspire the athletes at the Youth Olympic Games, helping them become change makers in their own communities and ensuring that the impact of the Games continues after the experience ends.

Born in Long Island, New York, and raised in Stowe, Vermont, Walker secured her spot on the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team as junior in high school and represented Team USA as a member of the inaugural Olympic snowboard slopestyle team. Off the slopes, Walker studies at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

In Buenos Aires, Walker will work closely with the USOC on social media projects and other ventures, as well as mentoring athletes in the Youth Olympic Village, leading various team-building activities and acting as a resource for the Youth Olympians during the Games. With her background not only in athletics but also education, Walker brings a unique perspective to the role. She is the first athlete to be chosen by the USOC for the position.