Shomy Hasan Chowdhury is a Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) activist from Bangladesh, with a vision to ensure access to clean water and sanitation for everyone. Shomy is the Founding Co-Chair of a youth organization “Awareness 360,” a Global Changemakers Fellow, a State Alumna, a Global Citizen Youth Advocate, the Asia Representative
of the Commonwealth Students’ Association, a Royal Commonwealth Society Fellow, and an International Election Observer.
She has received many recognitions for her social work, notably the President’s Volunteer Service Award (Gold) from President Barack Obama for her outstanding contribution to community service. Most recently she has become the first Bangladeshi to be awarded the 2019 Diana Legacy Award for her humanitarian work continuing Princess Diana’s legacy.