"Of course, I expect to be a little nervous when I attend my first board meeting but everybody in the campaign has made me feel so welcome and I just can't wait to play my part in the campaign for a yes vote."
She takes up her appointment as the Scottish Government prepares to publish a Bill that will allow all 16 and 17-year-olds to vote in next autumn's historic referendum.
She said: "Allowing people in my age group to vote in the referendum is a brilliant move and I think the case is now made for this to be extended to all franchises.
"It's not so much that younger people are being ignored, but too often our voices are just not being heard. There are a lot of people my age who are interested in the future of their country and deserve to have a say.
"Sixteen-year-olds can get married, join the armed forces, live on their own and pay tax - it's only fair, therefore, that they have a vote."