Meet the 2015 ANNpower Fellows

Abby

I am a junior in the International Baccalaureate Program at Shaker Heights High School in Ohio.  I am passionate about social justice and raising awareness of social issues, which led me to begin educating young students in my community about the harm of stereotypes and discrimination.  Outside of school, I tutor, play field hockey, and run track. 

Aileen

I am a junior at Brookfield Central High School in Brookfield, Wisconsin. I spend most of my time playing volleyball for both my school and my club team, and I am a member of DECA and Peer Helpers. I am passionate about volunteering through our school’s Key Club and NHS chapter. 

Alisha

I am a sophomore at Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon. I serve as a Human Rights Commissioner for the City of Portland's Office of Equity and Human Rights where I can pursue my passions of fighting for human rights and social justice. In my free time, I enjoy playing lacrosse, hiking, and listening to country music.

Amanda

 I am a junior at New Roads High School in Santa Monica, California. I have served as a United Nations Youth Delegate and was the first Youth Poet of Los Angeles.   Apart from writing, I love to dance and act. I’m already planning to run for President in 2036!

Angela

I am a sophomore at Bayside High School in Palm Bay, FL. I love volunteering in all capacities, but I particularly enjoy being a tutor. I love to play my flute and have been a member of the wind ensemble at my school for the past two years.

Annisha

I am a sophomore at Florence High School in Florence, Alabama. Tutoring elementary school students has taught me the power of quality education and the importance of empowering girls through education. Some of my hobbies include piano and basketball.

Asha

I am a sophomore from Atlanta, Georgia. I led a team in creating Five-0, a mobile app designed to allow citizens to rate, review, and track their interactions with law enforcement. I am passionate about utilizing technology to innovate for social good, which is why I organize monthly ‘community technology days’ for children and teens in my community.

Beverly

I am a junior at Saint Scholastica Academy in Covington, Louisiana.  I enjoy playing lacrosse and golf, refereeing girls’ lacrosse games, photography, and traveling.  I am passionate about empowering kids with the skills and confidence they need to accomplish anything.  

Breauna

I am a sophomore at South Fayette High School in Pittsburgh, PA. I am a swimmer and lifeguard, so I am always at the pool! I am passionate about diversity and making sure that girls who are not as heavily represented in the media know that they are beautiful.

Caroline

I am a student at Grand Traverse Academy in Traverse City, Michigan. I am actively involved in science and leadership activities as I participate in a dual-enrollment program with a STEM academy in my community. Outside of school I play for the community lacrosse, field hockey, and rowing teams. 

Cassie

I am a sophomore at Deerfield Academy in Deerfield, Massachusetts. I love playing field hockey and squash, and being a coxswain in crew. I am involved in sustainability programs and I am very passionate about improving living conditions in the world by bringing people together to join the movement.

Chuskit

 I am a Ladakhi girl from a remote village in the high mountains of Northern India, blessed with the opportunity to finish high school in New York. Fueled by my interests in science and medicine, I am passionate about raising awareness about our bodies and health through international, girl to girl activities. 

Demi

I am a junior at Syosset High School in Long Island, New York. I am fascinated by the social sciences, African American culture, and sociology.  I also enjoy participating in the Model Congress and Forensics Speech and Debate clubs which encourage me to express my opinion while listening to others'.  

Elena

I am a sophomore at Milton Academy from Weston, Massachusetts. I play soccer and basketball, and participate in a program called Invest in Girls. My passion for gender equality and business has sparked my interest in creating a program that would provide early exposure for young girls to business. 

Elika

I am a junior at Centennial High School in Alpharetta, Georgia. Bollywood dancing and reading anything and everything are two of my favorite things to do. I am very passionate about a career in the medical field and I aspire to empower young girls by introducing them to different aspects of healthcare.

Elizabeth A.

I am a junior at Conestoga High School in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia. When I'm not on the basketball court, hitting the books, or working one of my two jobs you can find me engaged in actively spreading cancer awareness. I am known for my determination and passion that I apply to all aspects of my life. 

Elizabeth B.

I am a junior at Carrboro High School in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and a graduate of the School for Ethics and Global Leadership.  I am very politically active and love learning about the rest of the world. I also love field hockey—I play and coach the sport year round. 

Elizabeth M.

I am a junior at Albuquerque Academy in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I am passionate about community service and devote most of my time to projects addressing the issues of food insecurity and literacy. I like to spend time reading, baking, listening to music, and studying foreign languages.

Elyse

I’m a junior at Leon High School in Tallahassee, Florida. I’m actively involved in student government and the volleyball team, where I play libero.  I was Co-Creator of Positively Post-It, a campaign we held at our school to encourage positive social media posts.

Emily

I am a sophomore at Ward Melville High School in Setauket, New York. I am a member of Model United Nations and a volunteer with the Ward Melville Heritage Organization.  Outside of school, I enjoy painting, sewing, ice skating and soccer. 

Enerys

I am a junior at Brígida Alvarez Rodríguez, a specialized school in science and mathematics in Toa Alta, Puerto Rico. My passion for science led me to create Jóvenes Científicos por Puerto Rico to inspire others to use the scientific method to provide solutions to problems affecting their communities. I am a member of the Puerto Rico Girl Scouts Robotic Team and the Coordinator of my school Robotic Club.

Gabrielle

I'm a junior attending Rockville High School in Maryland.  I am extremely passionate about environmental protection issues, and I hope to gain a political position in the future to promote legislation related to environmental issues.  In my free time I fence, read, and listen to lots of different types of music, whether it's old punk rock or indie electronic.  

Hannah H.

I am a junior at The Harpeth Hall School in Nashville, TN, and I believe in the power of women, service, and leadership! I founded Looking Ahead 4 Kids, a non-profit that leads service programs to spread awareness of chronic illness and inspire self-discovery through serving others. When I’m not leading programs, I love to study anatomy and physiology, have fun with friends, and play violin and viola. 

Hannah S.

In my high school, Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy in La Cañada, California, I run cross country and compete in Academic Decathlon. After taking a robotics course at my school, I was motivated to improve access to STEM education. I hope to use robotics as a catalyst to inspire Los Angeles youth to maximize their potential in scientific fields.

Ileri

I am a junior at Duluth High School in Metro Atlanta, GA. I am currently involved in Future Business Leaders of America, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Model United Nations, and the Duluth High School Junior Varsity soccer team. I am passionate about helping young women stay healthy.

Jaiden

I'm a junior at Walter Payton College Prep in Chicago, Illinois. Through my acting career I have had the opportunity to use stage and film to tackle issues like human rights and cyberbullying. I love coding and share this passion with other girls through a Girls Who Code chapter and at workshops teaching mothers and daughters about coding and better yet...eating cupcakes!

Kate

I am a junior at Greenwich Academy from Rowayton, Connecticut. I am equally passionate about the arts and the sciences; I sing with the Madrigals and perform in school plays, I compete with our robotics team and write for our science newspaper. I care deeply about human rights and environmental conservation.

Katherine

I’m a sophomore at Eden Prairie High School in Minnesota. I am passionate about science and bringing more diversity into this area of study. I am a captain of the Mock Trial team, and I participate in Science Olympiad and the varsity golf team. I hope to go to medical school and become a neurosurgeon. 

Lauren

 I am a sophomore at Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas. I have danced competitively for ten years and participated in policy debate for two years. I love to read, write, and spend time with my friends. I am extremely passionate about politics and am determined to foster this same interest in young girls in my community.

Lilia

I am a junior at Glen Rock High School in northern New Jersey. I am a competitive dancer and the Print Editor-in-Chief of my school’s newspaper. Using my passion for journalism, I started a newspaper club for 5th and 6th graders where the tuition for the course is a new suitcase for a foster child

Maddy

I am a junior at Ranney School in Tinton Falls, New Jersey. I participate in my school’s plays and musicals, am on the varsity swim team and an active member of my school’s Women Studies club. If I could live off of Sour Patch Watermelon for the rest of my life, I would.

Maheen

I am currently a rising senior at the Science Academy of South Texas. When I'm not running to club meetings or organizing a school event, I enjoy making cyan-magenta-yellow art pieces, watching sci-fi films, and working out at the gym. In the future, I hope to find a way to synthesize politics and medicine to help solve issues in our world! 

Maribel

I am a junior at Yes Prep Southeast in Houston, Texas. I am passionate about empowering young Latinas through a cultural, feminist blog I write. I am involved in my school's National Honor Society, Student Council, and have cofounded a service based organization, Live it Give it

Marlen

I am a junior at the Academy of Our Lady of Peace in San Diego, California. At my school, I am a member of the tennis team, the Speech Team, and serve as an Anti-Defamation League Peer Trainer. I am passionate about helping others, especially helping empower more women leaders. 

Maureen

I am a junior in the IB Program at George Washington High School in Denver, Colorado. Besides playing on the Varsity Softball Team, I am a member of the Speech and Debate Team. I am passionate about healthcare and hope to be a surgeon in the future, which led me to co-found a pre-med club at my school.

Miranda

I am a junior at Southwest High School, and live in El Centro, a rural, agricultural area of California. I am actively involved in my high school, serving as Associated Student Body President. I am also part of the Southwest Academy for the Visual and Performing Arts as a dance team member.  I am passionate about volunteering and giving back to my community in a meaningful way. 

Molly

I am a sophomore at Assumption High School in Louisville, Kentucky. I row crew for the LRC Juniors, I am treasurer of my schools Global Issues club, and I am an active member of Green Dot – a club dedicated to educating and preventing teen dating violence. I am extremely passionate about equal rights and politics and hope to one day, become an attorney.

Monica

I am a junior at Cumberland Valley High School in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. In school I participate in the debate and speech team, the television station, and backstage crew for our spring musical. My two favorite hobbies are fashion and film. I want to use film and other forms of digital art to inspire social change in my community. 

Nadira

I live in Phoenix, Arizona and I am currently a junior in high school. I enjoy playing tennis during the spring and swimming during the blistering Arizona summers. I serve as the president of the Model United Nations club, as well as the captain of my tennis team.

Nicole

I live in East Harlem, New York where I attend the Trinity School. I am extremely passionate about issues involving social justice and, recently, I have focused on introducing art programs into low-income neighborhoods to increase youth enrichment. I love art, writing, and photography, and someday hope to be a doctor.

Olivia

I'm a sophomore in high school from Springfield, Missouri. I am passionate about writing and media, and I love the process of telling a story. I hope to develop a creative writing program that will allow students and classes of various grade levels to pen a novel in the course of a year. 

Rachel

I am a junior at Rancho Cotate High School in Rohnert Park, California. I enjoy dancing, reading, kickboxing, and learning how to code. I want to inspire other children/teens to build their self-esteem and understand the importance of physical fitness through discovering a passion for dance.

Sabrina

In my hometown of San Antonio, Texas I am involved in Model UN and serve as a class officer. I'm a dedicated art student, passionate about sharing the benefits of art with others. I would like to use my love of art to raise awareness about similarities we may have, rather than focus on our differences.

Sarabeth

I am a junior at St. Luke's School in New Canaan, Connecticut. My passion for marine and environmental sciences was sparked by a semester abroad at The Island School. Also, I've become keenly interested and aware of fitness and nutrition and the roles they play in healing. 

Stephanie V.

I am a junior at C.D. Hylton High School in Dumfries, Virginia. I am a member of my school's Center for International Studies and Languages program and the Junior Representative of our Junior Civitans club.  I enjoy cooking Peruvian dishes with my mother and volunteering as a teacher's aide at my local elementary school's ESOL class.

Stephanie W.

I am currently a sophomore at Flathead High School in Kalispell, Montana. I hope to someday enter law school and pursue a career in Human Rights Law. When I'm not studying, I can usually be found reading news articles, studying foreign languages, and consuming way too much coffee. 

Sudan

I am a sophomore at Millennium High School in New York. I am currently working on an advocacy project focusing on helping youths adapt to their new communities in United States. Besides enjoying playing guitar and ice skating, I am involved in the Asian American Advocacy Project, the Millennium Table Tennis Team and the American Bake Sale Club.  

Sydney D.

I am a junior at Chapel Hill High School in North Carolina.  I am the junior class treasurer and the co-founder of an empowerment collective for refugee students. As an activist, I work with Youth Against Rape Culture, and serve as a peer mentor for Planned Parenthood of Central NC. In my spare time, I lifeguard and read. 

Sydney H.

I am a junior at Key West High School on the island of Key West, Florida.  As a 14-year cancer survivor, I am passionate about cancer related issues.  I am active in fundraising for research and lobbying government for support in these issues. 

Tanya

I am a junior at Interlake High School in Bellevue, Washington. I am an officer for club ELITES at my school, which focuses on empowering and uniting the Hispanic community in and around my school. I am passionate about languages, music, and concerts, as I believe they are some of the most joyful and expressive aspects of life.