Anagha Uppal was one of fifteen students in the Haslam Scholars Program, a selective honors scholarship program at the University of Tennessee. She aims to use the knowledge she earned through her self-directed Computational Social Science major to adopt technology in the development of community-based solutions to local issues. She was the training director for the local non-profit organization East Tennessee Peace & Justice Center. She also led two campus food justice campaigns and has participated in Clinton Global Initiative University and the Public Policy Challenge at her university, for which her team wrote a policy to increase nonpartisan youth voter turnout. She worked at her university Geographic Information Systems (GIS) research lab and wrote for the Amplifier, Knoxville’s street paper. She believes her familiarity with five languages may aid her in her future goals.
- Issues Areas:
- Economic Justice
Campus: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TX
Fellowship Class Year: 2015