Anna Thomas received her Associates of Arts Degree in Business from Seminole State College and transferred to Florida International University to study Public Administration, with a minor in International Relations. She is passionate about teaching the significance of privilege, power, and esteem in the education system of the U.S. to young women who deserve to epitomize the essence of empowering one another. She is also passionate about providing essential educational resources and support to underprivileged schools to help bridge the dropout gap in high-poverty communities. Her involvement around campus ranged from being a leader for the only USNC United Nations Women club in the U.S. to advocate for reproductive justice, LGBTQIA rights, and sexual assault awareness. She aspires to be an AmeriCorps member for City Year Orlando to give back to her community by providing individualized support to at-risk students and establishing an overall positive learning environment in the school. She also aspires to one day develop an interactive and extensive curriculum that educates young women on the significance of their self-worth, intelligence, and voice. Overall, she seeks to engage her community by educating young people on the social justice issues that plague our country and empower them to take action against these issues. By empowering them to create change, they will, in turn, empower each other. Annie hopes to continue working for youth empowerment and potentially advocating for social policy issues. In her spare time, she likes to cook creative plant-based meals, travel, and do bikram yoga.