Anika is a senior at Vista Del Lago High School passionate about the intersection of girls’ rights with education, politics, and climate justice. As the founder and executive director of Project Hearth (@project.hearth on Instagram), she works to build cross-cultural connections, harness storytelling as a tool for advocacy, and amplify the voices of girls around the world. In addition, she leads She’s the First Vista -- a school based organization that supports girls’ education globally and locally through campaigns, workshops, and discussions. Aiming to pursue international relations, she also leads her school Model United Nations team. She loves to travel to immerse herself in different cultures and connect with people shaped by different experiences. And when she isn’t working on one of her projects, you can find her reading, learning new languages, or embarking on some creative endeavor!