Anguludi Asaah

Angeludi is a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) in Philadelphia and will major in Science, Technology, and Society. She hopes to pursue a career in Sports Business or Sport Technology. Angeludi is on the leadership board of the Public Interest Technology club at her university and is also a member of UPenn’s Phi Alpha Delta Premier Pre-Law Fraternity. In high school, she conducted research on the experiences of “minority” high school students on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, regarding race and racism as expressed on social media platforms. She also investigated how the terms “minority status” and “majority status” are defined and contextualizad in a space where the population is diverse and complex. In her years to come at UPenn, she hopes to explore how people from underprivileged communities in the United States and global South use computers and technology to improve their lives.

Celeste Sangster 

Celeste is now a junior at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill studying Medical Anthropology and Public Policy aiming for a career in maternal health policy. Celeste has been fighting for mental health resources in higher education and started a peer-support group on her campus to help address the mental health crisis. Additionally, she interns in UNC’s policy office, offering a student perspective on institutional policy. She has also been researching the positive outcomes of the Youth Engaged 4 Change Editorial Board in hopes of encouraging more youth engagement on federal platforms. 

Daniela Pastor Reyes

Daniela Pastor Reyes is now a sophomore at Bowie State University pursuing a degree in Social Work. Daniela has transitioned into a staff role with the Latin American Youth Center/Maryland Multicultural Youth Center as the Next Generation Scholars Program Academic Advisor at High Point High School in Prince George’s County, Maryland. Being a Mentor, Youth Leader, and Case manager, and on the path to encouraging youth to seek higher education.

Herinah Asaah 

Herinah is now a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, planning to study psychology, music, and legal studies for a career in entertainment law. Herinah has been researching the extent and impact of hostile architecture on the Hawaiian island of O‘ahu.

Michelle Kim 

Michelle is a first-year student at UCLA studying political science who is passionate about political literacy, education policy, and social-emotional learning. She has been recognized through leadership capacities and honors in various statewide and national organizations and is currently continuing her work with youth civic engagement at the federal level. In her free time, she loves going to the beach (and as someone born and raised in Southern California, she thinks sandy beaches are much better than rocky beaches), doing decorative hand embroidery, and playing with her adorable shih tzu, Barney.