Anna R. 

2024 Roots & Shoots Youth Council
Jane Goodall Institute USA

State: Georgia

Years on RSYC: 2024

Anna embodies a lifelong commitment to environmental and social causes. Since donating her Christmas money to a Habitat for Humanity fundraiser in third grade, Anna has championed STEM education and environmental activism for six years and now studies environmental engineering in college.

Anna currently promotes accessible at-home composting and gardening by recycling plastic waste into 3D filament to create small-scale keyhole gardens.

The effort explores the interconnections of environmental issues—addressing food insecurity, food waste, and plastic pollution.

In her free time, Anna is a viola player, singer, and app developer for domestic abuse resources. Her love for cooking, experimentation with recipes, and knitting while watching sci-fi shows round out her diverse interests.

Of her hope for the future, Anna says: “I believe that having hope is the most radical way we can work towards an equitable and sustainable future because if we stop believing, we no longer have a reason to fight.”

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