Ananda is 16 years old and lives in Hyde Park. She is currently in the 11th grade and attends Boston Latin School. She is involved in her school’s orchestra and created a dance club at her school titled A.C Dance. She is most proud of her communications skills and would like to strengthen the amount of activities in her neighborhood. She is not afraid to be herself and in five years hopes to be thriving in college. Ananda’s biggest inspiration is her mother who has provided all of her opportunities. She also has a great appreciation for black artists who are leading the way or young people of color.