Anika Parthiban is a sophomore at Thomas Edison EnergySmart Charter School and an academy student at Raritan Valley Community College. She is the founder and president of her school’s Speech and Debate Club and created an interface to connect volunteers to their interests. She has won various awards at state and national competitions. Anika believes that the intersection of environmental science and public policy can help formulate ideas to benefit a wider population. She is excited to pursue interdisciplinary courses focused on STEM.