Hi, my name is Ananda Barnes, and I am in eighth grade at Daniel Webster Middle School. I have been part of Ladies First at Daniel Webster for three years. Some of the leadership activities I have participated in the past are Camp CAA, Glamour Women of the Year, USC field trips, Ladies First, Think it up TV, and so much more.
I participated in the Girls Build LA last year, and through it I gained a lot of knowledge about the barriers that women face when trying to achieve success and how to overcome them. By participating in the Girls Build LA this year, I hope to gain more knowledge about college and STEM careers. Learning about STEM and college access are important to me because now is the time to start focusing on college, and we also need more women in STEM fields.