Ananya Singh discovered her passion for activism nearly 5 years ago after attending the Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp, a week-long activist summer camp. The experience not only showed her that young people can make a powerful impact, but inspired her to take action on pressing environmental issues, including the climate crisis. She began by talking to her friends and family, researching the issue, and speaking in front of her middle school peers. With some support from teachers, resources from organizations, and a supportive mentor, Ananya was able to turn that energy into a small activist group at her local library, and run a campaign targeting her congressman with the No Fossil Fuel Money Pledge. Since then, she has made strides as a leader, expanded the scope of her work, and found an interest in thinking about the structures and systems that support youth leadership. She has worked with a variety of organizations, including serving on the Youth Advisory Council of the National Youth Leadership Council, which helped her to develop a deeper understanding of service-learning, education equity, and youth voice, and participating in Sierra Student Coalition’s Climate Justice League Fellowship, where she learned about the power of forging connections through personal stories. Since then, Ananya has spent her summers at YEA Camp as a staff member, leading workshops about consumerism, intersectionality, politics, campaign-planning, and more. She is also currently the High School Coordinator of the New Jersey Student Sustainability Coalition, and balances leading Greening Forward with her senior year of high school. She currently attends Morris County School of Technology, in Denville, NJ and, after graduating in June, plans to take a gap year before entering college to explore her career interests. To contact her, send an email at email@example.com.