Anneka Henry began her history of social activism as a high school student at Pacific Crest Community School, when she became involved with the United Nations gender-equality group Girl Up. The founder and club president of Pacific Crest Girl Up, Anneka Henry attended the second annual Girl Up leadership conference, where she lobbied for birth control access for girls and women in under-resourced countries.
Ms. Henry remained socially active as she began her undergraduate education at Southern Oregon University, where she helped establish the school's social justice conference. Dedicated to promoting political activity by students, Anneka Henry advocated for passage of the Equal Housing Opportunity bill by the Ashland, Oregon, City Council.
Anneka Henry transferred to Portland State University in 2016 and, since that time, has participated in and coordinated several fundraising events on campus. She has also volunteered with a number of projects there, including the Kids First Project and Vital Voices, which work to build leadership opportunities for girls and young women. She has also participated in the Polar Plunge, which raises funds for Special Olympics, and assumed a leadership role as a fundraising coordinator for a local domestic violence service shelter.
Portland, OR , US
Anneka Henry transferred to Portland State University in 2016 and, since that time, has participated in and coordinated several fundraising events on campus.