About

As the student government secretary at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon, Anneka Henry kept minutes at executive meetings and contributed to the organization of a social justice conference. Additionally, she lobbied for increased funding for higher education and helped more than 2,500 students register to vote in the 2016 elections. Committed to securing equal housing opportunities for all students, she worked to get the Equal Housing Opportunity Bill passed in the Ashland City Council. Anneka Henry is currently pursuing a bachelor of arts in theater and the dramatic arts at Portland State University.

In addition to her coursework, Anneka Henry supports various organizations dedicated to social justice. She actively participates in Girl Up, a United Nations campaign that aims to end child marriage and promote equal education, as well as Vital Voices, which promotes female leadership through long-term investments in education and technical training. Ms. Henry has also taken the Polar Plunge to raise money for the Special Olympics and has volunteered with the Kids First Project, a group that offers recreational opportunities for disadvantaged children.