- Ahnika was severely uprooted throughout the majority of high school when her family became homeless at the beginning of her sophomore year. After experiencing the difficulties herself, Ahnika was inspired to become a lawyer to help the homeless.
- As a testament from one of her counselors: “There is not one thing in this world that can defeat her. When our school cut band programs, she created a petition to campaign to bring it back, and it worked. When we lost our sponsor for NHS, Ahnika stepped up and advocated as a student leader. When Ahnika lost her house, she figured out how to support herself without causing a disturbance to her education. When a student was being bullied, Ahnika stepped in and stuck up for him (and made a new friend.) Basically, if Ahnika sees or is aware of a wrong, she will do everything in her power to fix it.”
UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO BOULDER
Class of 2018