NAME: Anne-Rosa Bilal
HOW IT STARTED:
Anne – Rosa’s dream all started because of her passion to be heard as a young change maker and leader. At age 14 she joined a youth research journal and eventually became Head of Editorial. Rosa’s drive to find other youth leaders who are like her came from her experience when she had witnessed discrimination from the leadership team who was against publishing a diverse representation of scientists due to her being so young. She realized that it shouldn’t matter age when you have life changing research/ideas. After resigning from her position, she made it her goal create a new space for young scientists and discover other young boys and girls by initiating community-tailored events to not only get them involved in research and STEAM but also to become a big footprint in the research community.
HOW IT’S GOING:
Today, Anne – Rosa has been recognized by the “We Are Family” Foundation as one of their “2022 Three Dot Dash Global Teen Leaders”. She has also been recognized as the “Youth STEM Matters Co-Founder”.