Animesh Joshi is a senior at Valley High School in West Des Moines. He speaks fluent Hindi and some Kuomani. Animesh is passionate about advocacy work, specifically for first-generation and second-generation Asian American youths. He is a youth leader in several in-school and out of school activities as well, including speech and debate, the State of Iowa Youth Advisory Council, Valley’s student council, and World Cultures Club. In his free time, he enjoys playing soccer with his friends, listening to Bollywood music, and spending time with his family. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.