School: Spelman College
Major: Political Science and French
Site: Harper’s Ferry National Historic Park
Annia Rochester grew up in Poughkeepsie, New York, and currently attends Spelman College. This fall, Annia will be entering her junior year at Spelman, and majors in both Political Science and French with the hopes of becoming a lawyer. She currently serves as President of the Francophonies Club, the French language and culture organization on campus, and Secretary of Student Philanthropy Council, an organization that encourages Spelman students to give back to their institution monetarily. Annia has also been a part of the Social Justice Advocacy program at Spelman College for two years, working to better her community and learn how to become a social justice advocate. During her summer with HBCUI at Harpers Ferry, Annia hopes to develop her leadership and communication skills while learning how to effectively teach public history without bias.