Annika is passionate about human rights, philosophy and journalism. She is involved in the Amnesty International youth group at her school and tries to help create a safe space for her college's LGBTQ+ community through their Gender & Sexuality group. When she is not busy with either of those things, she enjoys throwing herself into learning new languages, writing articles or going for walks by the fjord. Her goals for the year are to immerse herself in her new community and make meaningful connections, practice her newly acquired Spanish skills, learn more about indigenous communities and absorb as much Ecuadorian culture as possible.
Her favorite quote is from one of her favorite actors, Misha Collins: "Be kind to yourself so you can be happy enough to be kind to the world".