Anakaren is an artist born and raised in South Central Los Angeles. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and minored in Theater and Geography at UCLA. She has conducted research related to environmental issues and has continued to remain involved in the environmental justice movement in Los Angeles. She has also pursued her passion for the arts by working at several production studios and local theaters and teaching arts to children. She has written and performed plays and has created short films. As a Kid City alumna, she is excited to return as a Femtor this year and meet and support other students with discovering their educational journey. When she isn’t creating, Anakaren loves to watch science fiction shows, listen to rock/alternative music, and travel to learn about different cultures.