Miss Massachusetts Teen USA
Miss Massachusetts Teen USA 2019
Annie Lu is an 18-year-old freshman at Harvard University planning to concentrate in Government. As an aspiring US Secretary of State, she wants to serve her country and make a positive impact on the world. In 2016, Annie founded BridgEd, an internationally recognized 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to bridge the socioeconomic gap in education by providing low-income high school students with free quality college counseling. In 2017, she founded a startup Sol, a platform that provides peer mental health counseling for youth and is currently working on a new environmental startup. Annie is an international advocate for the Girl Up Campaign, fundraising over $2,000 to provide education for refugee girls in Uganda. She strongly believes in the value of social activism, entrepreneurship, and educations In 2017 Annie attended the 2017 Youth Delegate at the United Nations Youth Assembly, and was the President of her high school’s Academic Decathlon, Mock Trial, and Model United Nations clubs. Currently, she belongs to multiple business groups at Harvard and writes for the Crimson, Harvard’s newspaper that has over 2 million views per month. With her platform of gender equality, she wants to empower girls across the state of Massachusetts and the nation to be fearlessly themselves and to pursue areas in politics, entrepreneurship, and STEM. As an Asian American, Annie wants to celebrate diversity and representation by being a positive role model for youth, showing that it’s never too early to turn dreams into realities. In her free time, you can catch her trying new foods from different cultures as a self-proclaimed foodie, laughing to the point of tears at her own jokes, and playing the piano!