Annie Jiaying Wu

is a Rise Student Navigator and an undergraduate student at UCLA pursuing a degree in International Development Studies and a minor in Urban and Regional Studies. She’s interested in the intersections between diversity, equity, and inclusion for minority and low-income communities. Annie aims to develop and improve institutional agenda, policies, and processes to allow for more opportunities and access for people of color. She was born in Guangzhou, China, but grew up in San Francisco. In her downtime, you can find her either sleeping, eating, or reading. Her heart will also skip a beat when she hears the words free, food, or financial aid.