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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Today the Netter Center, which operates a variety of programs aimed at serving West Philadelphia and beyond, is a second home to Anea. She acts as one of the Center’s civic development interns, serves as chair of its student advisory board, and works as a teaching assistant in addition to her commitment to Lea. Although she has volunteered hundreds of service hours, the sociology and urban studies major insists that she has gained much more than she has given.

“Students at Penn often have the mindset that they need to be the most successful or do the next big thing,” Anea says. “But it is tremendously important to also step outside of yourself and form a genuine connection with someone who is traveling a different path than you—it is a monumental experience that you can’t find in the classroom.”