“Just go for it,” is the motto that Anna Hun uses to describe what moved her from being a shy freshman at Duncan Polytechnical High School, to an engaged leader in her community. Anna credits much of her growth to the school’s ROTC and the Dolores Huerta Foundation.
Anna was born and raised in Fresno to immigrant parents from Cambodia. At 14, she connected to DHF’s Youth Program and it was clear that her experience and confidence were growing. “She was scared to talk when she first started doing phone canvassing for the Census,” highlighted youth organizer Cesilia Acevedo. In March 2020, Anna traveled to Washington, DC and met with Congressional Representatives TJ Cox, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
On April 8th, Anna was appointed as voting member of District 4 on Fresno’s Youth Commission by Councilmember Tyler Maxwell. The Fresno Youth Commission is responsible for advising Fresno City Council and the Mayor on policies and laws related to young people. Today, Anna’s leadership is giving voice to youth in Fresno and she wants you to know, she’s just getting started!