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 30/30 Anna Bethune 
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Age: 27
Co-Founder: Brave Initiatives
Caribbean Heritage: Jamaica
Location: Illinois

Twitter and Instagram: @annapbeth @BraveCamps


Anna Bethune is the co-founder of Brave Initiatives, a non-profit designed to educate and empower future civic and tech leaders. Brave Initiative's mission is to create social impact through design-thinking and tech empowerment. Her work exposes high school girls to pertinent skills that they can use to pursue a STEM career. She encourages young ladies to see themselves as capable coders while tuning them into community issues that they might normally ignore or accept as status quo. Her objective is to motivate young women to be the change they want to see in the world.


In addition to running Brave Initiatives with her two co-founders, Anna is a 3rd year Phd student in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. She currently studies youth civic engagement, civic tech, and design-thinking education. Anna is quickly building an extensive knowledge base and skill set to develop edu-tech and education projects that develop technology and civic skills in the Caribbean. As a Jamaican resident, Anna is particularly interested in addressing systemic problems such as low access to quality to education in Jamaica.


Prior to attending Northwestern, Anna worked as an Economics Researcher to Former Prime Minister of Jamaica, Edward Seaga. She received a BA in Economics from Stanford University and worked as a program coordinator at a start-up in Silicon Valley.

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EVENTS 2018 

This is a calendar of events in the DC Metro Area unless otherwise specified:

JUNE 2       A Taste of the Caribbean 

JUNE 3      Special Commemorative Church Service @ Holy Comforter Episcopal

JUNE 8       World Oceans Day. Become a Caribbean SEA FAN and Celebrate World Oceans Day!

JUNE 8-11  18th Annual DC Caribbean Film Festival

JUNE 10     DC Jerk Festival 

JUNE 18     Census 2020 Webinar - registration required

JUNE  19     To be Determined

JUNE 20      Forum on SMART ISLANDS/ SMART NATION at InterAmerican Development Bank

JUNE 21     Caribbean American Legislative Forum on Capitol Hill

JUNE 22     Ignite Caribbean: 30 Under 30 Emerging Leaders Awards  & Forum 

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