Anjanette Vaidya (she/hers)is a speaker and advocate for teen parents' achievement and ability and develops/hosts workshops for pregnant and parenting teens, educators, and birth workers. She has been invited to present her research on how universities exclude young single mothers of color at UNC Chapel Hill in NC, and to speak across the nation on policies that would support student parents, including at at #RealCollege in Philly, The Aspen Institute in CO, a Racial Equity forum in D.C, and the 13th Annual Student Parent Support Symposium in MA. She is the founder and past president of Rutgers Students with Children, an on-campus group of scholars and feminists who champion educational equity and seek to transform higher education to enable greater access. Anjanette serves as a full spectrum community doula and is trained in complimentary medicine and lactation support. She has nursed her three children for a combination of seven years in total, and birthed her last two children at home. She presented on the importance of honoring young mothers at the Decolonize Birth Conference in Brooklyn. As a former teen mother, she is committed to reproductive justice for women of color, including teens, who are often disproportionately affected by intergenerational poverty, institutionalized racism, and domestic and structural violence. She is dedicated to supporting and honoring all people in their pursuit of greater access to resources and quality care. She's obsessed with Jamila Woods, Jidenna, and justice for herself and her sisters. When she isn't trying to change the world, she's just trying to survive it.