Anika is a student at the University of Southern California, where she is studying biomedical engineering. She has been an intern with the National Coalition Against Prescription Drug Abuse (NCAPDA) for over four years. During this time, she has helped out at events, worked on special projects, and built NCAPDA’s Youth Corner which is dedicated specifically to helping teens and young adults understand prescription drug misuse and its dangers. She hopes to pursue a career in which she can help research and produce medications that carry fewer adverse side effects. She is also pursuing this field through biology-focused internships and research, but apart from this, she enjoys singing, playing the piano, and playing with her cat.