Anna Qiang is very excited to be a first reader at Polyphony Lit! Anna is a student at Westfield High School in New Jersey and she is a member of the class of 2021. She is the R2 Well-Editor and the R3 Back-of-Magazine Editor for the Optic Magazine, her high school’s first magazine publication in history. Anna is an advocate for community service. She is the president of the Strive Scholarship Organization, which aims to raise money in order to bring scholarships to impoverished students with strong core values in international communities. In addition to her passion for leadership, Anna participates in Model United Nations and is an active supporter of civic engagement among youth. If she’s not editing submissions for Polyphony Lit, you can find her writing poetry, rowing on the Passaic River, painting, or watching TED Talks.