Annie Eng


Graduation Year – May 2025

Hometown – Smithfield, VA

Do you speak any languages other than English? – No

What is your major(s) and minor(s)? – Double major in Political Science and Leadership with a minor in Philosophy of Law

What are your educational and/or career goals? How do you see your participation in the Bonner program relating to them? – I hope to one day become a Navy JAG lawyer. I want to serve my country, and Bonner gives me the opportunity to serve the local Newport News community first.

What is your service site and service track(s)? – The Youth Volunteer Corps of Hampton Roads; Youth Development and Education

Other than Bonner and your service site, what organizations are you involved with (on and/or off campus)? – Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, Presidential Scholars, The Wason Center Scholars, The Honors Program, The President’s Leadership Program (PLP), Summer Orientation Leader for PLP, Pre-Law Scholars, and Survivor Club

Why did you want to become a Bonner Service Scholar? – I wanted to combine my passion for community service and social justice.

What is your favorite experience that the Bonner Program has given you? – The Fall Break trip to Baltimore, Philly, and DC!

What advice would you give to a new Bonner to help them get the most out of the program? – Listen to others and speak with intentionality. Assume the Relationship!

What have you learned about yourself from being a Bonner? – How to be intentional with my service.

What do you think your role is in creating social change? What do you see yourself doing in the future to further your role? – Continue the conversation! Social movements cannot just be a part of the moment — we must continue talking about the issues and injustices that those around the world face, and find a solution.

What are your hobbies and/or interests (outside of academics and Bonner)? – My sorority (Gphi!) and CNU Survivor

List your favorite: book, movie, musician/band, food, and quote – Book: Just Mercy by Bryan Stephenson; Movie: not a movie, but the Hype House documentary fosho; Musician/Band: Taylor Swift; Food: Pasta; Quote: “In life, there are only two kinds of people — friends, and future friends.” – late Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia

Share a fun fact – I am a licensed Oyster Farmer in the state of Virginia!