Aakash Budhera is a Grade 11 student at the University of Toronto Schools in Toronto, ON. He is passionate about politics and is particularly interested in defence and foreign policy. In the future, Aakash plans to pursue an undergraduate degree in Engineering with a minor in History, Political Science or Economics. Aakash is the winner of the Grade 11 & 12 Category for NAOC's 2016 high school essay competition.