Where It All Started: Seattle
Meet the Team Behind the Seattle Chapter
Founder, CEO, Seattle Chapter Director
Anbini is currently a senior at Lakeside School in Seattle. She is a writer, baker, photographer, and entrepreneur who has been awarded four regional Scholastic Awards for her writing and photography and has been published eight times in Lakeside’s Literary and Art Magazine, IMAGO. Additionally, Anbini is the published author of Unworthy (available on barnesandnoble.com), a poetry book written with the hope of providing insight into the minds of her generation. As the CEO and Founder of the national charitable organization, Love and Sweet Bakery, Anbini assists diverse communities through meal donations to homeless shelters, online sales, and fundraisers with the help of her multicultural, multireligious team. As she is passionate about raising awareness on issues of mental health, her organization conducts fundraisers that specifically donate to mental health-related organizations, such as Teen Link and NEDA. Love and Sweet Bakery has 13 chapters to date across the United States, and is a 2023 Riley's Way Call For Kindness Grant Winner/Fellow.
Furthermore, Anbini is an Executive Board Member of Peer Responders and an Ambassador at Recovery Meet-ups, two teen-oriented mental health organizations that train and help heal students in crisis. As a year-round rower and health-focused chef and baker, Anbini takes an interest in nutritional well-being and writes monthly articles focused on nutritional science for the TEENHEALTHNOW newsletter, an online organization focused on the fitness and well-being of teenagers. For the future, Anbini is interested in studying business and law but wants to start by following her heart in social entrepreneurship.
Seattle Chapter: Executive Baker, Co-Leader
Imelda Ramirez is a high schooler in Seattle, WA. Born in Seattle, Imelda has also lived in numerous places: Manila, Philippines; Queens, NYC; Worcester, MA. From making cookies with her mom as a toddler to now creating delicious treats for her family and friends on a regular basis, Imelda has always been an avid baker. In her free time, she loves to listen to true-crime podcasts, play soccer, and spend time with her loved ones. Imelda has learned so much about giving back to her community and has met amazing people through Love and Sweet Bakery and her participation in youth programs across the nation. Imelda plans on studying engineering and continuously being a positive changemaker in the communities she is a part of in the future.
Seattle Chapter: Executive Baker
Kira is currently a junior at Lakeside school. She is part of the Lakeside crew team, and she also plays cello, which she has been doing for nearly 8 years. She loves baking in her free time so she's so glad that she has an opportunity to use her passion for a good cause.
Seattle Chapter: Marketing/Social Media Director
Shobha is currently a senior at Lakeside School. She loves baking and is enthusiastic about utilizing that love for a good cause. She spends most of her time dancing and engaging with performing arts as a whole including singing and acting. She’s also passionate about service which inspired her to join this team and work towards something that can serve the greater community.
Seattle Chapter: Social Media Assistant Director
Gabi Guidero is the social media assistant director of Love & Sweet Bakery. She helps run the Instagram pages for L&S, as well as helps out with our outreach. Outside of Love and Sweet, she's a high school senior at Lakeside School who loves to rock climb.