Passionate, Perceptive, Idealistic

"I like adventures, and I’m going to find some."

- Louisa May Alcott



Now in her final year at SCHS, Anjali has spent her six years in SLI coming into her own as a bright, assertive and compassionate leader who has learned to care deeply about the world and those around her. Anjali always looks to push herself out of her comfort zone, having successfully taken a hefty eighteen AP/Honors classes over the course of her academic career. Anjali was also heavily involved with Learning by Giving’s first-ever high school cohort, during which she served on the writing committee, managed all communications with non-profit organizations, and helped facilitate class decisions.
Outside of school, Anjali is busy with several clubs and projects, including Youth Activists, GAINS, Girls Who Code, Basic IT Club, and the Teen Tech Help Clinic at Santa Clara Central Library. Anjali is currently Sponsorship Director for PixelHacks IV, the Bay Area’s first all-female high school hackathon dedicated to empowering women in technology and promoting diversity in the ever-growing field of modern computing. She also teaches part-time at a Kumon center, where she enjoys working with students of all ages and abilities to determine learning goals, optimize study plans, and strive towards fundamental milestones.
Anjali has been on Santa Clara’s varsity tennis team for the past three years, serving as captain during her final season. In her free time, you can find Anjali hitting around on the courts, going on new adventures with her friends, binging Parks and Rec for the millionth time, and finding new coffee shops to study at.

True vs. Magnetic

Synopsys Science Fair, 2015

Judges’ Green Ribbon

An experiment which tested tested the difference in the electricity generated by solar panels with different directional alignments. 

Sleep n' Store & Europa

Maker Faire, 2017 & 2018

Sleep n' Store: designed & built a temporary & portable storage/sleep solution for individuals impacted by homelessness.

Europa was a continuation of Sleep n' Store that attempted to create a spherical, more ergonomic version of previous design


The 49ers STEM Leadership Institute (49ers SLI) provides multi-year, year-round academic support, STEM enrichment, skills training, and leadership opportunities to students in middle and high school. Students, who are with the program for six years from 7th through 12th grade, commit annually to 300+ hours of program learning time in addition to their typical school hours. By cultivating student mastery in STEM subjects and in key skill areas, the program prepares students for college and empowers them to pursue their passions; so that they may become the well-rounded leaders of the future. The 49ers STEM Leadership Institute is made possible by the strong partnership between Silicon Valley Education Foundation, 49ers Foundation, Chevron, and the Santa Clara Unified School District.

Special Thanks To...

49ers SLI students Danielle B, Stephanie K, & Jennifer L for designing and building this website.

49ers SLI students Iris C, Sriya S, & Lauren L for editing photos for this website

Photographers Thomas Hayes, Barry Fiedler, & Karen Lee Thompson for taking headshots of 49ers SLI seniors

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