Nithya Y.

Tenacious, Empathetic, Open-minded

A champion never allows a short-term failure to take her out of the long-term game

- Abby Wambach

 

BIOGRAPHY

Nithya has been a part of the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute (SLI) since the 7th grade. Through SLI, she has discovered that there is no limit to learning and growing. Nithya has dabbled in many different disciplines across STEM, all of which developed her passion for engineering.
 
Nithya hopes to develop her interest in engineering and turn it into a medium to help those who need it the most. She spent the summer before junior year developing a smart cane prototype that could assist the blind. She competed in two hackathons this past year and learned first hand how to pitch and deliver projects. Through projects like these, Nithya has realized that she too can give back to her community.
 
Outside of school, Nithya spends her time playing competitive travel soccer. She is passionate about the sport, which motivates her to strive for the most in both academics and athletics. Nithya's goal is to live the experience of a student-athlete in college.