Praneel S.

Independent, Enthusiastic, Outgoing

Isn't art about breaking rules, about challenging existing systems; isn't it about discovering meaning in things or situations before others see anything in them? 

- Peter Lindbergh.



Over his six years in the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute, Praneel has learned everyday to grow, refine, and apply the core values and skills taught to everyday encounters. Being forced to work and excel within a variety of different groups has improved his ability to work with others, his confidence, and most of all his ability to lead. With the projects handed to the students to do, Praneel has been able to find his interest in engineering, which he further build upon, delving into biomedical technology by attending summer programs at UC Berkeley and UCLA on Biotechnology and Aerospace Engineering. Praneel has also been a part of Boy Scouts for about 7 years and is working on his Eagle Project as the last step towards receiving the Eagle Rank. He has served many leadership positions in the troop including leading the crew at the highest adventure base camp in the world, Philmont Scout Ranch. Praneel has also been a part of Student Council in his Junior Year serving as Secretary and Treasurer. In his free time, he plays soccer and has been on a competitive club team since childhood.