Ramya has been a member of the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute since her freshman year of high school, in which she participated in FIRST Tech Challenge robotics and developed projects for Maker Faire. At Santa Clara High School, she is the co-president of KAST (Kids Are Scientists Too) and vice president of Girls Who Code.
Outside of school, Ramya is passionate about teaching and education. She has volunteered at the Computer History Museum since freshman year, where she has given family tours and led gallery activities. Ramya has also helped plan and fundraise for the Teen Takeover event, moderated a panel with Dr. Andrea Goldsmith, and is currently creating content about the role of technology in the 2020 presidential election. Last summer, she also volunteered as a teaching fellow at Breakthrough Collaborative, where she taught first-generation 7th grade students biology.
In her free time, Ramya loves playing the piano and reading.