Outgoing, Compassionate, Sincere
"Why fit in when you were born to stand out?
- Dr. Seuss
Sriya has been a part of the 49ers STEM Leadership Institute (SLI) for six years. Being a part of SLI has introduced Sriya to numerous opportunities including robotics, advanced math/science classes, hackathons, and design thinking, all of which have allowed her to develop a passion for science. She participated in Synopsys Science Fair for four years and was proud to be the first to represent Santa Clara High School at the California State Science and Engineering Fair in 9th grade for her project on water conservation. Sriya was happy to give back to her SLI community in 11th grade by volunteering as a judge at the Annual SLI showcase and as a TA for the 9th grade SLI summer school.
Outside of SLI, Sriya has been a member of Girls Achieving in Non-Traditional Subjects and Girls Who Code (GWC); she is now a GWC board member of two years. She loves learning Indian classical music and dance, her passion of ten years. During weekends, Sriya volunteers at Kannada Kali, a program where she helps teach kids her mother tongue of Kannada (an Indian dialect) while staying in touch with her cultural roots. Sriya enjoyed track and field; her relay team won 1st place at the El Camino (SCVAL) League Finals in 2018. In her free time, you can find her baking, reading, watching Netflix, or spending time with family and friends.