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A junior at The Harker School in San Jose, Julia Biswas spends much of her time pursuing independent research in computer science as well as competing in speech and debate. She is passionate about creating social change and enjoys working with others to better the world. She is excited to work with The Tech Student Board to spread awareness about global issues.
Isabella Correa is a junior at Presentation High School in San Jose. Isabella joined her school’s robotics team as a freshman where she quickly became involved in the manufacturing subteam; she now enjoys mentoring new team members. Isabella hopes to spread awareness about issues facing our planet through education and outreach, mixing her passion for STEM and leadership, as a member of The Tech Student Board.
Urmila Vudali is a junior at Saratoga High School. A highly accomplished Classical Indian dancer, she is the founder of Mosaic Saratoga High, an annual multicultural performing arts festival. An avid painter, Urmila also volunteers her time at youth art programs at AACI (Asian Americans for Community Involvement). She currently serves on the Santa Clara County Youth Task Force.
Director of Outreach
Arul Verma is a junior attending Mission San Jose High School in Fremont. He is a member of the varsity water polo team and is an avid swimmer. However, his true passion lies in the STEM field, aspiring to use technology to spread awareness of social issues in order to change the world.Arul also enjoys volunteering as a programming mentor, often hosting or teaching classes to spread knowledge about tech.
Director of Internal Communications
Jules Thomas is a homeschooled high school junior in East Palo Alto, California. He is the Co-Founder & CEO of Onyxx Village Connection, a mobile outreach non-profit organization that connects people in East Palo Alto with free hot meals and other resources. He believes The Tech Student Board provides a pathway to create more social change in his community and throughout the world.
Director of Media
Kai Xiao attends Monta Vista High School in Cupertino. A state-ranked competitor in Speech in the event of Original Oratory, choir member, and thespian, he believes that there’s always a need for one to truly express themselves, especially through the arts. Formerly apathetic to activism, he truly believes in the power of awareness and individual action in order to solve global issues.
For two decades as a public high school teacher, Kavita Gupta has worked tirelessly to bring access and relevance to science education nationwide alongside policy makers and educators. As a strand leader for the National Science Teachers Association’s national conferences, an advocate for science education funding at the Silicon Valley March for Science, one of the five National Geographic Education Fellows nationwide, and an author of publications such as Reaction Prediction: Made Easy, Kavita has impacted students, fellow educators, and the community at large toward science education. Kavita teaches chemistry in a suburban public high school in Cupertino. As a member of inaugural class of National Geographic Education fellows, Kavita has challenged students to learn holistically, contextually, and analytically around the important issue of Climate Change. Kavita has been recognized for her exceptional teaching by the City of Cupertino and by the higher education institutions such as Stanford, MIT, and the University of California. Kavita has also been featured in the Mercury News, the marquee Silicon Valley newspaper.
To organize and inspire Bay Area youth to broaden their understanding of global issues and to become the architects of change by using technology to provide innovative solutions.