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Who we are
The Student Board at The Tech Interactive is a two-year high school volunteer opportunity that connects youth leaders who want to make a difference on issues of climate change. The Tech helps to elevate the youth voice on the most pressing issues of our time and support this group of teens in creating educational opportunities for other youth around the world.
Climate justice for all through activism, art and technology.
Climate Summit and events
The Youth Climate Action Summit
This annual summit at The Tech Interactive created by the Student Board for teens, by teens. This day-long event features interactive workshops and nationally acclaimed (largely youth) speakers that inspire and connect a global community to fight climate change.
The student board creates events to keep the fight going all year long.They will connect you with:
- Artists expressing unique perspectives on the environment.
- Workshops where you will gain first-hand experience into how legislation impacts communities and the environment.
- Technology that increases humanity’s ability to live sustainability and better care for the one Earth we have.
To learn more about the board’s work visit: techclimatesummit.org
Meet the board
Julia Biswas, Co-President. 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. Isabella Correa, Co-President. Isabella is a senior at Presentation High School in San Jose. Isabella joined her school’s robotics team as a freshman where she became involved in the manufacturing subteam; she now enjoys mentoring new team members. Urmila Vudali, Vice-President. Urmila is a senior at Saratoga High School. A highly accomplished Classical Indian dancer, she is the founder of Mosaic Saratoga High, an annual multicultural performing arts festival. Arul Verma, Director of Outreach. Arul is a senior at Mission San Jose High School in Fremont. He is a member of the varsity water polo team. His passion is to use technology to spread awareness of societal issues to change the world. Kai Xiao, Director of Outreach. Kai is a senior at Monta Vista High School in Cupertino. A state-ranked competitor in speech in the event of original oratory, choir member, and thespian, he believes there’s always a need for authentic expression. Adarsh Ambati, Junior Member. Adarsh is a junior at Archbishop Mitty High School, Adarsh loves conducting independent research in biology and computer science. He is passionate about environmental and climate change issues. Anouk Yeh, Junior Member. Anouk is a junior at Saratoga High School. She serves as the founding Executive Director of Celebrating Differences Organization, a nonprofit focused on promoting neurodivergent awareness and inclusivity. Emily Olson, Junior Member. Emily is a junior at Menlo-Atherton High School. She is passionate about the environment and sustainable development, with a focus on agriculture. Devansh Bansal, Junior Member. Devansh is a junior at Bellarmine College Preparatory. Passionate about speech and debate, he strives to use his voice to help people find a place where they belong. Tia Quon, Junior Member. Tia is a junior at Notre Dame San Jose, and strives to engage her community and spread awareness of social issues. She is passionate about spreading awareness through journalism and advocacy. Galilea Escobedo, Junior Member. Galilea is a junior at Presentation High School. She is determined to be an advocate for underrepresented groups within her community. Kavita Gupta, Adviser. For two decades as a public high school teacher, she has worked to bring access and relevance to science education nationwide alongside policy makers and educators. In 2019, National Geographic named her an Educator of the Year.