We organize talks, panels, & workshops by professionals to share insightful knowledge with youth. These talks offer middle school, high school, & college students an opportunity to learn first hand from the life experiences of industry professionals & network. 


AMA with Rhea Malhotra

Acing Admissions to Pursue STEM

Journey to Becoming a Physician-Scientist


Science advocacy across continents

Assistant Professor/ Ramalingaswami Re-Entry Fellow

Ph.D. Molecular Genetics & Microbiology, UT Austin

M.D. Clinical Microbiology, AFMC, Pune, India

M.B.B.S. Maharashtra University of Health Sciences

September 5th, 2020 

10:00 am CDT/8:30 pm IST

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Event Leaders: Eli Clark, Paridhi Latawa
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September 12th, 2020 

11:00 am CDT

Ruchi Agashe 
Ruchi Agashe is a first-year student at Yale University, majoring in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology on the premed track. In high school, she developed an interest in STEM through internships at The Scripps Research Institute and Sanford Burnham, where she contributed to identifying potential treatments for hemophilia and prostate cancer. Her work on these projects has led her to become an Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) finalist and a National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (NJSHS) finalist.
Alex Loia 

Hi everyone, my name's Alex Loia, and I'm a rising sophomore at Stanford planning to study biocomputation. I grew up in Montana before graduating from the Liberal Arts and Science Academy in Austin, TX where I dug deep into biotech and computer science. I love scuba diving, snowboarding, flying planes, and coding into the late hours of the night :). You can check me out on Instagram (@alexdloia) and/or LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexdloia/). Excited to help out in any way I can!

Kale Hyder 
Hello, my name is Kale, and I am a rising junior at Johns Hopkins University studying neuroscience. I conduct human motor learning research in Dr. Pablo Celnik’s Human Brain Physiology Laboratory and analyze the effects of traumatic brain injury on the C. elegans connectome at JHU/APL. I co-founded and run Demystify College, an online college consulting firm that aims at connecting high school students with our undergraduate consultants. Most importantly, I am an advocate for disability rights and representation in STEM and medicine and share my experiences as a quadriplegic on my social media platforms
Maya Chande 

Maya is an incoming freshman at Princeton University interested in the intersections of mathematics and physics. She is the founder of the science communication organization Feynd Out, Vice President of Marketing for Panel to the People, an online platform that hosts discussion panels with experts on relevant topics to the public, and a co-founder of the college prep organization, Edmitted. Honors she has received include being named a US Presidential Scholar Semifinalist, a National Merit Special Scholarship Winner, and Valedictorian of her high school class. 

Karina Popovich 
Karina Popovich is a Maker and avid social entrepreneur. When she is not making or prototyping, she is working on Makers for COVID-19, one of the largest coalitions of Makers to donate 3D-printed PPE. Aside from building up her career as an entrepreneur, Karina has a lifelong passion for sharing her love for engineering and 3D-printing with students and young girls. I am a student at Cornell's Dyson school of business.

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Event Leaders: Tanisha Panchal, Sarvikaa Rakeshram, Paridhi Latawa

AMA with Rhea Malhotra

Ask Me Anything

September 27th, 2020 

11:00 am CDT


Rhea Malhotra

Rhea Malhotra is an undergraduate at Stanford University studying biomechanical engineering and economics. She’s conducted cell biology and optics research for the past 5 years at Lehigh University and Harvard Medical School and intends on earning an MD/Ph.D. in the future. Rhea has presented her research at international conferences in Ireland, Switzerland, and Luxembourg and won numerous grand awards at the International Science and Engineering Fair. Since she gave a TedxTalk in 2017, Rhea founded her non-profit STEM education start-up, Synapse Global Science Connections, which creates curriculum and funds free science enrichment programs in 8 different countries. She also is the host of her own NPR radio program, The Teen Scientist. Along with her many accolades in the sciences, Rhea was named a Prudential Spirit of Community Scholar, World Science Scholar, and a US Presidential Scholar this past May. 

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