Shruti Chari is a junior at Del Norte High School in San Diego, California. She has been a Girl Scout for the past 10 years and is currently part of various Girl Scout programs including Global Arms of Advocacy, Girl Advisory Board, Global Roundtable Hosting Committee, and is a Gold Award Candidate. She has a strong passion for community service primarily and is focussing on Type 1 Diabetes awareness and advocacy for her Gold Award Project. The Gold Award is the highest award a girl scout can earn.
Apart from Girl Scouting, Shruti was exposed to science at a very early age, and was part of her Middle School’s Science Olympiad team that placed at both the regional (#1) and state level (#3). She continues to participate in Science Olympiad in high school, while coaching her former middle school team. Shruti’s graduation with Honors from Middle school is a testament to her motivation, work ethic, and deep interest in her subjects. Additionally, she was one of three student speakers to address her class at graduation. Over the last year, Shruti took part in the Technovation challenge, developing the app “Nomsters” to address the growing problem of stress among students. Her team developed a proposal for funding further app development through the creation of a social enterprise. She is currently the President of both her Women in Science and Engineering Club and her Society of Women in Engineering Next club, which she co-founded this year. Shruti is a member of her school’s varsity tennis team and has a keen interest in Indian classical music and dance. In addition, she was crowned as Miss Junior Teen Poway 2019 last year and has completed over 200 hours of community service throughout Poway, San Diego, and neighboring cities. Her future interests are in utilizing computation in healthcare, specifically in the reliance of technology for personalized healthcare. Shruti plans to blend her desire to help society with her aspirations in technology, contributing towards the cure and management of diseases.
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