LEADERSHIP TEAM

The SparkSTEM team consists of high school students from around the state of Texas. We are all highly motivated individuals passionate about the STEM fields and want every student to be able to experience the joys of quality education.

EXECUTIVE TEAM

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SHAKTI RAMAKRISHNA

Head of Special Projects

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OTTO BEALL

Head of Education

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AADIT
SHAH

Head of Operations

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ANEISHA
GUPTA

Head of Science Fair

SPECIAL PROJECTS DEPARTMENT

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TARA KAMALAKANTHA

Special Projects Coordinator

Tara is a sophomore at Jasper High School. She is a member of the All-Region Choir, Business Professionals of America, and Youth Chorus at the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas. In her current role as the Co-President of Apex Youth Honor’s Society, she has raised funds for the North Texas food bank and organized a card drive for Cards for Hope. She has a 1st-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has served as a student instructor. In her free time, she enjoys baking, swimming, and harmonizing to pop songs. In the future, she hopes to pursue a major in Health Administration.

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SONALI GUPTA

Special Projects Coordinator

 

 

 

Sonali is a sophomore at Jasper High School. She's an avid participant in her community, works with multiple non-profits, and is the president of various STEM clubs at her school. In her free time she enjoys re-watching her favorite shows, Parks and Rec., New Girl, and Modern Family. She hopes to pursue a career in STEM or business.

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PRATHAM
EDDULA

Special Projects Coordinator

Pratham Eddula is an 8th grader at Coppell Middle School West. He has participated in two Science Fair Showcases and was the secretary of his schools student council twice. He enjoys playing music and currently plays the clarinet. He is currently a member of NJHS and In his free time he enjoys biking and cooking.

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SHIVANI

NATHAN

Special Projects Coordinator

 

Shivani is a freshman at Jasper High School. She has has participated in science fairs for 9 years and has presented at the Texas Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. She enjoys drawing and singing in her spare time, and has a pet dog named Alex.

EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

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FADIL HUSSAIN

Curriculum Coordinator

Fadil is 16 years old and a junior in Centennial High School. He love programming and know how to code in Python, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, React JS, React native, and many more.

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ADITI AMIN

Curriculum Coordinator

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KELLY ZHOU

Curriculum Coordinator

Kelly is a junior at the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science (TAMS). She is interested in the intersection between computer science and healthcare and currently conducts research in a biomedical AI lab. In her free time, she enjoys watching food videos and listening to Taylor Swift.

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PARASURAM
MURALIKUMAR

Curriculum Coordinator

 

Parasuram is a Junior at Jasper High School. He loves to code and has completed many courses on various different languages. He is on a robotics team and has also competed in many robotics competitions and numerous Hackathons. In his free time, he likes to play music, read, and play chess.

OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT

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AKSHITHA JAKKA

Operations Coordinator

Akshitha is a sophomore at Shepton High School. She loves learning math, chemistry, and engineering. She is also proficient in many programming languages such as: C, C#, and PHP. As an active member of Business Professionals of America and the STEM community in her school, she always strives to bring the best to her community. In her free time, she enjoys performing in school musicals, playing tennis, and painting.

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AALO
CHOUDHARY

Operations Coordinator

 

Aalo is a sophomore at Jasper High School. Her favorite subject in school is biology and she hopes to major in the STEM field one day. She has a good grasp on the fundamentals of programming and is part of the Girls in STEM club at her school. In her free time, Aalo enjoys reading, playing the piano, buying stationery, and listening to Taylor Swift.

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ROYA
YAZDANI

Operations Coordinator

Roya is a junior at Keller High School. She's the president and creator of her school's Women In STEM club, captain of Keller High School's Academic Decathlon, and an avid tutor at the Keller Library. She is also a part of Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society, and the secretary for both Biology and Chemistry club at her school. Roya also works at Southlake Mathnasium. She hopes to major in neuroscience or biology on the pre-med track. In her free time, Roya enjoys competing at piano competitions, reading historical books, and doing yoga.

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SANJIV SRIDHARAN

Operations Coordinator

 

 

Sanjiv is a freshman at Newman Smith Highschool. He is Deca District finalist and a innovator with a patent pending and was a semi-finalist in the Ludum Dare code jam. He hopes to have a major in business with a focus in finance. Sanjiv spends his time exploring his dreams and participating in a miniscule amount of tomfoolery from time to time.

SCIENCE FAIR DEPARTMENT

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PATRICK LU

Science Fair Coordinator

 

 

Patrick is a junior at Plano West. He's an aspiring computer scientist interested in machine learning, a USNCO Semifinalist, and a 2x TJAS Winner. In his free time, he enjoys playing football with his friends, competing in debate, and playing the saxophone. One fun fact about him is that he is a fan of the Kirby franchise.

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AADIT WALIA

Science Fair Coordinator

Aadit is a Junior at Plano East Senior high school. He is a consistent competitor in Science Fair and an accomplished debater. He enjoys programming and sciences that revolve around warming and its effects on the globe. He has received numerous awards at local and regional fairs including various special monetary awards. He hopes to major in biology and attend medical school after his undergraduate schooling is complete. In his free time, he likes to read philosophy and weightlift.

ADVISORY BOARD

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PRANAV
NATHAN

Georgia Institute of Technology

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SHRIKA
EDDULA

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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OLIVIA
MCCOY

Tulane University

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HARISH SRIDHARAN

University of Texas at Austin Honors

PAST EXECUTIVES

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TANAZ MUHAMED

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NAVYA RAMAKRISHNAN

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ESWAR GOPALAKRISHNAN

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PRIYANKA GUPTA

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AISHWARYA SUDARSHAN