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Prasiddha Sudhakar

Prasiddha Sudhakar is a senior at Rutgers University, double majoring in computer science and economics with a minor in critical intelligence studies. She is passionate about technology, policy, and the impacts of online disinformation. Born in the U.S. and coming from an Indian background, Prasiddha has lived in six different countries before returning to the U.S. for college. Having international exposure has sparked her passion for understanding the international impacts of technology on security. Prasiddha is also a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University where she completed graduate-level coursework in Data Science and Public Policy, a Civic Digital Fellow at Coding it Forward, Rewriting the Code Fellow, and a PLEN Women in STEM Policy Scholarship recipient. Over the last summer, Prasiddha was as a Software Engineering Intern at JP Morgan Chase. Previously, she has interned at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Take Pause, a VR startup aimed to decrease anxiety in pediatrics. On campus, Prasiddha is the current External President of the Rutgers Hindu Students Council. Additionally, Prasiddha won third place in Fair Observer’s essay competition on countering terrorism in the 21st century.