Shriya Sudhakar is a senior at West Windsor Plainsboro High School North. As a STEM enthusiast and role model within her community, she is a three-time recipient of the National Center of Women in Technology (NCWIT) National Honorable Mention. She is the founder of Space Girls, a non-profit organization that strives to bridge the gender gap in the field of Astronomy, Computer Science, and Mathematics. Through her volunteering over the years, she has been awarded the Girl Scout Gold Award and the Presidential Volunteer Service Award Gold. As an AI/ML researcher, she is currently authoring a paper, under the guidance of a research scientist at Georgia Tech, that explores the use of Graph-Based Machine Learning Methods for self-diagnosis and increasing access to medical care across the globe. Shriya is also an officer on her school’s chapter of the Rutgers Waksman Student Scholars Program, where she helps students conduct and publish research in the field of molecular biology through lab protocols and bioinformatic analysis. In school, she’s the co-captain of her district’s FIRST Robotics Competition Team and the Co-President of her school’s Medforum HOSA chapter, where she has represented each on the world stage. In her free time, she loves reading sci-fi novels and playing the violin.