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Siya Kulkarni

Siya Kulkarni is a senior at the Morris County School of Technology and attends the Academy for Health Care Sciences. She has conducted research on the significance of the APOE protein in Alzheimer’s Disease and is involved in a translational research initiative to digitize the human heart and revolutionize the patient experience. She has served on the New Jersey Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) State Executive Council as the State Secretary for the 2019-2020 term and was reelected to serve as Northern Regional Vice President for the 2020-2021 term. Siya also founded the global initiative, Project EnAble, which focuses on creating inclusive communities by leveraging technology and spreading autism awareness. To date, the project has reached 52,000+ lives in countries such as the United States, India, and Canada. For her efforts, Siya was awarded the 2021 Diana Award, which is the most prestigious accolade a young person can receive for their social action or humanitarian work. Siya also won the gold medal at the SkillsUSA National Leadership and Skills Conference in the Health Occupations Professional Portfolio competition. Siya aspires to join the medical field to make a difference in the communities that nurtured her to become the determined and passionate individual she is today.