Carmel Valley resident Sahana Kumar wins Aspirations Award for Women in STEM

Sahana Kumar
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Carmel Valley resident Sahana Kumar, Francis Parker School Class of 2019, recently won the Aspirations Award from the National Center for Women &Information Technology (NCWIT), San Diego Affiliate.

This prestigious award is presented to high school girls who demonstrate passion and leadership in STEM fields and who aspire to pursue the same beyond high school.

Sahana demonstrates her passion for STEM by participating in a number of clubs and organizations both on the Parker campus and off. She is the director of Software Training and director of Autonomous Code for the W.A.R. Lords, Parker’s award-winning robotics team.

Earlier this year, Sahana was named a Dean’s List Finalist Award recipient at the FIRST Las Vegas Regional Competition.She also sits on the Science Olympiad Advisory Board, serves as president of the Parker Math Team, and is the director of Website Education for the History Day Club.

Outside of Parker, Sahana interns with the UCSD Cardiac Mechanics Research Group and volunteers with a writing club in National City, among other pursuits.

On winning the Aspirations Award, Sahana says she is extremely honored, but the most exciting part has been networking with the other awardees from San Diego County.

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