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Meet The Team


Meera Nair

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Meera Nair is a senior at Biotechnology High School, Monmouth County

Vocational School District. She has been an AGRAJ youth wing leader from 2020 onwards and organized and led many STEM activities like STEM month celebrations for 3 consecutive years, hackathorn, Data Science research, DataNova etc. Apart from Science, her passions include music, dance, art and sports. She is a travel soccer player for past 11 years and is a classical dance graduate in Bharathanatyam with10 years of training. She volunteered as the technical coordinator of the Agraj Youth Festival and was instrumental in conducting many art and cultural events like independence day and other community events with Agraj as well as other non profit organizations. Her passion to research and STEM is demonstrated by 9+ programs she was involved during high school like Governor's STEM scholar, BOLD, MIT Lemelson, JohnHopkins GHLC, NJIT HSR, Allies against COVID, DataNova 2023, Girls who code, JSHS, Science Research club, Merck Drug discovery program etc. She is actively involved in her school community and currently serve as the President of her school Arts and Entertainment club, VP of Technology Student Association and an active participant in many other clubs. Her passion for arts led her to create ‘JWALA” a team with similar enthusiasm and choreographed and performed in many events with her group. Meera's community service and efforts to support youth led her to achieve President's Volunteer Service award for 4 consecutive years and Jefferson award in 2023. She got the high achieving STEM student award from the county officials in 2023.Her congressional award application for Gold medal is in process.


Kavya Venkatesan

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Kavya Venkatesan is a 16-year-old high school senior. She has been actively leading the Agraj Youth Wing since 2020. Kavya has spearheaded hackathons, STEM Symposiums, cultural festivals, and "Be the Changemaker" Showcase. She has forged impactful partnerships with government leaders, industry professionals, NJ Businesses, and state's Arts & Culture Board to empower youth with education. For her educational leadership, Kavya has been recognized as a 2-time Jefferson Honoree (bestowed by the NJ Governor's Office). She is also a National Congressional Gold Medalist (US Congress's highest honor for youth). 


Adwaith Hariharan

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Adwaith Hariharan is a high school senior attending Biotechnology High school in Freehold, NJ. He is a passionate STEM enthusiast and advocate, a science journalist and a researcher enthusiast. He is keen on exploring the world of science through the lens of mathematics and social action. He is an avid trekker who loves travel. He is a dedicated volunteer who works with individuals with special needs with a mission is to educate and empower and to bring out the best in them. He is no stranger to hard work and dedication to achieve a goal. As a go-getter, he likes to bring interest, commitment, and energy to everything he does.


Bhavini Pandey 

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Bhavini Pandey is a senior at the Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Technologies. She is passionate about STEM fields, including but not limited to artificial intelligence, machine learning, and computer science. Throughout her journey so far in these fields of interest, Bhavini truly enjoys getting to work on complex projects as well as inspiring others in the field. She is a part of many organizations that strive to educate others about STEM fields and increase interest in the STEM fields among the younger generations. Bhavini also especially enjoys working with and creating apps to solve complicated problems. Outside of school, her hobbies include singing, reading, painting, and playing the piano.


Shagun Khare

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Shagun Khare is a senior at the Middlesex County Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Engineering Technologies. A computer science enthusiast, she is passionate about machine learning, quantum computing, and bridging the gender gap in STEM. As an advocate for advancing girls in technology, she is the Director of Technology and Engineering for ATHENA by WiSTEM  and Secretary for her school's Girls Who Code chapter. She also enjoys creating curriculum hosting workshops for Python, Cybersecurity, and Data Science through several hackathons and tech-organizations. Shagun is the the recipient of the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing National Honorable Mention for her work in technology. In the future, Shagun would like to combine her interests in technology and entrepreneurship to make an impact in the world. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering to give back to her community, choreographing routines with her dance team, and traveling to new places. 

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Sujoy Menon

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Sujoy Menon is a high school senior at the Middlesex Academy for Allied Health and Biomedical Sciences.
He is also a Rutgers Oncology Olympiad finalist who pursues his passion for science by working part-time as a Lab intern at the
JFK Neuroscience Center under Dr.Husain and Dr. Sensakovic. Last summer, under the mentorship of Dr. Latha Nair, he worked as a research analyst to compile a paper on the Potential Therapeutic Interventions for Covid-19 and presented it at the Herty Medalist Undergraduate Research Symposium. He is also the founder of In This Together, a nonprofit organization that helps raise awareness regarding problems concerning mental health in adolescence, with the goal of decreasing stress and anxiety in teenagers. He has 65k+ followers on social media and hopes to continue to play the role of a teen influencer. Apart from sciences, he plays basketball, soccer and chess.

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