I am a rising junior at Princeton High school. I am interested in STEM topics in particular Biology. As part of the 3-year research program at Princeton High school, I have been learning research techniques (such as statistical analysis), reading research articles, Lab techniques (such as pipetting, Western blot, PCR, centrifuge isolation, gel electrophoresis, etc.). On the practical aspect, I have participated in the Waksman project and have learned to analyze DNA. Using the restriction digest and PCR processes, I isolated a specific part of duckweed gene and created multiple copies of the isolated gene for DNA analysis. Utilizing the BLAST database, I learned to map the isolated unknown gene to the protein it most likely codes for.
In terms of programming skills, I am proficient in Java and Python. This year, I am enrolled in AP Biology and AP Computer science. This past year, I have studied AP chemistry. I have studied topics such stoichiometry, kinetics and equilibria, acid bases, electrochemistry etc.
Socially, I am part of the Youth Advisory Committee (YAC) in Princeton that address teens challenges. We organize community events to address these challenges and build connections and collaborate with other socially progressive organizations in the area. As part of school extra circular, I have been tutoring students in chemistry, biology and mathematics
In my spare time, I paint and draw with various different mediums. I also love to go for walks and like to play tennis, badminton and table tennis.