SD Nari Youth Committee

SD Nari Youth Committee

Mission Statement

The SD Nari Youth Committee is dedicated to educating, empowering, and engaging young women.

The committee also empowers youth working on initiatives to help women with scholarships to support their work. SD Nari Youth Committee presents a scholarship application open to all high school girls working on a project to help women. Submit this google form using the link below, or print out a hard copy of the scholarship application and email it to sdnariyouth@gmail.com. Please contact us if you have any questions.

The SD Nari Youth Committee is a very busy and productive team. Check out our Youth Committe Website HERE!

Email us at: sdnariyouth@gmail.com

Our Instagram: @sdnariyouth

Our Facebook page: SDNari Youth

SD Nari Youth Committee Members

Kavita Shah

Youth Committee Lead

Kavita is a technical leader with over 20 years of experience in the Software industry. In addition to technology, she is passionate about working with youth to help shape them to be the leaders of the future. She has worked with youth as a mentor for the Westview Robotics program and helped promote STEM education in elementary and middle schools. Additionally, she also worked with youth in an organization called Swadhyay to help them understand their Vedic heritage. A self-proclaimed foodie, Kavita lives in San Diego with her husband, and enjoys taking long walks at the beach.

Anuradha Kumar

Youth Committee Lead

Anu Kumar is passionate about empowering women & youth in the Indian-American community and partnering with them to enable social impact. She has been an active member and has been involved with high schoolers in several volunteer organizations like North South Foundation, Chinmaya Mission of San Diego, Torrey Pines High School Dollars for Scholars, and now, SD Nari. In her spare time, Anu enjoys gardening, cooking, and practicing environmental sustainability. As the committee lead of SD Nari Youth since 2019, she is training and empowering a team of high school girls to organize multiple volunteer initiatives.

Trisha Yanduru

President of SD Nari Youth Committee

Trisha Yanduru is a senior attending Canyon Crest Academy. Outside of school, she enjoys dancing, playing the piano, and spending time with friends and family. She has learned many different forms of dance such as ballet, modern, hip hop, classical Indian dance, and Bollywood. She is a part of an Indian dance club at her school in which she introduces the various styles of Indian dance to her peers. Trisha has been playing the piano and learning music theory for the past eight years. She passed multiple levels of CM testing for piano as well. As the president of SD Nari Youth Committee, she hopes to aid young women through community service and continue to help women in San Diego!

Suravi Hingorani

Scholarship Director/Wesbite Designer of SD Nari Youth Committee

Suravi Hingorani is a senior at Canyon Crest Academy. While challenging herself with AP classes and honours courses in terms of academics, she participates in many extracurriculars. She is Vice President of her Girl Scout group, and a part in All Girls STEM Society! She has a passion for dancing as she has been doing an Indian classical dance, Odissi, for more than 12 years. Aside from her hobbies such as dance and Girl Scouts, Suravi enjoys giving back to her community, as she is President of UNICEF CCA and is the Kiwanis Family Chair for Key Club at her school. As a Scholarship Director in SD Nari, she hopes to continue putting in her best efforts to spread the organization and to aid young women!

Sanchitha Tippur

SD Nari Youth Committee Youth Website Designer

Sanchitha Tippur is a junior at San Marcos High school. She has a passion for writing; She has played on the JV field hockey team at SMHS and has played basketball for the last 5 years. Sanchitha has a major dedication to dancing, as it is her stress reliever and something she’s passionate towards, in particular, Bollywood dance. In her free time, Sanchitha likes to write, talk with friends, bake, and watch TV. Sanchitha loves spending time with people and bonding over similar things. She also loves looking at life from different perspectives and broadening her own point of view in the process. She likes challenging herself on new things and learning new skills in the process!

Anusri Thokachichu

Secretary of SD Nari Youth Committee

Anusri Thokachichu is a senior at Del Norte High school. In her school band, she plays the clarinet during marching season and the bassoon during concert season. When you don’t find her doing schoolwork, you will always see her listening to music, one of her favorite pastimes. She also enjoys hanging out with her friends, watching movies, and binging tv shows. She loves to give back to her community and is dedicated with her involvement in community service. As the secretary in the SD Nari youth committee, she is hoping to keep everyone informed of all the upcoming events and give back to the community by helping the south Asian women!

Sia Hotchandani

SD Nari Youth Committee Member

Sia Hotchandani is a sophomore at Scripps Ranch High School. She is passionate about dancing and has been doing Bharatnatyam, a form of classical dance, for 8 years now. Another hobby of hers is playing tennis. She has been playing tennis for 4 years now and plans to join her school team. One of her favorite things to do is spend time with her friends and family. She enjoys being able to bond with others and create memories. Sia also has a singing background of 4 years. One of her favorite things to do in her pass-time is bake for her friends and family. Sia is passionate about the things she does and loves to learn from her experiences!

Sneha Jaiswal

Social Media Director of SD Nari Youth Committee

Sneha Jaiswal is a senior at Westview High School. She loves dancing and has been doing it for 13 years. She has also been a team captain for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life since 8th grade. Her passion for the organization drove her to start a chapter at her school where she is president of the club. She is secretary of the Red Cross club and on the Board for Superposition SD! She volunteers with Code with Her and is on the board for San Diego Coding Camp. Sneha loves to code and hopes to make this passion her career. Being a part of SD Nari is a wonderful experience and she is excited to be a part of the SD Nari Youth Committee and to put her skills to use here!

Tejaswini Kanaparthy

SD Nari Youth Committee Member

Tejaswini Kanaparthy is a junior at Rancho Bernardo High School. She loves to play tennis in her free time and is also on her school’s robotics team E-Motion. Although she sincerely enjoys her academics, she also loves to get involved with volunteering. For example, she works with the American Red Cross to teach elementary schoolers about disaster preparedness and tutors kids in need of academic help. Giving back to the community through SD Nari is a great oppurtunity to highlight her passion for community service. As a committee member she hopes to further this passion by giving back to women!

Siona Rahate

SD Nari Youth Committee Member

Siona Rahate is a sophomore at Canyon Crest Academy.  She enjoys spending time with her friends and family, doing gymnastics, dancing, and art. Siona has done competitive rhythmic gymnastics for 8 years, finishing as a level 9 gymnast. She is very passionate about maintaining her health and encouraging her family to join her. Siona learned Bollywood dance for 5 years and hopes to continue dancing in the future. Spending time with her friends and family is one of Siona’s favorite past times. Siona enjoys volunteering and hopes to give back to the community and have fun in SD Nari!

Rishitha Gengiti

SD Nari Youth Committee Member

Rishitha Gengiti is a junior at Canyon Crest Academy. She has a strong interest in science and writing. Rishitha challenges herself in academics with honors and AP classes while also volunteering. She previously volunteered as a robotics coach at Solana Pacific Elementary and taught students about Lego Mindstorms EV3 robots. She is currently the secretary of the CCA Young Women in Healthcare club at her school, and she is an instructor as a part of the club’s initiative, Kids in Healthcare. As part of the SD Nari Youth Committee, Rishitha is excited to give back and bring about positive change!

Amitha Sanka

SD Nari Youth Committee Member

Amitha Sanka is a junior at Del Norte High School. She is part of her school’s track and field team and is part of multiple clubs at her school, such as Letters for Rose. Amitha is the San Diego-based Co-founder of Letters for Rose, where she helps collect letters and artwork to send to elders in senior citizen homes. Some of her favorite pastimes are painting and playing tennis as well as the piano. She has a strong interest in business and art. In addition, as a member Amitha, hopes to have a positive influence in her community through volunteering and being a part of SD Nari’s Youth Committee!