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

Sia Hotchandani

President of SD Nari Youth Committee

Sia Hotchandani is a junior 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!

Tejaswini Kanaparthy

Website Designer of SD Nari Youth Committee

Tejaswini Kanaparthy is a senior 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 opportunity to highlight her passion for community service. As a committee member she hopes to further this passion by giving back to women!

Rishitha Gengiti

Scholarship Director of SD Nari Youth Committee

Rishitha Gengiti is a senior 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

Secretary of SD Nari Youth Committee

Amitha Sanka is a senior 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!

Riya Anand

Social Media Director of SD Nari Youth Committee

Riya Anand is a senior at Del Norte high school. She loves to play tennis, and is a part of her school’s tennis team. She also loves to dance, and has been learning kathak for the past 10 years. Her other interests include robotics. In addition, she has been participating in robotics competition since elementary school and has continued through her high school career. She’s very passionate about volunteering, and giving back to the community, which is what she hope to accomplish through SD Nari!

Siona Rahate

Events Coordinator of SD Nari Youth Committee

Siona Rahate is a junior 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!

Sai Korada

SD Nari Youth Committee Member

Sai Korada is a junior at Scripps Ranch High School. She loves dancing and singing. She has been learning bharatanatyam and carnatic music for about 8 years. She always loves to dance for fun and sings all the time. She enjoys listening to music whenever she can. She also loves spending quality time with her family and friends. She believes it is always important to make time for her loved ones no matter how busy she gets. She is part of several school clubs and even the vice president of the RISE club at her school. She has also volunteered in many ways and hopes to continue serving her community. She is eager to make a positive impact on her community by helping change the lives of women in San Diego as a member of the SD Nari Youth Committee.

Deena Kahn

SD Nari Youth Committee Member

Deena Kahn is a junior at scripps ranch high school. Her love for bollywood/classical dancing has grown over the years as she also loves to play guitar. Deena also loves to sing as it runs in her family. She loves to make new friends and spend time with her family as that is one of the most important things to her. The women in her family are her biggest role models which is why SD nari really stood out to her because she would love to help women as much as she can. Deena has a positive attitude and will love to give back to her community!

Shree Patel

SD Nari Youth Committee Member

Shree Patel is a sophomore at Del Norte High School. She enjoys baking and playing badminton in her free time. Shree is also involved in HOSA at Del Norte, and is interested in pursuing biotechnology. She loves volunteering and giving back to the community! As a member of the youth committee, she looks forward to positively impacting the lives of women in San Diego!

Anya Kalia

SD Nari Youth Committee Member

Anya Kalia is a sophomore at Torrey Pines High School. She loves traveling to explore and experience new places. Anya is very passionate about acting, and has featured in a few projects. She enjoys creative writing and reading. Another quality of hers is dancing, which she has been doing since a very young age. Anya is also pursuing business and marketing. She loves playing basketball in her free time with friends. Anya is very eager to give back to the community, as a member of SD Nari’s Youth Committee, and is excited to encourage, motivate, and bring positivity to others!

Aashiyana Patel

SD Nari Youth Committee Member

Aashiyana Patel is a sophomore at Torrey Pines High School. She is passionate about acting and singing. She has a singing background of 7 years and it is one of her favorite hobbies. Aashiyana also loves to dance and spent 2 years learning Bollywood dance. In her free time, she enjoys engaging in many forms of art, including drawing and painting, as well as expressing her creativity through baking. When Aashiyana entered high school, she furthered her computer programming skills by joining her school’s robotics team, The Millenium Falcons. As a member of the SD Nari Youth Committee, she aspires to further her interest in empowering women and giving back to the community.