Meet Our Team
Pooja Rayanki is a junior at Homestead High School (CA). As an avid science admirer, she hopes to bring STEM education to all students and inspire a new generation of scientists. Pooja is an experienced science tutor, who volunteers at several youth organizations working to provide quality education to underprivileged students. She is particularly passionate about supporting low-income and minority students in her local community.
Outside of school, she works as a lifeguard. She is the leader of several clubs and student organizations in the Bay Area. In the future, she would like to pursue medicine.
Samhita Korukonda is a junior at Bellevue High School (WA). A STEM fanatic, she hopes to bring quality science education to students of any background or status. She was inspired to pursue education after visiting her native village in India, where she recognized the need for accessible schooling. Through STEM Academy, she would like to inspire youth to wield education as a tool for change.
Outside of school, Samhita is a varsity softball player and an Indian classical dancer (baratanatyam). She is passionate about educational equity and policy. In the future, she would like to pursue rural medicine with a focus on mental health and neuroscience.