An enthusiastic senior in high school, Tali loves exploring her universe through a lens of optimism, pragmatism, and fascination. She'd like to pursue an interdisciplinary research position after university, always challenging herself to dive deeply and thoroughly into her studies. Before she picks a college major, however, she is excited to try everything from neuroscience and nanotechnology to quantum physics and botany, figuring out her unique passions along the way. Tali has recently grown by playing in Evergreen Philharmonic on clarinet, participating in the Washington Aerospace Scholars program, and annually leading math clubs. Raised in a multicultural, STEM-oriented household, she takes the initiative to lead within the Issaquah Youth Advisory Board and by teaching skiing with a Level 1 PSIA certification.