First Name

Aanchal

Last Name

J.

Bio

Aanchal's interest in computing and technology burgeoned back when she entered the Math, Science, and Computer Science Magnet Program. Aanchal has interned at the National Institutes of Health for two years. She programmed in Python code, she mapped mitochondria sequences in mice and used statistical analysis to draw data from the mapped reads. Aanchal was also invited by the National Institute of Standards and Technology to give a talk on the advances of biometric technologies and their application in identity management. Aanchal plans to continue researching biometrics as it might have a greater use in fighting identity fraud in the future. Aanchal has been participating in the American Computer Science League for four years and has created a website Dollars for Daaras to raise funds for talibe children in Senegal. She will be attending Stanford University and hopes to continue her love for computing there. In her free time, she loves to travel and dance.