First Name

Kundana

Last Name

P.

Bio

Kundana Pillari is a Senior at Redmond High school and is extremely passionate about technology. She has exposure to multiple coding languages including Java, Python, C#, C, and Swift and worked in frameworks including Arduino and Unity. She is the founding president of a chapter of MIT Launch in her school where she worked with MIT to provide entrepreneurial lessons to students to help them create start-ups. Her achievements include winning First Place for Innovation in Microsoft Hunt the Wumpus along with her team and winning First Place in the Business Proposal Competition by Girls S.T.E.A.M Institute. She is part of the Advisory council for Girls S.T.E.A.M Institute where she mentors’ students to prepare for the competition. As a personal project she developed a speech to text language translation app in Swift language by using Google Translation and Apple Speech APIs. As a part of Google CS First program, she hosts club meetings in schools to teach basic computer science to young students. This past summer during her Microsoft internship, she worked with machine learning models in the AI Platform Team. In the future, Kundana hopes to major in Computer Science and promote STEM education among women.