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Preeti is a Senior at Wayzata High School. She loves to involve herself in STEM related activities within her community. Preeti is extremely involved on her school’s FIRST robotics team. Not only is she the captain of the team, but this is her 3rd year as driver of the robot. Her hands-on and passionate personality has helped her make the most of these experiences and share them with others. She enjoys promoting women in computing by sharing her passion with others. Preeti dedicates her free time to volunteer around her community and mentor other FIRST robotics and Lego League teams. She also works at a STEM center as an instructor, teaching classes in basic robotics and mathematics. This year, Preeti organized a coding workshop for girls around her neighborhood to introduce girls to the world of computer science. When she is not sharing her love for this field with others, Preeti is a curious and motivated learner. She has completed every programming class that her school offers including advanced placement and introductory computing classes in Java, C++, Python, and website design. She is also a part of a Cybersecurity course at her school, through which she has gained professional experience and a mentor. Apart from computer science, Preeti enjoys playing tennis and the piano. She has also been involved in Indian Classical dance for over 10 years and enjoys performing around Minnesota. When she goes to college next year, Preeti is planning to pursue artificial intelligence and robotic space exploration.