First Name

Priyanka

Last Name

K.

Bio

Priyanka Kumar is a junior at The Hotchkiss School and a Stanford AI4ALL ’16 alumna, a program sponsored by Microsoft and Google to introduce girls to artificial intelligence. Priyanka is co-head of her school’s math club and co-head of the Student Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee which works with the Head of School and members of the administration to encourage academic and cultural inclusion. Last year, Priyanka presented ways to make math and science curriculum more inclusive at Hotchkiss to the senior administrative team. Priyanka is also part of the school’s robotics team and co-captain of the math team, in which she came in 1st place with her team at the Connecticut State Math Competition. Priyanka was named an Ambassador to STEM by the United States Congressional Award and spent the summer doing research at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute on how to 3D print human skin using bio-inks. Priyanka also interned as the only high school student at the GE Research and Development Center Robotics Lab with PhD and Grad students to create robots for in-situ inspection and repair. She also started The STEM Garden as an organization across the country to support women and underrepresented minorities in STEM and provide them with free resources and education in computer science. In her free time, Priyanka also likes to write, sing for her school’s choir, write short stories, and serves as President for her school’s newspaper.