Swetha Ramesh
Theme: Global Social Impact Community Service Founder of 501(c)(3) non-profit SILVER (Students for Increased Legislation on Voter Engagement through Registration) – advocating for automatic voter registration with a driver’s license, thereby streamlining the voter registration process and maximizing student political engagement and civic-mindedness – http://silvervoting.org – (2015) President/fundraiser for Tri-M Music Honor Society –community initiatives include partnering with local middle schools to tutor middle school orchestra students in preparation for high school music programs, coordinating performance events and fundraisers with local businesses to bring music into the community, and organizing students orchestra concerts, raised over $4000 in 2 years (2014-2015) Member of Langley HS’s top orchestral group, the Philharmonic Orchestra which traveled to Rome, Italy to educate school students on music, and coordinated an experiential learning workshop (2013-2014) Volunteer Performer at Disney World, performed for students with behavioral disabilities at the Cherokee School in Orlando, FL; taught students about orchestra and music (2013 – 2014) Fundraiser at Akshaya Patra (the world’s largest run non-for-profit mid-day meal program serving wholesome food to over 1.4 million children from 10,661 schools across 10 states in India) fund raising campaign in Washington, D.C. (raised over $3000 dollars in one year) (2012) Fundraiser for Marathon Charity Partners (MCP/AIMS), a non-profit umbrella organization that raises funds for a variety of social justice causes, raised over $2000 in 2 years (2011 – 2012) Girl Scout troop member for seven consecutive years, involved in a host of fund-raising and charity events (2004 – 2011) Volunteer at local polling station in the 2008 presidential election (2008) Business Host of “Business World, Business Class” on Global Television Network (2.5 M viewers worldwide) President, Entrepreneurship and Technology society, Langley High School Founder and CEO, BlueStream LLC., a patent-pending (provisional patent #62014172) bladeless hydroelectric micro-turbine technology Finalist at TyE (The Young Entrepreneurs) Summer Business Boot Camp educating high school students on entrepreneurship Marketing intern at Rezon8 Venture Capital and Advisory Firm in Reston, VA Wharton Innovation Summit planning committee (2015, 2016) Alumni of the Tribeca Innovative Leadership Summer Program Author and Publisher of Cooking Without a Pot: the Rise of First Generation Indian Entrepreneurs –TBD Political Science Congressional Intern on Capitol Hill working for Representative John Conyers (Michigan 13th District) with responsibilities to include editing floor speeches, researching new floor topics Founder of non-profit, non-partisan organization SILVER (Students for Increased legislation on Voter Engagement through Registration) which aims for automatic voter registration with a driver’s license to become part of state/national law Selected to attend Virginia Governor’s School program for the Humanities at Radford University, living/learning experience Vice President of Varsity Speech and Debate Team, Langley High School (2014-2016) Quarter Finalist at the UPenn Liberty Bell Classic International Competition for Original Oratory Student volunteer at local polling station in the 2008 presidential election Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony Outstanding Leadership Book Award (2015) for a demonstrated commitment to understanding and addressing difficult social issues, leadership and dedication to community action, and strong grades and rigorous courses taken in the humanities and social sciences. Writing Youngest Editorial Intern in the history of The Connection Newspaper, a regional newspaper distributed throughout the D.C.-Metro area Executive Editor of student-run school newspaper, The Saxon Scope. One of ten publications in the nation to be nominated for the National Scholastic Press Association’s 2015 Design of the Year award. Involved since freshman year, promoted from Online Editor to Feature Section Editor to Executive Editor Nominated for Best Critic Team in the National Capital Area by the Cappies, a high school theatre critic program Published in Young Poets of America since age ten Slam poet Music President of Tri-M (orchestra, band, chorus) Music Honor Society, the largest student-run organization in Langley High School Part of Langley’s Philharmonic Orchestra, selected as one of four orchestras in the country to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City Spent summers touring Europe and performing in Rome, Italy with my school’s orchestra group. Coordinated an experiential learning workshop for students in Rome teaching them about music. Performed at Disney World, performed for students with behavioral disabilities at the Cherokee School in Orlando, FL; taught students about orchestra and music.