Hi! My name is Sruthi Malineni and I am a junior at Garnet Valley High School. I have moved seven times before my family decided to call Pennsylvania our home, so I am no stranger to new adventures.
I’ll start off by talking a little bit about myself. In school, my favorite subjects are the ones related to science–Biology and Anatomy and Physiology are my favorites. I enjoy playing the flute in the Wind Ensemble and marching band. Apart from that, I am the Vice President of Global Awareness club where I help coordinate fundraisers and bring attention to humanitarian issues facing the world. Outside of school, I love to bake! I first started baking in fifth grade and I haven’t stopped since; some of my favorite things to bake are cookies, brownies, and cupcakes. When I am not baking, you can find me watching bollywood movies.
By now, we are all aware (and weary) of the ongoing pandemic, but it has provided me with the opportunity to start a tutoring platform. My friend and I created a website where we offer tutoring sessions in STEM subjects (math is our most popular subject) in exchange for donations to a global cause, and this allowed me to share my passion for STEM with young children through the comfort of my home.
Okay, so why did I apply to TRIP? Well, for some context, everyone in my family is some type of engineer, and although I find engineering to be interesting, I want to be exposed to other fields. As I have mentioned before, I enjoy science and I would like to pursue a career in the sciences. However, I had always been doubtful about how I would fit into the diverse field of science, and I believe TRIP will help me gain an understanding of what my role will be. Also, the idea of getting to create my own research project and get hands on experience in the lab seems exciting. I have so many ideas running around in my head, but I digress. For now, I have learned so much about fruit flies and how to work in a lab setting and I am excited to learn so much more.