Welcome! My name is Shiven Patel, and I am a junior at Garnet Valley High School. Ever since I was a child, I have had a passion for science. I am fascinated with science's "unknown" aspect and how much there is still to discover about the world. Additionally, I like to learn about how the world works and why objects and animals tend to act the way they do!
Outside of school, I have several passions to which I devote my time. One of these is playing tennis with my brother and friends, which I have been doing for several years. I am a member of the Varsity School Tennis team and am very competitive! Another passion of mine is spending time with my family. I come from a close-knit family, and we enjoy going on vacations. This past summer, we traveled to Turks and Caicos. The mesmerizing view and time spent with my family were gratifying. We also love to play games and explore new places and foods together! Finally, I am committed to giving back to the community. For the past few months, I have been working at Kumon, where I help children in elementary and middle school become proficient in math and reading. This work is fulfilling because it allows me to use my skills to make a positive impact on others.
I joined the TRIP Initiative because of my strong passion for science. I am excited to work with a wonderful group of people and conduct my research! I am grateful for this opportunity and can not wait for what the future has in store for me!