Currently pursuing an undergraduate degree at Stanford University, Abhinav is, at his core, a multifaceted learner. Equipped with a cross-disciplinary mind-set along with a compassionate streak, he was recently appointed as the Youth Ambassador for World Wide Fund India and AFS Intercultural Programs India, hoping to combine knowledge from multifarious areas to make a social impact. His leadership portfolio is varied, ranging from organizations such as TechSoCh and Hale to the North American Association of Indian Students, a non-profit organization that advocates for Indian Students studying in the United States and Canada. An untiring advocate for social and environmental reform, his internships include Social Weapons of Jaipur, MyCaptain, World Wide Fund, Next Genius, Jaquar Group, and FYCGlobal in various capacities.
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As an avid researcher, he has worked on several research projects and has recently won the Space Challenge of the New York Academy of Sciences that dealt with the colonization of the moon. His enthusiasm and relentless ambition and resilience has helped him win various awards and accolades: All-Rounder of the Year Award, National Student of the Year Award consecutively for two years, NTSE, KVPY, National Rank 1 in National Science Concours, PRMO, Harvard Crossroads Leadership fellow, to name a few. Abhinav’s international educational expertise includes attending the Applied Science & Engineering session of Yale Young Global Scholars-2018 at Yale University, WSSC in Finland, and BP Global STEM Academy 2019 in Egypt.
Whether it is about observing science and engineering in action, being a voracious reader, or taking online courses on topics ranging from Game Theory to App Development, Abhinav is constantly eager to learn. An aspiring engineer, Abhinav directs the thrill of innovation and discovery into real-life projects that bring change to the lives of the people in his community and beyond. As a 21st-century global citizen, he aims to leverage his skills to research in the field of Artificial Intelligence to help make education more accessible and affordable to all sections of society.