SAJNI VEDEREY

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Sajni founded STEM All Starsan international nonprofit committed to breaking the barrier of gender stereotypes, inspiring girls to enter STEM majors and fields, using STEM education and technology to improve the lives of women and girls around the world, and empowering girls to be our future global leaders.

In Virginia, the STEM All Stars has launched clubs in over 10 schools, raising over $150,000 dollars which has been donated to underprivileged girls in India.

This past year, the STEM All Stars conducted their 2nd annual STEM competition, challenging participants to research and present global issues. They also held a 5-day Girls CodeIT workshop in collaboration with NCWIT. Middle schools girls were introduced to the principles of programming such as efficiency and problem solving logic.

In addition, STEM All Stars clubs provide students with quality time to explore STEM and let their creative talents shine. Activities such as creating a mobile app, building Rube Goldberg machines, or just playing with robots, help students understand the mechanisms behind technology.

This past year, Sajni has been developing an app called AdviseHer, dedicated to closing the gap between students and teachers by giving students a platform to give and receive advice.