Aditya Indla is a junior at Bellarmine College Preparatory School in San Jose, CA. Aditya is currently working as a summer research volunteer at UCSF Tobacco Research Center, under Dr.Suzaynn Schick to support the conduct of clinical research on the health effects of exposure to secondhand and thirdhand cigarette smoke.
He has been actively engaged with elected officials at state and national levels towards implementing anti-tobacco policies
He is an Emerging Community Leader Intern for the UCAN-ACT project with Breathe California
He holds multiple leadership positions in youth and general public oriented anti-tobacco activist organizations.
He conducted multiple presentations and workshops to raise awareness of the dangers of tobacco and attended various conferences to gain increased understanding of tobacco issues.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, he raised $10,000 to 3D print PPE for health care workers and was recognized as one of the U.N. Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth’s list of Leaders who Inspire you to Change the World.
Pranav Medida is a freshman at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley in San Jose, CA.
He has always been interested in raising awareness of medical issues in low-income communities. During his frequent visits to India, he learned about the lack of educational materials aimed at children. He published two books towards teaching the importance of blood banks and understanding how to fight Malaria. He distributed these books to over 10 schools in India. He has volunteered at a blood bank and has talked to different doctors each trip to expand his knowledge on the subject and write more.
He plays club Volleyball and in his free time he enjoys playing video games.