India Association of Western Washington

Youth Board - 2014



Aditya Uppala


 I am a junior at The Overlake School and this is my third and sadly final year on the Youth Board. I love to ski and play basketball. I also dabble in golf. My favorite classes at school are Physics, Calc, and Woodshop. In my free time I like to spend time with my friends, watch Netflix, and win Chubby Bunny. My favorite food is anything Thai and my favorite TV shows are Modern Family and White Collar!


 Sumer Rathinam

Vice President

I’m a junior at Interlake High school, and I love to play soccer. Some of my interests are playing the guitar, listening to music, and watching sports. I like to hang out with friends and watch movies. Some fun facts about me are that I like salted caramel ice cream and my favorite professional soccer team is Manchester City.




Sam Moodliar


Hey! My name is Sam Moodliar, but you can call me Samitra. I'm a Junior at Skyline High School! You could say I love school. My favourite class is third period! Anyways, I have a bunch of hobbies and interests and activities and extracurriculars! I absolutely love going to the gym. I'm actually a part-time body builder, if you couldn’t tell! Apart from that, I love shredding  the field with my lawn mowing bros. In addition to the normal grindstone of school, mowin’, and homework, I am also a budding track protege. I like to believe I run faster than Usain Bolt.



Kunaal Sikka


I’m a freshman at Issaquah High school, and I love to ski and golf.  Some of my interests are: math, computers, science, and writing. In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with friends and watching TV.   Some fun facts about me are:

My favorite color is blue

My favorite smell is fresh waffles

My favorite dessert is jalebi




Sonali Pai


Hi my name is Sonali Pai and I am a sophomore at Forest Ridge School. Some of my interests include basketball, oil painting, piano, and lacrosse. Math and physics are my favorite subjects at school. In my free time, I love watching basketball and football. Some fun facts about me are:

I'm a vegetarian but I hate vegetables. 

My favorite color is royal blue. 

My favorite basketball player is LeBron. 

 YB Members

Akshay Prasad

Hi my name is Akshay Prasad and I am a freshman studying at STEM high school. I have two younger siblings. My favorite sport is squash. In my free time, I like to relax while either hanging out with my friends, playing videogames or reading books. I have lived in India for seven years and can read and write Hindi.

Aparajita Chauhan