My name is Aarushi Nanda and I’m a sophomore studying Econometrics with a minor in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I spend a lot of my free time volunteering because I enjoy giving back to my community. While volunteering at Lowell Elementary School, I came across a group of students who did not have access to computers at home. On further talking to them, it became evident that even at school, their exposure to computers was minimal.
In today’s world where tech is everywhere, not having access to technology leaves one at a big disadvantage. I want to bridge the gap by providing computers to schools so students can get an early start and this exposure can open doors towards STEM-related fields in the future.
I’m Armon Bhau, a sophomore who studies at Bellarmine College Preparatory. I am currently Access to Tech’s Head of Marketing and Fundraising. I’ve made it a personal mission of mine to give back to those in unfortunate circumstances, and volunteer work has been my primary method of doing that. Joining Access to Tech, however, completely revolutionized the way I thought about helping people. It allowed me to realize that I could give back on a much larger scale than I previously imagined. I hope that I can bring my past volunteering expertise to Access to Tech so we can reach out to the community and benefit those in need.