Indian-American Girl Selected for Education Campaign
Sixteen-year-old Indian-American girl Swetha Prabakaran selected to serve in the inaugural Student Advisory Board of an education campaign which seeks to provide educational opportunities for teenagers in America. US First Lady Michelle Obama has selected Swetha for the campign.
Swetha, whose parents immigrated from Tamil Nadu’s Tirunelveli in 1998, was chosen for ‘Better Make Room’ campaign’s Student Advisory Board in recognition of her efforts to educate youth in the field of computer sciences. Swetha, a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Virginia, is the founder and CEO of Everybody Code Now!, a non-profit body working to empower the next generation of youth to become engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs.