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Hi! My name is Meghana.

I am so excited to be a mentor at gradiant! I distinctly remember the immense amounts of pressure, stress, and uncertainty I felt during my junior and senior year of high school. I remember feeling overwhelmed and discouraged at times. I look forward to serving as a peer who can truly understand and listen to your stresses and concerns as you enter this process. I look forward to answering any and all questions you may have and sharing helpful experiences. I want to serve as a source of guidance and support to ensure that you feel confident and comfortable as you make the transition into college. Whether it is figuring out how to manage stress, create a sense of belonging in a new environment, or handling college decisions, my priority is to help you thrive. I view us as a team, working together to ensure that your transition from high school to college is what you want to make it!

Here’s a little about me. I grew up in Beaverton, Oregon, graduated last year with a degree in computer science from Stanford, and just started my master’s degree in statistics this fall! At Stanford, I had the opportunity to serve as an RA in Rinconada, a freshmen dorm, and take peer counseling classes. I co-led Stanford Robotics Club, where I helped student teams bring their ideas to life and discover their potential as innovators. This summer, I had the opportunity to work at a non-profit as a data scientist, helping them spread radical hospitality to people experiencing homelessness. On campus, I am also a member of a competitive folk-dance team, Basmati Raas, and I love to run!

 
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