Hi! I’m Sri Muppidi, a senior at Amador Valley High School in Pleasanton, Calif. I am extremely excited to work with Girl Up this year!
Other than Girl Up, I am involved in a number of service activities in my community. As an active Girl Scout, I recently finished my Gold Award project, educating my community about African culture and raising thousands of dollars to build water retention systems in Tanzania.
After my life-changing visit to Tanzania, I now continue to volunteer with Asante Africa, a non-profit organization that provides education for Tanzanian and Kenyan students. I have also volunteered my time in India by teaching blind students English and educating women about cancer awareness.
Additionally, I participate in my school’s UNICEF club. I am committed to service because I believe everyone should have equal opportunities for success and happiness.
I play the clarinet for my school’s marching and concert band, serving as a section leader for the clarinet section this year. I also participate in DECA, an organization that prepares students to work in fields of business.
Last year, I successfully ended my term as California DECA’s Vice President of Civic Consciousness, where I represented more than 3,500 members and promoted community service projects throughout the state.
This year, I will be serving as the Co-President of my school’s DECA chapter. I am also very interested in history, law and politics. I have participated in my school’s Mock Trial team, interned for Congressman Jerry McNerney, and am a part of Amador Valley’s award-winning team, We the People.
I also had the opportunity to serve as a Bank of America Student Leader this past year, volunteering for Junior Achievement and gaining important leadership skills.
In my free time, I love spending time with friends and family, reading, watching romantic comedies and action thrillers, tasting delicious cupcakes, jamming out to music, and biking.
I am excited to learn more about issues that affect girls around the world, and I look forward to contributing to Girl Up to make a difference.