Originally from New Jersey, Tanvi Kanchinadam is a rising high school senior at Phillips Academy Andover interested in the relationship between Global Health Policy and International Development in the context of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs), and the effect these technologies have on disadvantaged communities on a grassroots level. Previous work includes a focus on the correlation between caste and the inequity of healthcare delivery between low and high caste communities in India. Tanvi is also the founder, organizer, and host of TEDxPhillipsAcademyAndover, an annual TEDx conference consisting entirely of student speakers. In the past, the conference has centered around themes such as ‘21st Century Citizenship,’ and ‘Our Generation’s Mission Statement.’ Tanvi is also passionate about government and politics, and she hosts a weekly online radio show ‘Chai Time’ to discuss issues concerning the South Asian diaspora, as well as broader issues at play in the American political thicket. She also engages with the South Asian community as president of the Hindu Student Union at Phillips Academy. Tanvi is a classically trained double-bassist who plays in the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, as well as the Phillips Academy Chamber and Symphonic Orchestras. Additionally, she occasionally dabbles in Jazz and other forms of contemporary music. As part of her summer internship, Tanvi worked on an essay titled “Youth and the Mainstream Media: A David and Goliath Story”. The final publication is forthcoming but a draft is available here.
Quinn Robinson is a rising Senior at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, and lives in Wellesley, MA. He is particularly passionate about combating issues of privacy on the internet and in various sources of media, which he hopes to incorporate into his projects at Berkman Klein, his future collegiate studies, and his work beyond. He also enjoys studying in the general fields of social science, history, and mathematics. During the school year, he serves as a board member and competitor of both the Philomathean Debate Society and the Phillips Academy Model UN team, a resident advisor, and the head of MOSAIC– an affinity group for multiracial students and faculty. He holds decent proficiency in Mandarin, which he teaches to elementary school students from Lawrence, and has for long been interested in Chinese culture and politics– culminating in a summer-abroad program last year spent investigating the role of state-owned enterprises in the modern Chinese economy. In his free time, Quinn loves listening to music, travelling, and playing squash and tennis.
Skyler Sallick is a rising sophomore at Claremont McKenna College looking to major in Philosophy and Public Affairs, with an emphasis on tech policy and ethics. During her first undergraduate year, Skyler pioneered a project with Shared_Studio’s Portal Project, as a student initiative aiming to bring Portal technology to Claremont in 2019. A recent graduate of Phillips Academy, Andover, Skyler spent much of high school as the Founder and Director of the Andover Satellite Editorial Board for the award-winning, global, online magazine, KidSpirit, that explores the ways in which the internet connects youth voices around the world on meaningful topics. Additionally, she had several articles published through the magazine, including one in the Huffington Post entitled The Basic Intricacies of Kindness and Compassion. Through KidSpirit, Skyler spoke on a panel at the 2015 Parliament of World Religions in Salt Lake City, Utah on the importance of youth involvement in change making. She was featured on the Garrison Institute Podcast for her work surrounding youth involvement in discussions around climate change. Additionally, Skyler was a documentary finalist in the All American High School Film Festival. She also serves as a Volunteer Ambassador for Be the Match: City of Hope. Skyler has a passion for exploring the opportunities and challenges technological innovation such as AI and VR/AR can offer education, specifically exploring the ethics and potential policies around technology that affect youth.