Making Knowledge Accessible

Our goal, with LeanOn, is to provide struggling underprivileged students with an education beyond the resources offered by their public school.

Our Mission

We are stepping up for change because struggling underprivileged students deserve education beyond the resources offered by their public

Million Students are out school

Million of them are in secondary school

Million students dropout of high school every year, many from low income families

Evidently, students from low-income families do not have access to the same opportunities and resources (such as college counseling, career planning/internships) that other students do because of the expensive cost of these services. However, with the right tools, this is a problem we can solve.

Our Project

Our Project, LeanOn, is a service that targets underprivileged children by providing them with access to extra opportunities to further their learning beyond public school resources.

Along with providing skilled and credible tutors for subjects that students are struggling with, our service provides mentors that can assist students with career advice, college counseling, personal finance, and mental health guidance.

It is efficient and easy for users to navigate. Our app consolidates features that users normally face difficulty finding including pre-vetted/verified mentors. As all features are provided within one application, our app makes an excellent service for students seeking knowledge and mentors seeking to provide it. This app will not only nurture disadvantaged students, but offer them the aid they need to navigate the real world.

Join Us

Those who are looking to participate in our program, please fill out this form to get started. You can expect to hear back from us in 1-3 weeks.

How This Began

Our founders wanted to positively impact the community in a profound way, using the advantages of technology of the 21st century. We all wanted the objective of our project to be equality in education. Meanwhile, one of our founders is a peer mentor at school for students struggling in math. When working with different students, she realized some students needed help in different areas. For example, one student needed help with understanding a certain topic, while another student wanted to learn shortcuts and test taking strategies, and a different student needed practice. She is also a part of the organization, Girls Computing League. GCL has been trying to adopt the feature of a “mentor-mentee app” as well. Our founders know each other from previous projects. We collectively came together to build an app and add more features. Right now, the audience is Fairfax County (where most of our team resides) however, we hope that our product reaches everyone throughout the nation.

Our Team

Kavya Kopparapu

Founder, CEO

Kavya Kopparapu is a junior at Harvard and the Founder/CEO of GirlsComputingLeague. Kavya has worked in the intersection of AI/ML and healthcare for the past four years, earning her as one of TIME’s Most Influential Teens, WebMD’s Health Heroes, and Glamour Magazine’s College Woman of the year. She has a patent on a precision medicine platform for glioblastoma and has been featured by Forbes, Tech Crunch, Refinery 29, and IEEE Spectrum. 

Neeyanth Kopparapu

Chief Information Officer

Neeyanth Kopparapu is currently a freshman at Harvard. As one of the founding members of the organization, Neeyanth has worked to coordinate with numerous technology companies for the annual AI summits, as well as leading the nationally recognized Clinical Trial Selector team as they develop solutions as a student team for the public. Aside from GirlsComputingLeague, Neeyanth has spent time working on computational biology research, recognized as a Davidson Research Scholar for his work in Parkinson’s Disease.

Ethan Ocasio

Chief Technology Officer

Ethan Ocasio is currently a senior and the Chief Technology Officer of GirlsComputingLeague. Ethan has worked to coordinate with numerous technology companies for the annual AI summits, as well as leading the nationally recognized Clinical Trial Selector team as they develop solutions as a student team for the public. Aside from GirlsComputingLeague, Ethan designed and evaluated deep neural networks for segmentation of multiple sclerosis lesions in brain MRIs

Bhavjeet Sanghera

Chief Strategy Officer

Bhavjeet Sanghera is currently a freshman at the University of Miami and the Chief Strategy Officer at GirlsComputingLeague. He is involved in developing and executing events like the CapitalOne Codefest and the AI summits. Outside GirlsComputingLeague, he avidly conducts research in the field of neuroscience and volunteers with local STEM outreach projects.

Maria Izzi

Chief Information Officer

Maria is a senior at TJHSST, and has been part of GCL for over four years. She oversees most internal teams and, extending her interest in social justice, leads diversity initiatives within both the core organization and its national chapters. Computational biostatistics research and studying Russian are her side passions.

Abhinav Potineni

Chief Financial Officer

Abhinav Potineni is currently a Junior at Academies of Science and is the Chief Financial Officer of GirlsComputingLeague. As a part of Clinical Trial Selector team, Abhi is working on taking CTS to a wider market to help millions of veterans get access to clinical trials. In his free time, Abhi enjoys conducting research in biotechnology, where he has been recognized as a Conrad Innovator 2021 for building an AI application to predict cardiovascular risk score in patients.

Nidhi Challa

Chief Innovation Officer

Nidhi Challa is a sophomore at the University of Maryland and the Chief Innovation Officer at GirlsComputingLeague. She is involved in the process of setting up various events like the AI summits along with overseeing the 1000 schools project and chapter leader program. Outside of GirlsComputingLeague Nidhi spends her time participating in tech clubs on campus.

Rishitha Tamma

Director of Partnerships

Sairishitha Tamma is currently a junior at Lightridge High School and the Academy of Engineering and Technology. In GirlsComputingLeague, she is a national team member, involved mainly in the DCHA program. Outside of GCL, she has a growing passion for business, tech, and science, which she is trying to apply through various career-oriented clubs, internships, and multiple research projects, one of which is regarding apps and the effects they have on people.

Rishitha Voleti

Director of 1000 Schools Program

Rishitha Voleti is a junior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology and is the Director of the 1000 schools project. Outside of GCL, Rishitha is also participates in other volunteering events, works on various AI projects and dances a traditional Indian dance.

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