Georgia Institute of Technology
Major: Computer Science
Memberships: Shooting Stars Foundation – State President & Lead Organizer, Palm Harbor University High School Robotics Team Captain, Taekwondo Center for Excellence
Krish is a freshman at the Georgia Institute of Technology studying computer science and is the son of Dimple Asknani, Sr. Data Analyst at TD SYNNEX and Hitesh Asknani, Sr Data Engineer at TD SYNNEX. He describes himself as outgoing, compassionate, and determined despite being more introverted in his youth preferring to “manipulate pixels on his computer monitor rather than go to a football game”, he shared. “Once I belonged to a community, one that appreciated my electronic endeavors, allowing me to build a social network beyond the world of routers and ethernet cables, my passion for coding was validated.”
He expanded his leadership skills in his role as a mentor in the same digital communities that he learned through running programming hackathons to teaching robotic teams, the same crafts that taught him how to be a team player could be shared with others with the same interests at a young age.
It was his experience within the Shooting Stars Foundation that has been the most valuable to him, “It helped me to implement three characteristics in my personal and academic life – flexibility, forethought, and resourcefulness, important for effective event management projects,” said Krish. He led three academic programs raising over $2,500 for underprivileged students and went on to establish a subsidiary that raised $50,000. This money has been used to provide a higher-level education to underprivileged students across the world, giving them the opportunity to turn their lives around. These experiences taught him that community and the power to connect with others are what drive vision, ideas, and innovation ahead.