Nivedita Kumar

Nivedita (Nivi) Kumar, has been accepted by Johns Hopkins University to study bioengineering, with the long-term goal of pursuing a career in cardiothoracic surgery. She works as a research intern at the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle, assisting with genetic mapping and sequencing projects. Among her many school and community service projects, Nivi serves as co-chair of the Mukilteo Youth Advisory Committee, a team appointed and guided by the mayor to work on service projects and advise the city council. After recently losing a childhood friend to suicide, Nivi developed a mental health initiative at her high school to help destigmatize mental health struggles and create a community of students, parents, and others trained in suicide prevention.