Meet the Youth Board

The Kids Coming Together Youth Board is made up of local high schoolers. These impressive young people devote their time growing KCT as they develop leadership, teamwork, and decision-making skills.

Get to know our 2023-24 Youth Board.

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Tanya Nair (She/Her)

Tanya Nair is a junior at Eastlake High School, and is excited to be this year's Youth Board President. She has been involved in KCT for over four years now, and this will be her third year on the board! In her free time, she likes to read and swim.

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Sai Govind (She/Her)

Sai Govind is in 10th grade at Skyline High School. Some things she enjoys include reading and re-decorating. One of the reasons why she joined KCT is because of her love working with kids and to get out of her comfort zone to try new things.

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Anika Kamath (She/Her)

Anika is so excited to be serving her fourth year on the KCT Youth Board! She is a senior at Eastlake High School. Anika truly loves KCT because she really values community service and enjoys working with kids. In her free time, her hobbies include dancing, baking, and spending time with friends and family!

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Olivia Lee (She/Her)

Olivia Lee is a Junior at Eastlake High School and is excited to be working as the VP of Events at Kids Coming Together. She has learned about KCT and it’s events since being a freshman volunteer, and plans to use this knowledge with her new team to bring forth new improvement this year. When time allows, she enjoys reading and experiencing nature.

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Devanshi Rautaraya (She/Her)

Devanshi is a junior at Eastlake high school! She has been with KCT for 3 years now and has been a part of the youth board for 2 years. She loves working with KCT because of the amazing kids she gets to interact with during the events! She is very excited to contribute to KCT’s mission!

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Prisha Sharma (She/Her)

Prisha is a junior at Eastlake High School who is serving her second year on the youth board! In her free time she is most probably walking her dog, watching a movie or browsing pinterest. She loves helping others and hopes KCT can be a safe space for all.

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Shreya Ambekar (She/Her)

Shreya is currently a junior at Eastlake High School, and is so excited to be a part of the Youth Board this year! She joined KCT to have a positive impact on her community, and to create a welcoming environment for all kids. In her free time, she likes to sing, read, and spend time with her family and friends!

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Ofir Erlich (She/Her)

Ofir is a junior at Eastlake High School, who is serving as the teen events intern in her 3rd year on the Youth Board. In her free time, she loves to bake and watch comedy movies. Ofir is looking forward to seeing what this new year will bring for KCT!

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Melissa Walker (She/Her)

Melissa is a senior at Eastlake High School. She chose to join the youth board because she loves the impact KCT brings and enjoys volunteering with the kids! In her free time Melissa enjoys watching movies, playing volleyball, and hiking. She is excited to see what KCT will accomplish this year!

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Sandilya Parimi (He/Him)

Sandy is a junior in Issaquah High School. Sandy likes to hangout with friends and play board games with my family. He joined KCT to help youth in developing stronger social skills and for them to become more open about themselves.

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Mira Asvin (She/Her)

Mira is a freshman at Eastlake High School. She’s been volunteering with KCT since 6th grade and loves volunteering in her free time. Her hobbies include skiing, swimming, listening to music, and playing with her dog.

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Eira Pethe (She/Her)

Eira is a nature-loving high school sophomore who will never say no to a good book. Aside from reading, she loves painting, gardening, and playing the piano.

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Lara Vidich (She/Her)

Lara is a junior at Eastlake High School. She started volunteering at KCT about a year ago and enjoys all the fun and unique events they have. In her free time Lara likes to go on hikes, bake, and hang out with friends.

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Ishaan Agarwal (He/Him)

Ishaan is a junior at Issaquah High School. He joined KCT because he wants to give back and connect to the community. In his free time, Ishaan enjoys playing sports, reading, and hanging out with friends.

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Anu Arun (She/Her)

Anu Arun, a sophomore at Eastlake High School is so happy to be KCT’s Database Intern! Anu loves obsessively reading historical fiction novels about WW2, powering through UW Precalculus, and balancing all four of her club schedules. She can’t wait to make a big impact on her community with KCT!

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Pallavi Chandaka (She/Her)

Pallavi Chandaka is a Sophomore attending Skyline High School. She loves traveling and anything crafty! Pallavi joined KCT’s Youth Board because she really connects to and wants to aid in accomplishing their mission by helping create a safe environment for kids to help and connect with their community.