Ms. Tandon

Advisor

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Nishanth Arumugam

President

Nishanth has participated in Science Olympiad for 7 years, and competed in various events at the national level, and enjoyed every moment with the team. Now, he hopes to drive the club to further victories, and can’t wait for the amazing 2021 season!

Mr. Chittari

Team Coach

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Tarun Batchu

Vice President of External Operations

Tarun Batchu is a junior at Monta Vista High School who joined Science Olympiad in his 8th grade in the Kennedy Middle School. His passion for STEM has driven him to use knowledge that he learns in science olympiad in daily projects outside of the club. In his free time, he loves to listen to music, watch tv, and play table tennis. 

Eshani Patel

Vice President of External Operations

Eshani Patel is a senior at Monta Vista High School and has participated in Science Olympiad for 6 years in the national, state, and regional levels. Her favorite events are Disease Detectives, Anatomy and Physiology, and Machines. In her free time, Eshani likes to play basketball, cook, paint, and go on hikes with friends and family.

Jodie Chen

Vice President of Internal Operations

Jodie Chen is a senior at Monta Vista High and has been part of the MV Science Olympiad family since her freshman year. Her favorite events are Microbe Mission and Dynamic Planet. Outside of school, she likes to draw digitally, listen to lofi music, and watch food review videos on Youtube.

Saarang Kashyap

Vice President of External Operations

Saarang Kashyap is a senior at Monta Vista High School. He has won National Science Olympiad State/Regional medals since 2017 (Div C/B) and was a  National Competitor in 2018. His favorite events are Anatomy and Physiology, Designer Genes, and Disease Detectives. In his free time, Saarang likes to write poems, rap, ride his bike, and play tennis with friends.

Annie Chen

Vice President of Written/Lab Events

Annie is a senior at MV, and this is her 4th year in Science Olympiad. In the past, she has competed in a wide range of events, including Forensics, Dynamic Planet, and Water Quality (favorite!). In her free time, she enjoys watching mukbang videos, photography, and boba.

Ojas Karnavat

Vice President of Written/Lab Events

Ojas Karnavat is a junior who joined MVSO his freshman year. His absolute favorite event is codebusters and loves the adrenaline rush of the timed question. Outside of science olympiad, he enjoys working on his research projects, playing chess, reading autobiographies, and occasional games of table tennis.

Rishi Pankhaniya

Vice President of Engineering

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Leela Srinivas

Vice President of Engineering

Leela is a junior at Monta Vista High School, and this will be her fifth year competing in Science Olympiad. She has participated in a variety of events up to the national level. She currently competes in Forensics, Machines, and Gravity Vehicle. Outside of school and Science Olympiad, she likes crocheting, singing, playing violin, reading, and listening to music.

Anusha Chittari

Treasurer

Anusha Chittari is a sophomore at Monta Vista High School and this will be her fifth year competing in Science Olympiad. Her passion for STEM has driven her to participate in a wide range of events and compete at the national level. She loves Science Olympiad because of the tournaments and opportunities to meet new friends.

Audrey Huang

Secretary and Event Captain for Write It Do It, Experimental Design, Codebusters

Audrey is a junior at Monta Vista High School and has been competing in Science Olympiad since 8th grade. She was a National medalist in Write It Do It, Experimental Design, and Mystery Architecture. Other than Science Olympiad, Audrey likes to play badminton, listen to music, read books, and run.

Grace Kuo

Webmaster

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Varun Kumaravelu

Event Captain for Ornithology, Water Quality

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Deetshana Parthipan

Event Captain for Disease Detectives, Anatomy & Physiology, Designer Genes

Deetshana is a junior at Monta Vista High School and has been a part of Science Olympiad for 4 years. She was a finalist at the 2019 National Science Olympiad tournament, medaling in the events Disease Detectives and Meteorology. She is currently competing in Anatomy and Physiology, Disease Detectives, and Dynamic Planet. Additionally Deetshana is a competitive speaker and loves talking politics in her free time! She has also learnt carnatic music for 8 years and loves to sing pop during her free time!

Dhanush Manjunath

Event Captain for Astronomy, Dynamic Planet

Dhanush Manjunath is a junior at Monta Vista High School and has participated in Science Olympiad for 5 years and has competed in the National tournament before. He loves the events Astronomy, Boomilever(Computilever), Dynamic Planet, and Water Quality. In his free time, Dhanush enjoys reading books, playing games, and hanging out with friends.

Aseem Rajopadhye

Event Captain for Fossils, Geologic Mapping

Aseem is a junior at Monta Vista High School and this is his sixth year competing in Science Olympiad. His favorite events are Fossils and the Division B event Solar System. Outside of his studies, he likes to play video games, swim, listen to music, and watch YouTube Videos.

William Huang

Event Captain for Chemistry Lab, Forensics, Protein Modeling

William Huang is a senior at Monta Vista High School in Cupertino, California. He is passionate about biology and chemistry, partaking in events like Chemistry, Forensics, and Protein Modeling. Outside of school, he loves painting, photography, singing, guitar, and playing Valorant.

Nikhil Kaviraja

Event Captain for Circuit Lab, Machines, Sounds of Music

Nikhil is a junior at Monta Vista High School and has been competing in science olympiad since his sophomore year. His favorite events are Ping Pong Parachute, Circuit Lab, Detector Building and Chemistry Lab. In his free time, Nikhil enjoys playing badminton, listening to music and hanging out with friends.

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