Women Who Reign: Anshita Saini

Reinvented Magazine
6 min readJun 21, 2020

“To raise new questions, new possibilities, to regard old problems from a new angle, requires creative imagination and marks real advance in science.” -Albert Einstein

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Tell us about yourself along with a fun fact!
Hey there! I’m Anshita Saini, a rising senior at Interlake High School in Bellevue, WA. Since the age of five, I’ve been immersed in art as an avid learner of both Hindustani classical music and kathak, a form of Indian classical dance, in addition to picking up the flute.

Though I have always been entranced by art, my experiences through middle school and high school have sparked my growing interest in rocketry and computer science too.

In middle school, I joined my school’s rocketry club by chance, where I captained a team of rocketeers through the Team America Rocketry Challenge to placing 16th at the National Finals! Inspired by the unique allure of rockets, I went on to become President of Interlake High School’s Rocketry Club, began prototyping a machine learning app to predict a rocket’s altitude, and am conducting astrophysics research in the summer of 2020. I truly cannot wait to see what else I can explore in this remarkable field!

Through my explorations in singing, dancing, and science, I’ve loved being able to pioneer a vision, armed with the tools of code, my voice, and my body movements. I also have visions for my community as well; I hope to bring art and science to those who may not have had the opportunity to explore these fields. Through my work as the Founder and President of Code4Care, Co-Founder of InSync, and Vice President of She Codes Art, I’ve had the privilege of impacting thousands of students by teaching coding and singing, while fundraising for underprivileged populations. Seeing students that once felt intimidated and often bored by the idea of coding or STEM becoming enthusiastic about the projects we teach motivates me to continue extending my impact to nations around the world. Beyond direct impact through my teaching, I’m a researcher at the University of Washington’s Ubiquitous Computing Lab where I’m currently working on detecting stroke symptoms simply by analyzing a recording of a person’s face, and previously co-authored a research paper on quantifying upper-body activities through sonar sensing. These projects will…

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