Navya is currently a college student in Brown University’s Class of 2020. Studying in the 8-year integrated Program in Liberal Medical Education (Warren Alpert Medical School, Class of 2024), she aspires to become a doctor, leading a career of service.
Navya’s passion for service started at a young age and flourished even more when she became involved with JHF. During high school, she served as the treasurer and chair for JAB, constantly volunteering in several service projects throughout the community.
“Helping people gives me one of the best feelings someone can ever feel. Not only did JAB allow me to bring food to people in need, but it also allowed me to express my organization, responsibility, and leadership skills. JAB allowed me to improve myself while being able to help others. Joshua’s Heart also gave me the chance to meet new people and go to unique events. From performing a Bollywood dance for senior citizens in the Jewish Senior Citizen Center, volunteering at Little Stars School, an orphanage in India, conducting a food distribution for 200 individuals for Gulfstream Middle School, leading a “Strike Out Hunger" Bowling event, and speaking to over 500 middle school students in Upper Arlington, Ohio about the beauty of service, volunteering had never been this fun before.”
Navya graduated from Miramar High School in the International Baccalaureate program in 2016 as the valedictorian. She served as the president for Miramar High School’s Key Club, Science National Honor Society, and founder of Nourishing Our Mankind (NOM, a service club affiliated with JHF), and researched at the University of Miami Breast Cancer Research Lab. Currently, Navya serves on the PLME Senate and South Asian Student Association E-boards at Brown, enjoys dancing on the Brown Badmaash South Asian Dance Team and Mezcla Latinx Dance Troupe, and writes for the Triple Helix magazine.
“The leadership skills and love for service that I have acquired through my time with JHF JAB will stick with me for life.”