IAWW Youth Board – 2020

Kamron Paliwal (President)

Hi, my name is Kamron Paliwal and I’m a junior at Interlake High School. I play ultimate Frisbee, and I’m part of the DECA club at my school. I’m a huge fan of Marvel movies and my favorite TV show is called ‘Gossip Girl’. I also have a younger sister in 6th grade, and an English bulldog. Camp Bharat is one of my favorite parts of the year and I’ll always remember crowd-surfing during Garba. This year, as President of the board, I’m looking forward to unifying the IAWW Youth Program as a whole with the inclusion of our new Youth Outreach branch for younger kids, and solidifying our presence in the Eastside as a prominent figure in our community through our keynote events, as well as facilitate the experience I received as a board member in my first year for new members of this year’s board.

Jai Nath (Vice President)

Hi, my name is Jai Nath, I am a junior at Mountlake Terrace high school, I am 16 years old and this is my third year on YB. I enjoy playing football and basketball, skiing, and am a passionate sleeper. Besides this, in my free time I am usually doing something outdoors, hanging with friends or listening to music. My favorite movie is The Sandlot and food is pancakes. I am stoked to be on YB this year and look forward to taking on a leadership role as Vice President. Besides this I cannot wait for camp and participating in all the cool events we get to do.

Nikhil Kagalwala (Treasurer)

Hi, my name is Nikhil Kagalwala and I am a junior at Newport High School. I enjoy exercising, eating, Wordscapes, and hanging out with friends. My favorite show is Avatar the Last Airbender. My favorite memory from camp is dancing in the inner circle during Garba. This year, I am looking forward to getting to know all of my campers!

Saivi Madan (Secretary)

Saivi Madan is a third year YB and a Junior at Newport High School. In her free time, she enjoys thoroughly discussing politics in JSA, hanging out with friends and loved ones, and watching TV. her favorite shows include VICTORIOUS, The Bachelor, The Bachelorette, Bachelor in Paradise, and The Office. Some interesting facts about her are that she loves Christmas and YB. Some of her favorite camp memories include losing in sports to a game of rock paper scissors (team 6 should’ve won) and getting lost during Finding Bigfoot twice. She is stoked for camp, Garba, raising awareness surrounding mental health, and to bond with all the new YB’s this year!

Athul Obla (Public Relations)

Hi, my name is Athul Obla and I am a sophomore at Interlake High School, and this is my second year on YB. In my free time, I play baseball and make videos. In the wintertime, you can find me shredding the mountains on my snowboard. My favorite TV shows are The Office and Parks and Recreation. I am looking forward to being the Public Relations Officer this year. This will be my fifth year at camp, and I couldn’t be more excited!

Anya Sharma (Social Media Chair)

Hi, my name is Anya Sharma I’m 17 years old and I attend The Overlake School as a Junior. In my free time, I run cross country for Overlake and track for Bellevue high. When I’m not running, I hang out with my friends, annoy my twin brother, listen to music, and watch Disney +. I also enjoy skiing during the winter, and I have been skiing since first grade. My favorite memory from Camp Bharat is when my YBs let me play the big kids’ Korfball game as a 10-year-old. I’m so excited to bond with my campers for my last year of camp!

Kareena Sikka (Accounting Chair)

Hi, my name’s Kareena Sikka and I’m a junior at Issaquah High School. This is my 3rd and final year on YB and I’m super excited! In my free time, I play the viola and currently, my favorite TV show is Grey’s Anatomy. I’m also really passionate about traveling and exploring the world. I really love Camp Bharat and I’m super excited to meet new campers!

Mahima Joshi (Scribe Chair)

Hi, my name is Mahima Joshi and I am a sophomore at Skyline High School. Some of my hobbies include dance, drawing, and reading. My top three favorite TV shows are Stranger Things, One Tree Hill, and Girl Meets World! My favorite food is the bean burrito from Taco Bell. My favorite camp memory is meeting and getting to know all of my campers, and I am looking forward to another amazing year on YB, especially camp!!

Pari Katyal (YC Lead)

Hi! My name is Pari Katyal and I’m a sophomore at Newport High School. This is my first year on the board and my seventh year going to camp. I enjoy hanging out with friends, walking my dog, and listening to music. My favorite TV shows are All American and Family Guy. My favorite camp memory is talking with my friends until we fall asleep. I’m looking forward to an exciting year on the board and meeting all the campers!

Trisha  Illapani (YC Lead)

Hi, I am Trisha and I am a sophomore at Redmond High School. This is my first year on YB and I’m super excited. In my free time I enjoy hanging out with friends and traveling. My favorite TV show has to be Gossip Girl. One of my favorite camp memories is singing the glasses and penguin songs. I’m really looking forward to Garba and Camp Bharat this year.

Aman Gupta (Photographer)

Hi! My name is Aman Gupta and I am currently a sophomore at Eastside Prep. This is my third year going to camp and my first year as a YB. In my free time, I enjoy playing sports, listening to music, and hanging out with friends and family. I’m looking forward to a great year on YB

Mahima Vadlamani (Photographer)

Hi! I’m Mahima Vadlamani and I’m currently a freshman at Eastlake High School. In my free time, I like to hang out with my friends, read, and watch TV. My favorite shows are The Bachelor and Jane the Virgin. One of my favorite camp memories is hanging out with my friends. I’m looking forward to a great year!

Srushti Desai (YO Advisor)

Hi I’m Srushti and I am a sophomore at Skyline High School. During my free time I enjoy hanging out with my friends along with drawing or painting. This is my second year as a YB and I am excited for another amazing year on Youth Board. I am also super excited about camp!!

Ananya Verma (YO Lead)

Hi! My name is Ananya Verma and I’m a sophomore at Newport High School. This is my first year on YB and this will be my third year at camp. I love swimming, playing waterpolo, playing with my dog, and hanging out with my friends! My favorite TV shows are Friends and Grey’s Anatomy. I’m looking forward to a great year on the board and camp!

Anika Mohan

Hi! My name is Anika Mohan, and I’m a sophomore at Newport High School. I have been going to camp for 7 years now and this is my first year on the board. Outside of YB, I compete/perform on my school’s Drill team and do Dance. In my free time, I love hanging out with my friends, eating food, and sleeping. My favorite food is McDonald’s and favorite movie would have to be To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before (it’s also a great book series!) My favorite Camp memories are the carnival games every year and I look forward to camp as a YB and all the events leading up to it, as well as a great year!!

Annika Singh

Hi! My name is Annika Singh and I’m a 15-year-old sophomore at Interlake High School. This year will be my fifth year going to camp and my first year as a YB. In my free time, I enjoy doing Tae Kwon Do, hurdling and playing the guitar. During the winter, you can find me skiing and snowboarding every weekend. If I’m not doing one of these things you can find me watching Sherlock or All American, hanging with my family and friends, or sleeping. My favorite memory would have to be playing Kabaddi during my first year of camp. This year, I look forward to giving back to IAWW and having a great year on the board!

Arav Mandchanda

My name is Arav Manchanda and I am a Junior at Interlake High School. My hobbies include watching and playing many different sports, listening to music, and hanging out with friends in new places. Some of my favorite TV shows include Suits and Friends. Some interesting things about me are that I have been going to Camp for 5 years now and I lived in India for 6 years! Some of my favorite camp memories are staying up all night talking with my best friends as well as competing with them in sports every day. I’m especially looking forward to making many new friends on the board this year as well as to create new memories and experiences as a part of the Youth Board. And of course, I am also very excited for Camp 2020!

Ari Kothari

Hi! My name is Ari Kothari and I am a sophomore at Interlake High School. This will be my fifth year going to camp and my first year on YB. Some of my hobbies include playing basketball, going outside, and hanging out with my friends. My favorite TV shows would have to be Family Guy and The Office. One of my favorite camp memories was when we built a sandcastle during beach walk. I am looking forward to a great year on the board and at camp!

Avni Arkalgud

Hi! I’m Avni Arkalgud and I’m a sophomore at Eastlake High School. I am so excited for my first year on the board! Some of my favorite things to do are gymnastics, watching TV and hanging out with friends. My favorite TV shows are That 70s show and Gilmore Girls. I’ve been going to camp for 6 years and my favorite memories have been staying up talking to friends and camp sports. I am looking forward to meeting and getting to know lots of new people through the board this year!

Disha Shah

Hi! My name is Disha Shah and I am a junior at Mercer Island High School. This is my 6th year at camp, and my second year on YB. In my free time, I love to play soccer, ski, or just be outdoors. I also read a lot, like watching Black Mirror, love to hang out with friends, and eat food. I am always excited to experience new things and travel to exciting places. I am super excited for another great year on YB!

Harsh Bhimani

Hi, my name is Harsh Bhimani and I am a freshman at North Creek High School. This is my first year on YB and I am super excited for this coming year and Camp 2020. In my free time I like listening to music, spending time with friends and family, and playing tennis. My favorite TV shows are The Office and All American. My favorite camp memories are meeting new people and playing camp sports, and I am looking forward to keeping on doing that this year!

Ishaan Subramanian

Hi, my name is Ishaan. I’m currently a sophomore at International Community School. My hobbies include playing lacrosse and skiing. I’ve also played the piano for over 11 years. My favorite TV show is Jack Ryan. My favorite memory from Camp Bharat is winning camp sports as a camper. I’m looking forward to a fun year!

Jared Patel

My name is Jared Patel and I am a junior at Eastlake High School. I am very excited for this coming year on the IAWW Youth Board. A few of my hobbies include tennis, watching Netflix, hanging out with friends, and sleeping. My favorite movie has been and always will be Hidden Figures. I am very excited to meet new people at camp and make many lifelong memories and friends. My favorite memory of camp is eating s’mores at campfire and gazing at the stars in the dark night sky.

Kavya Gajjar

Hi! My name is Kavya Gajjar, and I am a sophomore at Eastlake High School. This is my first year on YB and I’m pumped for camp! I love dancing, hanging out with my friends & family, and listening to music. My favorite food is Chipotle and my favorite TV show is The Office. My favorite camp memories are doing the improv workshop and campfire. I’m looking forward to an amazing year!

Mahima Uliyar

Hi everyone! My name is Mahima Uliyar and I’m currently a 10th grader at Inglemoor High School. Some of my hobbies include soccer, hanging out with my friends, and watching Netflix, where my favorite shows are all of the baking comps. Also, an interesting fact about me is that I have been playing the cello for about 5 years. My favorite camp memory was from last year, my first year being a YB. I loved meeting my campers and bonding with them. This year, I’m really looking forward to getting to know all the new YBs and making this year’s camp and events the best ones yet!!

Pranav Chainani

Hi, my name is Pranav Chainani and I am currently in 10th grade at Interlake High School. Some of my hobbies include playing basketball, video games, and hanging out with my friends. My favorite TV show is a toss-up between Family Guy and The Office. An interesting fact about me is that I won a chess participation trophy in 3rd grade. One of my most recent camp memories is my first ever sports championship won in a grueling match of Rock Paper Scissors. I am super excited for my second year on the board and ready to create many more enjoyable experiences this year.

Priyal Sahai

Hi, my name is Priyal Sahai and I am a sophomore at Interlake High School! Some of my hobbies are singing, dancing, and reading; and in my free time you can usually find me at the park, playing piano, hanging out with my friends, or playing with my dog. My favorite TV show is The Office, and I am on my school’s debate team and jazz choir! My favorite camp memories are last year’s bhangra and the younger girls in my cabin attempting to teach me Tik Tok dances at night. This year, I am really looking forward to doing more community service projects, and my 8th year at camp!

Ria Rajan

Hi! I’m Ria and I’m a junior at Tesla Stem High School. In my free time, I like to hang out with my friends or my dog. I also do dance. I’ve been to camp for 6 years and this is my second year on YB. I’m looking forward to another great year on YB and I’m so excited for camp!!

Ronan Patel

My name is Ronan and I am a junior at Eastlake High School. My favorite things to do in my free time are skiing, playing tennis, and hanging out with friends. My favorite tv shows are The Office and Friends. An interesting fact about me is that I’m a twin and he’s also on the youth board! One of my best memories at camp was winning sports my first year. I am looking forward to seeing new and old faces at camp this year and I am excited to do it with the new youth board!

Sujay Puri

Hi, I’m Sujay Puri and I’m a Freshman at the Overlake School. Some of my hobbies include making and listening to music, hanging out with friends, eating, and playing piano. Some of my favorite TV shows include Rick and Morty, Breaking Bad, and Black Mirror. Some interesting facts about myself is that I’ve never been stung by a bee, my favorite food is chicken, and my favorite rapper is Lil Uzi Vert. One of my favorite memories from camp was my first year playing sports against other campers and making it to the finals. Another fond memory of camp was at the last camp, when I had a great time hanging out in the YC rooms listening to music and telling each other scary stories. This year I’m looking forward to working with so many awesome YBs and having fun!

Vani Jain

Hi! I’m Vani, I’m a freshman at Ingraham High School. My hobbies include playing soccer, hanging out with my friends and my dog Ceelo. I also spend a lot of time binge watching Netflix shows and my guilty pleasure is watching Tik Tok videos. My favorite movie is anything that has to do with Disney (especially Disney Princess movies), and my favorite TV show is Superstore. I love to travel and see exotic warm places. My favorite camp memory is when the YCs and campers danced to You Make Me Earfquake. This is my first year on the Youth Board and will be my fourth year at camp, I’m so excited to have a great time at camp this year, make new friends, and take on more leadership roles!

Yash Mehta

Hi everyone! My name is Yash Mehta and I am currently in the 11th grade at the Overlake School. I am looking forward to my third and final year on the youth board, as well as my 7th year of camp! In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with friends, watching Netflix, skiing, hiking, and sleeping! My favorite TV show is The Office and one interesting fact about me is that I make the best jokes, trust me. I look forward to camp so much and have so many amazing memories. My favorite is winning only one game of sports last year, but being able to see the joy on my campers faces after finally winning a game made it such a great moment. I look forward to my final year on the board to making so many everlasting memories with all of you. Can’t wait to meet and spend time with all of you!

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