Krisha Patel is a student at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. Her interest in science stems from an early age with experiences with organizations like FIRST, HOSA, Girls Who Code, and ACSL, ultimately developing her passion for bridging the gender gap in computer science and biology. She is very enthusiastic about math, biology, and computer science and is interested in the intersection of these realms as she aspires to become a biomedical engineer with a focus on neurology. Asides from academics, she enjoys dancing, cooking, and spending time with her friends and family. Krisha is very grateful for the opportunities she has received in the fields of science and she would like to extend these opportunities to others.