Originally from New Jersey, Tanvi Kanchinadam is a rising high school senior at Phillips Academy Andover interested in the relationship between Global Health Policy and International Development in the context of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs), and the effect these technologies have on disadvantaged communities on a grassroots level. Previous work includes a focus on the correlation between caste and the inequity of healthcare delivery between low and high caste communities in India. Tanvi is also the founder and organizer of TEDxPhillipsAcademyAndover, an annual TEDx conference consisting entirely of student speakers. In the past, the conference has centered around themes such as ‘21st Century Citizenship,’ and ‘Our Generation’s Mission Statement.’ Tanvi is also passionate about government and politics, and she hosts a weekly online radio show ‘Chai Time’ to discuss issues concerning the South Asian diaspora, as well as broader issues at play in the American political thicket. She also engages with the South Asian community as president of the Hindu Student Union at Phillips Academy.
Tanvi is a classically trained double-bassist who plays in the Boston Youth Symphony Orchestras, as well as the Phillips Academy Chamber and Symphonic Orchestras. Additionally, she occasionally dabbles in Jazz and other forms of contemporary music.