• 2014 Women’s World Congress:
    Sindhu was the youngest Speaker invited to speak at Hyderabad, India, which is the location of the 12th Women's World (WW) Congress. Hosted by the University of Hyderabad and headed by Prof Rekha Pande, the theme for this conference was "Gender in a changing world." In the hope to achieve change with varied views, experiences and sharing of women from around the globe they invited women of achievement from all over the world to speak in this five day conference and Sindhu was one amongst them.  She was the youngest speaker and the only high schooler to be invited. Her topic was "Seamy side of online dating and its consequences."
  • 2013-2014 California State Youth Accolades Teen Ambassadress:
    Received the California Teen Ambassadress Scholarship and Title for her work and volunteering in sex trafficking and for overall academic achievements.
  • Founder & Editor-in-Chief, WingSpan, Harker School Magazine.
  • Head Research Officer 3 years in a row, (10, 11, 12 grades) for Future Problem Solving Club Assistant Editor, writer The Triple Helix.
  • Writer, Designer, Spanish Honor Society Magazine.
  • Teacher, Stanford Tutoring Network (3 years in a row)
  • Teacher (paid) Dance, Aerodance Academy (4 years in a row)

Awards, Honors

  • The Triple Helix, Harker School Chapter Received Best Poster Award at the Cambridge University, London, at the International Triple Helix Conference in 2013 for my research paper on the social neglect of schizophrenics. 
  • Member of Spanish National Honor Society. She wrote articles in Spanish and designed some sections. FIrst Place winner of the 30th Annual Gustavo Adolfo Pécquer Spanish Poetry Contest.
  • Head Research Officer (three years in a row) for the Future Problem Solvers Club.
  • High school Head Research officer for last three years; won 1st at states and 4th at the international conferences, 9th grade, State Bowl Finalist, 11the grade.
  • In recognition of exemplary college-level achievement on Advanced Placement Program Examinations
  • Journalism Member, Honor Roll Society.

TestimonialsView All

I came to know Sindhu when she was selected, from among a large group of candidates, to participate in a summer medical internship program at our hospital. Sindhu demonstrated a remarkable degree of poise, maturity and professionalism during her time with us. All the physicians loved working with her. Her bedside manner was excellent....  See more
MD, Kaiser Permanente, San Jose
She has my deepest respect, because her engagement for girls’ rights continued. Sindhu, who is a classical dancer in California, has raised money from her dance shows, to support Prachi, a 5-year-old daughter of Arti, from Sapera Basti, a marginalized nomadic group trapped in inter-generational prostitution in New Delhi, India....  See more
Emmy Award Winner and UN Delegate, founder of an Indian grassroots organization, Apne Aap, Women Worldwide.
Not many reporters at your stage of development would be brave enough to explore the seamy side of online dating services and their exploitation of debt-burdened, college-aged young women....  See more
- Dr.Alan Bindiger
Kaiser Permanente, San Jose
“I am fortunate to have worked with Sindhu in June at the Mosaic, the high school journalism workshop sponsored by the Mercury News. From the beginning, it was clear that she was a motivated, thoughtful and well-prepared student. She proposed writing about sex slavery on two continents, an ambitious undertaking for even a seasoned journalist....  See more
- Sharon Noguchi
Staff Writer, San Jose Mercury News, Mosaic Instructor
"When Sindhu Ravuri is in reporter mode, she's aggressive and thorough. She covers all of the bases journalism requires....   See more
- Joe Rodriguez
Director Emeritus, Mosaic Journalism Workshop Staff Writer, San Jose Mercury News
“It is my privilege to validate the gifted and brilliant Sindhu Ravuri, who served as the 2013-14 California Teen Ambassadress...he not only serves but she does it in strength, with a natural grace and ability and I am the better for knowing her....  See more
- Bill Smethers
William R Smethers (Mr S), Executive Director, Youth Focus, Inc.
She has approached difficult topics by promoting respect for those less fortunate, and even endangered. In the Museum environment, she is often surrounded by younger girls and boys that look up to her, and she excels as a positive role model....  See more
- Autumn Young
Marketing Manager Children Discovery Museum
“I can't tell you enough how impressed I was with Sindhu. One truly should be proud of how she represented her dance and the beauty of her tradition. She is truly on the path to being a primary exponent of her dance form....  See more
- Carlos Carvajal
Artistic director at San Fransisco Ethnic Dance Festival, 2007 – Present (7 years)
Sindhu is born to dance. She is a natural.  She is quick to learn, easy to handle and extremely flexible. It is because of her natural talent combined with her determination to learn and excel through vigorous practice that I decided to take her to Russia and Germany to perform....  See more
- Raja Reddy
Kuchipudi Exponant and Padmabhushan Award Recipient
Sindhu has incredible creative energy and refreshing idealism of helping the needy Indian women and we support her in cause of her new endeavor of helping young children via dance. Sindhu has shown consistent growth, dedication, perseverance, enthusiasm and passion for dance...  See more
- Ranjani Manda
Founder, Director Aerodance Academy, Fremont
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