Whilst in her freshman year, Trisha Vidyanand (17 years old) started tutoring kids to help the underprivileged. She raises money by imparting knowledge and all the funds go towards the welfare of Making Colors Matter.
Since childhood, she has been a very bright and ambitious person, determined to change the world one day at a time. Her journey at Stanford Online High School as well as Laurel Springs High School is an extremely enriching path filled with self-growth and development. Educating the poor and the underprivileged kids in Thailand was an experience worth living and reminiscing over for a lifetime.
She strongly believes that education is one of the most powerful and effective catalysts in one’s social transformation. It acts as both the means as well as the end to a better and more fruitful life as it inspires and uplifts an individual to earn a living and the end because it raises one’s awareness on a plethora of issues surrounding.
She wants to revolutionize in helping people receive quality education and evolve one child at a time to a better human being. Also, apart from being an intellect in academics, she really loves to sing and is a part of Young Women’s Choral Projects. She has a vision for herself and an undying urge to learn, grow, and also lift theirs in the process. She aims to invest her future into data science and chase the dreams of her life.
Shayna Vidyanand (14 years young) is a budding artist who started painting at the age of 10. She uses vivid and exuberant colors that bring out a unique perspective in her artwork. Her art is inspired from different places that she visits around the world and the surroundings that she sees every day. She has her own unique viewpoints and observations on the things that she sees.
Shayna studies art from multiple teachers assembling and learning different techniques. She mostly paints oil and acrylic on canvas and has recently started sketching. She loves to experiment with colors in her paintings.
Shayna decided to create an impact in society with her initial works of art. She had her first art show when she was 11 and sold her paintings to collect over $4000 that she donated to help provide for eye operations for needy kids. The process inspired her, and she now supports kids’ education and health with her artwork.
Shayna also loves to act and has acted in many commercials. She also sings in the Vivo chorus of the Young Women’s Choral Program of San Francisco and has performed in several concerts with her group. When not painting or performing, she is an avid Golden State Warriors fan. Shayna attends the Academy program of Laurel Springs School and is currently enrolled in the ninth grade.