Deepthi Reddy was born and raised in the suburb of Mason, Ohio. Growing up, Deepthi had a passion for learning. Whether it was academics or sports or even learning how to cook, she always wanted to know more. In high school, Deepthi loved to get involved with all the amazing opportunities around her. She became a volunteer at Cincinnati’s Children Hospital Medical Center where she worked alongside physical, occupational, and speech therapists who were working with kids with cerebral palsy. Deepthi always had a love for the sciences and was incredible grateful for the chance to be able to work with professionals in that field. In high school she was a committee chair in her student government where she led her committee in the planning of multiple events school-wide events. Deepthi had to learn the important task of delegation and communication. Another big part of Deepthi’s life is working with the iBelieve Foundation. The iBelieve Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps high schoolers from the Appalachian region develop skills such as leadership, communication, group work, problem solving. Deepthi will continue to work with this foundation throughout college. Deepthi is a first year undergraduate student at The Ohio State University, majoring in Health Sciences in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Deepthi is in Mount Leaderhsip Society Scholars program and hopes to have a leadership position in the next few years. Deepthi also joined the Indian American Association. In the future, Deepthi hopes to get more involved in the clubs she is in, along with joining intramural sports. She hopes to go to graduate school to become a physician’s assistant.