Location:San Jose, CA
Sports(s): Tennis, Soccer, Golf
College: University of Southern California
Mallika is the captain of her school’s varsity soccer, golf, and tennis teams. She also placed third this year in her tennis league and went to the tennis division finals. Her leadership skills are apparent in her athletics (she recruited girls to join the tennis team and supported them throughout the season) and in her community involvement (she’s currently the Student Body President, President of Key Club and a strategy member of the Robotics Club at her high school.) Mallika has received several awards, including the Girl Scouts Gold Award, the President’s Award for Education and Excellence, and the Duke of Edinburgh International Gold Award for Leadership and Service. She’s been committed to the Girl Scouts for 13 years and her involvement included working to raise $35,000 to provide schools in three poverty-stricken villages in Vadodara, India with sanitary bathrooms for boys and girls, water purification systems to reduce illness, additional classrooms, a computer lab, science lab, a library, medical camps, playground equipment and basic school supplies.