Executive Officers

Siddharth Belwal

Chief Operations Officer

Siddharth Belwal is a sophomore at Gunn High School in Palo Alto, California. He loves programming, computers, playing frisbee, and eating and cooking. His vision for Project ROPEs is for an increased interest in STEM among students of every corner of the US.

Yu-Ting Chang

Chief Executive Officer

Yu-Ting, now a sophomore at Gunn High School, has been doing the regional science fair since sixth grade, and is a Broadcom MASTERS Top 300. His experiences led him to found Project ROPEs in order to spread research opportunities and guide students in seizing them.

Andrew Peng

Chief Financial Officer

Andrew is a sophomore at Gunn High School in Palo Alto. He is skilled at mathematics and coding, having qualified for AIME and passing USACO Bronze. Outside of his studies, Andrew enjoys running and playing video games.

Lita Sone

Chief Communications Officer

Lita is very interested in the media field as she hopes to become a public relations manager in the future. Her personality is unique as it is outgoing, a little loud, but not afraid to try something new. Her skills include video editing, public speaking, organization, violin, and baking.

Arati Periyannan

Chief Design Officer

Arati Periyannan, a sophomore at Paly, is always designing something, working with school publications as well as social justice groups like the League of Women Voters PA. She also does a variety of sports including soccer, track & field, tennis, and swim – which she also coaches.


RC2 Volunteers

Arun Barath Vijay Sankar

Chandler Unified Chapter President (AZ)

As a junior in high school, Arun is an all-rounder excelling in the maths and sciences. He has competed twice in his school and regional science fairs and competing once in his state fair in his home state of Arizona. He specializes in biology and chemistry and is always ready to help. 

Aadit Golwala

Cupertino Union Chapter President (CA)

Aadit Golwala is a freshman student going to Saint Francis High School in Mountain View. He participates in science fairs, robotics, and swimming. He loves to bake, play Spikeball, and reads a lot. He is environmentally conscious and has focused his research on that subject.

Ria Saxena

Unionville-Chadds Ford Chapter President (PA)

Ria has participated in her county science fair for two years, earning awards both years. She has done summer camps and research projects focusing on biomedical science and neuroscience. She is on her school’s Speech & Debate team and Academic team. In her free time, she enjoys tennis and piano.


Advisors & Mentors

Nuntiya Smith

DYSAP Program Manager

Maximilian Goetz

Founder of Robotics for All

Niki Ebrahimnejad

President of PAMC (2018-20)