While we were doing research, we learned that Nepal had a huge human trafficking issue and that women were the most vulnerable as they were more likely to be in poverty, uneducated, and had no economic opportunities. Because of this, they were easily coerced by traffickers who promised employment either in Nepal’s major cities or abroad. To target the root problem, lack of employment opportunities and limited skillset, we created Meraki.
Meraki is a content creation company focused on promoting Nepalese culture to the world. This solution helps women in Nepal learn digital skills and work as content creators where they share Nepalese culture with the world.
Shoutout to two amazing human beings: Phanisree & Athena! I couldn’t have done it with you two!
Plant Immunity & Plant Hormones
Since September, I’ve been working on a science fair project with my friend and research partner, Elizabeth Masyukova. Our topic centered around hormone crosstalk in plants and the effect it had on the plant immune system across several generations.