Shilpa Rao (she/her) is a freshman at UCLA with interests spanning applied science, computer science, hobby blogging, and empathetic communication of STEM disciplines via art. She’s still exploring (that’s what university is for!) and is usually always tinkering with something new. You can check out her work at https://raoshilpa.github.io/, and her words at https://shilpaontheinternet.wordpress.com/.
The UCLA Art Sci center acknowledges the Tongva peoples as the traditional land caretakers of Tovaangar (Los Angeles basin, So. Channel Islands) and are grateful to have the opportunity to work for the taraaxatom (indigenous peoples) in this place. As a land grant institution, we pay our respects to Honuukvetam (Ancestors), 'Ahiihirom (Elders), and 'eyoohiinkem (our relatives/relations) past, present and emerging.