During her time in high school, Bhaavya was involved in her school’s DECA chapter as VP of Operations, Spanish NHS as co-President, Debate, NHS, and visited China as an FBISD Global Initiative Ambassador in 2018. She has been training in the classical Indian artform of Kathak for 10+ years. She has been recognized as National Merit Commended, an AP Scholar with Distinction, Academic Excellence, and for her 2019 FBISD FilmFest submission.
She will be attending the McCombs School of Business at UT Austin in the fall. She plans to double major in Finance and Accounting, with possibly an Asian Studies or language minor. She has aspirations to work abroad long-term in the future before settling in a position to spread financial literacy in low-income areas.
During her time in the GT Mentorship Program, Bhaavya was mentored at the Houston Federal Credit Union. She spent time under the guidance of the kind HFCU employees, including the Senior VP of Marketin,g Mrs. Rene Cannavo; Financial Counselor, Mrs. Zulika Diaz; and Ms. Ana Salas. Her time at HFCU has helped her appreciate the work credit unions, which are non-profits, do for their members, and showed her another avenue through which she can pursue her long-term goal of increasing access to financial resources for the underserved.
She would like to thank Mrs. Nancy Bryant and the 2019-2020 GT Mentorship class for such a memorable journey together, and hopes everyone keeps in touch!