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Esha Venat


Ashburn, Virginia - Class of 2023

A rising senior at Broad Run High School in Ashburn, Virginia, Esha Venat is highly involved and accomplished both inside and outside of the classroom. The 2022 My Impact Challenge Honorable Mention winner, is part of all National Honor Societies at her high school, plays on the varsity soccer team, and founded NEST4US. Esha’s favorite classes include math, psychology, and chemistry. Her passion for these topics is why after graduating high school she plans “to study health informatics or neuroscience in college because I’m interested in the brain and all things STEM!”

Esha’s motivation for founding the nonprofit NEST4US, her My Impact Challenge submission, was her realization that “millions of people in the world don’t have access to basic necessities and support systems” and how “this is proof that the world needs people to spark change and build a better future.” She advises future entrants that while “many of the problems in the world may seem overwhelming at first glance, there’s no such thing as too big of a problem or too small of an action.”

Turning to her support system, Esha credits her parents with helping her get to where she is today and serving as extraordinary influence. Thanks to them, she has “learned to put others’ needs before her own and to never give up.”