Shreyaa Venkat is the founder and CEO of NEST4US and a junior at Georgetown University pursuing Global Health studies. Twenty-year-old Shreyaa already has 13+ years of volunteer service under her belt and has spent over 5,000 hours giving back to the community.
As a United Nations CSW Formal Delegate, Points of Light Network Leader & Brand Ambassador, Clinton Global Initiative University Mentor, Rare Beauty Ambassador, Giving Tuesday Spark Chapter Head, YOUNGA Youth Delegate, Good Deeds Day Ambassador, Chegg Global Student Prize Representative, ICANHELP Shark Tank Judge & Mentor, World Wildlife Fund Citizen Scientist, IBM Call for Code Eminent Judge, Steelcase Social Innovation Fellow, DoSomething Representative, American Eagle Future Together Ambassador, Rileys Way Mentor, Youth Service America Representative and Global Peace Delegate, she connects communities by devising innovative solutions rooted in intergenerational, intercultural, and intersectional change.
In addition to her altruistic endeavors, Shreyaa is an honor roll student, travel soccer player, 3rd degree black belt, certified soccer referee, Kathak dancer, and martial arts instructor. Furthermore, she advances dialogue and inspires others to take action towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals in local, national, and global communities. Shreyaa strives to create a united and just world by fostering a community built upon mutual respect, inclusivity, and kindness and positively impacting tens of thousands worldwide through passionate service.
Esha Venkat is the founder and COO of NEST4US and a 17-year-old senior at Broad Run High School. Over the past decade, she has spent 4,500+ hours serving the community in a multitude of ways, engaging people of all demographics in nondiscriminatory grassroots movements that support causes ranging from global hunger and racial justice to quality education and poverty. Esha's tireless commitment to volunteering inspires countless other youth to fight for causes they believe in.
To her, a true leader is someone who not only positively impacts people, but also inspires them to take charge themselves. Over the past twelve years, Esha has carried this mindset into everything she's indulged in-the arts, as the lead dancer in her hip-hop and kathak teams and 3rd-degree black belt and assistant instructor in martial arts, sports, as the captain of her school and travel soccer teams and certified referee, academics, as Class of 2023 salutatorian and honor roll student, and service, as an active leader in numerous global philanthropic and student-led organizations.
Esha serves as a leader in manifold capacities by representing organizations from Points of Light, Giving Tuesday, Good Deeds Day, Youth Service America, Be Strong Global, and Civics Unplugged to DoSomething, Rileys Way Foundation, World Wildlife Fund, ICANHELP, and Global Peace, she engages the public in collaborative action and drives comprehensive social reform by working with change agents across all levels. She also serves as a board member in manifold academic clubs and student-led organizations. According to Esha, transforming the future involves innovation, hard work, and cooperation between diverse communities, paired with compassionate leaders, cohesive teams, and collaborative cultures in order to achieve the common goal of a united and just world.