(Interview) Advice for budding entrepreneurs looking to change the world

The Beginnings

Nearing the end of 2020, I was lucky enough to interview the co-founder and CEO of Code.org: Hadi Partovi. Code.org is a global non-profit working to expand participation in computer science. Having served over 720 million students with over 1 billion hours of computer science instruction, Hadi’s efforts with Code.org have worked to ensure equitable access to computer science. As a high school student and budding entrepreneur aspiring to solve pressing problems in accessible education, I wanted to hear Hadi’s perspective on how young people can create companies that positively change the world: entrepreneurship for social good.


For those unfamiliar…

“I am become Death.” —J. Robert Oppenheimer

Quoting the Bhagavad Gita, an ancient Sanskrit epic, this was the first thought of physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer upon witnessing the denotation of the first atomic bomb.

My Experience with Hindi, Sanskrit, and NSLI

Over the past five weeks, I have been learning Hindi with the National Security Language Initiative for Youth Virtual Summer Intensive (NSLI-Y VSI). The NSLI-Y VSI is a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs in which we dedicate five weeks to the study of a critical language—mine being Hindi. As the culmination of the program approaches, I dedicated myself…

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