One girl's commitment: Gitanjali Rao

Published on: 03/16/2022 14:35 PM



Journeys of Innovation


One girl's commitment: Gitanjali Rao

Gitanjali Rao pointing at a piece of paper with writing

Photo courtesy of 3M and Discovery Education, 2017. 

At 16 years old, Gitanjali Rao has invented a device to detect lead in water (inspired by the crisis in Flint, Michigan), an anti-bullying app, and was named TIME’s first “Kid of the Year” in 2020, among other notable accomplishments. But with her laser-focused commitment and a personality that “sparkles,” what makes her really unique is her ability to encourage other kids to realize their full potential.

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