DYC STUDENT LEADER SPOTLIGHT
Cupertino, California, USA
PVSA Bronze Award
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Design Your Careers has allowed me to express my talents and share it with the rest of the world. Through DYC, I have developed my skills as a teacher and as a coordinator. By collaborating with the DYC team and my students in my workshops, I have realized just how important community is, and I feel like DYC offers a good sense of community. DYC allows me to learn and improve as a person, and has encouraged me to be creative with the way I teach. I recommend that anyone who wants to learn new skills to join DYC.
Hello! I am Shalini Krish, a senior at Monta Vista High School, and I am passionate about archery, coding, art, music, and learning new languages. I spend my free time learning new niche hobbies and tinkering with different things, as well as listening to music and watching movies with my family. Some fun facts about me are that I am self-taught in my art and have been ranked internationally as an archer.
I found Design Your Careers in 2020, as I was looking for more volunteering opportunities. When I found it, I was intrigued by the idea of being able to teach my passions as a student leader. Over the last two years, I have taught 30+ students in one live workshop and two online tutorials on how to draw in different styles, one realistic and one animated. I enjoyed teaching my first workshop and seeing everyone willing to learn, and that gave me a thrill and motivation to continue with DYC. Through these workshops, I learned a lot about communication and I became better in teaching topics coherently.
DYC has allowed me to reach out and inspire hundreds of students while learning and developing on topics of my interest, but also because it was very flexible, which was something that was especially handy during the pandemic. Due to DYC’s broad audience, I was able to share something very personal to me to people of all ages. Being a teacher has enhanced my skills of time management, coordination, and communication. I thank the DYC team for allowing students like me to showcase their talents, and I urge everyone to join and showcase theirs.