Meet the Team

Anjana Murali

is a 3rd year medical student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She started conducting chess workshops as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project in 2013. In her spare time, she enjoys playing chess, writing yelp reviews, and reading a good book.


  • Jane Goodall Roots and Shoots Fellow (2018-2019)
  • HERlead Fellow, Ambassador, Grant Awardee (2013-2019)
  • Youth Research Advisory Board (2016-2018)
  • State Farm Youth Board of Directors (2015-2017)
  • Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast Board of Directors (2012-2014)
  • Girls World Forum Planning Committee (2011-2012)


  • James V. Kunkel, MD, Pre-Med Translational Research Scholarship (2018)
  • The Martin Luther King Jr. Day Writing Honorable Mention (2018)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Junior Inductee; special recognition: The Edison Montgomery Junior Prize (2017)
  • Harry S. Truman Scholarship Finalist (2017)
  • Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Honorable Mention (2017)

Ananya Murali

is a 1st year medical student at Albany Medical College. She started conducting peace camps as part of her Girl Scout Gold Award project in 2015. In her spare time, she enjoys designing graphics, crocheting, bullet journaling & calligraphy, and listening to music.


  • Alpha Epsilon Delta, Health Preprofessional Honor Society (2019-2020)
  • Rensselaer Union Executive Board (2016-2018)
  • RPI Orchestra Concerto Competition Winner (2018)
  • Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast Board of Directors (2015-2016)
  • International Youth Peace Ambassador (2015)
  • Panelist at the 59th Commission on the Status of Women (2014-2015)


  • RPI’s Phalanx White Key Award (2017)
  • Point of Light Award (2017)
  • Joseph V. Landau Scholarship (2016)
  • Coca-Cola Scholar (2016)
  • Prudential Spirit of Community State Award (2016)
  • Zonta International Top 10 Young Women in Public Affairs Award (2015)

Lalitha Murali

is an educator in the Glendale River Hills School District. She has been teaching Gifted Education at Glen Hills Middle School for students in grades 4-8 since 2009. In her spare time, she enjoys reading books, taking online courses, and traveling.


  • International Public Health Ambassador (2020)
  • National Geographic Educator Certification (2020)
  • Middle School Research Teachers’ Conference in Washington, D.C. (2019)
  • Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) Ambassador (2019)
  • Rotary International Peace Fellow (2019)
  • SPICE/NCTA Stanford Summer Institute Fellow (2018)
  • Belin-Blank Fellow (2018)


  • WATG’s Outstanding Gifted and Talented Coordinator / Teacher of the Year Award (2018)
  • NAAAP Milwaukee’s Community Leadership Award (2018)
  • DAR Milwaukee’s Outstanding American History Teacher of the Year Award(2018)
  • Milwaukee Woman of Influence for Education Leadership award (2017)
  • Wisconsin Center for Civic Education’s Teacher of the Year award (2015)
  • Carroll College (MT) Hunthausen Outstanding Citizenship Award – Honorable Mention (2005)

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