About Us

NewtonHACKS hosts workshops and hackathons for middle and high school students who are beginner programmers. Help us run our events by donating on ourĀ GoFundMe page.

Our Team

<strong>Saakshi Challa</strong><br>Founder and Executive Director
Saakshi Challa
Founder and Executive Director

Saakshi is a rising sophomore at Newton South High School, and is currently interning at XHEME. She is a passionate programmer with experience in several programming platforms and has many projects to her credit. In her free time, she loves hanging out with friends, traveling, and trying new food!

<strong>Noa Racin</strong><br>Founder and Director of Communication
Noa Racin
Founder and Director of Communication

Noa is a rising sophomore at Newton South High School. She participated in Girls Who Code and understands the importance of decreasing the prominent gender gap in the programming field. In her spare time, Noa enjoys helping out at her local Middle School Speech team, attending hackathons, and spending time with her friends and family.

<strong>Preethika Vemula</strong><br>Founder and Director of Finances
Preethika Vemula
Founder and Director of Finances

Preethika Vemula is a rising sophomore at Newton South High School. Preethika has received awards in several technology and entrepreneurial competitions. In her free time, Preethika enjoys reading science fiction novels and drinking bubble tea.

<strong>Arshia Verma</strong><br>Founder and Director of Planning
Arshia Verma
Founder and Director of Planning

Arshia is a rising sophomore at Newton South High School. She has won many awards such as the MOEMS, Johns Hopkins, AMC 8, and Math Kangaroo. Arshia founded Project Community Giving, an organization that tutors families in Massachusetts and donates 50% of all profits to organizations supporting COVID-19.