Advika is a high school senior in Montgomery County, Maryland, who is very excited to join The Advocacy Project! Advika is excited by public service and policy. She is the co-founder of Compostology, a nonprofit that diverts school food waste from landfills/incinerators to be composted and recovered for families. Compostology is a co-founder of the Maryland Coalition to ReImagine School Waste, which loops legislators, county officials, and more students in to the conversation about using food waste action to spark legislation. After building Compostology, securing a $1.25M resolution from her Board of Education to install hydration stations in every public school, and acting as a department director for her county and state student government associations, she is motivated by the capability of every student to start long-lasting conversations about change. Advika is also passionate about Hindustani and Western Classical styles of singing, and loves writing, learning about art, browsing at Barnes & Noble, and playing board games with her family!