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Kheli is a rising junior in high school and will be working with us for two weeks this summer. She lives in San Francisco and is here to help us research controversial laws and share her voice on tough topics.

Meet Cultures of Dignity’s newest intern!


Cultures of Dignity: Tell us a little about yourself!

Kheli: I live in San Francisco and attend San Francisco University High School. I am a four sport athlete (volleyball, basketball, skiing, and track) and am really interested in science, math, and activism- especially having to do with the youth, race, and gender. I am half Indian and first generation American on my dad’s side.

 

CoD: Why did you reach out to Cultures of Dignity to be an intern?

Kheli: I have known Rosalind for my whole life, and recently became very interested in how Cultures of Dignity interacts with young people. I wanted to help in Cultures of Dignity’s efforts to create a voice for the youth.

 

CoD: If you could have any superpower what would it be and why?

Kheli: I would want to have telekinesis because it encompasses all of the powers. You can make yourself and others fly, you can move individual atoms to change an object (including yourself) into something else, etc. You can literally do everything!

 

CoD: What projects will you be working on with CoD?

Kheli: I will be researching two laws; one of them criminalizes cyberbullying, and the other further criminalizes underage sexting.

 

CoD: What is an issue you see in schools you want to fix?

Kheli: I want to tackle health education programs. Too often teenagers become pregnant, acquire STI’s, or get into bad social situations because they haven’t been properly taught what to do. I want to fix the way schools approach this type of education.