U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama has selected 16-year-old Indian-American Swetha Prabakaran to serve in the inaugural Student Advisory Board of an education campaign, which seeks to provide educational opportunities for teenagers in America.
Swetha, whose parents immigrated from Tamil Nadu’s Tirunelveli in 1998, was chosen for ‘Better Make Room’ campaign’s Student Advisory Board in recognition of her efforts to educate youth in the field of computer sciences.
She is among seventeen students selected by the White House to serve on ‘Better Make Room’ Student Advisory Board.
About the board
Founded by Michelle, the board will work to create a college-going, college-persisting and college-graduating culture at their schools.