Swetha Ramesh is a current senior at Langley High School interested in political science, entrepreneurship, and media arts. Actively involved in the Wharton D.C. Innovation Summit since 2015, this year she is both a member of the planning committee and a speaker.
Last summer Swetha Ramesh founded her 501(c)(3) non-profit Students for Increased Legislation on Voter Engagement through Registration (SILVER) along with four other high school students in order to advocate for automatic voter registration with a driver’s license and increased youth political involvement. As part of SILVER, Swetha has worked with Congressman Jim McDermott (WA), Congressman Don Beyer (VA), Senator Curtis Hertel (MI), Congressman Dennis Hertel (Ret. MI), and Democratic State Delegate Kathleen Murphy (VA) to engage young people in the democratic process.
Continuing her work with SILVER, Swetha was invited to participate in a panel discussion on millennial voter engagement at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics in the Kennedy School of Government along with Senator Sal DiDomenico (MA), Congressman Dennis Hertel (Ret. MI), and Dr. Wasif Syed, founder of the company Ivy League Advisor. Pursuing her interest in public service and law, Swetha interned on Capitol Hill as a Congressional Intern for Representative John Conyers (MI 13th District) where she assisted with congressional projects, drafted constituent correspondence, and prepared staff for briefings.
In her sophomore year of high school Swetha participated in The Young Entrepreneurs Global Business Plan Competition in which she led one of 11 teams from across the globe in presenting a business pitch to an esteemed panel of judges invited from a global network of entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Later that year, Swetha incorporated her company BlueStream LLC., a green initiative firm based on a patent-pending (energy-saving bladeless hydroelectric micro-turbine.
Inspired by her experience in entrepreneurship, Swetha currently hosts the international television show Business World, Business Class on Global Television Network in which she shares the stories of entrepreneurs using business to effect positive changes in society with over 2.5 million viewers worldwide.
In college Swetha hopes to study Political Science or Business.