Gokul is the President and Co-founder of The Youth Project USA. He is passionate about research, engineering, and social innovation. He would like to develop breakthrough technologies that are economical enough to impact the lives of disadvantaged people around the world. He enjoys being at the front of the attack for his soccer team as much as he enjoys dropping back to be the last line of defense. He’s passionate about bringing people together for a worthy cause, and centers his efforts around “social innovation”- the use of modern technology and ideas to enact social change. Gokul has been active in mentoring high school students in robotics in a village school in India. During the summer, he loves to travel, do research at Johns Hopkins Medical School, and play somewhat trashy video games (League of Legends). He played a key role on bringing together high school students for TYP projects both in Baltimore/DC and internationally, leading and guiding the administrative and organizational aspects and growing the organization through outreach activities.