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M&T Spotlight: Krishna Bharathala

With over 200 students, the M&T community has an array of inspiring, exciting, surprising, and overall impressive achievements. We’ve asked M&Ts to share about their peers’ achievements in our “M&T Spotlight” series.

krishna-bharathalaM&T Spotlight Name: Krishna Bharathala

About Krishna: Krishna is a Computer Science major concentrating in Entrepreneurial Management and Statistics, originally from Fremont, CA. He is a member of Hack4Impact, a group that connects nonprofits with the technology they need to promote social change, and shows off his moves with Penn Masti, a South Asian Fusion Dance team on campus. This summer, Krishna will be interning as an Associate Product Manager at Google. His friends describe him as caring, determined, and resilient.

Rocking the Vote: Krishna was nominated for his work on BusyBooth, an app he and three team members created for the OpenSource Elections Technology Foundation. The aim of the app is to help pollsters locate their voting place and determine the best time to cast their ballot. The app uses crowd-sourcing to determine wait times at polling locations, letting voters know how long it will take them to do their civic duty. BusyBooth was tested in Krishna’s native state (specifically Orange County) this election cycle with hopes to expand for November 2017.

We in the M&T Community thank Krishna for his civic-minded ingenuity and look forward to seeing BusyBooth operating nationwide!

Have an impressive M&T story to share? Fill out the M&T Spotlight form or email Sarah Deak at sdeak@wharton.upenn.edu.

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