Sathvik is a product of San Mateo County public schools and currently attends Stanford University. During his four years in the Sequoia Union High School District, he saw first-hand how problems like the achievement gap and teacher turnover affect students, especially those coming from disadvantaged backgrounds. As the only candidate who attended SUHSD schools and also has a family member currently attending SUHSD schools, Sathvik is uniquely positioned to bring a fresh perspective to the board. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Sathvik got the chance to be the student trustee for SUHSD, where he represented 10,000 students and saw the importance of having a school board that is transparent and accountable to the needs of the community. He is also a commissioner on the San Mateo County Juvenile Justice Commission, where he sees the end result of the horrific school to prison pipeline that disproportionately affects our minority youth. If elected, Sathvik hopes to increase elective and other course offerings, bridge the gap between individual school sites and the central-office/school board, and also explore innovative ideas to recruit and retain the highest quality educators. Sathvik hopes to use his unique experiences to represent his diverse community and bring new energy and ideas to ensure that the Sequoia Union High School District truly meets the needs of ALL of its students.