Rhea Naik | CA Research Team

Rhea is a senior at Leland High School. She’s interested in neuroscience, cognitive science, biology, and politics. She has been on the California Research Team for a year. Rhea previously worked as an intern for San Jose mayor Matt Mahan’s campaign; currently, she is a varsity member of her high school’s Speech and Debate team and a tutor for students with disabilities. Through The Polling Place, she hopes to increase authenticity in politics and motivate more individuals to vote, especially in local and off-year elections. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, writing poetry, playing piano, and hiking.