Radhika Katti was born and brought up in Fargo, North Dakota. She is majoring in Mathematics and Systems Science and Engineering. Through her last two years of high school, Radhika did research in organic chemistry pertaining to the development of bio-based plastics. She dreams of someday creating a widely used plastic that is made from only plant material. In addition to math and science, Radhika loves playing the violin. She takes private violin lessons at Penn and is a member of the Penn Symphony Orchestra.