Abhas Challa

Abhas Challa

Public Policy

Abhas is a 12th grade student from Avenues: The World school, New York. He would like to major in Psychology and Public Policy and has signed up for a research mentorship to work on a related project.

With a passion in public policy, Abhas has written a research paper exploring interstate migration in India and won the ISSN Best Researcher Award and was published on the International Journal of Advance Research. In the summer of 2019, he attended Stanford Pre-Collegiate Program and developed a research paper on the ethical choices that prevented the Cuban Missile Crisis from escalating.

University admission result

★ University of Pennsylvania

What challenges did he face?

  • The topic Abhas has chosen to write is broad and deep. He had some overlapping discussions in different sections of the paper and needed guidance to streamline his writing.

How did our program help him?

  • Through this program, Abhas got the help of his mentor who wrote him a recommendation letter for his application to University of Pennsylvania.
  • Through this program, he wrote a wonderful research paper that got published on Curieux (youth-led) Academic Journal.
  • Abhas’s research paper won the praises of admissions officers from University of Pennsylvania

Matched professor in Public Policy and Law:

A lecturer in law at Columbia University. He has taught Criminal Law, Civil Procedure, Evidence, Criminal Procedure, and Professional Responsibility at Columbia, Rutgers, and Fordham Law Schools. He served as Assistant United States Attorney, and Chief Appellate Attorney, in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. 

We have a healthy interaction. Abhas is not afraid to push back if he believes. I have enjoyed and will continue to enjoy working with him.

Lecturer from Columbia University

Excerpts from the student’s work

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