Gitanjali Rao was recognized as America's Top Young Scientist and received an EPA Presidential Award for inventing her device Tethys, an early lead detection tool. Gitanjali is also the inventor of Epione, a device for early diagnosis of prescription opioid addiction and Kindly, an anti-cyberbullying service. She is currently conducting research on early detection of pathogens at the Broad Institute of MIT/Harvard.
She was honored as Forbes 30 Under 30 in Science in 2019 and TIME’s Top Young Innovator and TIME's Kid of the Year. She has inspired over 70,000 students across six continents and 43 countries with her STEM workshops.