At last week’s National Association of Asian American Professionals Boston Scholarship Gala, PSG staff presented the Professional Staffing Group Future Leader Award and $3,000 scholarship to Sreeja Kalapurakkel.
Sreeja is graduating from the Boston Latin School and will be attending Harvard University as a pre-med student this fall. At Boston Latin School, she served as the co-president of STAND for Human Rights, an organization focused on international human rights and co-founded the Desi Society, a South Asian cultural organization. She is also an avid performer of Indian classical dance and has performed at various venues throughout Massachusetts. Sreeja has a genuine passion in connecting with, and sharing with others, her Indian heritage. The scholarship committee believes, that with her intelligence, maturity, and compassion, Sreeja will emerge as a successful leader in the medical field and will one day achieve her dream of opening a clinic in an impoverished third world country.
The purpose of the NAAAP Boston Future Leader Award is to recognize and reward outstanding Asian American high school seniors who have demonstrated leadership qualities in and out of the classroom. Started in 1987, NAAAP Boston is pan-Asian American professional organization that promotes the career advancement and leadership development of Asian American professionals in all fields through professional development, community service and social events. It has about 400 members.