CJSIA Central Jersey Student Innovators' Association



About Us

Who We Are

Central Jersey Student Innovators' Association (CJSIA) is comprised of individuals from around New Jersey that share a strong passion for entrepreneurship, leadership, and innovation. Integral to our identity is the belief that innovation and risk are a vital contributor to societal progress. This is why since its creation in 2014, CJSIA has helped students build leadership/critical thinking skills, connected budding entrepreneurs to leaders in industry, and instilled a mindset of creativity/ambition within its members.

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost in The Road Not Taken

Our Mission

CJSIA’s founding goal is to provide an outlet for students to share and hone their skills in innovation, leadership, and entrepreneurship. We believe that in each student lies the potential to change the world in some way, shape, or form. The Central Jersey Student Innovators' Association is here to help realize this potential and transform ideas into plans primed for execution in the real world.



Our Impact

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The 2020 Team

Meet the dedicated team that works tirelessly to bring CJSIA and the visions of its members to reality.

Akash is currently a senior at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South and serves as the President for Central Jersey Student Innovators' Association. Aside from CJSIA, he is passionate about computer science, physics, and international policy and is a part of the SouthMUN team. In his free time, you can typically find him either sleep-deprived at hackathons, completing CTFs, or skating.

Akash Bobba
President

Samvit is a senior at WWP South with a passion for public speaking, computer science and entrepreneurship. In school, he is a part of the Model United Nations team, an active member of the Debate club and an officer of South TSA. Outside of school, Samvit regularly attends hackathons, competes in competitive programming competitions and volunteers as part of CS Remastered. A true advocate for leadership and innovation, Samvit is excited to serve as the Vice President for CJSIA.

Samvit Agarwal
Vice President

Raghu is a senior at West Windsor - Plainsboro High School South. Outside of CJSIA, Raghu has pursued his passion for helping the community, and the environment. He is the president of the school’s environmental club, and founder of Artistic Hearts, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that enables high schoolers to play music for patients undergoing Dialysis treatment. Raghu is also a nationally ranked tennis player. In his free time, Raghu enjoys gardening and playing tennis.

Raghunandan Raman
Vice President

Rishi is a senior at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South and is the Director of Logistics within CJSIA. At South, he is a part of the varsity basketball and SouthMUN team. Rishi is also involved in his local community as the President of the Tutoring Desk. He is very excited to serve as the Director of Logistics for CJSIA for 2020 and to help empower students on the basis of innovation and entrepreneurship.

Rishi Madala
Director of Logistics

Bharat is a senior at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South with an extensive background in public speaking and who has a strong interest in pursuing law. Outside of school, Bharat is a member of the debate team, awarding at multiple national tournaments including Princeton Moot Court, and the Capitol Beltway Classic. As the Director of Finances for CJSIA, Bharat is excited to share his experience with others others in order to teach real-world skills and innovation.

Bharat Krishnan
Director of Finances

Divyanjali is currently a junior in high school and is deeply passionate about Science which she pursues by leading various STEM clubs and being a part of multiple research projects. Additionally, she loves to give back to her community as she has successfully been able to lead a chapter of Education for Success, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping students who require academic reinforcement, at her school. Along with her passion for Science, Divya has a keen interest in economics which she pursues by being part of the international council of PEP Magazine that reaches schools all across the world and includes topics pertaining to politics, economics, and philosophy. Through all these experiences, Divya wants to continue to expand her current knowledge and is looking forward to being a part of CJSIA!

Divyanjali Raskonda
Media Specialist