Pragya Upreti (she/her) is a senior advisor at the Kentucky Student Voice Team and an undergraduate at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill who has been leading various projects and initiatives at the state and national levels since she was a sophomore at Lafayette High School in Lexington, Kentucky.
Pragya Upreti (she/her) is a senior advisor at the Kentucky Student Voice Team. Pragya has been with the Team since she was a sophomore in high school, when she found herself drawn to the intersections of research, advocacy, and meaningful intergenerational partnerships that were at the heart of KSVT. She has since served as a qualitative researcher on the Coping With COVID-19 and Race to Learn studies, organized one of Kentucky's first student-led town halls for school board candidates during the November 2020 elections, and worked on different realms of legislative projects, including the Save Our Seats campaign and the team's work to prevent bills from passing that would limit classroom conversations around the history and legacy of racism.
Pragya has also written for the National Association of State Boards of Education and co-authored a publication with the Aspen Institute.
In her capacity as a national ambassador for Student Voice, she developed a curriculum-based toolkit for educators on ways to meaningfully engage students through civic education.
Pragya is a 2022 graduate of Lafayette High School in Lexington and an undergraduate at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
Race To Learn
This study distills the results from the 10,725 Kentucky middle and high school students from 114 counties who took our Race, Ethnicity, and School Climate Student Survey.
The Co-Creation Generation
We partnered with the Institute for Citizens & Scholars to release a report about intergenerational partnership. The report and tools are meant to help young people and adults build teams that center youth voice to build coalitions and communities.