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Kiran Mapes

University of Oregon

Kiran currently lives in Oregon, but was originally from India. She excelled in high school, where in addition to obtaining a varsity letter in tennis (as a freshman!), she was heavily involved in volunteer and community service projects including working at a food bank, at the Salvation Army, with at risk youth, and with the Forest Service. Kiran writes a blog about what it's like living with a cochlear implant, and has been in contact with people around the world. She attends the University of Oregon and plans to become an architect, after having spent an internship with a local architect.