Prisha Shroff

Prisha Shroff

HIgh School Whiz Kid

Some people start succeeding earlier in life than others, but Prisha Shroff is wasting absolutely no time whatsoever. While still only a sophomore at Hamilton High in Chandler, AZ, she witnessed the work wildfire season Arizona’s seen to date. ‘Witnessed’ as in through the car window as her parents drove her by the flames. 

Why They Made the Worthy 100: Shroff figured out that most wildfire-fighting techniques revolved around direct suppression so she decided to focus her efforts on prevention instead. The result was an AI-based that predicts wildfire areas based on criteria such as temperature, recent precipitation or lack thereof, and local wind patterns. The Smithsonian named her an Innovators to Watch

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