Aarti Palaniappan is a student at Marquette High School in Ballwin, Missouri. She enjoys creative fiction, reading mystery novels, and is inspired by the works of Jane Austen. She is passionate about music and part of Concert Choir in the St. Louis Children’s Choir. She has always been intrigued in math and represented her school in state and national level competitions. In her free time, you can find her doing DIY projects, solving puzzles, and perfecting her chocolate chip cookie recipe.