Risha Shetye

Risha Shetye is a senior at Valley High School in West Des Moines. Risha is passionate about destigmatizing mental health issues and domestic violence abuse in the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. She also has a passion for encouraging youth and AAPI participation in politics. Risha is fluent in Marathi and speaks some Hindi. In her free time, Risha enjoys listening to music by inspirational female artists, spending time with her friends and family, and practicing the guitar, piano, and violin. She can be contacted at