My name is Sujit and I am from Edina, MN. I am 18 years old and was diagnosed with Stargardt disease at 13. Music has always been a large part of my life. I have been playing piano for the past 10 years. I also play the tenor saxophone in several advanced high school bands including Jazz and Concert bands. I was selected to represent my high school at the Minnesota Music Educators Association’s (MMEA) All-State Symphonic Band. I am a National Merit Commended Scholar and AP Scholar with Distinction. I received the President's Award for Educational Excellence. I was admitted to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities PSEO program. I received the Bev Poncius Outstanding Band Member award from the Edina High School (EHS) Band and was honored to be inducted into the EHS Band Hall of Fame.
In my free time I enjoy playing video games with my friends and watching movies, TV shows, and anime.
This Fall (2019) I am attending the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to major in Computer Science. I am passionate to develop software and technological solutions for the blind and vision impaired with the long term goal of technology entrepreneurship. Although Stargardt disease has placed barriers in my path, I believe that with the right attitude and support one can achieve one’s goals.