Gitanjali Rao was born on November 19, 2005

She attends STEM School Highlands Ranch 

She is conducting research at the University of Colorado

Rao was first influenced by a science kit her uncle gave to her when she was 4 years old 

Rao won the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge 

She is a three-time TEDx speaker 

In 2020, Rao became the first person to receive Time magazine's Kid of the Year designation