Indian American Archika Dogra, alongside seven other students, has been honored with the 2024 Spirit of Princeton Award, celebrating their impactful contributions to campus life at Princeton University.

The award, given annually since 1995 by the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Students, recognizes undergraduates who excel in student organizations, athletics, community service, religious life, residential life, and the arts. This year, the selection committee reviewed over 180 nominations.

Dogra, a senior majoring in computer science from Bellevue, Washington, has significantly enriched the Princeton community. She led the Entrepreneurship Club and Princeton South Asian Theatrics, mentored through Academic Service Today, and participated as a OneRespect interviewer and accessibility notetaker. Additionally, she served as recruitment chair for Orange Key tour guides and contributed to the Undergraduate Student Government movies committee.

In 2017, Dogra founded Innoverge, a nonprofit focused on promoting STEM education and addressing educational inequity. Innoverge has reached over 10,200 underrepresented students across 14 countries with support from major sponsors like Disney, The Hershey Company, and Ann Taylor. Her achievements have been featured in Forbes, Elite Daily, and Geekwire.

Dogra’s accolades include being named a Forbes 30 under 30 Seattle Lister, Global Teen Leader, Mars Generation 24 under 24 Leader, and WISE Learner’s Voice Fellow. She has received the Rajendra Social Impact Grant Award from Vital Voices and held internships at NASA, the University of Washington, Sensoria Health, and CityTaps in Paris.