About Us

Our Story

Project Bold is a non-profit organization founded to provide all students with educational resources in order to bridge the widening gap in education. This educational gap has formed and widened due to the lack of educational resources within reach of some students. Project Bold focuses mainly on the leadership development of students through a specialized course. It also provides a free financial literacy class to educate students on how to properly manage their finances (i.e. filing taxes, investments, stock market, etc.). In response to the pandemic, Project Bold is working tirelessly to develop a free tutoring service to help students with their schoolwork.

Our Executive Board

Andrew Choi

Vice President

Andrew is a rising senior at Leigh High School. He is the Vice President of Project Bold and is the main contributor to the development of the financial literacy class while also helping grow the coveted leadership course. Andrew is an avid robotics participant, competing in FTC Robotics since freshman year and winning multiple awards through his documentation contributions. He also has been part of CSF since freshman year and is currently the secretary of the Science Bowl Club at Leigh. In his spare time, he enjoys playing his bass guitar and reading books about economics. 

Avi Singh


Avi is a senior at Leigh High School, and he is the Founder and CEO of Project Bold. At Leigh, he is a co-commissioner of the Technology Commission in ASB as well as a school-site representative for the Superintendent’s Advisory Board for the Campbell Union High School District. He is also an avid participant in CSF and NHS. Outside of school, Avi is a San Jose Youth Commissioner, representing District 9. Avi is also an ardent competitor in FTC Robotics, winning many awards in various competitions. In his spare time, Avi loves to read and research about airplanes, space, and anything else that flies. He is also extremely passionate about basketball and a die-hard fan of the Golden State Warriors.


Furkan Ercevik


Furkan is  a rising senior at Leigh High School. He is the Secretary of Project Bold, the primary contributor to the development of this website, and aids in growing the coveted leadership course. Furkan is an avid volunteer, participating in CSF, since Freshman year, and NHS, since the beginning of his junior year, and is also a winner of the RYLA award. In his spare time he likes to code, play video games, read books, and develop websites. He also enjoys taking up leadership roles within his community and sports teams.

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Our Directors

Sydney Durand

Director of Public Relations

Sydney Durand, a rising sophomore at Leigh High School, is a part of the public relations team. At school, Sydney is an ASB senator and co-director of the Community Outreach commission within leadership. In her spare time, she volunteers, plays soccer, and surfs.

Anjali Mandapuram

Director of Course Management

Anjali Mandapuram is a rising senior at Leigh High School, and one of the Director of Course Management. She is also a co-president for the Leigh High School Art Club and is currently involved in NAHS, TRI and KV Dance Studio. During her spare time, she enjoys creating art, dancing, and reading about anything medicine related

Marisa Beard

Director of Public Relations

Marisa is a Junior at Leigh High School and is a director of public relations for Project Bold. She is active in the school’s field hockey program, and has been on the team since freshman year. She has also been part of the school’s choir for the past year. Outside of school, she also participates in her church’s choir, Girl Scouts, and mixed martial arts.

Alexandra Guo

Director of Course Management

Alexandra is a rising senior at Leigh High School. She is one of the Directors of Course Management for Project Bold. Alexandra is also involved with volunteering through CSF, NHS, Link Crew, STEM Enrichment Youth, and her church. She is a senior officer for NHS and is the shift leader for Kaiser Permanente. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, reading books, and learning about and taking various online and college courses for biology. 


Karthik Tamil

Director of Website Development

Karthik is a rising freshman at Santa Clara University. He is the Director of Website Development of Project Bold. Karthik has extensive volunteer experience, being a member of The NHS and CSF organizations, as well as tutoring for his local middle school.

Joshua Burpee

Director of Course Management

Joshua Burpee is a junior at Leigh High School, and one of the Directors of Course Management for Project Bold. Josh is also involved with many clubs including Science Olympiad, CSF, NHS, Link Crew, and Leos Club while at school. Outside of academics, he enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and camping with his friends and family as well as conquering new creative projects and cooking exciting recipes. Josh is also an avid Boy Scout within Troop 2 and close to achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.