Prathysha Kothare is host of our quarterly Lehigh Valley Discourse feature, Connect, aiming to connect the community to local and global issues. Prathysha is a junior at Parkland High School. She wants to pursue a career in Chemical engineering. Prathysha plays the piano, is a varsity debate team captain, is an FBLA national qualifier, writes and publishes poetry, has been on the PHS Step Team, is part of the Spanish, Math, and National Honors Societies, conducts scientific research, and leads a cultural exchange initiative with Kenya. She adores classic literature, and her favorite books are "A Clockwork Orange" and "The Life of Pi."