Rayna Malhotra

Program Host

Rayna Malhotra, host of Teen Scientist on WDIY aims to bring listeners groundbreaking innovation in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathmatics entirely from a teenage perspective. She is a Freshman at Moravian Academy in Bethlehem and wants to pursue a career with finance or STEM fields. Rayna plays flute, is a creator of the “On the Web” program for veterans at the VA, participates in St. Luke’s youth volunteer program, and regularly conducts scientific research. Rayna’s hobbies and interests include traveling , participating in community service, playing field hockey, and reading classic literature.

Host Rayna Malhotra brings a double dose of STEM starting with Asha Saxena, a tech entrepreneur specialized in big data, A.I. and machine learning. Rayna then welcomes Dr. Howard Levin, a child and adolescent psychologist who talks about the effects of increased social media use on young people, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Rayna Malhotra welcomes Amanda Kleckner, Director of Pediatrics at Good Shepherd Rehabilitiation along with Jennifer Pineda to talk about the Trexo Plus Robotics program and how it benefits those with mobility challenges. Rayna then talks with Susan Bartels, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley about their new STEAM lab (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) in Allentown.

Host Rayna Malhotra takes an exclusive look into two Lehigh Valley companies that are doing their part in the fight against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Teen Scientist returns with our brand new host, Rayna Malhotra. On her inaugural episode, Rayna invites Okezue Bell from Moravian Academy to talk about his technology companies.