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This Week's Super NOVA Uses Technology to Better the Lives of Autistic Individuals

This Week's Super NOVA Uses Technology to Better the Lives of Autistic Individuals

A Super NOVA is a person with a unique talent or business that makes them stand out in the Northern Virginia crowd. Priya Krishnan of McLean was selected as this week's Super NOVA for her efforts to use technology to better the lives of autistic individuals. At age 17, Priya started her own non-profit organization, called Project Touch, to assist financially needy autistic children through a creative idea. 

Priya is a junior at Thomas Jefferson High School in Alexandria. Every senior at Jefferson has to do a senior research project, and Priya hopes to do her project on socially assistive robotics. After cheer practice and school, Priya has a different agenda than most high school teenagers. She goes home to work on her non-profit organization, Project Touch.

This Week's Super NOVA Runs Around the Globe to Support Local Charities

This Week's Super NOVA Runs Around the Globe to Support Local Charities

A Super NOVA is a person with a unique talent or business that makes them stand out in the crowd of Northern Virginia. Brooke Curran of Alexandria is this week’s Super NOVA for her incredible athletic achievements and her charitable efforts. She has raised $60,000 for 5 local charities in the last 3 years and has over 30 marathons in 5 continents under her belt. After running her first marathon in 2002, she was disappointed in her time and signed up for another one in just a few days. She has never run a half-marathon and went straight for the full 26.2 miles because “That’s just the way I am,” said Curran.

This Week's Super NOVA Shares Spring Fashion Tips

This Week's Super NOVA Shares Spring Fashion Tips

This week’s Super NOVA is Stefanie Ball, who at age 23 is the Public Relations and Marketing Director for the up and coming clothing line Union of Angels by Cynthia Bapst, a model, and a host of Style in the City, a show about style and lifestyle in the nation’s capital. Ball, who is originally from the DC area, studied Pubic Relations at George Mason University and is currently a resident of Alexandria.

Ball works most of the week from home, but makes weekly trips to the Union of Angel’s design studio in Warrenton, VA.  She also spends a fare amount of time traveling around the country for different fashion shows. Yesterday, Ball worked on editing footage from Miami Fashion Week with videographer Jonathan Austin. Her next trip is for Nashville Fashion Week in two weeks from now.