Abhi Hendi

2009 Director, 2010 and 2011 Senior Advisor

Abhi Hendi is a Junior at Penn studying Systems Engineering with a concentration in Chemical Systems.

He was a mentor with InnoWorks in 2008 and has been involved with several other science mentoring programs on campus. He is co-director of the Saturday SPARK science education program for Philadelphia middle schools.

Abhi hopes to use his InnoWorks experience to create a new program similar to SPARK, a monthly science mentoring program for Philadelphia schoolchildren.

Outside of mentoring and community service, Abhi is Vice President of the Delta Chapter of Sigma Pi Fraternity at Penn, and is very involved in Penn CommuniTech, a group that helps bridge the digital divide in Philadelphia and across the world.

Abhi recently went on a trip to Ghana to setup and install three computer labs and provide internet access to students who otherwise had little connection to the outside world. He plans to return to Ghana after graduation and teach for a year, because he loves helping children learn about science and technology and all sorts of community service projects.

In his free time, Abhi is a passionate Philly sports fan and enjoys cooking, listening to music and playing football. His career aspirations are still a bit cloudy, but ultimately he would love to manage his own restaurant.

InnoWorks is a Winner of the 2007 BRICK Awards