Ashritha learned to play chess at the age of 7. At 13, she became a national master. In 2015, she took first place in the U.S. Girls’ Junior Championship with a score of 6.5/9. The very next day, she flew to Colombia for the 2015 Pan-American Youth Chess Championship where she earned bronze through a tie-break. She has played in the World Youth Championships four times from 2012-2015, and this year will be the fifth appearance in the US Women’s Championship. Currently, she is a senior studying at University of California, Berkeley and is majoring in Applied Mathematics and Data Science. She is an active member of the Chess Club at Berkeley, and was part of the runner up 2021 USATW Team, UC Berkeley Team A. Her hobbies include baking, playing the piano, painting, and singing.