Ashritha learned to play chess at the age of 7. At 13, she became a national master under the training of Bulgarian Grandmaster Dejan Bojkov at the NorCal House of Chess. 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 the 2020 US Women’s Championship will be her fourth appearance in her chess career.
Currently, she is a junior studying at University of California, Berkeley and is majoring in Applied Mathematics and Data Science. She is also the current co-president at the chess club at Berkeley and is a data science enthusiast. Her hobbies include playing the piano, painting, and singing.