I love working with intersectional and cross functional teams to solve challenging problems. Over the years, I've had the privilege of leading teams and committees that trained the youth, advocated for policy shifts, fought for change and organized large scale events. Read about my journey.
The Science and Engineering Student Board is the undergraduate student government for the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. I lead the committee for Diversity and Inclusivity in this student body.
As the Director for this committee, I play my role in devising strategies, building relationships, curating campaigns and policy change initiatives and helping members achieve the goals they set for themselves.
Over the past 6 months, I've led the organization to put on some of the largest numbers in reach and impact for a single committee and continue to advocate for the interests of underrepresented groups on campus.
I started working with Special Olympics in 2012, learning about the organization and attending their workshops.
By 2014, I had grown the membership in our club from 5 to 30 students and was conducting these workshops in schools across the city of New Delhi, India.
Leading small teams of 5 to 6 members, I organized day long workshops in multiple high schools, initiating students with the organization's vision and training them in diversity sensitivity and event organization.
Currently, I help Special Olympics, Minnesota manage their events.
In the summer of 2016, I was appointed to the National Youth Committee of Special Olympics, Bharat (India) and was tasked with organizing a one of its kind, public event in the city of New Delhi to spread awareness about the organization.
We roped in medal winning special athletes into our event and provided the people with a platform where they could play with these athletes.
I recruited over 70 high school students from 3 high schools across the city and strategized, planned and executed the event with this team. We were able to showcase four sports and reach out to hundreds of individuals from the nearby neighborhoods to our event.
In 2015, I was appointed as the Head Prefect for my school and thus charged with the responsibility of leading a group of 50 prefects who come from grades 5 to 12 and bring in different ideas, skills and aspirations to the table.
I started by establishing monthly prefectorial board meetings, and then created committees within the board. Over the academic year, we enabled the athletics team to have their own jerseys, created the Science, Commerce, Humanities and Media societies amongst other policy changes.
This wasn't a battle to help the board perform in the best way possible, this was about establishing the very culture and norms within which this group existed and operated.