Our Team

Core Team

Sairandri Sathyanarayanan

Founder

Sairandri is a junior at the University of Washington, Seattle, majoring in biology and minoring in chemistry. She conducts research on cancer metabolism in neuroendocrine cancers in the Sullivan Lab at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. She is a Peer Health Educator and conducts workshops, panels, and other programs to promote mental health awareness, healthy sexuality, and wellness on campus. Additionally, she also sings for an east-meets-west fusion music ensemble on campus.

Brooke Thimmig

Outreach and Media Director

Brooke is a junior at the University of Washington where she is a Pre Med student majoring in Dance. On campus, she works as a Peer Health Educator to organize events, facilitate workshops, and run campaigns revolving around student health issues such as mental health, sexuality, and relationship violence. She is a member of UW's Dance Student Association and has preformed in the Faculty Dance Concert. Brooke is also a certified nurse aid in the state of Texas and a nationally registered emergency medical technician as well as a pharmacy technician.

Aniruddh Saxena

Director of Strategy and Operations

Aniruddh is a junior at UW who loves to hike (or sleep) when not stressing over school. He is currently majoring in Bioengineering and works in a lab that uses stem cells to find cures for neuromuscular disease

Ed van Bruggen

Web Developer

Ed is a junior majoring in physics at the University of Washington. When he's not staying up all night programming or designing circuits you can find him cooking the same few meals or reading the first couple chapters of a new book.

Serah Prakkat

Head of Operations, UAE

Serah Prakkat is currently a junior with an avid interest in human behavior and technology and intends to double major in Psychology and HCDE. In addition to MHEA, she is a part of another non-profit organization at UW named 'Kinspire' which aims to help educationally aspiring orphans in India receive the knowledge they deserve. She is also an ardent dog lover and has even started an Instagram account dedicated to her dog, Charlie.

Advisors

Megan Kennedy

Megan Kennedy is the Manager of Strategic Initiatives for Student Wellness at the University of Washington. In her role, she aims to help the campus increase its capacity to support student mental health and reduce suicide. Megan Kennedy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (Seattle, Washington, USA).

Volunteers

Raghav Mecheri

Chennai Volunteer

Srihari Balaji

Head of Operations, India

Kshitij Jain

Lucknow Volunteer

Keshav Kumar Singh

Bareilly Volunteer

Kartikeye Khanna

Lucknow Volunteer

Prashaant Ranganathan

Jamshedpur Volunteer

Nistha Mithra

Jamshedpur Volunteer

Abarna Venkataramani

Hoshur Volunteer