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 dance major and pre-med student in her junior year at the University of Washington. Brooke currently works as an Emergency Medical Technician for American Medical Response running 911 and medical transfer calls on a Basic Life Support ambulance. At the UW, Brooke serves as a Dance Student Association officer, student representative on the Department of Dance’s Diversity Committee, and Peer Health Educator/ Student Resource for the Department of Dance. In her free time, Brooke teaches CPR to student groups on campus with the Nick of Time Foundation and has performed in the Department of Dance’s 2018, 2019, and 2020 Faculty Dance Concerts.

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.

Anusha Akella

Volunteer

Anusha is a recent graduate from the University of Washington with a major in Psychology and a minor in Informatics. Starting in the fall, she will be attending the University of California, Los Angeles to receive her Masters of Social Work degree with a specialization in Mental Health Over the Lifespans. She is currently working at Autism Learning Partners as a behavior technician. She hopes to become a Licensed Social Worker someday and help those struggling with mental health issues.

Jaime Furlong

Volunteer

Jaime is a Freshman at the University of Washington, applying to the School of Public Health this winter to major in Public and Global Health, with a minor in Nutritional Sciences. On campus, she’s a peer health educator that conducts mental health and self care workshops at local middle and high schools. When she’s not downing coffee while studying at Ugly Mug Cafe, she enjoys thrift shopping, reading, trying out new recipes (emphasis on trying), finding hidden cafe spots and staying active.

Katie Wong

Volunteer

Katie Wong is a freshman at the UW who aspires to major in neuroscience. While she gets used to the Seattle rain and excessive coffee amounts, she is excited to help the team in their passion for all aspects of mental health!

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

Chennai Volunteer

Kshitij Jain

Lucknow Volunteer

Keshav Kumar Singh

Bareilly Volunteer

Kartikeye Khanna

Lucknow Volunteer

Prashaant Ranganathan

Jamshedpur Volunteer

Nistha Mithra

Jamshedpur Volunteer

Abarna Venkataramani

Hosur Volunteer

Kavyashree R

Hosur Volunteer

Rujula

Chennai Volunteer

J Vaishnavi

Chennai Volunteer

Arunachalam Rahraman

Chennai Volunteer

Aarti Chandrasekar

Chennai Volunteer

Uditi Krishna

Chennai Volunteer

Shraddha Balaji

Chennai Volunteer

Vinaya Parthasarathy

Chennai Volunteer