About

SAS Board 2018

 

Divya Rao-President

Year: 2019
Major: Management & Finance
Hometown: Dix Hills, New York
Other Campus Involvements: International Affairs Association, Alpha Phi
On Her Bucket List: Make it onto the wall of Copa
Favorite Bollywood Movie: Kal Ho Na Ho
Secret Fun Fact: She has 43 first cousins (So family reunions are insane)


Responsibilities

To Constituency: Maintain a coherent vision for where the society is headed.
This vision must coincide with the vision of the constituency. Make sure the society’s individual events are in line with the desires and needs of the constituency. Use feedback solicited from VP external and VP marketing to ensure this.

To Board: Use the board to execute this vision. Assist and advise the board on their responsibilities and evaluate their ideas for events. Ensure that the board members are fulfilling their responsibilities, but also ensure that they are not spread too thin by undertaking too many responsibilities. Continually update the board on what their individual focuses should be, especially as they change and evolve.

The president is also responsible for:

  • General Body Meetings
  • Elections
  • Execution of tasks

Sonia Gandhi-VP Internal

Year: 2019
Major: OIDD & Cognitive Science
Hometown: Darien, CT
Other Campus Involvements: PENNaach
On Her Bucket List: Fly in a hot air balloon
Favorite Bollywood Movie: Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham
Secret Fun Fact: She has an ice cream instagram!


Responsibilities

To Constituency: Ensure that the current and future alumni of the organization are always in touch.

Build and maintain an alumni database and maintain a solid connection between former and present members of the society. Generate and execute ideas for doing so. Harness the alumni to assist with development of the society and to provide opportunities for current members.

To Board: Ensure fluid communication and solidarity between other board members.
Ensure that other board members are utilizing their committees and resources to execute the vision of the president. Ensure that any conflicts of interest between other board members are resolved as soon as possible. Maintain the day-to-day efficiency of board operations. Recognize new responsibilities as they develop and consult with the president to delegate them to other board members.

The VP Internal is also responsible for:

  • Intra-board communication
  • Minutes
  • Delegation of tasks
  • Board calendar
  • Board dynamics/board events
  • Facilitation of transition between boards
  • Alumni relations

Sai Bandi-VP External

Year: 2020
Major: Economics and Psychology
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Other Campus Involvements: International Affairs Association, Delta Sigma Pi, Penn Microfinance
On Her Bucket List: Get a tattoo
Favorite Bollywood Movie: Jab We Met
Secret Fun Fact: She can touch her nose with her tongue


Responsibilities

To Constituency: Act as the official representative of the society to constituent groups and resource centers.
Ensure that their interests are represented and that the decisions of the rest of the board, including the President, reflect the needs and desires of the constituent groups.

To Board: Ensure that the board is in touch with the constituency and umbrella organizations.
Act as the link between the rest of the board and 1) the constituency and 2) the external resources of the society. Ensure that all resources, both organizational and financial, are secured in a timely fashion. Maintain a relationship between constituent members and groups, working closely with the VP Marketing to survey and solicit other feedback to present to the rest of the board, so they can make decisions with this feedback in mind.

The VP External is also responsible for:

  • Communication with constituents
  • Point person for APSC, PAACH, UMC
  • Communication with resource centers

Rahul Rai-VP Finance

Year: 2019
Major: Finance 
Hometown: Bangalore
Other Campus Involvements: Sigma Beta Rho
On His Bucket List: Scuba Diving
Favorite Bollywood Movie: DDLJ
Secret Fun Fact: He's on the Paleo diet


Responsibilities

To Constituency: Work to ensure that funding is allocated and accounted for in such a way that the society’s programming is financially feasible and sustainable for coming years.
Ensure that the funding is allocated in a way that reflects the desires and needs of the constituency.

To Board: Work closely with Cultural Chair, Social Chair, and Political Chair to ensure that their ideas for programming are financially feasible.
Develop a budget for annual events at the beginning of each year, and allocate profits and excess funding to other programming as necessary. Work with VP External to ensure that programming is funded well in advance, and that budget requests are complete and accurate and filed in time.

The VP Finance is also responsible for:

  • Allocation of funds
  • Budget for annual events
  • Acquisition of funding

Shaunak Kulkarni-VP Marketing

Year: 2020
Major: Finance & Entrepreneurship
Hometown: Pune, Maharashtra
Other Campus Involvements: Penn Masala, Penn Cricket Club, Kite and Key Society, Penn India Association
On His Bucket List: Backpacking through Europe
Favorite Bollywood Movie: Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara
Secret Fun Fact: He bullies his pet dog


Responsibilities

To Constituency: Ensure that the constituency is fully aware of all events and programs, and that attendance and membership is optimal.
Have a vision for the overall message being conveyed to the constituency. Work with the VP External to survey and solicit feedback from members to ensure that the rest of the board makes decision with this feedback in mind. Ensure that the entire constituency is in touch, and generate ideas for expanding the constituency.

To Board: Work closely with Political Chair, Social Chair, and Cultural Chair to ensure that all of their respective events are fully publicized through all available outlets.
Take the visions of the rest of the board and communicate them to the public in a way that builds solidarity amongst the membership and the board.

The VP Marketing is also responsible for:

  • Weekly e-mails
  • Facebook marketing
  • Flyers
  • Execution of themes
  • Updating website

Vashvi Shah-Cultural Chair

Year: 2021
Major: Chemistry
Hometown: Princeton Junction, NJ
Other Campus Involvements: Penn Field Hockey Club, Penn Raas, ADAPT, Big Brother Big Sister
On Her Bucket List: Travel to Antarctica
Favorite Bollywood Movie: Ta Ra Rum Pum
Secret Fun Fact: She can fall asleep anywhere anytime!


Responsibilities

To Constituency: Build awareness of South Asian culture among the entire South Asian community at Penn, as well as the non-South Asian student body at large.

To Board: Idea generation for new events and having an idea of where the position is evolving. Use feedback from constituents (provided by VP Marketing and VP External) about new events pertaining to cultural programming.

The Cultural Chair is also responsible for:

  • Annual show(s)
  • Mini-cultural show
  • Culture show
  • Cultural events

Hari Kumar

Year: 2020
Major: Finance
Hometown: Shrewsbury, MA
Other Campus Involvements: MUSE Consulting, Kite and Key
On His Bucket List: Do a handstand
Favorite Bollywood Movie: Chennai Express
Secret Fun Fact: He sleepwalks


Responsibilities

To Constituency: Build and a cohesive social community between each class of the member body as well as among the entire body itself, simultaneously working to increase the membership of the society.

To Board: Idea generation for new events and having an idea of where the position is evolving. Use feedback from constituents (provided by VP Marketing and VP External) about new events pertaining to social programming.

The Social Chair is also responsible for:

  • NSO/Freshman Event(s)
  • Parties
  • Lineage program
  • Class events
  • Semiformal
  • Social events

Santoshi Kandula-Political Chair

Year: 2021
Major: Bioengineering
Hometown: Newark, Delaware
Other Campus Involvements: Engineering Dean's Advisory Board, Engineers Without Borders
On Her Bucket List: Attend the US Open!
Favorite Bollywood Movie: Yeh Jawani Hai Deewani
Secret Fun Fact: She is a black belt in Taekwando!


Responsibilities

To Constituency: Increase awareness of South Asian and political issues within the community as well as within the greater Penn community.

To Board: Idea generation for new events and having an idea of where the position is evolving. Use feedback from constituents (provided by VP Marketing and VP External) about new events pertaining to political programming.

The Political Chair is also responsible for:

  • Speakers
  • Community service
  • Political events
  • SASAI
  • Conferences

Suhita Kodali-Constituent Chair

Year: 2021
Major: Undecided
Hometown: Upper Saddle River, NJ
Other Campus Involvements: Penn Dems, WPTP, PFYID
On Her Bucket List: Attend the Oscars
Favorite Bollywood Movie: Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Gham
Secret Fun Fact: In 7th grade, she memorized 411 digits of pi for a contest.


Responsibilities

To Constituency: Act as the official representative of the society to constituent groups and resource centers.
Ensure that their interests are represented and that the decisions of the rest of the board, including the President, reflect the needs and desires of the constituent groups.

To Board: Ensure that the board is in touch with the constituency and umbrella organizations.
Act as the link between the rest of the board and 1) the constituency and 2) the external resources of the society. Ensure that all resources, both organizational and financial, are secured in a timely fashion. Maintain a relationship between constituent members and groups, working closely with the VP Marketing to survey and solicit other feedback to present to the rest of the board, so they can make decisions with this feedback in mind.

The Programming Chair is also responsible for:

  • Communication with constituents
  • Communication with resource centers
  • General programming
  • Lineage Program

Past Board Members 

2017-2018

President: Sahil Ahuja
VP Internal: Sanika Puranik
VP External: Divya Rao
VP Finance: Rahul Rai
VP Marketing: Sonia Gandhi
Cultural Chair: Eesha Sheth
Social Chair: Eash Aggarwal
Political Chair: Mahip Grewal
Constituent Chair: Sai Bandi
Freshmen Liaisons: Aditya Singh & Vashvi Shah

2016-2017

President: Rich Chaudhary
VP Internal: Krushee Patel
VP External: Aaishwariya Gulani
VP Finance: Haley Brahmbhatt
VP Marketing: Nikita Sood
Cultural Chair: Divya Rao
Social Chair: Eshwar Inapuri
Political Chair: Sanika Puranik
Programming Chair: Anand Prabhu
Freshmen Liaisons: Hari Kumar & Eesha Sheth

2015-2016

President: Vishal Patel
VP Internal: Rich Chaudhary
VP External: Ashna Bhatia
Treasurer: Krushee Patel
VP Marketing: Nikita Sood
Cultural Chair: Aaishwariya Gulani
Social Chair: Sahil Ahuja
Political Chair: Haley Brahmbhatt
Programming Chair: Maya Rawal
Freshmen Liaisons: Eshwar Inapuri & Divya Rao

2014-2015

President: Nisha Desai
VP Internal: Vini Saggurti
VP External: Shiv Patel
Treasurer: Vishal Patel
VP Marketing: Anil Chitrapu
Cultural Chair: Krushee Patel
Social Chair: Tanvir Ahmed
Political Chair: Rich Chaudhary
Programming Chair: Ashna Bhatia
Freshmen Liaisons: Parth Chopra & Kanika Mohan

2013-2014

President: Alina Jamil
VP Internal: Nisha Desai
VP External: Vini Saggurti
Treasurer: David Britto
VP Marketing: Anil Chitrapu
Cultural Chair: Gowri Nayar
Social Chair: Shiv Patel
Political Chair: Vishal Patel
Programming Chair: Tanya Jain
Freshmen Liaisons: Ashna Bhatia & Satya Yerrabolu

2012-2013

President: Tarang Kapoor
VP Internal: Rupi Sureshkumar
VP External: Alina Jamil
Treasurer: Priyanka Varma
VP Marketing: Nisha Desai
Cultural Chair: Raina Dhir
Social Chair: Vinita Saggurti
Political Chair: Savar Sareen
Programming Chair: Srishti Kedia
Freshmen Liaisons: Tanya Jain & Vishal Patel

2011-2012

President: Karan Dhruve
VP Internal: Tarang Kapoor
VP External: Mili Mehta
Treasurer: Trisha Avasthi
VP Marketing: Akash Kumar
Cultural Chair: Priyanka Varma
Social Chair: Alina Jamil
Political Chair: Rupi Sureshkumar
Programming Chair: Srishti Kedia
Freshmen Liaisons: Raina Dhir & Savar Sareen

2010-2011

President: Isha Mehta
VP Internal: Karan Dhruve
VP External: Tarang Kapoor
Treasurer: Kanica Allegh
VP Marketing: Karthik Kumar
VP Cultural: Kavita Iyer
VP Social: Ammar Mian
VP Political: Umar Sheikh
Freshmen Liaisons: Priyanka Varma & Nishat Shahabuddin

2009-2010

President: Vandana Rao
VP Internal: Isha Mehta
VP External: Harshil Shukla
Treasurer: Shantenu Agarwal
VP Marketing: Karan Dhruve
VP Cultural: Pallavi Thatai
VP Social: Mili Mehta
VP Political: Karishma Shah
Freshmen Liaisons: Kanica Allagh & Tarang Kapoor

2008-2009

President: Sherene Joseph
Vice President: Chethan Mudiyam
VP Internal: Manika Garg
VP External: Vandana Rao
Treasurer: Maneesh Singhal
VP Marketing: Raj Gokal
VP Cultural: Isha Mehta
VP Social: Ria Bharadwaj
VP Political: Vidya Puthenpura
Freshmen Liaisons: Pallavi Thatai & Shantenu Agarwal

2007-2008

President: Swathi Bonda
Vice President: Anup Bharani
Treasurer: Sal Dhanani
VP Cultural: Sherene Joseph
VP Outreach: Raj Parikh
VP Social: Sohum Trivedi
VP Public Relations: Chethan Mudiyam
Secretary: Supriya Challa
Webmaster: Raman Gupta
Freshmen Liaisons: Vandana Rao & Sejal Shah

2006-2007

President: Rita Bagai
Vice President: Vikas Chhabra
Treasurer: Neil Mulchandani
VP Cultural: Swathi Bonda
VP Outreach: Sherene Joseph
VP Social: Raj Parikh
VP Public Relations: Anup Bharani
Secretary: Anjeli Prabhu
Webmaster: Raman Gupta
Freshmen Liaisons: Supriya Challa & Roopa Gogineni