We are three South Asian best friends united by the common goal of forging stronger solidarity among South Asians across the world, particularly in times of global discord.
The COVID-19 pandemic is no exception.
Despite living in different corners of the world, we have identified one common issue: the incessant spread of unreliable and inaccurate information about COVID-19 among South Asian families and communities. This wave of misinformation stands as a major threat to public health systems and the social fabric of our communities as a whole, including panic attacks among other mental health issues, discrimination of our neighbors and vulnerable community members, and the inadvertent exacerbation of health workers' jobs and responsibilities.
With millions of South Asian families susceptible to misleading public health instruction, our team is committed to disseminating accurate and evidence-based information through digital advocacy and local grassroots networks.
Krishna is a Senior at the University of Texas at Austin and is the President of the Chemical Engineering Honor Society. Krishna is interested in both the healthcare space and entrepreneurship.
Priyanka is a soon-to-be college Freshman from Cleveland, Ohio. As a first generation Nepali immigrant, she is seeks to celebrate diversity and cultural inclusivity.
Shalini is a Junior at New York University Abu Dhabi double majoring in Theater and Political Science. She enjoys making theater and is interested in think-tank related research work.
Anushka is pursuing a double major in Theater and Social Research & Public Policy at New York University Abu Dhabi. She likes reading, dancing and napping in between.
Aditya is Marathi-American intending to study Chemical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin. He is passionate about public health, language, and South Asian culture.
Daniella is a first generation Indian Keralite. She believes that her Indian culture has come to shape her into who she is. Daniella likes to make music with piano, guitar and her voice.
Gladson is a medical student at Gujarat Medical Education and Research Institute Medical College, Gandhinagar, India. He volunteers with the Medical Student’s Association of India, advocating for under-addressed health issues in his community.
Sameera is a third year Political Science student at New York University Abu Dhabi. She is currently based in Jaipur and spends some time of the year in Kashmir. Sameera is passionate about Indian Politics and aspires to be the PM of India one day,
Cimrun is a rising sophomore at Georgetown University where she is studying International Politics. She passionate about justice and advocacy, and believes in staying involved in advocacy in the classroom and outside of it.
Tanvi is from Ahmadabad and is currently associated with her university's Technology Student Association, MockTrail, and National honor societies. Tanvi enjoys drawing and photography.
Sarthak is a 3rd year undergraduate student at Delhi Technological University. He would describe himself as a driven and ambitious leader and has experience in Consultancy, Data Science, Finance and Real Estate.
Shree is a a Public Health major at Saint Louis University on the pre-med track. You are most likely to find her trying to take a nap, binge watching Netflix, or going to taco bell!
Inês is a PhD student in Neuroscience at the University of Oxford, UK.
Jaswin is Talent Development Professional based in Dubai, UAE.
Advaita is an incoming Freshman at Dartmouth College. She has been involved with the Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh and Sewa International for the past 13 years.
Subash is a youth activist and and an Industrial Engineer from Nepal. He has conducted, lead and volunteered in several leadership, health and well-being, environment sustainability and civic development projects.
Priyamvada is pre-final year student of Delhi Technological University majoring in Mathematics and Computing. She is the founder of CLIMB-Women’s Cell that promotes women in STEM and looks after unconscious gender bias.
Nikita was born in Delhi but her roots are in Assam. She is a graduate from Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, University of Delhi. Nikita actively advocates for cultural representation through her social media.
Diva is a Neuroscience major at Saint Louis University on the pre-med track. She is an avid lover of black coffee, tiramisu, and Grey’s Anatomy.
Munischa is a creative marketing professional with a strong background in creative digital advertising. Her goal is to use design skills to initiate social change.
Sattiki is a Naropa Fellow and is currently working on a startup to facilitate outdoors education for girls of high school age along with my partner in Kathmandu.
Sashvinisha is a Law student, who has interests in reading stories, articles, novels and news. She also write stories during her free time.
Tithi is an MBA graduate with a majors in Marketing. Over five years, she has done various roles including fraud analyst, Social Media Manager, and currently an Account Manager.
Nakiashi is a sixteen-year-old writer and social activist, who has previously been selected to represent India at the Global Youth Ambassadors Leadership Summit in Chicago.