OUR TEAM

Soaring Minds Inc. was started after the founders witnessed their classmates and friends struggle with mental health issues. Growing beyond the original four members - all full-time undergraduate students - Soaring Minds Inc has built a team dedicated to bettering their community.

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EXECUTIVE BOARD

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MATTHEW CHIANG

CTO

Junior: University of Wisconsin - Madison

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SHANKAR THIRU

CEO/Founder

Junior: Georgetown University

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RAJAT MITTAL

President/Founder

Sophomore: University of Wisconsin - Madison

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RILEY SWART

CCO

Senior: University of Miami

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BOARD OF ADVISORS

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DR. VERONICA MAKHIJA

MD; Psychiatry

Dr. Makhija is a current, practicing psychiatrist in the Greater Milwaukee Area. She became involved with Soaring Minds as an advisory board member in 2020, giving insights towards the research of projects. She enjoys reading, spending quality time with her family and close friends, and sampling different ethnic cuisines.

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BECKY CHIANG

B.S. Nursing

Becky is an educator, nurse, and multi-disciplinary high-school committee member. She was instrumental in the implementation of the Family University Program at Brookfield Central to educate parents and family members about community resources for students who suffered from anxiety and depression. Her 23 years of involvement in the high school setting has given her a comprehensive perspective on the challenges adolescents can encounter. She became involved with Soaring Minds as an advisory board member in 2020, helping with the oversight of projects geared towards young adults. In her free time you can find her baking, gardening, or going up to the lakes with her family.  

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JENNIE KATRICHIS

B.S., M.S. Psychology

Jennie is a current educator and psychologist for the Elmbrook School District. She also led the introduction of the Hope Squad initiative to Brookfield Central High School. She became involved with Soaring Minds as an advisory board member in 2020, helping with the implementation of certain projects in school settings. Some hobbies she enjoys are outside/gardening, cooking, and watching a great movie.

COMMITTEES

AADITYA KUMAR

Junior: University of Wisconsin - Madison

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Operations Research Committee

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DAVID KOMJATHY

Junior: University of Wisconsin - Madison

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AD-HOC Committee

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ANDREW LI

Junior: University of Wisconsin - Madison

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Operations Research Committee

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BOBBY ASSIMAKAPOLOUS

Junior: University of Wisconsin - Madison

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AD-HOC Committee

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OPERATIONS PERSONNEL

DHRUV PATEL

Senior: University of Wisconsin - Lacrosse

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Chief Accountant

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EGE GURCAN KULA

Senior: University of Wisconsin - Madison

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Software Engineer & Development Team

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ADAM KOMJATHY

Freshman: Perdue University

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Software Engineer & Development Team

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ADRIAN LAPADAT

Sophomore: Carnegie Mellon University

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Chief Editor

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STEVE HIZMI

Junior: University of Wisconsin - Madison

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Software Engineer & Development Team

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DUNCAN STEWART

Junior: University of Wisconsin - Madison

Software Engineer & Development Team

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