Our Team

Our Team

Meet the team behind Vivensity

Preeti Shrikhande

Founder & CEO
Preeti is passionate about human well-being in all its aspects - physical, emotional, mental and intellectual. She has Masters degrees in Computer Science and Statistics, and 28+ years of experience in several technology companies including Sun, Paypal, Rational, Broadvision and Compubahn, in roles from developer to Vice President. She was well on her way to higher accomplishments in the corporate world, when a spate of 5 suicides at her sons' school in 2009, shocked her to the core. She became determined to understand what life challenges influence today's youth and resolved to find a solution. She got certified as a life coach and dedicated herself to research the wisdom that has been tried and tested by many. She founded Vivensity with the goal of making this wisdom easily available to support students in their social, emotional and academic development. She has been a long-time meditator and a certified yoga teacher and enjoys skiing, hiking, dancing and reading.

Amruta Gokhale

Psychology & Content Expert
Amruta is a Psychologist and has over 17 years of experience in the field of Psychology and Education. She is a faculty at Post Graduate Department of Psychology and teaches Applied Social, Adjustment,Counselling and Assessment in Psychology. Over the years she has designed modules and conducted workshops for students in various areas of self -development like Self Awareness, Creativity, Communication etc. She also conducts activity-based training sessions for students, parents and professionals in the areas of mental, emotional, social health and well -being. She believes in applying theories and research in Psychology for the betterment of society at large. She loves being with students and helping them realize their potential. She also loves to write.
Kanan Putambekar, Data Analytics Lead

Kanan Puntambekar

Data Analytics and Assessment
Kanan has a background in Materials Science and has worked for over 10 years in R&D of organic electronic displays and batteries for application in consumer electronics. Her work experience includes postdoctoral research positions at UC Berkeley and Northwestern University. She has worked in the industry on the development of organic semiconductor displays at Sharp Laboratories of America and on battery reliability at Apple. She loves to hike, grow vegetables, practice yoga and strongly believes in leading a balanced life. She brings her passion for leading a holistic balanced life and her expertise in research, data analysis and program management to her role at Vivensity.

Lalita Bokil

Product Management
Lalita has over 18 years of international experience in the IT industry leading all phases of diverse technology projects. Led and managed project & products using cutting-edge technologies. Worked in MNCs like IBM, Hewlett Packard, Cisco, Intel, VMware. Possesses a unique blend of business and technical savvy; a big-picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality. She is passionate about helping students and building bright futures. She is very happy to be a part of Vivensity family. At Vivensity, she is managing the product and stakeholders. Lalita is a people’s person and likes meeting and talking to them. She enjoys music, meditation, gymming & playing sports.

Rita Sarathy

Business Development
Rita Sarathy has held several engineering roles for the past 25 years in the tech industry. Worked in various sized companies ranging from startups like Lantern Communications, mid-sized companies like Akamai to Fortune 500 companies like Apple and Cisco. She has a deep understanding of networking infrastructure and distributed systems. As a parent, she realized that there was a dearth of mental, emotional health coaching for high schools to manage their stress in a stimuli driven environment. She is very excited to join Vivensity since it is building a platform to support the intellectual, emotional and social well being of high schoolers.

Sufi Advani

Content Management
Sufi has worked 10+ years in healthcare services as a Medical Technologist at Abbott Labs and Abaxis. She has been teaching youth as part of the Youth Empowerment Seminar which is a dynamic and fun program that provides a comprehensive set of practical tools for releasing stress, mastering emotions, and raising self awareness. Having seen how much benefit teens have experienced through this program she is excited to be part of Vivensity’s vision of promoting and enhancing the wellbeing of youth. She has 2 sons that are currently working and in college.

Current Interns

Nicole Tin

Intern
Nicole is currently enrolled at UC Berkeley for immunology and pathogenesis. The buzzing workplace at Vivensity earned her dedication in early 2017, and she has been an intern for them ever since. She is a lover of all things R&B and enjoys exploring new places with her family and friends.

Anusha Goyal

Intern
Anusha is currently enrolled at UC Santa Cruz. She’s been working with Vivensity since the summer of 2017, and she’s been volunteering at a group residential home for over a year. When she’s not working or at school, she loves books, photography, traveling, watching movies, and spending time with her family.

Sarah Ungerer

Intern
Sarah is a senior at Presentation High School with a keen interest in the fields of communication, marketing, public relations, and psychology. She joined Vivensity as a student intern towards the end of December 2017. Sarah has enjoyed being part of the team and the incredible environment. In addition to her active involvement with robotics and mental health programs at school, she enjoys a variety of activities, which include hiking, traveling, photography, graphic design, and basketball.
Elan Loeb, Intern

Elan Loeb

Intern
Elan is a multimedia artist and educator. Her path has taken her from cross-cultural natural resource management projects in Jordan to advocating for LGBTQ homeless individuals in Silicon Valley, to studying the potential uses of VR for mental health interventions, to starting her own mindful tutoring business, Lavender Learn. Through these experiences, Elan honed her values of imagination, communication, and playfulness. She came to mindfulness in college after observing the effects of chronic stress on herself and her peers at Cornell. She is excited to work with Vivensity to help students manage stress, learn communication skills, and cultivate joy.

Jai Relan

Intern
Jai Relan is a 13-year-old high school student who has interests in human behaviour analysis, computer science, movie making, photography/videography, and design. He hopes that his work with Vivensity can make an impact and can help the world become a better place. Jai joined Vivensity in the summer of 2019. Apart from this, Jai is a blogger who writes about science in our daily lives and also takes part in several environmental programs. Jai has worked in the field of inclusion, robotics, research, environmental and human-centred design in the past. He is excited to be on the Vivensity team and enjoys helping students in highschool with their problems.

Shriya Kulkarni

Intern
Shriya is an 8th grader who lived in New Jersey for 9 years before moving to India. She joined Vivensity in the summer of 2019 and is eager to promote the importance of teen well being with them. She also wants to ensure that teenagers can live meaningful, self-aware lives. Shriya is an avid reader and is passionate about basketball. She also loves to sing and has been learning Indian classical music since the age of six. She is the captain of her schools’ sports club as well.

Past Interns

Jai Bhatnagar

Intern

Arunav Gupta

Intern
Benjamin Lee, UX Intern

Benjamin Lee

UX Design Intern
Maya Chalwa, Intern

Maya Chawla

Intern

Jasmine Tostado

Intern
Alice Ge, Intern

Alice Ge

Intern

Prakshal Jain

Intern

Stephanie Xiloj

Intern