Preeti is passionate about human wellbeing in all its aspects: physical, emotional, and intellectual. She worked for 25 years in several Bay Area technology companies in positions ranging from software engineer to VP and then decided to pursue her other interests. With a small team of like minded people she started this company to provide life skills to help people navigate the challenges of life. She is also a certified integral life coach and teaches mindful yoga for charity.
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 challenges teens to take responsibility for their lives and 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 well being of young persons. She has 2 sons that are currently working and in college.
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 fairly 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.
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 U C 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 is 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.
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.
Nicole is currently a senior in two high schools and is planning to enroll 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 explore new places with her family and friends.
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.
Anusha is a sophomore psychology student at De Anza College. She hopes to transfer to a University this fall! She’s been working with Vivensity since 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 is a senior at Presentation High School with a strong interest in the fields of communication, marketing, public relations, and psychology. She joined Vivensity as a student intern towards the end of December 2017 and has become infatuated with the incredible environment ever since. 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.
Jai Bhatnagar is a junior in high school and hopes to major in Architecture in California. He started interning at Vivensity in Winter of 2018, and currently holds a 1st degree black belt in Tae kwon Do. He is a technology tutor at Avenidas Community Center and is a certified referee for the Stanford Soccer Club. He’s been playing the guitar for 6 years and loves motorcycles.
Prakshal is a junior computer science major at Arizona State University. He currently works as a subject area tutor at the university’s tutoring center, primarily helping students in math and computer science courses. He joined Vivensity in May 2018 as a technical intern hoping to assist in designing and developing the mobile app and the website. He aspires to become a successful software developer helping budding start-ups prosper and flourish.
Arunav Gupta is a senior at Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, CA. He joined Vivensity as an intern in June 2018 and has become a part of their mission ever since. He hopes to major in computer science or business fields in the future and to use the skills he learns to make the world a better place. In addition, Arunav has been competing in public forum debate for 5 years and enjoys reading about everything from physics to philosophy.
Maya is a junior at The Nueva School in San Mateo, CA. She’s excited to be joining Vivensity summer of 2019 and is dedicated to improving teen wellness. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, playing piano, running, and working on the school yearbook. She’s also co-club lead for Feminism Club and is an active member of the Teen Wellness Committee at Children’s Health Council.
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 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 and is hoping to do good work here. Apart from this, Jai is a blogger who writes about science in our daily lives along with taking part in a lot of environmental programs. Jai has worked in the field of inclusion, robotics, research, environmental and human-centred design in the past. Jai was not the most popular of high school students but he made peace with it, moving forward in life he hopes to help others deal with the problems of high school.
Alice is a junior at Nueva Upper School. She loves all things visual and design and enjoys spending her free time exploring the visual arts, developing projects, working as a graphic designer, and learning about new subjects. Mental health is an important topic to her, so she was excited to join the team as an intern starting summer 2019. She hopes to use her skills to help others and the environment.
Stephanie is a sophomore at Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto, California. She joined Vivensity in the summer of 2019 and strives to learn from Vivensity as well as help achieve Vivenisty’s goal of empowering students with life skills. She enjoys writing articles for her school newspaper, especially when she is able to express her opinion on topics such as texting while driving or profanity usage. She also enjoys peaceful hikes and traveling, she has recently visited South Korea and El Salvador.
Jasmine is a Sophomore at Eastside College Preparatory School. She joined the Vivensity team in the Summer of 2019. She hopes to help the company grow and help it reach more High School Students. Her hobbies are running and making art. She also took a Computer Science Course with Oracle, in which she learned about circuits and made a device that tracks a person’s heart rate in order to improve runners’ performances.
Ben is a senior at The Nueva School in San Mateo, California. He joined Vivensity in the summer of 2019 as an intern specialized in the design and development of the Vivensity app and website. Through asking questions, challenging assumptions, and developing robust understandings, he strives to help accomplish Vivensity’s goals with effective and efficient solutions.