Nov. 25, 2015
PARTHA RAJENDRA, co-founder:
A recent Computer Science graduate from UVA, and co-founder of GIVE, tirelessly working on the project from the inception in 2010 through 2013. Partha is also an important member to SEED (Student Entrepreneurs for Economic Development). He also is involved with many technology ventures at UVA. Partha applied his extensive knowledge when installing the computers and internet in India. Partha is passionate about bringing the internet to offline schools being that he has seen the need first-hand. Since 1999, Partha traveled with his family to help at the Sahasra Deepika Institute for Education, a residential school for impoverished youth in Bangalore, India.
Hannah loves writing letters and learning about new cultures with her pen pal Triveni who lives in Bangalore, India. In her free time, she also loves to travel! Hannah recently spent time in Israel learning the culture and spreading empathy across the world! When she isn’t writing letters, traveling, or studying, she swims fast on the Highland Park Varsity Girls Swim Team. Her signature stroke is the butterfly.
Gabe is passionate about biology and chemistry, which is great because he wants to engage students across the world in science! When he isn't researching microbes or bioengineered plants, he plays soccer for the Highland Park Varsity Soccer Team and the Chicago Fire Juniors Soccer Club. He is also an avid yogi.
School is very important to Zoey and she feels it's necessary to share her love of learning with students who don't have access to the internet. In her free time, she runs on the Highland Park Track Team and Field Hockey Team. Zoey also enjoys spending time with her two sisterster and their fluffy white dog, Walter.
Also known as GIVE's chief science nerd, Allen wants to spread his love of science to schools in developing countires. Allen also participates in the Highland Park High school theater program and chorus.
Corey loves to find new ways to involve his school and community through makreting, serving as bot our marketing and public relations agent. Corey is also a star DECA-er as he made it to internationals ofr his marketing category.
As a recent Catapult Incubator Entrepeneur, Bennett offers a unique perspective that is critical to GIVE's growth. He is also very athletic: a key player on the Highland Park Soccer Team, Vollyeball Team, and most importantly, the Math Team!
Justin is a star-athlete who loves football and baseball. He brings leadership from the field to the GIVE team everyday. In his free time, he loves to read and learn about history, which is why he wants to connect and share with students abroad.
Better known as "Frannie," she is our professional problem-solver, tackling problems with a "can do" attitude and innovation. Frannie wants to shre her passion for learning with schools abroad. When she isn't studying like the proud nerd she is, you can find her figure skating like an angel on the ice.