TNF Young Professionals Committee is a group of young adults with a shared purpose of serving Tamil Nadu.
The criteria to serve in the committee is to have attended TNF Internship OR volunteered in the local chapter youth committee and must have finished high school and be in college or a professional.
Please contact Arun ( firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in volunteering for the Young Professionals Committee.
Arun graduated from Indiana University in May 2020 with a degree in Finance and Technology Management. He currently works at Goldman Sachs as a Rolling Review Analyst. Arun got involved with TNF through volunteering at National Conventions, including leading the Youth Convention at the Columbus Convention. In his free time, he enjoys music, sports, and working out.
Perry is a senior to a graduate student at Stanford University from Houston, TX studying Electrical Engineering. He was part of the first cohort of TNF interns in 2015 and traveled to eight schools in Tamil-Nadu to work on soft-skills training and academic education programs. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, hiking, climbing, reading, and film.
Karthik is currently a graduate student at the Furqua Business School at Duke University. Karthik did his BBA at the College of William and Mary (BBA ’13). He was the Service Chair for the International Relations Club at W&M – raised over $5000 for charity: water; BUILD DC Mentor and 2018 TNF Youth Convention volunteer in New Jersey.
Anu graduated from Case Western Reserve University in 2019 with a Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering. She is from Chicago, IL, and has been involved with TNF since 2014. She was part of the Service and Education Internship pilot program in 2014, and visited several schools throughout Tamil Nadu to observe how to help students excel even further in their education. Since then, Anu has been volunteering at various women’s STEM organizations to motivate and introduce young girls to STEM fields.
Preethi is a sophomore at the University of Michigan studying Pharmaceutical Science. She participated as an intern at the Center of Medical Genetics learning about genetics testing and epidemiology. She further got involved in TNF through local projects in Michigan. She is interested in learning how the intersection between medical care and social justice can improve people’s lives. Her interests include reading, baking, and swimming.
Vedavyas a sophomore college student at the University of Maryland majoring in Computer Science. He is from Greater Boston Area & Washington D.C. during the academic term. In August 2014, he participated as an intern/associate at the Center for Medical Genetics in
Chennai for two weeks, working specifically in cytogenetics. He also volunteered at a local
school for a day teaching the kids about American culture and how it might differ from
In 2015, he volunteered at the TNF Convention that year in Chicago.
Outside of TNF, he has volunteered for a local Indian cultural organization called Bharathi Vidyashram and was a founding member of their Youth Leadership Council. He also managed the 501(c)(3) non-profit recognition process for Bharathi Vidyashram.
Maya is a Junior at Indiana University- Bloomington studying Apparel Merchandising and Entrepreneurship. In the summer of 2015 she participated in the Service & Education Internship. She interned at Guntur Subbaiah Pillai Girls Hr. Sec. School, in T. Nagar, Chennai and taught girls ranging from 4th to 8th grade. She introduced various teaching methods similar to the US, in an effort to help struggling students grasp concepts; eg. mnemonic devices, visuals, and role-playing.