board of Directors


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Aashka soni

President, Board Member

aashka@detroitden.com

LinkedIn

Major: Business

Reality TV Aspiration: To be on the Voice! (If I had a voice)

Best Business Advice: Never stop being curious, always ask questions, explore the unknown and try new things. Life is about discoveries, it doesn't help anyone to be stuck.

Food Pick: If I could eat only one thing for the rest of my life, I’d eat sweet potatoes

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Andrew geller

Vice-President, Board Member

andrew@detroitden.com

LinkedIn

Major: Economics

Business Advice: Stay hungry

Milk or Orange Juice: OJ all day

Favorite Quote: Wisdom should reckon on the unforeseen

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stephen philippou

Secretary, Board Member

stephen@detroitden.com

LinkedIn

Major: Economics

Favorite Vacation Spot: Cyprus

Favorite Movie: The last Harry Potter

Favorite Hobby: Making iOS apps

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sydney owens

Treasurer, Board Member

sydney@detroitden.com

LinkedIn

Major: Economics

Favorite Hobby: DJ-ing

Favorite Pet: My turtle Lola

Little-Known Fact: I have a blackbelt in karate

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gohar melkonyan

Board Member

gohar@detroitden.com

LinkedIn

Major: Business

Favorite Movie: Safe Haven

Fun Fact: I have participated in Armenian dance since the 4th grade!

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Gitika Deshmukh

Director

gitika@detroitden.com

LinkedIn

Major: Business

Random Goal: To eat at every restaurant in Ann Arbor downtown by the time I graduate

Favorite TV Show: How I Met Your Mother

Favorite Celeb Couple: Selena and the Weeknd because I love both of their music

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Grace Cutler

Assistant Director

grace@detroitden.com

LinkedIn

Little Known Fact: I only have one kidney

Favorite Color: Yellow

Favorite Animal: Siamese cats

gilbert orozco

VP of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

gilbert@detroitden.com

LinkedIn

Major: International Studies

Adventure: I climbed a mountain above 60,000 feet

Favorite Artist: Ben Howard

Travel Feat: I’ve been to 5 continents

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Ben Brady

VP of Public Relations

ben@detroitden.com

My Dog: Bella loves eating socks and she loves the snow

Sitcom Situation: I want to be in a show like Drake and Josh

Food Pick: If I could eat only one thing for the rest of my life, I’d go with crab legs

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Sanidhya Singh

VP of Student Affairs

sunny@detroitden.com

LinkedIn

Major: Leaning towards Biomedical Engineering

Music Choice: If I could only listen to one artist for the next month, I’d choose Marshmello

Food Pick: If I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life, I’d go with guac

Business Advice: Nothing that’s worth it comes without sacrifice

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Lucas buccelato

VP of Finance

lucas@detroitden.com

Confession: Chipotle has better queso than any other Mexican fast food

Best Business Advice: "Whatever you do, just do something." -Dominic Buccellato

Music Choice: If I could only listen to one artist for a month, I’d pick Kanye

Secret: I’m better than you at billiards

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Meghana Nyalakonda

VP of Recruitment

meghana@detroitden.com

LinkedIn

Random Fact: I've watched all 445 episodes of Law and Order SVU at least twice

Only eat one thing for the rest of your life: Bubble tea without a doubt

Business Advice: Network, network, and network some more

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Raj Merchant