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, Director of the DEN Team at the University of Michigan, 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!

University of MIchigan Team


Executive board

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Gitika Deshmukh

Assistant 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

sam rollenhagen

VP of Finance

sam@detroitden.com

LinkedIn

Major: Neuroscience

Fun Fact: I was a world class gymnast until I was 10

Vacation Spot: Maine

Favorite Artist: Outkast

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Grace Cutler

VP of Student Affairs

grace@detroitden.com

LinkedIn

Little Known Fact: I only have one kidney

Favorite Color: Yellow

Favorite Animal: Siamese cats

gilbert orozco

VP of Media

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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wyatt Dudgeon

VP of Workshops

wyatt@detroitden.com

LinkedIn

Favorite Detroit Company: FLOYD Detroit

Claim to Fame: Dated a Turkish Celebrity

Weird Fact: Almost been hit by an airplane

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Sanidhya Singh

VP of Public Relations

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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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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Jueui Hong

jueui@detroitden.com

LinkedIn

Major: Business major with Applied Statistics minor

Favorite Movie: Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Fun Fact: I've been to North Korea to hike Mt. KumKang with my family before

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catherine ming

catherine@detroitden.com

LinkedIn

Birthday Fact: I share mine with Jimmy Fallon

Favorite Color: I love the color yellow

Childhood Memory: When I was two I was bit by a swan named Valentine

nick buccelato

nick@detroitden.com

LinkedIn

Major: Computer Science

Unknown Fact: I can play almost every Guitar Hero song on expert

Favorite Hobby: To make beats with my pencil in class

Recent Feat: Just completed a 2000 piece puzzle!

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charles rivkin

charles@detroitden.com

LinkedIn

Major: Computer Science Engineer

Confession: I'm way too good at Tetris

Birthplace: Born in Paris, but and have an english accent

Early Ambitions: I started a school newspaper when I was 8 years old

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Jane Wu

jane@detroitden.com

LinkedIn

Major: Business

Fun Fact: When I was younger, I used to make music videos on Youtube

Celeb Sighting: I met Brooke Soso (twice) and Tastyee from Orange is the New Black

Travel: I went snorkeling in Thailand this past summer

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Joshua liddle

josh@detroitden.com

Major: Computer Science

Travel Feat: I’ve been to more than 10 different countries

Hidden Talent: I can’t whistle

Going for 1st: I compete in Super Smash Bros.

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Meghana Nyalakonda

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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Lucas buccelato

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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Raj Merchant