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Meet The Team

Shruti Parthasarathy

Founder

Shruti is an undergraduate student at Yale. She is a researcher at the Feinberg School of Medicine and Yale School of Medicine, where her research focuses on a psychosocial analysis of interdisciplinary mindfulness practices and the cognitive neuroscience of memories, affect, and stress.

Shruti has been learning Bharatanatayam since the age of 5. She is a National YoungArts winner and has consistently placed in international & national competitions. 

Founder, Shruti Parthasarathy

Shruti Parthasarathy

Founder & CEO

Shruti is an undergraduate student at Yale. She is a researcher at the Feinberg School of Medicine and Yale School of Medicine, where her research focuses on a psychosocial analysis of interdisciplinary mindfulness practices and the cognitive neuroscience of memories, affect, and stress.

Shruti has been learning Bharatanatayam since the age of 5. She is a National YoungArts winner and has consistently placed in international & national competitions. 

Suba Ramesh

CTO

Suba Ramesh, a student at Yale University majoring in computer science, has a deep understanding and passion for technological advancements in the public health sphere. With previous expertise in creating video games for mobile and computers, she is working on helping develop interactive activities for the web-based pilot model of the Mindful Kala application. 

Head of technological development, Suba Ramesh

2021 Summer Members

Board of Advisors

Carolyn Qu

UI/UX Designer

Carolyn Qu is a Yale 2024 computer science major interested in the intersections between computer science and external fields such as youth mental health. She specializes in frontend development with a focus in web design. For Mindful Kala, she will be working on integrating a modern and engaging user interface to best cater towards the specific needs of the audience.

UI/UX Designer, Carolyn Qu 

Marketing & Social Media, Nrithi Subramanian 

Nrithi Subramanian

Marketing & Financial Analyst

Nrithi is an incoming undergraduate at Southern Methodist College, majoring in business and public policy. She has been an Indian Classical dancer since the age of five and an avid social entrepreneur, founding her own e-commerce company Mantra and Co. At Mindful Kala, Nrithi works to conduct literature reviews and portfolios of finances. 

Nrithi Subramanian

Marketing & Financial Analyst

Nrithi is an incoming undergraduate at Southern Methodist University, majoring in business and public policy. She has been an Indian Classical dancer since the age of five and an avid social entrepreneur, founding her own e-commerce company Mantra and Co. At Mindful Kala, Nrithi works to conduct literature reviews and portfolios of finances. 

Zeenat Vastrad

Advisor of Public Relations

Zeenat Vastrad, the director of Use Experience, In-Store and Digital, at Macy’s, has built world class design teams for Fortune 500 clients across North America, Asia, and Europe. With over a decade of user intent driven designs, she focuses on the end to end user needs. Currently, Zeenat suprivises information architects, interaction designers, visual designers, content writers, usability analysts, web analytics, and design engineers. 

Public Relations & User Experience Advisor, Zeenat Vastrad

Dr. Victorson

Advisor of Research and Development

Dr. Victorson is a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Illinois. As an Associate Professor of Medical Social Science in the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. His research focuses on advancing the evidence base of contemplative awareness practices such as yoga resilience and emotion regulation among cancer patient populations, developing novel digital health solutions to increase self management, and improving the precision and utility of self-reported outcomes.  

Dr. Victorson is the founder and director of TRUE NORTH TREKS, which is a cancer support nonprofit organization for teens and young adults. 

Research and Development Advisor, Dr. David Victorson

Rima Patel

Advisor of Outreach

Rima Patel, a current medical student, holds a B.S. in Humanities in Science and an M.S. in Health Policy. She was a former medical management consultant and a founder of a health diabetes app called Diabetiz, which is a mobile and web solution for diabetic foot treatment intended to be used in Sri Lanka. 

Outreach Advisor, Rima Patel

Medha Hari

Advisor of Artistic Development

Medha Hari is hailed as one of the most promising Bharatanatyam dancers and is a senior disciples of Guru Smt. Anitha Guha. Medha is also currently pursuing advanced lessons in abhinaya with Bharathanatyam exponent Smt. Bragha Bessell. Medha has been giving solo performances all over India and abroad. 


She has worked with her guru in creating from the conceptualization to the final presentation of critically acclaimed dance productions. She is also a faculty member in her Guru’s school and assists in training junior and senior students for competitions, performances and arangetrams.

Artistic Development Advisor, Medha Hari

Previous Interns


Darshani Babu Ganesh, Maryland (2019): she focused on creating and managing social media and marketing materials.