Welcome to our second segment of “Meet the Board” for Dhirana 2021! We will be introducing the following committees: Freshman Chairs, Registration, Liaison, Ticketing, Fundraising, Mixer, Design!
The Freshman Co-chairs this year are Sanjana Murthy and Shraddha Vemula. Sanjana is majoring in Biology and Devna is majoring in Psychology. Sanjana and Shradda are taking on new roles this year as a part of E-Board, assisting on a variety of crucial tasks!
The Registration Chair this year is Shreya Babu – a junior Sociology and Administration of Justice major. Shreya oversees creating the registration and exhibition packets, organizing team gifts, and helping select the competing teams. Nithya Kasibhatla and Risha Musuku are the Registration Assistant Chairs.
Our Liaison Chair is Mitali Belambe – a junior majoring in Computational Biology. Mitali is responsible for team hospitality, from booking the hotel where teams will stay during show weekend, to providing each team a Liaison so that they can navigate Pittsburgh easily. Brunda Bellamkonda and Avni Nangia are the Liaison Assistant Chairs.
Maliha Tayeb is our Ticketing Chair. Maliha is a junior majoring in Molecular Biology and Sociology. She is responsible for managing and keeping track of the ticket sales at our many events leading up to and including show day! Meghana Vemulpalli and Anvita Bhattad are the Ticketing Assistant Chairs.
The Fundraising Committee organizes events for students to participate in to raise money for Dhirana. The two chairs this year are Anisha Mandava–a senior Neuroscience and Religious Studies major–and Arpun Bains–a senior Biology major. In addition, Malini Harinath and Neil Rawat are the Assistant Chairs for the Fundraising Committee. This semester, the Fundraising Committee hosted a successful Trivia Night as well as mehendi and restaurant fundraisers! More events are coming soon!
Aishwarya Mukundan, Navjot Pabal, and Meera Tikku are the Mixer Co-chairs for Dhirana 2022. Aishwarya is a senior majoring in Neuroscience and Chemistry, Navjot is a sophomore majoring in Architecture, and Meera is a senior majoring in Communications. The Assistant Chairs, Manasa Chillarige, Krishna Nayak, and Vinitha Vavilathota work alongside Aishwarya, Navjot, and Meera to plan games for Mixer–a bonding event that occurs the day before the Dhirana competition.
The Design Co-chairs this year are Akash Ramalingam and Mansi Avunoori. Akash is a senior majoring in Neuroscience and Primate Anthropology, and Mansi is a sophomore majoring in Biology. Akash and Mansi use their technical skills to collaborate on numerous creative projects such as spirit-wear, videos that promote Dhirana, and the official Dhirana 2022 logo—check out the Engage Pitt video on this page! The Design Committee also includes three Assistant Chairs: Sneha Bathey, Abinaya Ravichandren, and Shay Mallick.
We will be introducing our final few committee chairs in our next “Meet the Board” update! We hope you are enjoying getting to know the various committees that plan Dhirana.