Board

 

Co-President – Nadira Rahman

Graduating: 2018

Favorite South Asian Dish: Haleem

Favorite part of DD:

I have formed so many close bonds from my three years of being on the board and it is an amazing feeling to see all of our hard work pay off and bring the community together!

 

 

 

 

 

Co-President – Priya Rastogi

Graduating: 2018

Favorite South Asian Dish: Tandoori Chicken and Naan

Favorite part of DD:

Being able to perform and plan a cultural showcase that brings together people of various communities to celebrate South Asian culture over the past three years.

 

 

 

 

 

Venue Coordinator – Karan Khatkar

Graduating: 2018

Favorite South Asian Dish: Fish Pakora

Favorite part of DD:

Putting on a diverse show with so many different cultural dances that can entertain hundreds of guests for hours!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Co-Marketing Chair – Karisma Nori Kulkarni

Graduating: 2020

Favorite South Asian Dish: Egg Biryani

Reason for joining DD:

I love being a part of Desi Dhamaka because it is a wonderful community that celebrates South-Asian culture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freshman Rep – Kiran Pradhan

Graduating: 2021

Favorite South Asian Dish: Nihari

Reason for joining DD:

I joined DD to be part of an amazing board that brings together people of all backgrounds for an event that showcases our rich South Asian culture to the community!

 

 

 

 

 

Design Chair – Maygha Puri

Graduating: 2020

Favorite South Asian Dish: Pani Puri

Favorite part of DD:

I love DD because we’re a small, tight-knit board yet we make a huge impact on the South Asian community at UW!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secretary – Namrata Nayak

Graduating: 2020

Favorite South Asian Dish: Pav Bhaji

Favorite part of DD:

I love how much appreciation people have for the desi culture. Being a part of a board that gets to share and showcase the beauty that is South Asia is truly such a fulfilling feeling.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graduate Representative – Shawn Dhanani

Graduating: 2018

Favorite South Asian Dish: My mom’s Nihari

Favorite part of DD:

I love DD because we bring together all of the unique South Asian groups on campus and create a deeper sense of community. It is also awesome watching other board members grow year after year and become leaders on campus.

 

 

 

 

 

Web Developer – Shobhit Jain

Graduating: 2019

Favorite South Asian Dish: Paneer

Reason for joining DD:

I enjoyed going to all the DD events for the past few years and wanted to help DD in making a larger impact.

 

 

 

 

 

Venue Coordinator – Shruti Gajbhiye

Graduating: 2019

Favorite South Asian Dish: Pani Puri

Favorite part of DD:

Bringing together so many of the South Asian community and planning a cultural showcase to celebrate the various cultures.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Talent Coordinator – Trisha Asar

Graduating: 2019

Favorite South Asian Dish: Pani Puri

Favorite part of DD:

I love the fact that DD brings together so many people from different clubs and organizations into one space!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Treasurer – Varun Venkatesh

Graduating: 2019

Favorite South Asian Dish: Vada Pav

Favorite part of DD:

I really enjoy putting on a great show for the UW community to enjoy as well as all of the friendships that I have made through DD.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philanthropy Chair – Vipasha Jain

Graduating: 2020

Favorite South Asian Dish: Rajasthani kadhi-rice

Reason for joining DD:

I joined DD because DD is not just about showcasing Desi cultures but also supporting communities in South Asian countries. I wanted to be part of something that has a great impact across the world.