Team

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Officer Team

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Kartik Kancherla

President

Year/Major: Finance and Economics, Junior

Joined UMBRA: Fall 2019

Hometown: Plano, TX

Favorite UMBRA Project: Amy’s Ice Cream, Spring 2020 

Interests: Basketball (Heat Nation in 6), Football (Go Pack Go), Cars, Fashion, Politics, Marvel Movies, Anime

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Mahi Patel

Vice President

Year/Major: BHP and Finance, Junior

Joined UMBRA: Fall 2019

Hometown: Austin, TX

Favorite UMBRA Project: Cantoo, Fall 2020 

Interests: Card/Board Games (Secret Hitler!!), Teaching, Skiing, New Girl/Grey’s Anatomy, Food Trucks

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Jess Park

Internal Director

Year/Major: iMPA, Senior

Joined UMBRA: Fall 2020

Hometown: Austin, TX

Favorite UMBRA Project: Cook’s Nook, Fall 2020
Interests: Anime, Yoga, Sand Volleyball, True Crime Podcasts (podcasts in general too), Hayao Miyazaki films, The 1975, Piercings

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Matthew Chen

Memberships Director

Year/Major: Finance, Junior

Joined UMBRA: Spring 2020

Hometown: Dallas, TX 

Favorite UMBRA Project: Brentwood Social, Spring 2020

Interests: Basketball, Spikeball, Dallas Sports Teams, Thrifting, Traveling, Street Tacos, Gaming

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Grant Shaffer

External Director

Year/Major: Finance and Economics, Junior

Joined UMBRA: Fall 2020

Hometown: Austin, TX

Favorite UMBRA Project: Cook’s Nook, Fall 2020

Interests: Premier League Soccer, Barbeque, Podcasts, Catan

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Evan Bimaptura

Outreach Director

Year/Major: BHP, Philosophy, Economics, and Management, Junior

Joined UMBRA: Fall 2020

Hometown: Jakarta, Indonesia

Favorite UMBRA Project: Cantoo, Fall 2020

Interests: NBA Fantasy, Basketball, Chess, Philosophy, Geopolitics, Piano/Guitar, The Economist

Members

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Aman Patel

Senior Associate

Year/Major: BHP, Finance, and Psychology, Senior

Joined UMBRA: Fall 2018
Hometown: Southlake, TX

Favorite UMBRA Project: OneSeventeen Media, Fall 2018
Interests: Videography, Movie Scores (Hans Zimmer :)), Youth Empowerment, All-American, Coldplay, Thrill seeking, Arrow, Creating Comebacks to Vyshali’s roasts

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Vyshali Gondi

Senior Associate

Year/Major: Plan II and MIS, Senior

Joined UMBRA: Fall 2018

Hometown: Austin, TX

Favorite UMBRA Project: OneSeventeen Media, Fall 2018

Interests: Volleyball, Breakfast foods (preferably at a Brunch time), Educational Equity, Parks and Recreation, Cheese, Reading, Kickboxing, New Girl, Pasta, Making fun of Aman

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Paarth Maniar

Senior Associate

Year/Major: Mechanical Engineering, Senior

Joined UMBRA: Spring 2020

Hometown: Sugar Land, TX

Favorite UMBRA Project: Amy’s Ice Cream, Spring 2019

Interests: Movie Soundtracks (Hans Zimmer, Lorne Balfe, John Williams), Camping, Scuba Diving, Houston & Longhorn Sports, Travel

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Srija Reddy

Senior Associate

Year/Major: MIS and Radio-TV-Film, Senior

Joined UMBRA: Fall 2018

Hometown: Austin, TX

Favorite UMBRA Project: Ramble, Spring 2019

Interests: Movies and TV!!!, Concerts, Hot Sauce, Cooking, Conspiracy Theories

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Dhilan Patel

Senior Associate

Year/Major: Finance, Senior

Joined UMBRA: Spring 2019

Hometown: Sugar Land, TX 

Favorite UMBRA Project: Amy’s Ice Cream, Spring 2020

Interests: Travel, Real Estate, Mad Men, Houston Sports, Fantasy Football, Hiking, Scuba Diving, Reggae

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Amil Naik

Senior Associate, Webmaster

Year/Major: Finance, Senior

Joined UMBRA: Fall 2018 

Hometown: Lewisville, TX

Favorite UMBRA Project: Brentwood Social, Spring 2020

Interests: Startups, Venture Capital, Pyrography, Hiking, Indie-Folk Music (Bon Iver, The Lumineers, The Crane Wives), Cooking, Web Design

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Sahil Shah

Senior Associate

Year/Major: Civil Engineering, Senior

Joined UMBRA: Fall 2018 

Hometown: Sugar Land, TX

Favorite UMBRA Project: Brentwood Social, Spring 2020 

Interests: Basketball, Football, F1, Board Games, Too Much TV, Food!

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Arman Razaali

Senior Associate

Year/Major: Finance and Computational Biology, Junior

Joined UMBRA: Fall 2019

Hometown: Plano, TX

Favorite UMBRA Project: Greenade, Fall 2019 

Interests: Brooklyn 99, White Collar, Soccer, Stand-Up Comedy, Bread

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Chloe Jin

Senior Associate

Year/Major: BHP and Plan II, Sophomore

Joined UMBRA: Spring 2021

Hometown: Houston, TX

Favorite UMBRA Project: Bravo, Spring 2021

Interests: Archery, Sailing, Ballroom and Latin Dancing, Ethnomusicology, Culture Studies

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Hannah Jackson

Senior Associate

Year/Major: Business, Sophomore

Joined UMBRA: Fall 2020

Hometown: Austin, TX

Favorite UMBRA Project: Cook’s Nook, Fall 2020

Interests: Music (Indie Garage Rock), Graphic Design, Photography, Painting, Philosophy, Creative Writing, Playing Piano

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Eesha Patel

Senior Associate

Year/Major: MIS, Sophomore

Joined UMBRA: Spring 2021

Hometown: Austin, TX

Favorite UMBRA Project: Bravo, Spring 2021

Interests: New Girl, Hiking, Exploring Austin, Spending hours planning hypothetical trips, Brunch

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Faizan Firdaus

Senior Associate

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Isha Dhawan

Senior Associate

Year/Major: Finance, Senior

Joined UMBRA: Spring 2020

Hometown: Sugar Land, TX 

Favorite UMBRA Project: Amy’s Ice Cream, Spring 2020

Interests: Iced Coffee, Skiing/Snowboarding, Travelling, Finding new music, Cooking, Working Out

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Shayan Panjwani

Senior Associate

Year/Major: MIS, Senior

Joined UMBRA: Fall 2018

Favorite Project: Greenade, Fall 2019

Hometown: Sugar Land, TX

Interests: ChilledCow, Pixel Art, Catan, Greenwashing, The illegitimacy of corn as a food, Urban Photography

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Gabrielle Jabour

Senior Associate

Year/Major: Business and Plan II, Sophomore

Joined UMBRA: Fall 2020

Favorite Project: Cantoo, Fall 2020

Hometown: Austin, TX

Interests: Cooking, Mentoring and working with kids, Playing Piano, Music/Concerts (Indie + Taylor Swift), Austin Nature/Trails

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Nikhita Pathapati

Senior Associate

Year/Major: BHP, Junior

Joined UMBRA: Fall 2019

Favorite Project: Amy’s Ice Cream, Spring 2020

Hometown: San Antonio, TX

Interests: Singing and Songwriting, Watching Movies, Restaurant Hopping, Traveling, Creative Writing, Tutoring

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William Nacci

Senior Associate

Year/Major: Plan II and BME, Senior

Joined UMBRA: Fall 2020

Favorite Project: Cantoo, Fall 2020

Hometown: Corpus Christi, TX

Interests: Drawing, Movies, Cooking, Exercise, Reading, Camping, Teamwork, Talking, In-Person Classes

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Bridget Barragy

Senior Associate

Year/Major: Biology, Sophomore

Joined UMBRA: Spring 2021

Favorite Project: Budee, Spring 2021

Hometown: Richmond, TX

Interests: Visiting State Parks, Car Rides, Music (Alt Rock), Baking, Fashion Design, Painting

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Sam Stafford

Senior Associate

Year/Major: Marketing, WGS, and Plan II, Senior

Joined UMBRA: Spring 2020

Favorite Project: Budee, Spring 2021

Hometown: Dallas, TX

Interests: Startups, Road Trips, Hiking, National Parks, 70’s Music, Graphic Design, Murder/Mystery Podcasts, Civic Engagement, Painting

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Riya Patel

Senior Associate

Year/Major: Chemical Engineering, Sophomore

Joined UMBRA: Spring 2021

Favorite Project: Budee, Spring 2021

Hometown: Sugar Land, TX

Interests: Running, Baking, Hiking, Painting, Pottery, Food Trucks

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Diego Lira

Senior Associate

Year/Major: Computer Science and Business, Sophomore

Joined UMBRA: Fall 2020

Hometown: Houston, TX

Favorite UMBRA Project: Cantoo Learning, Fall 2020 

Interests: Tennis, Breakfast, Piano, Violin Cooking

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Alexis Horowitz

Senior Associate

Year/Major: ECE, Sophomore

Joined UMBRA: Spring 2021

Hometown: New York, NY

Favorite UMBRA Project: Budee, Spring 2021 

Interests: ​​Music, Graphic Design, Longhorn Football, Card Games/Catan, UMBRA Socials