Present Committee

The functioning of Indian Student Association (ISA) at Auburn is facilitated and coordinated by a committee of elected members. Please contact the committee members below to address your concerns, suggestions, compliments, or if you need any information about ISA and its activities .

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President – Viraja Khollam

Degree (pursuing): MS in Aerospace Engineering
Hometown: Pune, Maharashtra
Languages she speaks: English, Hindi, and Marathi
Email ID: vvk0001@auburn.edu
Favorite quote: “Believe in yourself”

Secretary – Jeffrey James

Degree (pursuing): Master in Public Administration
Hometown: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Languages he speaks: English, Tamil, and Malayalam
Email ID: jzj0057@auburn.edu
Favorite quote: “Life is full of surprises, too short to be focused on smaller things, just go with the flow and explore wherever it takes you”

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Treasurer – Kashmira Samel

Degree (pursuing): PhD in Aerospace Engineering
Hometown: Kalyan, Maharashtra
Languages she speaks: English, Hindi, and Marathi
Email ID: kzs0078@auburn.edu
Favorite quote: “No one has become poor by giving”

Media & Web Development Team

Website Manager – Sunit Sivaraj

Degree (pursuing): MS in Computer Science
Hometown: Puducherry
Languages he speaks: English, Hindi, and Tamil
Email ID: szs0144@auburn.edu
Favorite quote: “Do what you love or love what you do”

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Content Writer – Kapish Batura

Degree (pursuing): Bachelor of Architecture (Freshman)
Hometown: Mumbai, Maharashtra
Languages he speaks: English, Hindi, Punjabi, French and Spanish
Email ID: kzb0047@auburn.edu
Favorite quote: “One of the great beauties of architecture is that each time, it is like life starting all over again”

Cultural Affairs Team

Vice President, Cultural Affairs – Rajish Wagh

Degree (pursuing): MS in Electrical Engineering
Home state: Kalyan, Maharashtra
Languages he speaks: English, Hindi, and Marathi
Email ID: rjw0028@auburn.edu
Favorite quote: “If at first you don't succeed, then failure may be your style!”

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Executive Member, Cultural Affairs – Shruti Deshpande

Degree (completed): Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering (Pune University)**
Hometown: Pune, Maharashtra
Languages she speaks: English, Hindi, and Marathi
Email ID: shrutijoshi009@gmail.com
Favorite quote: “Do what makes you happy”
**She is spouse of a doctoral student

Executive Member, Cultural Affairs – Chintan Patel

Degree (pursuing): MS in Civil Engineering
Hometown: Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Languages he speaks: English, Hindi, and Gujarati
Email ID: cjp0038@auburn.edu
Favorite quote: “Impossible itself says I’m possible”

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Publicity Team

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Vice President, Publicity Team – Niveditha Adlin Thangaraj

Degree (pursuing): MS in Civil Engineering
Hometown: Sharjah, UAE
Languages she speaks: English, Tamil, Malayalam, and French
Email ID: nza0030@auburn.edu
Favorite quote: “The road to success is always under construction”

Executive Member, Publicity Team – Joseph Cortez

Degree (pursuing): PhD in Mathematics
Hometown: Pittsburg, Pennsylvania
Languages he speaks: English and German
Email ID: jzc0091@auburn.edu
Favorite quote: “It’s never too late to set a new goal”

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Special Project Team

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Vice President, Special Project Team – Jyothi Bhimavarapu

Degree (pursuing): MS in Civil Engineering
Hometown: Guntur, Andhra Pradesh
Languages she speaks: English, Hindi, and Telugu
Email ID: jzb0108@auburn.edu
Favorite quote: “Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself”

Student Adviser – Nakul Kothari

Degree (pursuing): PhD in Mechanical Engineering
Hometown: Mumbai, Maharashtra
Languages he speaks: English, Hindi, and Gujarati
Email ID: nak0007@auburn.edu
Favorite quote: “In a race, an A Team with B car is better than a B Team with an A Car!”

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Advisor – Dr. Sushil Bhavnani

Dr. Sushil Bhavnani is a Professor in Department of Mechanical Engineering. He has been the backbone of ISA for years and he still constantly guides and motivates the students in running this association efficiently.