Executive Board


Soundarya Vaithianathan
Email: ia.president.umb@gmail.com

I am a PhD student in the department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. I have completed my B.Pharm from Mumbai University and MS from Virginia Commonwealth University. Growing up in Mumbai, I am an ardent fan of Bollywood and roadside chat. Besides being a big foodie, I love reading novels (fiction), travelling, listening to music and hanging out with my friends.


Anusha Chatterjee
Email: ia.vp.umb@gmail.com
Vice President

I am a PhD student at the School of Social Work. I am from Kolkata. Prior to moving to Baltimore, I did my Masters in Mumbai and worked in Delhi. When I am not stuck in front of a computer for endless hours, I enjoy travelling, listening to music, reading books, pottering about the house aimlessly, and watching random shows on Netflix. Please feel free to get in touch with any questions about UMB or living in Baltimore. I love meeting new people.


Kshama Doshi
Email: ia.treasurer.umb@gmail.com

I am a PhD graduate student in the department of Toxicology at School of Medicine, with an undergrad in Pharmaceutical Sciences from Bombay. Like a lot of us, I am a total ‘Mumbaikar’ at heart who is immensely in love with my city I enjoy reading, painting and travelling in my spare time, in addition to watching some typical Hindi masala movies. I truly believe in “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius… and it is better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring."


Rupa Guha
Email: ia.gensec.umb@gmail.com
General Secretary

Having a diverse research background has enriched my knowledge and understanding of science. I have done my Masters (Microbiology) from Maharaja Sayajirao University Baroda, India. I am currently pursuing PhD in Toxicology, Dept. of Pharmacology at the School of Medicine. Along with being a researcher I am a very fun loving person and have a lot of hobbies that nurtures me as a person. My hobbies range from writing online articles to being actively involved in extracurricular activities. Can’t forget to mention about my passion – I love creating oil paintings. “It’s not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you are not”


Prarthana Ravishankar
Email: ia.prsec.umb@gmail.com
PR Secretary

I'm pursuing my M.S in Molecular Medicine at UMB. I'm a curious and considerably outgoing girl from Bangalore with a very varied range of interests. I consider myself an adrenaline junkie who gets thrilled by the thought of trekking up a mountain, jumping off a plane or swimming amidst various sea creatures. Music tames my soul and my other passions include tennis, books and biology.


Sarthak Zaveri
Email: ia.itsec.umb@gmail.com
IT Secretary

I belong to the state of Gujarat in India. I have previously finished my masters in medical biotechnology from ARIBAS, Vvnagar. Now I am pursuing my masters in Molecular Medicine here. Now to tell you a little about me, I'm happy-go-lucky, cheerful, down to earth, practical, a tad bit emotional and sensitive. As far as my hobbies I love adventure. So things like mountain climbing, trekking, exploring new places are on top of my list.


Tanvi Deshpande
Email: ia.csec.umb@gmail.com
Cultural Secretary

I'm a graduate PhD student in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Hailing from the streets of Mumbai, I grew up watching ALOT of Bollywood movies, surviving on 'cutting chai' and eating chaat, pav bhaaji and gola! I love music - singing, dancing or just listening to it. In my free time I usually hang out with friends, but if not, I spend ridiculous amount of time watching TV and lazying around. I am a very fun loving and easy-going person and if you'll have any questions about UMB, please shoot me an email. I will be more than happy to help.


Mukul Kelkar

I am a doctoral candidate in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and am originally from Pune, the cultural capital of the state of Maharashtra. I completed my B.Pharm from the University of Pune and Masters from New York Medical College. I am fun-loving guy with a decent sense of humor who loves the company of good people and delicious food. Nature trekking, reading and watching science fiction (Star Trek!) happen to be my hobbies. Live long and prosper everyone!

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