Class News 2016
Submitted by Vinay Ramesh
ZAIN HIRANI is graduating from Ohio Wesleyan University with a degree in Economic Management and is looking forward to a career in the field.
MATTHEW GORDON is a soccer coach in Melbourne for Melbourne city's youth program and box hill United FC. He was working in Bangalore for Paris St-Germains Youth Academy (soccer) and Michael Phelps swim school (swimming) as a program director.
RAJ NAGDA is studying medicine at the moment and has completed 3 and a half years at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He was transferred earlier this year to RCSI Bahrain.
BHAGYA YADAV is currently enrolled in O.P. Jindal Global University and will graduate with a B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) degree by 2017. Upon graduation she will most probably get into litigation either in New Delhi or Mumbai or go for an LLM course. Her areas of interest are mainly tax and investment law so she will be doing her LLM course related to the said fields.
NIHAR SHAH is currently finishing a Bachelor of Arts degree at Colgate University in upstate NY. “My academic focus is English with an emphasis on creative writing whilst I’m also pursuing a minor in educational studies. I'm forward looking to have an introspective year so that I can get a firmer sense of my identity and consequently find out how to channel my interests and passions in the most effective way”, he says.
NIINA KAWARAZAKI: After KIS I attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst where I pursued hospitality and tourism management. During my time there I worked at the Marriott hotels catering for the White House, Sheraton New York as a VIP manager and the Sheraton Casino hotel in Puerto Rico as a Front Desk management trainer. I graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in hospitality, tourism management, and a minor in French linguistics and translation. I worked in Dubai at the Sofitel Luxury Hotels as a duty manager and I now work for Etihad airways as the food and beverage manager.
ANNIKA MIRCHANDANI: I’m almost done with my senior year at FLAME University in Pune, India. I’m trying super hard to get a job at a startup, where I intend to work for a bit before heading to the states for my MBA.
UTPALA MENON: I just graduated NYU with an economic policy degree and I’m going to spend my next two years in Bologna, followed by Washington DC. I'll be doing a masters in economic policy, law and diplomacy at Johns Hopkins University's School for Advanced International Studies. I hope to use these wonderful experiences and scintillating interactions with professors and peers for a career in academia and foreign policy.
VASHTI KALVI DANIEL - I'm graduating from St. Olaf (Northfield, MN) in May with an English major and a concentration in Women's and Gender Studies. I'm hoping to find work as an editor or in publishing somewhere in the US that isn't below freezing for more than 6 months of the year.
HAE JU HAN: graduated from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, did her major in Economics, and Interned as a researcher in Science and Technology Policy Institute under the Prime Minister of South Korea. She just got a job in the Industrial Bank of Korea and will be a banker for about 2-3 years. She is definitely going to do my Master’s program in Policy Development and hopes everyone is doing good! “I can’t wait hear about everyone else!’
SUSHANT GAYAWAL: I have been in Dubai, UAE for the past 4 years and will be graduating in B.E (Hons) Computer Science from BITS-Pilani. I am hoping to work here in Dubai for a couple of years.”
YASH MUNDHRA: I graduated from McGill University with a major in Economics. I am currently working on a startup in Bombay - launching a B2B website for the distribution of electrical goods!
PRITY MALLICK: After graduating from Kodaikanal International School, I wanted to chase my dreams to become a fashion designer. So, I have been studying in NIFT, Delhi for the past 4 years for my graduation. Recently I’d done an internship in Raymonds, Bangalore as a junior Creative Designer. The most important thing I have learnt in my school days is patience and I hope it would help me in the future. I MISS KODI a lot.
ABHISHEK KRISHNAMOORTHY: Since graduation, I've completed my Bachelors of Science in Mathematics through the years 2012-2015 and I'm currently doing my Masters, which is supposed to end by 2017. I finished my Bachelors in Madras Christian College and I'm currently working on my masters from the same College.
ZENDEN DORJEE: I'm in Malaysia, doing my final year for my psychology degree. So if all goes well, I shall finish in March next year.
MATHEW JOSEPH: I Just finished working in Fiji for 8 months at an aerial mapping and media production company. After traveling to Australia and India to visit family, I came back to Bermuda, where I work as a freelance cameraman and take some online courses. I’m going back to finish my last year of University in May. On a side note - we should have a 5-year reunion in Canada!
APARNA BALANARAYANAN: I’m currently finishing my B. Tech degree in Manipal University. I will be pursuing an MSc in Advanced Chemical Engineering in the University of Melbourne this July!
MAHI GUJRAL CHOPRA: I am a senior at Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY. I am from New Delhi, India and excited to announce that I will be interning in the human resources and operations department with Plan International USA in Washington DC after graduation in May. This is specifically because I am interested in pursuing a career within the field of the Human Resource Development.
SARAH DEVAMANI: I'm finishing my Bachelor of Science, majoring in Psychology in less than a month at the Women's Christian College, Chennai. It's a 100 years old this year and is one of the best for Psychology in South India. I'm applying for my master's soon, and continuing with Psychology.
ABHISHEK DHAKHWA: I am getting my Bachelor of Arts in Management and Psychology with minors in Economics and Finance in Webster University of Thailand. Class of 2017.
REZA DEHYADEGARI: Alright well I'm on my final year right now. Doing avionics engineering at Queensland University of Technology. I recently worked on a solar UAV for agriculture. Ali is in same university. I finished my bachelors and now I'm doing my Masters of Business. I worked for a bit in Deloitte as well.”
YESWANTH KATRAGUNTA: I am presently in Delhi doing my BBA Hons in Marketing and Entrepreneurship in G.D. Goenka World Institute, which is a collaboration with Lancaster University, UK. I'm about to write my final year examinations and I’ll be done with under graduation. Next I'm planning to do some trade along with my father and we also have a few startups lined up.
ASHUTOSH KATYAL: I am graduating from UIUC, Computer Science, entrepreneur, getting into tech, and I’m moving to Santa Monica. I look forward to further innovation and ventures.
PRANABH BASNETT is currently an accounting major but is seriously debating switching over to Development and Sustainability for his Master’s degree.
NOOR KAUR DHADHA will be graduating from Barnard College of Columbia University with a degree in Political Science. In the near future she plans to be attending graduate school and working within the United States government.
DEVAYU CHOWGULE: I’ve joined the family business which is Construction in Goa. I’ve been involved with work full time and for my undergrad I did my bachelors in Business in Goa.
ARJAN GILL: So my Spice Jet first officer training has started and I'm probably going to fly from September. They're also going to send me to Ethiopia for my flight training.
SHONALI: I'm graduating in May with a BFA in Graphic design at MICA.
ADITI LOHIA : Well I'm graduating from Grinnell College with a Liberal Arts Degree in Mathematics. I have no real plans for next year but I'm hoping to work at a law firm next year. I'll be on the West Coast for most of the summer.
NILANI JAWAHAR: After we graduated, I took a year off and worked as an assistant teacher at a local school in Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu. I mostly worked with 2nd and 3rd grade classes, teaching English and Social Studies, but also helped with other classes occasionally. I was often responsible for making lesson plans and correcting assignments, as well as substituting for absent teachers. After that, I got a BA Honors degree in English Studies at Christ University in Bangalore.
SIDDHATH SAWARKER: After school I came back to Bombay where I joined Wilson College to earn my degree in advertising. After 3 years I joined an advertising firm as an intern. I am currently working as a copy writer for an ad firm named Utopiea.
VINAY A. RAMESH is graduating from the University of California, Berkeley with a degree in Political Science and Public Policy. During his time in Berkeley, he served as a Student Senator and a Commissioner for the Mayor of Berkeley, advising him on crime and safety. Additionally, a few friends and he have started a technology startup, which he plans to pursue full time after college.
JASON DESCHAMPS: I graduated from Knox College in June 2015 with a B.A in Environmental Management, and came back to France to start my Master’s in "Biodiversity, Land Use, and Environment" from the Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris. I’m still not ready to be an adult, and I’m looking forward to travelling once I get out of college!