Departments

Connect Me's five departments focus on handling specific pieces of the organization's infrastructure to ensure that Connect Me succeeds in achieving its mission of supporting the community through free tutoring and mentoring. Each board member below dedicates an exceptional amount of time and effort to fulfill their essential role in the organization.

Operations

Ilayda Yeni
Chair

Ilayda Yeni is a sophomore at Stevenson High School in Livonia, Michigan. As an empath, Ilayda embraces Connect Me's mission of supporting students and giving back to the community through her organizational and interpersonal skills as the organization's Secretary and Chair of the Operations Department. Her hobbies include playing the piano, listening to music, and chatting with her friends.

Akul Gunukula
Deputy Chair

Akul Gunukula is a junior at Troy High School. Aside from his work in Connect Me, Akul has a passion for mathematics, enjoys competing in robotics, and likes hanging out with friends and family.

Pranaya Ramesh
Bookkeeper

Pranaya Ramesh is a sophomore at Dunlap High School, Illinois. Pranaya loves playing tennis, and has aspirations to pursue the medical career in her future years.

Farzeen Fazili
Team Member

Farzeen is a freshman at the University of Toledo's Direct Medical Program. Though an aspiring, bright physician, Farzeen also loves volunteering his time to Connect Me in running the Operations Committee.

Adi Pundhir
Team Member

I am a varsity tennis player and a leader on and off the court. I enjoy working with others and reading is a hobby of mine. Connect Me has shaped my understanding of learning because serving as a teacher lets me grasp the student's perspective as well.

Fundraising

Emir Tascioglu
Chair

Emir Tascioglu is a 10th grader at Northville High School. He entered the Connect Me team due to his passion for not only helping other fellow students, but also for developing marketing and business skills. In his free time, Emir enjoys exercising, dabbling in the stock market, and playing soccer.

Kunaal Kapila
Deputy Chair

Kunaal Kapila is a senior at Northville High School who is interested in finance and sustainability. He is the founder of the TEDx and Circular Economy clubs at Northville, and he also participates in clubs such as DECA and Rotary.

Partnerships

Quinn Cassar
Chair

Quinn Cassar is a senior at Northville High School. He loves to help others and belives Connect Me is a great way to achieve that. He loves to play board games with his friends, play tennis, and play the violin. His favorite subjects are math and science and he hopes to pursue those fields in college.

Srihari Hebbar
Deputy Chair

Srihari Hebbar is an 11th grade student at Northville High School who enjoys Robotics, DECA, and Science Olympiad as extracurricular activities. Outside of school, he enjoys traveling and seeing family.

Abhinav Sharma
Team Member

Hello, my name is Abhinav and I am a member of the Partnership Department at Connect Me. I am entering my senior year in high school, play two sports, am part of various clubs, and am excited to create and implement a plethora of new ideas within Connect Me.

Pranaya Ramesh
Team Member

Pranaya Ramesh is a sophomore at Dunlap High School, Illinois. Pranaya loves playing tennis, and has aspirations to pursue the medical career in her future years.

Shikha Agarwal
Team Member

Shikha Agarwal is a sophomore at Dunlap High School who loves to be outdoors, play tennis, hangout with friends, and spend time with family. Her goal is to always try her best, help others, and have fun in whatever she takes part in!

Advertising

Kaustuv Mukherjee
Chair

Kaustuv Mukherjee is a senior at Northville High School. He joined Connect Me to nurture his passion for teaching. He has much experience in the tutoring field, and has a firm knowledge of the core classes up to the high school level. In his free time, he enjoys browsing YouTube, bowling, and sketching.

Kate Snowdon
Deputy Chair

Kate Snowdon is a rising junior at Stevenson High School in Livonia, Michigan. In her free time, she enjoys playing chess and guitar.

Camille Johnson
Team Member

Camille Johnson is a senior at Renaissance High School. Outside of school, she is involved in her robotics team and Minds Matter Detroit.

Jad Khraizat
Team Member

Jad Khraizat is a senior at Northville High School. Aside from Connect Me, he's also vividly involved in Debate, Quizbowl, TEDxNorthvilleHS, Circular Economy Club, and has an internship at a hospital.

Kunaal Kapila
Team Member

Kunaal Kapila is a senior at Northville High School who is interested in finance and sustainability. He is the founder of the TEDx and Circular Economy clubs at Northville, and he also participates in clubs such as DECA and Rotary.

Media

Meghana Ramoju
Chair

Meghana Ramoju is an 12th grader at Dunlap High School. She joined Connect Me to help nurture the growth of students during and after the pandemic, and is currently the Chair of the Media Department and the Director of Applications. During her free time, she enjoys playing tennis, drawing, painting, reading, chess, and dancing. 

Aarav Shah
Deputy Chair & Instagram Director

I am an ambitious rising senior at Northville High School. I enjoy programming and computer science, and I have won national medals through Science Olympiad. I enjoy tutoring with Connect Me!

Meg Roney
Blogger

Meg Roney is a senior in high school, participating in various extracurricular activities, including Spanish Honors Society, Tennis, and Detroit Metropolitan Youth Symphony.

Nabiha Hoque
Blogger

My name is Nabiha, I'm a Junior at Thomas Edison CTE High School, and I am one of the Connect Me bloggers. I help the Media Committee publish useful blogs about a character trait that we hope to help people grow and learn from!

Mia Lu
Blogger

Mia is a senior who has joined the Connect Me Media Department due to her passion for writing. She hopes she can make a positive impact on readers around the world!

Sameeha Akhtar
Reporter

Hello! My name is Sameeha and I’m the official Reporter for Connect Me! I’m a junior at Salem High School, and in my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my friends and reading!

Anna Miminoshvili
TikTok Director

My name is Anna and I’m 17 years old. I’m from Staten Island, New York and I’m being grateful to work with ConnectMe. I am able to help kids who are struggling through these hard times and I hope to inspire others to do the same.

Ronald Taylor
YouTube Director

Hi, I’m Ronald! I am a Junior from Oxford High School in Connecticut. I am involved in many honors and AP classes at my school; some favorites include AP US Gov, AP US History, AP Chemistry, AP English Language and Composition, and Honors Spanish IV. I’m happy to be here.

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