I’m a Realtor by profession but I am a volunteering at Outside2Inside because I want to help reduce food waste and gain experience in writing grant proposals. In college and professionally, I have experience with concise, technical, persuasive business writing. I have been learning online about how to write grant proposals. I volunteered with Save Our Shores cleaning up the beaches and at Keller Williams, I helped rebuild a park. I hope to help hungry people have enough food, and learn the skill of grant proposal writing.
Keana is a first-year student at UC Berkeley studying Nutritional Sciences. She is passionate about volunteering and has experience as a hospital volunteer at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, a cook at the Ronald McDonald House for families with hospitalized children, and an event coordinator at numerous community fairs. In high school, she founded and led the Children’s Hospital Care club with a goal to support pediatric patients at local hospitals by making them DIY crafts created by students. She was also an intern at the Sourland Conservancy, where she took part in environmental conservation efforts and spearheaded a foraging forest cookbook project that featured recipes using edible native plants grown in the foraging forest restoration project at a community park. Her work experience includes a barista at a boba cafe and a student service assistant at the UC Berkeley Department of Psychology. Currently, she is a member of FEED at UC Berkeley, a food justice consulting club, as well as many other food-related organizations. She is excited to join yet another food organization as an O2I volunteer and is looking forward to promoting sustainability and developing a suburban community garden.
Annie is a student at UC Berkeley, double majoring in Conservation and Resource Studies and Ecosystems Management. She is passionate about sustainable agriculture and food systems, and has experience in managing a small farm space, environmental education, and curriculum development. In the future, she hopes to work with non-profits and community-oriented organizations.
Arianna is a second year student at UC Berkeley and is currently pursuing a degree in Nutritional Sciences. She is passionate about working towards a future in which the foundation of our food system is built on environmental sustainability and predictable accessibility. In addition to being a member of FEED (Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development) at UC Berkeley, she volunteers at a student-run grocery store called the Food Collective. She also volunteers for The Suitcase Clinic, which is a humanitarian organization that takes a holistic approach to caring for the overall well-being of the homeless community. She sang with the San Francisco Girls Chorus for 7 years and is currently singing with the UC Berkeley Chamber Chorus. She is very excited to work with the Outside2Inside team this semester!
Hello, I am Ali, an international student from Saudi Arabia studying chemical engineering. I come from an agricultural city in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia called Hofuf. I am interested in food and water systems and would love to apply what I learn in engineering to improve food systems. Besides food systems, I am passionate about energy, specifically large-scale energy systems from renewables to fossil fuels and how we can balance our energy portfolio and minimize environmental. I have done research in chemistry to optimize a device that uses materials called Metal-Organic frameworks to harvest water from the humidity of the air solely using solar power.
I love to meet people from different backgrounds and have conversations with them to gain new insights and expand my horizon. A lot of my time is spent on Wikipedia and other websites reading articles ranging from technology to history to politics. I try to follow world politics because without knowing what is happening around me I cannot know where I stand. I look forward working with O2I and be part of an organization that makes a positive impact on people’s lives!
Wynnie is a first year student at UC Berkeley and a FEED (Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development) associate consultant. An undeclared major with an interest in sociology, cognitive science, and environmental science, she is passionate about the Ugly Food Movement and environmental sustainability. She was an active volunteer and member of her community; besides being a member of volunteer clubs such as Key Club and Tri-M Music Honor Society, she worked as a Science Olympiad assistant coach for 3 years and tutored elementary and middle schoolers in music. She also served as president of her high school orchestra. She is looking forward to expanding her passion for environmental science and putting it into practice alongside the O2I team.
Annie is a first year student at UC Berkeley and an associate consultant with FEED (Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development). She is currently studying Nutrition Sciences with an emphasis in Dietetics. Originally from Southern California, Annie was an active teaching volunteer at the Orange County Discovery Cube Science Center in Santa Ana, California. There, she led nutrition classes including Healthy Kitchen where children and families learned how to cook tasty and nutritious meals by using healthy non-processed ingredients. After graduation, Annie hopes to find a career in which she can employ her passions and skills in food and business to make an impact on the community. During her free time, Annie loves to bake and travel to new places. She is looking forward to working with the rest of the team at Outside2Inside this semester.
Vijay Gurusamy is the Founder of Outside2Inside non profit organization.
Vijay always had the drive to create an awareness about food waste reduction among the public because there was so much hunger on one side and food being wasted on the other side. He strives to create a balance by starting this non profit organization Outside2Inside, spreading the knowledge about food cycle, areas where food waste can be prevented, recovered and recycled. He believes that small baby steps are needed by all to create a positive impact in the society.
Sanjai Athi is the Executive Director at Outside2Inside. Sanjai has the overall strategic and operational responsibility for the Nonprofit’s staff, programs, expansion, and execution of its mission.
Sanjai works as a senior manager and lives with twin daughters in California. He also enjoys playing with kids. Sanjai likes to draw and is exceptionally good in playing guitar.
Sriram Natarajan had an inquisitiveness to serve the community and loves to spend time with Nature. He is the Director of Food Recovery and Recycle at Outside2Inside. He successfully led the Farm2School program where we recover the so called “wonky” but nutritious produce from the farms and take it to the schools. Hence bringing awareness about food waste reduction, recovering wonky produce and bridging the gap between farms and consumers. He hopes to lead more such programs successfully in Food Recovery and Recycling.
Sriram Natarajan works as an Hardware Engineer in California, USA. He enjoys doing community service, playing violin, gardening, gentle hiking and singing. He also loves to work on website design related projects.