Outside2Inside Team

Core Members

Vijay Gurusamy

Founder

Vijay Gurusamy

Founder

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

Executive Director

Sanjai Athi

Executive Director

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

Director of Food Recovery Program

Sriram Natarajan

Director of Food Recovery Program

Sriram Natarajan had an inquisitiveness to serve the community and loves to spend time with Nature. He is currently working as "Farm2School" program manager, which helps to recover the so called "ugly" but nutritious produce from the farms and taking it to the schools. Hence bringing awareness about food waste reduction, recovering ugly produce and bridging the gap between farms and consumers.
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.

Priya Athi

Director of Food Waste Awareness Program

Priya Athi

Director of Food Waste Awareness Program

Priya Athi was born in India and currently lives in California. She is Food Waste Awareness director who leads and teaches mindful courses for kids and adults. Priya is passionate about serving the community and participates in several volunteering activities.

Priya is a home maker, meditation instructor who loves cooking and enjoys working with kids.

Advisory Board

Vijay Gurusamy

Founder

Vijay Gurusamy

Founder

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.

George Boyd

Meditation Expert

George Boyd

Meditation Expert

George A. Boyd is a meditation teacher, counselor, poet, and author. George has studied and practiced meditation since 1965. He is a master meditation teacher and an innovator in the field of meditation. He developed a system of Integral meditation in 1983 that he has taught to groups and individuals since that time. He is the founder of the Mudrashram® Institute of Spiritual Studies and the editor and publisher of Mudrashram® Publishing.

George holds a BA in Psychology from UCLA, an MA in Clinical Psychology from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and an Alcohol Drug Counseling Certificate from UCLA Extension. He has additional training in Psychosynthesis, Voice Dialogue, Focusing, hypnotherapy, Movement Expression™ dance work, Neuro-linguistic Programming, plus has a Certificate in Life Coaching. He worked as an academic and vocational counselor for 16 years and as a drug counselor for 3 ½ years.

He is a prolific poet. His poetry is noted for its mystical and spiritual themes. He has self-published eighteen books and six workbooks for meditation classes that he has developed, plus a correspondence course for advanced meditation students.

Dylan J. Bondy

Food Waste Recovery Expert

Dylan J. Bondy

Food Waste Recovery Expert

Dylan J. Bondy is Head of Outreach at Imperfect, America's leading consumer brand for "cosmetically-challenged" fruits and vegetables. Imperfect is on a mission to find a home for the 6 billion pounds per year of produce that is currently wasted because of aesthetic non-conformity that doesn't affect taste or quality.

Previously, Dylan founded Food Recovery Network at Grinnell College in 2013 while he was a student at the small Iowa liberal arts school. Under Dylan’s leadership, FRN at Grinnell became the first rural chapter of the national student non-profit. By connecting the college dining hall, local restaurants, and grocery stores to local outlets for distribution throughout the community, Dylan created a sustainable program that continues to feed over 300 people a week in the small town of Grinnell, Iowa. Dylan has spoken at food recovery conferences around the country about Innovative Solutions to Rural Hunger & is also an alumnus of City Year Los Angeles—an AmeriCorps program.

Kaveh Mirshafiei

Legal Expert

Kaveh Mirshafiei

Legal Expert

Kaveh Mirshafiei is a licensed attorney admitted to practice in the State of California. He received the Juris Doctor degree with a Certificate in Business Law from Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon, in 2012, where he served as an editor of Lewis and Clark Environmental Law Review. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree, with honors, from the University of California, at Los Angeles.

While attending Lewis & Clark Law School, Kaveh interned with Lewis & Clark Small Business Legal Clinic, where he assisted small businesses in the Portland metropolitan area with various business and employment law matters. He has also served as a judicial extern at the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara. His law practice is mainly focused on civil litigation and he occasionally assist small businesses in drafting and reviewing contracts and providing them with advice on a variety of legal issues.

Outside2Inside and its projects are a service to the community, including raising awareness about food waste, which is a major issue in the U.S.

School Principal

School Principal

School Principal

School Principal

Recycle Expert

Recycle Expert

Recycle Expert

Recycle Expert

Leadership Team

Sanjai Athi

Executive Director

Sanjai Athi

Executive Director

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

Director of Food Recovery Program

Sriram Natarajan

Director of Food Recovery Program

Sriram Natarajan had an inquisitiveness to serve the community and loves to spend time with Nature. He is currently working as "Farm2School" program manager, which helps to recover the so called "ugly" but nutritious produce from the farms and taking it to the schools. Hence bringing awareness about food waste reduction, recovering ugly produce and bridging the gap between farms and consumers.
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.

Priya Athi

Director of Food Waste Awareness Program

Priya Athi

Director of Food Waste Awareness Program

Priya Athi was born in India and currently lives in California. She is Food Waste Awareness director who leads and teaches mindful courses for kids and adults. Priya is passionate about serving the community and participates in several volunteering activities.

Priya is a home maker, meditation instructor who loves cooking and enjoys working with kids.

HR Team

Supriya Sharma

HR Manager and Legal Support

Supriya Sharma

HR Manager and Legal Support

Supriya has around 5 years of experience, working for IT multinational companies and Public-
Sector Unit in HR domain across the entire recruitment life cycle, payroll management,
employee relation & employee engagement. She has a Master's degree in Business
Administration with HR specialization and currently working towards PHR certification. She
stays with her husband in Santa Clara and love to go for hiking over weekends. 🙂

Tejaswi Chiguluri

HR & Office Administrator

Tejaswi Chiguluri

HR & Office Administrator

I am Tejaswi and graduated with Bachelors in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. After my Bachelors, I started my career in Human Resources and recruiting and worked for 3 years in India and moved to USA. I have always been passionate about working with people and also pursued Certification Program in Human Resource Management at University of Washington, Seattle to further strengthen my skill set in Human Resources. Later me and my husband moved to San Jose, California for good. I am passionate about helping people and been volunteering since past 5 years till date. I am volunteer/member to various organizations in India (Desire Society, Aakanksha foundation, Pratyusha Organization).

I do yoga, art work, craft work, DIY with reusable and waste items, Photography, write stories, blogger, Interior designing and love to serve people. I received more awards and rewards for my skills. I personally have seen many poor who starve for food so I know the importance and value of food. I believe in KHARMA and interestingly, I found Outside2Inside and was excited to be a part and bring awareness to people and meet people.

Aiswarya Nair

HR Manager

Aiswarya Nair

HR Manager

Aiswarya has a background in aviation and customer service, having worked for an international airline for over 6 years. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science in Human Resource Management at the Golden Gate University. Her previous experience includes managing and leading teams. She lives in Sunnyvale with her husband. She loves to read, travel, and is a big fan of music.

Mehul Sharma

Legal Support

Mehul Sharma

Legal Support

Mehul is a junior at Cupertino High School and very passionate about law and the environment. She was Mock trial president for past three years and basketball captain for past two years. She loves to be part of a team and helping those in need. She is assistant coach this year. She is very interested in spreading awareness of food wastage in the community and the legal aspect in non-profit organization.  I have great ideas to teach young children in the community and how to involve big grocery stores and restaurants in reducing their food wastage.

Volunteer Manager/Admin

Volunteer Manager & Admin

Volunteer Manager/Admin

Volunteer Manager & Admin

Food Waste Awareness Program Team

Bhavya Rao

Kids Food Waste Awareness Program Manager

Bhavya Rao

Kids Food Waste Awareness Program Manager

Bhavya is originally from Bangalore, India. She lives in Sunnyvale with her husband and child. She is an IT professional with more than 10 years of corporate experience. In her previous role, she functioned as a project manager in Supply Chain IT. Currently, she is the co-owner of Bay Area Healthy Vending which vends healthy snacks and drinks. She is an energetic, go-getter driven by values coupled with good communication skills and passion to learn new things.
She loves cooking, listening to music, staying physically active and last but not the least to grow everyday spiritually to become a “better me”.
Her Life’s philosophy – “My work should leave my signature behind”

Karla

Kids Program Assistant Teacher

Karla

Kids Program Assistant Teacher

Karla is currently assisting in the Kids Food Waste Awareness Program as an Assistant Teacher. Apart from this, she is also teaching at local Church for the Sunday School. The passion towards teaching kids led her to work with Outside2Inside and contribute towards the kids programs.

Karishma Naik

Kids Program Curriculum Coordinator

Karishma Naik

Kids Program Curriculum Coordinator

I am Karishma and completed my education, background in MBA and B.Com. I worked as team lead, Interpersonal, Analysis, Strategic management, Product management support and gave presentations. I am good at conversations, administration, marketing, analysis. I lead a team at my current work and has led multiple projects so far in academic and professional career. My leadership style is inclusion of all resources and adapting to different perspective to achieve a common goal. The O2I cause is something I have been passionate about for a long time. It was wonderful how it aligned with my values. I would love to contribute as much as I can with tasks, projects and leadership.

Wanna Kongsomthong

Kids Program Campaign Coordinator

Wanna Kongsomthong

Kids Program Campaign Coordinator

I am Wanna and graduated Master’s degree of Agronomy at Kasatsart University in Thailand. I am Au pair from Thailand. I love to work with kids and happy to something new. I was volunteer teacher to kindergarten. I have lot of experience in taking care of kids and babies. I was assistant researcher when I was student and it’s about agronomy. I was a volunteer with agriculture club to create activity for agriculture department. I am excited to be a part of O2I because they focus on the benefit and save the world and make sure the kids also realize that and bring awareness.

Priyasha Agarwal

Kids Program Social Media Coordinator

Priyasha Agarwal

Kids Program Social Media Coordinator

Priyasha Agarwal is a junior at Monta Vista High School. She is passionate about helping the community around her, especially working toward a cause as important as reducing food waste in a community that often tends to take food for granted. Priyasha wishes to make an impact on the world and bring about positive change. In the future, she wishes to go into a career that is business or economics oriented.

Chetana Kambi

Kids program school outreach coordinator

Chetana Kambi

Kids program school outreach coordinator

Chetana has earned Masters in Computer Science Application & PMI certificate in Agile Management. She is strong in communication, collaboration and working with team. Good in coordinating, resolving impedances and motivating others. She has used project management methodologies like traditional as well as agile for the projects. She is looking forward to bringing awareness of food wastes and means to recycle it. She wants to help in coordinating and reaching out to people to participate for the cause.

Ashritha

Kids Program Event Coordinator

Ashritha

Kids Program Event Coordinator

Hi I am Ashritha.  I have completed masters of computer and applications. Currently I am house wife and I have a 4-year-old kid.

I like to play with kids and enjoy more doing that, so that is the main reason I have joined the kids- awareness program and eager to help Priya in the kids awareness classes.

Phuong (Nykkie) Ly

Self Awareness Curriculum creator

Phuong (Nykkie) Ly

Self Awareness Curriculum creator

Nykkie has earned BA in child Adolescence Development. She is currently enrolled in Mind-Body medicine for MS. She is a very patient and compassionate person. She is good in photoshop editing and drawing. She has managed and facilitated groups, assisted and monitor students work. She was responsible for implementing lessons and appropriate safety procedures. She has painted background setting for school production. She is looking forward in gaining experience and practice in the different domain offered.

Rahul Ponnaganti

Self Awareness Program Event Coordinator

Rahul Ponnaganti

Self Awareness Program Event Coordinator

Food Waste Recovery Program Team

Nidhi Soni

Project Manager

Nidhi Soni

Project Manager

I am Nidhi and I am an MBA and a certified PMP. I started my career as a computer Engineer, made my way to one of my memorable roles as a Principal and then pursued my career in finance industry. Currently I am working as a Banker. I love to sing, dance and to write as in song writing, to hike, to explore new places, to socialize and to watch comedy movies. I have worked in music industry and I am actively pursuing music as a side career as well. I had been a spokesperson in past. As a principal I had an opportunity to bring smiles to 500-700 students (talking about the strength of my school) by helping them in creative ways to achieve their academic and non-academic goals and worked with up to 40 amazing team members (talking about teaching and non-teaching staff). I have worked with kids of all age groups and it’s amazing how much I got to learn from them and now.

Rachel Bosnyak

Farm2School Program Volunteer Project Manager

Rachel Bosnyak

Farm2School Program Volunteer Project Manager

Rachel is working as a Volunteer Project Manager for Outside2Inside's Farm2School Program. She is a third-year student at UC Berkeley majoring in ‘Genetics and Plant Biology’ and ‘Scandinavian Studies’. 

As the Food Justice Committee Chair of FEED (Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development) at Berkeley, she have lead and contributed to projects that engage members of FEED, as well as other members of the campus community, in dialogue about equitable and sustainable food systems. She strive to always be learning and applying her knowledge, and intend to shape her career path in such a way as to be able to apply her STEM background to research towards this end.

Susie Warner

Farm2School Program - Volunteer Project Manager

Susie Warner

Farm2School Program - Volunteer Project Manager

Susie is working as a Volunteer Project Manager for Outside2Inside's Farm2School Program. She is a freshman at the University of California, Berkeley and a member of FEED (Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development). Although her major is not solidified, she is hoping to study Ecosystem Management, Business Administration, or another one of the like.

Aside from FEED, she is also active as Publicity Chair for her residential dorm’s Hall Association and participates in a dance team. In her high school days, she was very active in a broad community service club, student government, and youth city council. A couple of her interests include interdisciplinary subjects, business, sustainability, and marketing.

Anna Kate Stephenson

F2S Program Marketing Coordinator

Anna Kate Stephenson

F2S Program Marketing Coordinator

Anna Kate is from North Carolina and is currently pursuing a degree in Environmental Science at UC Berkeley. She graduated from high school in North Carolina (NC), winning the Head of School Award. There, she was president of National Honors Society and Green Club, both of which did a lot of volunteer work with reducing plastic consumption, natural resource management and ocean conservation. She has witnessed the impacts on our environment, specifically food systems, first hand when working on farms in NC and in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

She recently began her position as an associate consultant with FEED in the hopes of evolving our food system into a more sustainable one and urging others to do the same. She is also tutoring at elementary schools in Oakland to teach them about science and its fascinating application in the real world. Being very much a people’s person, she is interested in educating the public and children from young about making sustainable decisions in the food they eat, clothes they wear, and habits in daily life. She approaches almost everything with curiosity and a smile and is so excited to see what all Outside2Inside has in store!

Ava Nouri-Mahdavi

F2S Pilot Program Coordinator

Ava Nouri-Mahdavi

F2S Pilot Program Coordinator

Ava is doing her first year college in UC - Berkeley and member of FEED at Berkeley. She received the Calabasas High School Golden Coyote Award three years in a row in high school for doing over 100 hours of community service every year. She has extensive experience in volunteering, from being an active member and eventually President of the Calabasas High Students for Equal Rights Foundation that focuses on raising money for the Agni Raksha Burn Clinic in India, to being a Lead Teen Volunteer at the Calabasas City Library and volunteering at their Summer Reading Program and Calabasas Fun Fair. She was the Vice President of her high school’s Associated Student Body, the Vice President of the West Valley Youth and Government delegation, and also co-founder of  a suicide prevention club at Calabasas High school.

She was also heavily involved with running and volunteering at a free tutoring program at the Calabasas Library called Study Buddies and has volunteered for various organizations with the Youth and Government delegation and Girl Scout troop, such as beach cleanups with Heal the Bay and distributing food with SOVA.

 

Nica Goldstein

F2S Program - Funds Coordinator

Nica Goldstein

F2S Program - Funds Coordinator

Nica is doing her Bachelor's degree program at UC Berkeley and a member of the FEED at Berkeley. She grew up on an organic farm, managed three community gardens in high school, and truly have a passion for sustainable food systems. Throughout her high school, she was the student president of a non-profit called Global Student Embassy, working to empower youth from Northern California, Ecuador, Nicaragua and Panama, to be conscious community leaders through action-oriented environmental education. She helped to maintain and expand two garden projects at local high schools and one alongside a trailer park. She has lead workshops about sustainable food systems and the role of young people in creating positive change in our society.

Jasmine Tran

F2S Program - Social Media Coordinator

Jasmine Tran

F2S Program - Social Media Coordinator

Sabrina Munatones

F2S Pilot Program Coordinator

Sabrina Munatones

F2S Pilot Program Coordinator

Sabrina is graduating senior at UC Berkeley studying Society and Environment with an emphasis on Environmental Policy and City Planning. She has experience as a program coordinator for UC Berkeley’s campus maintenance program, managing tasks and schedules for several employees. In her  position as an Associate Consultant with FEED, she co-authored a campus food waste report to help inform mitigation efforts for the Berkeley Food Institute. She has also written and reviewed various blog articles pertaining to relevant environmental issues as an editor for UC Berkeley’s Student Environmental Resource Center.

Ari

F2S Program Outreach Coordinator

Ari

F2S Program Outreach Coordinator

Food Waste Recycle Program Team

Arnav Jhingran

Recycle Program Coordinator

Arnav Jhingran

Recycle Program Coordinator

Arnav is currently in high school at Bellarmine College Prep.

Arnav did a project earlier on reducing waste and focused on reducing cardboard waste from online packages and pizza boxes that cannot be recycled. He went to schools during lunch times to talk about cardboard waste and how it could be reused & re purposed. He also addressed this issue with San Jose City Hall by meeting with their environmental programs manager to help spread awareness through their website. The passion to work in this area of waste reduction made Arnav to join Outside2Inside and contribute his time to not just food waste reduction but ending hunger at the same time.

Arnav's interest include field work, advertising, graphic support, social media coordination and website development.

Compost Lead

Compost Lead

Compost Lead

Compost Lead

Animal Feed Lead

Animal Feed Lead

Animal Feed Lead

Animal Feed Lead

Web Development Team

Kavita Mathur

Web Manager

Kavita Mathur

Web Manager

Kavita has over 15 years of experience in Software Engineering developing & managing large web & mobile applications, while working for Fortune 100 companies. She has earned Masters in Computer Science and is PMP certified. Has experience in managing & mentoring full stack engineers. She is passionate about using latest technologies in building user-friendly applications. She lives in San Jose with her husband, daughter & a dog. Her daughter is Junior in High School and son works in Denver for a Tech company. She loves to travel and is very fun loving person. Her goal for this year is to run a half marathon for which she has already registered to get trained for Rock 'n' Rock in San Jose. She is excited to be part of O2I organization and is looking forward to meeting its members.

Daniel Nguyen

Web Developer

Daniel Nguyen

Web Developer

Daniel earned his BS degree in Software engineering at SJSU. Being a perfectionist he always wants to make things better. He is one everyone finds it easy to get along with. He loves swimming and doing volunteer work. Daniel is good at markup and front-end languages such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript.

Aamir Memon

Web Developer

Aamir Memon

Web Developer

I am Aamir and I have around 10 years of IT experience. I worked on different web development projects and task in my previous job role.

I have done my studies in Master of Science from UK in Textiles. I love to learn new technologies and try to spend some time to in studies.

 

 

Anjali Pathak

Web Developer

Anjali Pathak

Web Developer

Anjali has 5 years of work experience in India as a senior software engineer using Java/Javascript. She has earned Masters in Computer Science. Anjali is very dedicated to work, honest and self –motivated. She likes the programs undertaken by Outside2Inside.

SHANGJUN(Jenny) JIANG

Web Developer

SHANGJUN(Jenny) JIANG

Web Developer

I'm Jenny and graduated from UC Berkeley with a double major in Statistics and Media Studies, a minor in Education. I have worked on front-end development, digital marketing, data analysis and business analysis. Currently, I'm learning UX Research and Design. I hope I could combine both technical and design skills together.

Skills in web development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript; WordPress; Ruby on Rails). I'm very excited to learn more about back-end development and eventually become a full-stack person.

Cang Le

Web Developer Lead

Cang Le

Web Developer Lead

I graduated from San Jose State University with a Finance/Economics degree, and had a successful finance career of 5 years, and recently decided to pursue my passion for web development. It was daunting at first but I felt it was the right decision after I recently graduated from web development boot camp with 1000+ hours of full-stack training on popular technologies such as React-Redux and Node.js.

Skilled in JavaScript, HTML5, React-Redux, Python, Node.js/Express, PostgreSQL

Marketing and Social Media Team

Marketing Manager

Advertising Coordinator

Marketing Manager

Advertising Coordinator

Creates Promotional Materials like flyers, posters, info graphics for various Outside2Inside programs.

Social Media Manager

Social Media Coordinator

Social Media Manager

Social Media Coordinator

Responsible for Outside2Inside social media advertising

Grant Management Team 

Sangeeta Hegde Leeper

Grant Writer

Sangeeta Hegde Leeper

Grant Writer

Sangeeta is working as a grant writer for Outside2Inside. She received her Bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies from Sacramento State University.

She has always had an interest in helping people, animal and the planet. Over time she has gained experience in horticulture, landscape design, animal welfare, growing food, recycling, writing, editing, vegan cooking, waste recovery among others.

She also gained knowledge on grant writing and wants to help Outside2Inside in getting grant for various programs.