Outside2Inside Team

Alone one can do so little; Together we can do wonders!

Our Team!

Founding Members, Board & Board Advisors

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.

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

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

Sriram Natarajan

Director of Food Waste Recovery & Recycle Program

Sriram Natarajan

Director of Food Waste Recovery & Recycle Program

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

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

Food Waste Awareness, Recovery & Recycle Program

Vandana Akshay Ravi

Volunteer Manager

Vandana Akshay Ravi

Volunteer Manager

Vandhana has a diverse undergraduate background in interior designing. She has involved in several projects like home renovation, office renovation & furniture design. She has also earned master’s in business administrations from India. Her involvement as a CSR co-coordinator in collage has gained her experience in managing people and conducting many events successfully. Apart from work, one will find her immersed in painting a canvas. She lives with her husband and a passionate traveler. She has visited over 12 countries so far and her goal is to travel around the world before she turns 50. She is excited to be part of O2I organization and is looking forward to meeting its members.

Maddie Mikschl

FEED Partnership Manager

Maddie Mikschl

FEED Partnership Manager

Maddie is a second year student at UC Berkeley and a member of FEED (Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development). She is currently pursuing a degree in Industrial Engineering and hopes to use this to improve equity within the food and healthcare industries. She remains active as the Chapter Leader of IGNITE, an organization dedicated to representing and involving young women in the political arena, and previously interned as Deputy Field Organizer of her representative’s congressional campaign. She has worked as an adoption volunteer for a local rescue animal sanctuary as well as the director of school supply drives for a school supporting homeless children in her community.

Sydney Wexler

Project Manager

Sydney Wexler

Project Manager

Sydney is a third year student at UC Berkeley studying Nutritional Sciences. She is passionate about nutrition education and increasing food equity in low-access communities such as low-income populations, minority groups, and college campuses. In addition to her involvement in Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, and Development (FEED), a UC Berkeley consulting group, she works as a Nutrition Outreach Worker at the University Health Center and is an active member of the Pilipinx community at Cal. She has served as Public Relations Chair of the UC Berkeley Student Nutrition Advocacy Club and volunteered as a Public Health and Policy Research Apprentice with the Nutrition Policy Institute to conduct research on food waste as well as sugary beverage consumption in the Bay Area. After graduation, she plans to become a Registered Dietitian in order to pursue her passion for food justice and community nutrition. She is looking forward to working with O2I this semester as a project manager with FEED.

Annie Li

Food Waste Researcher

Annie Li

Food Waste Researcher

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.

Wynnie Chan

Food Waste Researcher

Wynnie Chan

Food Waste Researcher

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.

Ali Almuhanna

Food Waste Researcher

Ali Almuhanna

Food Waste Researcher

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!

Reál Schein

Food Waste Researcher

Reál Schein

Food Waste Researcher

Reál is a third year student at the University of California, Berkeley and a FEED (Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development) associate consultant. He is pursuing a degree in Conservation and Resource studies with an interest in Rangeland Ecology and Management, as well as a degree in Society and Environment with a concentration in U.S. Environmental Policy and Management. He is also minoring in Food Systems, where he hopes to expand his knowledge on the politics and sociology of the agroecology sector. Besides food systems, another interest of Reál includes the realm of music as he was previously one of the captains of a world renown drumline ensemble. Through Outside2Inside, Reál hopes to be able to have the satisfaction of helping others and fulfill his desire to give back to the community while also making a positive impact.

Arianna Hee

Arianna Hee

Food Waste Researcher

Arianna Hee
Arianna Hee

Food Waste Researcher

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!

“We may have all come from different ships, but we are on the same boat now .” – Martin Luther King, Jr.