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Meet our team

Meet our hardworking and dedicated team who joined us on this journey to tackle period poverty and the stigma surrounding women's health

Our Founders

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Ria Soni

Co-founder

Ria is a second year medical student in New York City. She co-founded Project Stree because she firmly believes that allowing women to take charge of their own health is the key to uplifting them. In her free time, Ria loves experimenting with coffee, trying new recipes, and reading fiction novels.

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Co-Founder

Ria Soni (she/her)

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* Ria is like elaichi (cardamom) because whether it's used in chai or mithai, its unique taste always stands out, just like Ria.

Team Coordinators

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Ipsita Kadam

Team Administrator

Ipsita is a student on the PA track at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She joined Project Stree because she has always had a deep passion for all things health, especially women’s health. When she has down time, she enjoys spending quality time with her family & close friends, working with her patients as much as she can, hiking, reading, and cooking.

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Team Administrator

Ipsita Kadam (she/her)

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* Ipsita is like haldi (turmeric) because she loves to help people and is also interested in working in the healthcare field, just how haldi is used for all injuries and illnesses.

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Anjali Khatri

Fundraising/Outreach Coordinator

Anjali works at the U.S. Department of State and joined Project Stree because of her interest in gender in international development. She is also passionate about the intersection of conflict and gender, especially understanding women’s roles in conflict. Her hobbies include crafting, riding her bike, and baking.

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Fundraising/Outreach Coordinator

Anjali Khatri (she/her)

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* Anjali is like sunth (ginger powder) because she brings warmth and passion to whatever she does, just as ginger does when added to any dish.

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Shivani Soni

Workshop Coordinator

Shivani recently obtained her Bachelors in Physiotherapy in India. She is currently pursuing a Master's Degree Kinesiology at the University of Texas at Arlington. She joined Project Stree because she feels that menstrual hygiene education can positively impact womens' confidence. In her free time, she likes to paint and dance. Her favorite dance form is of course, garba!

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Workshop Coordinator

Shivani Soni (she/her)

* Shivani is like haldi (turmeric) because of its many scientifically proven health benefits and anti-inflammatory properties which is comparable to her career as a healtchare professional.

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Jeel Patel

Director of Operations

Jeel is a student at the Schulich School of Business in Toronto. She joined Project Stree because she is passionate about giving back to her community, women empowerment and making a meaningful impact. In her free time, she loves to dance, travel, cook and spend time with her family and friends.

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Director of Operations

Jeel Patel (she/her)

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* Jeel is like kesar (saffron) because just like this royal spice, she has a very vibrant personality which adds a little bit of colour everywhere she goes.

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Khushi Patel

Ambassador Coordinator

Khushi is a pre-medical student at Rutgers University, studying Health Administration and Biology. Being part of Project Stree enables her to give back to the women who shaped her passion for women's health and support young girls in India in their fight against period poverty and stigma. She enjoys visiting art museums, relaxing in cozy cafes, chasing sunsets, and exploring hiking.

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Ambassador Coordinator

Khushi Patel (she/her)

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*Khushi is like jeera, the versatile spice that blends well with various dishes and pairs excellently. She easily connects with new people, bringing warmth and ease into their lives.

Social Media & Blog Team

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Khushi Talati

Social Media Director

Khushi recently graduated from Washington University in St. Louis. She joined Project Stree to support their mission of improving women's health outcomes and promoting education in the field. In her free time, Khushi enjoys listening to true crime podcasts, baking, and spending time with her dog.

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Social Media Director

Khushi Talati (she/her)

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* Khushi is like limbdo (curry leaf) because like limbdo, Khushi can help tie a flavor profile together and keeps things interesting!

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Krisna Patel

Social Media Coordinator

Krisna is a graduate student at Oregon State University pursuing a masters in public health, specializing in Global Health and Epidemiology. She is dedicated to advocating for women's health and breaking global stigmas. Krisna joined Project Stree to educate and raise awareness about reproductive health. During her free time, she enjoys pottery, coastal hiking, and jamming to music.

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Social Media Coordinator

Krisna Patel (she/her)

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* Krisna is like lal mirch (red chili powder) because she adds spice to any situation and leaves people satisfied with a little kick of sassiness at the end.

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Sakhee Desai

Social Media Coordinator

Sakhee is a student at the University of Delaware pursuing a double major in finance and computer science. She joined Project Stree to pursue her passion in helping underprivileged girls in India, while also working to destigmatize women's health within the community. In her free time, Sakhee enjoys traveling, binging shows on Netflix, and spending time with friends!

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Social Media Coordinator

Sakhee Desai (she/her)

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* Sakhee is like marchi (red chilli pepper) because she has a very strong personality, and enjoys being the kick of spontaneity among her friends!

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Ishi Shah

Social Media Coordinator

Ishi is a student at Reed College. She joined Project Stree to give back to her community and work together to empower other individuals. In her free time, Ishi enjoys drawing, traveling, reading and spending time with daily and friends!

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Social Media Coordinator

Ishi Shah (she/her)

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* Ishi is amchur (dried mango powder) because like the unique flavor of amchur she brings out distinctive perspectives.

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Krish Bhut

Blog Writer

Krish is a student at Brandeis University, pursuing a degree in Neuroscience and Anthropology on a premed track. She joined Project Stree to support open discussions about menstrual health and foster a supportive community for women. Outside of her studies, she enjoys exploring new music, reading, and taking naps.

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Blog Writer

Krish Bhut (she/her)

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* Krish is like haldi (turmeric) because it is generally versatile can be used in almost everything, just how she is flexible in all kinds of situations.

Designers

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Jui Soni

Graphic Design Lead

Jui is an architect and master's student in Sustainable Design at Thomas Jefferson University. She joined Project Stree to support menstrual health awareness, gender equity, and women's empowerment. In her free time, Jui enjoys exploring cafes, capturing sunsets, and reading books.

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Graphic Design Lead

Jui Soni (she/her)

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* Jui is like dhania-jeera (coriander-cumin powder) because it brings so much flavor to Indian cooking and is so versatile.

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Purti Hardikar

Ui/Ux Designer

Purti is a UI/UX Designer at cove.tool, passionate about using technology and design to create a positive impact. She joined Project Stree to contribute her skills in user experience, design, data.
When she's not busy with work, you'll find her off exploring new places, capturing moments with her camera, hitting the hiking trails, or dancing. Good luck guessing her current location or time zone!

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Ui/Ux Designer

Purti Hardikar (she/her)

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* Purti is like teekhi mirchi (red chilly) she brings in the spice to everything with her creative skills.

Finance

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Suchi Patel

Finance Associate

Suchi is a driven high school student from Tampa, Florida, committed to community service. She joined Project Stree to advocate for women's health awareness and menstrual equity in underserved communities. She enjoys exploring cuisines, participating in hackathons, creating digital artwork, and spending time outdoors. She aspires to use technology  to create impactful healthcare solutions.

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Finance Associate

Suchi Patel (she/her)

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* Suchi symbolizes healing, growth, and transformation in society, much like turmeric (hardar/haldi). She brightens lives with positivity, just like the vivid yellow tones of this spice.

Ambassadors

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Maahika Mehta

Ambassador

Maahika is a student at the University of Calgary, studying Biomechanics in the faculty of Kinesiology. She joined Project Stree to address the stigmas surrounding menstrual hygiene and women's health, drawing from her own experiences. Alongside her studies and volunteering, she enjoys bouldering, hiking in the Rockies, and indulging in her passion for books and occasional poetry writing.

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Ambassador

Maahika Mehta (she/her)

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* Maahika is like jayfal (nutmeg), which has a warm, sweet and woody tone and never fails to add a little bit of extra dynamic in every dish it is put in.

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Prapti Shah

Ambassador

Prapti is a Health Sciences student at Northeastern University. She is dedicated to serving her community through activities on campus, volunteering at the hospital, and her involvement with Project Stree. Prapti enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching movies, playing board games, painting, baking, and dancing.

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Ambassador

Prapti Shah (she/her)

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*Prapti is like elaichi (cardamom) – she brings warmth and homeliness to those around her, much like how cardamom is used in Indian sweets and Chai. She has a unique personality that allows her to fit in wherever she goes and show love and care to everyone.

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Priyal Patel

Ambassador

Priyal is a student at Johns Hopkins University, studying Neuroscience and Public Health. She is involved in various campus activities, including South Asian Students at Hopkins and the Model UN team. Priyal is passionate about research, mentoring, and health advocacy. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends, reading, painting, and watching cooking shows on Netflix.

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Ambassador

Priyal Patel (she/her)

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* Priyal is like mango powder (amchoor) which adds a pop of flavor and zing and is versatile in its ability to be incorporated into a large variety of dishes

Workshop Volunteers

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Neel Mehta

Idar Area Coordinator

Neel is a law graduate for Hemchandrachay North Gujarat University. He is currently pursuing his Masters in law there as well. In his free time, he likes to get involved in social awareness campaigns and philanthropic work with his friends.

Idar Area Coordinator

Neel Mehta (he/him)

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Tanvi Parikh

Idar Area Coordinator

Tanvi is a recent graduate from Parul Institute of Ayurved in Vadodara, Gujarat. She recently completed her Master's Degree. In her free time, she likes to read novels, cook and explore nature!

Idar Area Coordinator

Tanvi Parikh (she/her)

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Mitwa Patel

Ahmedabad Area Coordinator

Mitwa is a web designer by profession. In her free time, she likes to explore new hobbies like cycling. She is passionate about serving women through empowerment and social work.

Ahmedabad Workshop Coordinator

Mitwa Patel (she/her)

Mitwa is a web designer by profession. In her free time, she likes to explore new hobbies like cycling. She is passionate about serving women through empowerment and social work.

Mitwa is a web designer by profession. In her free time, she likes to explore new hobbies like cycling. She is passionate about serving women through empowerment and social work.

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Meghana Zala

Ahmedabad Area Coordinator

Meghana Zala is Graduate in Commerce from Gujarat University. She is the Managing Trustee of Youth Educational Society, a Trust run for Free which provides free education for underprivileged Students. She joined Project Stree because she believes that advances in women’s health will lead to an overall healthier society.

Ahmedabad Area Coordinator

Meghana Zala (she/her)

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Riddhi Thakkar

Idar Area Coordinator

Riddhi is a banker by profession and yoga instructor by passion. She is passionate about building programs that increase confidence, knowledge, and skills for girls and women to help manage their menstruation.

Idar Area Coordinator

Riddhi Thakkar (she/her)

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Juhi Patel

Co-founder

Juhi currently works at Boston Children's Hospital. She co-founded Project Stree because of her own experiences dealing with the menstrual stigma while growing up in India. When she's not managing clinical grants, she likes to get in touch with her artistic side through dance, photography, and painting.

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Co-Founder

Juhi Patel (she/her)

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* Juhi is like rai (black mustard seeds) because it creates a 'POP!' when added to hot oil, just like her bubbly personality.

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