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Rishi Gonuguntla - Executive Director

Hello! I’m Rishi, and I’m a senior at the University of Texas, studying Biology. I have a passion for helping those in need, and I believe that working with humanity First allows me to create a lasting impact in my community. I have the privilege of sharing my vision for the community with all of you, and am honored to serve as your Executive Director this year!

Sung-Hoon Park - Administrative Director

Hi guys! My name is Sung-Hoon Park, and I am a senior at The University of Texas. I’m majoring in Music and Chemistry as a member of the Health Science Scholars. As the Administrative Director, I get to set up exciting volunteering events for you guys to enjoy! I’m excited to be part of the Humanity First team and help others find passion for volunteering. During my free time, I like to have impromptu trips with my friends, play soccer, and sleep. I look forward to meet you all soon!

Ariana Olvera - Local Events Director

Hello! My name is Ariana, and I’m a senior at the University of Texas, studying Biology. Some of my favorite activities in college have involved regular volunteering events in which I have been able to establish meaningful connections with others within the community. I have the privilege of helping build these opportunities for everyone, and I am honored to serve as your Service Director this year!

Irene Ameena - Membership Director

Hi! I’m Irene, and I’m a junior at the University of Texas, studying Human Dimensions of Organizations, Plan II, and Human Rights. I hope to practice human rights law in the future, and I have always hoped that my busy college days would include time to actually put in time and effort to work towards greater access to human rights for people around Austin; HF has been so monumental in helping me do that. I’m excited to see all we do and to help make some of it happen as Membership Director!

Papai Kar - International Programs Director

Hello! I’m Papai, and I’m a junior at the University of Texas, studying Biomedical Engineering. I’ve always enjoyed helping around in my local community. Through HF, I was able to just that. I was even able to contribute my volunteer services abroad too, which was truly an eye-opening experience. I am really proud of the work we do both here in Austin and abroad. That’s why I’m so excited to serve as this years International Programs director. 

Josh Mathew - Fundraising Director

Hi everyone! I’m Josh and, throughout my time here at UT Austin, I’ve been trying to find activities I’m truly interested in. I believe new experiences are essential to growing as a person and that student organizations can play a pivotal role in creating them. Over the past four years, this has led me to check out several student organizations. Throughout that time, Humanity First has earned a special place in my heart. The passionate and caring community coupled with the valuable opportunities for service drew me in. Later on, when I was offered the position of Fundraising Director, I jumped at the chance to take a more active role with an organization that the ideals I hold close to my heart. This year, It will be my honor to serve all of the members of HF the best I can!

Eshani Kishore - Public Relations Director

Hi, I’m Eshani and I’m the Public Relations Director! I’m a Health and Society student, and I’m also earning certificates in Nutrition and Social Entrepreneurship/Nonprofits. some of my fave things to do are listening to live music, exploring Austin (best city ever), and doing hot yoga. I love HF so much because it’s how I found some of my favorite people in college and one of the ways I grew as a person the most!

Soummitra Anand - Digital Marketing Director

Hey y’all! My name is Soummitra, and I am a second-year Neuroscience major here at UT. I originally joined Humanity First because I wanted to get more engaged in my community and its needs. Thankfully, HF has provided me with the means to do just that – helping those most in need, both locally and globally. As Digital Marketing Director, I transmit information about HF to our members through our weekly newsletters. I truly believe in HF’s ability to affect positive change in our community, and I’m sure y’all will too!