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Shalini Bhalla

Shalini Bhalla, from Hanover, Maryland, was born and brought up in New Delhi, Bharat. She has double Master’s degrees in Electronics and in Curriculum and educational leadership. She has been an educator for the past 25 years, and is currently working for Anne Arundel county public schools in Maryland as a school performance coach and school testing coordinator. Shalini is passionate about education and has also taught high school physics & chemistry in India (12 years) and the United States (13 years).

Maulik Shukla

Maulik is a software engineer with 20 years of professional experience and currently works as a Senior Director at Microsoft. He is associated as a volunteer with Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh for over 20 years, handling multiple leadership roles, and is known for his organizational skills. He loves Sanskrit and Hindustani Classical Music, and finds them as ways to stay connected to the Hindu culture. Maulik is deeply passionate about bringing today’s generation closer to their cultural roots. He is originally from Mumbai, Maharashtra and lives with his family in Cupertino, California.

Amit Misra

Amit Misra has practiced as an attorney in Houston for nearly 25 years with a specialization in labor and employment law, representing employers of all sizes, from mom-and-pop businesses to the Fortune 10. He has degrees in international affairs and public affairs. Amit has also held volunteer leadership positions with Hindu Swayamsevak Sangh USA, the country’s largest Hindu-American organization, at local, regional, and national levels. Through his volunteer work with HSS and other Hindu organizations, Amit has worked intimately with the issue of Hindu education for second and third generation Hindu-Americans for over 30 years.

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Rakhi Israni

Rakhi Israni is an attorney by profession with an MBA from Rice University. Before she started law school in 1995, she graduated from the Houston Police Academy. She worked for TestMasters, a family-owned educational company in Houston, since 1991. In 2003, she moved to California to set up educational courses at the request of a community center. In the process, she founded an educational company called Excel Test, which she has been managing ever since. Rakhi is a second-generation Indian American and currently lives with her family in Fremont, CA.