Vishal Vaidya

Vishal Vaidya - Photo by Genevieve Rafter Keddy for Broadway World, Courtesy of Vishal Vaidya

Vishal Vaidya is an Indian American singer and actor living in New York City, who you might know from his recent role as Larry the Cameraman on Broadway’s Groundhog Day. ISAASE director Dr. Rice and Vishal have known one another for over 20 years (and performed a duet for their middle school talent show together, and acted in plays together …

Kevin Negandhi

Kevin Negandhi of ESPN for ISAASE's Be Inspired Project

Kevin Negandhi (who you probably know from ESPN’s SportsCenter), is an award-winning sports anchor, sports anchor for ESPN, a college football host for ABC, and a South Asian American who grew up in Pennsylvania. After spending years working as a sports director and reporter for a network in Florida, and winning two Associated Press awards, in 2006, Kevin joined ESPNews, …

Pavana Reddy

Pavana Reddy - poet, writer of Rangoli, for ISAASE Be Inspired

An interview with Shaun Jayachandran, the founder of Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy, which works towards changing the pathway of low-income marginalized students in India by engaging educators and schools to participate in a program designed to teach leadership, gender equity, and critical thinking

Lady Pista

Inspired by Lady Pista - Music

An interview with Shaun Jayachandran, the founder of Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy, which works towards changing the pathway of low-income marginalized students in India by engaging educators and schools to participate in a program designed to teach leadership, gender equity, and critical thinking

Raj Rawal

Raj Rawal chats with Dr. Punita Rice - on Diversity and Representation in Hollywood in the Post-Apu Age

Raj Rawal (aka @asaprajy) is the social producer for Ovation TV, an art house cable network (and you may have seen him in the “First Time I Saw Me” campaign, talking about Master of None). Since Raj spoke at length about the power of seeing himself reflected in Aziz Ansari’s Master of None for the “First Time I Saw Me” …

Natasha of Gundi Studios

An interview with Shaun Jayachandran, the founder of Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy, which works towards changing the pathway of low-income marginalized students in India by engaging educators and schools to participate in a program designed to teach leadership, gender equity, and critical thinking

Journalist Jashvina Shah

Jashvina Shah

Jashvina Shah is a journalist. After creating 600 stories (breaking news, game stories, features, multimedia content) and a successful subscription service to her stories on the Princeton Hockey Blog (“Eye on the Tigers”), she is now a an assistant editor for a company that produces fashion magazines where she supports production, reporting, writing features, and more. For ISAASE’s Be Inspired …

Shaun Jayachandran

You want to be a trailblazer, but you also think I want to know that there are others like me. — Shaun Jayachandran

An interview with Shaun Jayachandran, the founder of Crossover Basketball and Scholars Academy, which works towards changing the pathway of low-income marginalized students in India by engaging educators and schools to participate in a program designed to teach leadership, gender equity, and critical thinking