India Association of Western Washington

YOUTH PROGRAM DIRECTOR and YB ADVIS0RS

Youth Board Advisors

Rohit Duggal

Rohit Duggal is an Electrical Engineer at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, where he works on the 777X. He is also a student at the University of Washington, currently pursuing his Masters degree in Electrical Engineering. Rohit previously worked as a Strategy Consultant in Accenture's Health and Life Sciences practice. He has also conducted biotechnology research at the National Institutes of Health, and the University Of Washington Department Of Engineered Biomaterials.

Rohit graduated from University Prep in 2002. He holds a BS in Biomedical Engineering with Honors from The George Washington University, and, additionally, attended The George Washington University School of Medicine for 2 years.

Rohit enjoys traveling, playing music, standup comedy, and working out. Rohit is also an avid restaurant-goer, and loves trying new foods. He hopes that his knowledge and life experiences will help guide the Youth Board in the right direction.

 

Akash Patel


 

Akash is a technology professional and works at CDW in Bellevue and lives in Greenlake. He attended Washington State for his undergrad degree in Management of Information Systems with an extensive background in marketing and attended University of Washington for his masters. 

This is Akash’s second year as a Youth Program advisor. Akash has attended Camp Bharat as a camper, and he was also an YB counselor for three years, one of which as Vice President.  His reason for getting involved was to “give back to an organization that gave me so much”.

In his free time, Akash provides pro bono marketing and communication services to local startup nonprofit organizations.  He also enjoys spending time with friends and his 5 year old pitbull/lab mix named Ally.  Go Cougs!

 Vishaal Diwan

 

Vishaal Diwan is a PM at Costco Wholesale where he works on IT modernization efforts within the company.  Vishaal studied Computer Science at the University of Washington and also holds a minor in biology

This will be Vishaal’s first year as a Youth Board Adviser. Vishaal attended Camp Bharat for many years throughout his childhood and was also on the Youth Board for a year, during which he also served as the head of the Youth Committee. Vishaal is very excited to have the opportunity to give back to an organization which gave him so much growing up.

When he is not busy with official YB business, Vishaal can be found listening to music or re-watching episodes of Entourage. Vishaal hopes he can bring a fresh perspective to the board and show the kids they can be themselves while still getting work done. 

 

 Youth Program Director


Annu Luthra

Email: ypdirectors@iaww.org

My family moved to Seattle in 1982 and I have participated and performed in IAWW events from the start of the organization back in the late 1980s. As a teenager, IAWW was one of the platforms which gave me the opportunity to meet other kids with similar backgrounds and build lifelong friendships.

I am passionate about volunteering to make a difference. I was the PTSA treasurer for 2 years at Newcastle Elementary and joined the IAWW executive board in 2012 to give back to the community.  IAWW has been an amazing and rewarding experience. I have served on the IAWW board as Secretary, Vice President and now as the Youth Program Director. 

I started my career working at Microsoft while majoring in Marketing at the University of Washington and have held variety of roles at Microsoft over the years. 

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