Interested in joining our executive board? Initialize elections are on December 05, 2019 at 5:30 PM in Avery 115. Many of our current executives are seniors; email any exec to learn more about what they do to help Initialize work so effectively and how to become am executive candidate!

Executive Committee January 2020 – December 2020

KEITH TRAN – PRESIDENT

In Initialize, I am heavily involved with the Lincoln Robotics League, teaching at Arnold currently. In my free times, I enjoy playing recreational soccer with my friends, helping my high school debate team, and striking a conversion with a random strangers. I also enjoy reading books on topics I am unfamiliar with ranging from philosophy, social science, to psychology.
Best way to contact me: keith.tran@huskers.unl.edu

RITVIK HANDA – PRIMARY PROGRAMMER

Ritvik Handa looks over all the initiatives and conveys their needs, questions and progress to the President. He has worked with Broader Consideration of Technology for Initialize. He makes sure everything is working smoothly. Besides this, he is a freshman majoring in Computer Science. You can find him, most of the times solving math problems and playing Fifa on PS4 or hanging out with his friends. You can reach him at handaritvik@gmail.com.

NAVYA SINGH – TREASURER

Navya Singh prepares the budget and approves use of Initialize funds. She also maintains accurate financial statements and advise on the organisation’s fundraising strategy. You can always find her either in Library or Avery Hall. She enjoys listening music, learning how to cook with her roommates. The best way to reach out to her is navya9singh@gmail.com.

PARUL AGGARWAL – K-12th EDUCATION OUTREACH CHAIR

Parul Aggarwal coordinates and oversees education initiatives in and around Lincoln. She also provides support to new education initiatives. She is a Computer Science major and she is a big fan of Harry Potter. You can find her most of the times doing coding or reading books in Avery Hall. The best way to reach her is her email parulaggarwal1112@gmail.com.

NIRMITEE GITE – EVENTS CHAIR

As Events Chair, Nirmitee Gite helps coordinate logistic for Initialize events. She makes sure that events are going on smoothly and everyone is enjoying them. You can reach out to her at nirmitee.gite@gmail.com.

JAMES ERICKSON – DEV TEAM COORDINATOR

As dev team chair, James is in charge of organizing the development teams and putting together projects for the dev teams. If you have an idea and it benefits the community, he’s interested! You can find him in his natural habitat: Avery 12. If not there, he’s probably 2 episodes into a binge-watching session. For contact, use jimmy.erickson@huskers.unl.edu.

SAILESH PUJARA – PUBLIC RELATIONS CHAIR

Sailesh Pujara, as Public Relations Chair, is responsible for publicity materials, organizing and maintaining our social media. He loves to play badminton and video games. He also likes Game Development. The best way to contact him is saileshpujara567@gmail.com.

ALLIE RAUNER – SECRETARY

Allie Rauner keeps Initialize organized. When not attending meetings, managing permissions, keeping minutes, or filling out mailing lists, Allie likes to run and watch Netflix. You can reach her at akrauner@gmail.com.

SIFAT SYED – WEBMASTER

As webmaster, Sifat Syed is responsible for the design and maintenance of the Initialize website (it’s actually the site you are on right now). She updates all website-related materials and graphics with the latest information. She can mostly be found watching Anime, or doing coding or hanging out with friends. She can be found mostly in Avery 12, listening to music while playing slither.io. The best way to contact her is sifatsyed2000@gmail.com.