Soundharya ChandranCandidate for the post of Convener
I, Soundharya Chandran, am a Sr. Scientist at a Fortune 500 company with a master’s from Rutgers University and a bachelors from VIT, Vellore.
My Leadership Style:
Strong proponent of Diversity & Inclusion
Chief of Staff at my company’s Asian ERG. Achievements include, diversity recruiting, newsletter creation and providing Asian perspective on business cases.
Envisioned and implemented CEO speaker series at my company.
Incorporated Tamil as one of the world languages in my department’s brief that is presented bi-weekly to the entire department.
Made to recognize Pongal as an Asian festival
Organized a concert by Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, a mega fund-rising event through the New Jersey AID chapter.
VP at VIT multicultural students’ hostel
Active judge/mentor for competitions held at the Oakland Science & Engineering organization and at IFT.
Presented Food Science webinars for TN college students
Conducted several science conferences and workshops both in India and US.
Primary coordinator for a NEET fund, that contributes to the functioning of the Kuzhumoor library founded by Anita’s brother.
Actively involved in BATM T-SKY project.
My contribution towards Rising-the-bar initiative, will be through creation of more science-based programs and activities. I will strive for women empowerment by creating more spaces and avenues for our Tamil community women to engage.