MAD is committed to choosing the best high schoolers to lead our organization. We look across AES to enroll the very top students as MAD Volunteers, and from that exceptional pool, we make an onerous and challenging selection each year. Gender, ethnicity and sexual orientation do not factor in our decision-making process; therefore, we do not have any quotas or gender-based systems.
This year, MAD was blessed with some of the strongest applicants ever. Each and every one of them had shown exceptional dedication to the program, and the adult leaders spoke very highly of all the candidates. It was also an extremely competitive application, with only around 20% of applicants receiving a core leadership position. We think that figure is a testament to how involved and committed MAD volunteers in general are. Truly, we were impressed with the ingenuity, dedication, and sheer excellence presented to us during the application process.
Our decision ultimately came down to more than just strong dedication, regular attendance, and productivity in class. We chose our team based on how they had already lead classes, actively recruited, volunteered to help on weekends, brought creative ideas to us, showed tremendous passion, demonstrated that MAD was a high priority, and most importantly, taken the initiative at every turn. We are thus very proud to present the MAD Student Leadership Team 2017:
Anant Vasudevan, as the President
Orsolya Bardos, as Vice President
Yeryeon Seo, as Vice President
Amit Naftali, as the Head Coordinator
Prahersh Kumar, as Secretary
Mrinalini Wadhwa, as Deputy Secretary
Arnav Gulati, as the Levels 6 -8 Coordinator and Liaison to Access to Education
Kish Dubey, as the Levels 4 & 5 Coordinator and Director of Recruitment
Keshnen Yogaindran, as the Levels 2 & 3 Coordinator and Attendance Manager
Chloe Rho, as the Level 1 + Foundations Coordinator and Liaison to Middle School
Former President Shreyas Rajesh will remain in the leadership team as a Senior Advisor, along with former Vice President Dev Gulati.
MAD looks eagerly to the year ahead with this new team!