Our Team

Ankita Ahluwalia

Founder, Tutor, Executive Director of the POWAN Initiative

Ankita is a sophomore at UC Riverside majoring in Computer Science with Business Applications. She is passionate about utilizing programming to make positive societal impacts. Additionally, she tutors students in rigorous subjects, spearheads meetings where she collaborates with other innovative minds, and communicates with other organizations to ensure K-12 students’ success. She has extensive experience in marketing, fundraising, and leading teams to accomplish program deliverables. Her tasks include drafting newsletters, emailing both students and tutors, overseeing outreach operations, developing the website, and marketing.

Karanvir Singh

Founding Member, Operations Lead

Karan is a sophomore at UC Riverside majoring in Biology. He wishes to share his love for science, math, and English with K-12 students. He is a reliable, helpful, and friendly POWAN tutor who makes learning fun for his students. As a founding team member and the administrative leader of the Outreach and Marketing Team, he brainstorms marketing techniques and communicates with POWAN volunteers. He sends daily newsletters out to students and tutors. He is also adept and experienced with the POWAN scheduling system. With his data analysis and problem solving acumen, he never fails to implement solutions to any issues that come up.

Angelina Chen

POWAN Senior Marketing Lead

Angelina recently graduated from UC Davis, studying Managerial Economics emphasizing in Business and International Relations with a minor in Technology Management. At POWAN, Angelina leads efforts in the Marketing Team. Using her experience in marketing and project management, she supports communication and cross-functional teamwork by tracking program deliverables, researching grants, coordinating partnerships, and leading team meetings.

Saina Salamati

POWAN Marketing Lead

Saina is a sophomore at Irvine Valley College currently majoring in Psychology. She is the Social Media Coordinator and leader of the Event Planning and Marketing Team of POWAN. Moreover, she has a strong background in fundraising and makes great contributions with her innovative ideas. Using her digital art experience, she creates appealing advertising material for POWAN and oversees all of its social media platforms.

Kevin Quach

POWAN Operations Lead

Kevin is a junior at UC Riverside majoring in Cell, Molecular, and Developmental Biology. As a dedicated POWAN Initiative Tutor and Representative, he is extremely passionate about supporting local communities through providing free access to education for those that need it the most. Not only does he love tutoring, he also enjoys representing POWAN and discussing its ambitious goals through communications with a wide array of educational programs and administrators.

Giselle Madariaga

Marketing Lead, Tutor

Giselle is an aspiring school psychologist. She attended UC Riverside where she earned a B.A. in Psychology. She is passionate about providing free access to education and helping students succeed. Giselle joined POWAN in August 2020 and is now in charge of fostering a community between tutors. Her responsibilities include organizing social/professional events to support our volunteers and assisting the Marketing Team with advertising.

Winnie Wang

POWAN Technical Lead

Winnie is a senior at UC San Diego majoring in Computer Science. She joined POWAN in Spring 2021 as the Tech Lead to design and build the POWAN website. She is passionate about applying technology and her skills to make a positive impact on society. Her goals in her role is to create a user-friendly experience on POWAN interfaces for both students and tutors alike, and ultimately make education more accessible to everyone.

Vinamra Sharma

POWAN Technical Lead

Vinamra Sharma is a senior at BTKIT, Dwarahat, India majoring in Computer Science. He joined POWAN in Spring 2021 as the Tech Lead  to design and build the POWAN website. He is passionate about learning new technology, researching and creating solution oriented to make positive changes into ones life. He really believe that technology is our tool to craft the future.

Sanaz Homayounieh

POWAN Marketing Liason

Sanaz Homayounieh is a sophomore at San Francisco State University, studying Cinema Production with an emphasis in Video Editing. She joined POWAN in March 2021 and has continued to work on projects and social media campaigns with the rest of the marketing team. As our Marketing Liaison, Sanaz manages cross-communication between all teams and contributes to creating promotional content for POWAN’s social media platforms.

Aaron Golbin

POWAN Strategy Lead

Aaron Golbin is the Strategic lead at POWAN Initative. He is also entrepreneur and investor. He’s the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of DebateIsland.com and The American Post.

Jade Martineau

POWAN Human Resources Team Member

Jade Martineau is a senior at the University of Central Florida, studying Business Management with a minor in Hospitality Management. She first joined POWAN in October 2020 as a tutor, and now serves as the Human Resources Team Member. Jade oversees any questions and inquiries regarding new tutors and students joining the organization. She hopes to pursue career development or human resources upon graduation and looks forward to making an impact at POWAN!