The Executive Team

Ben Rathi

Director, Founder

Ben Rathi is the founder and chairman of Blueprints For Pangaea. As an undergraduate student at Michigan, he studied computer science, business, and biochemistry. After graduating, Ben was a consultant at McKinsey & Company for two years, where he advised technology, healthcare, and investment firms on a broad range of business strategy issues. He is passionate about reducing inefficiencies, expanding access to healthcare, and student entrepreneurship and volunteerism.

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James Ha

Director

James holds a degree in Biology from the University of Michigan, where he developed his passion in healthcare, finance, and entrepreneurship. He is currently a consultant where he performs both functional consultation and technical development roles. After consulting, James hopes to positively impact the healthcare industry in the United States.

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Prasanth Kotha

Director

Prasanth Kotha is an incoming medical student at the University of Pennsylvania. During his time as an undergraduate at the University of Michigan, he studied Business Administration which helped him develop an interest in the intersection between business and healthcare. In the future, he hopes to become a practicing physician who can leverage his experiences to help shape the evolving healthcare system.​

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Elliane Siebert

Director

Elliane Siebert received a degree in Community and Global Public Health from the University of Michigan which helped shape her interest in the intersection of culture and disease. She is an incoming medical student at Michigan State University where she aims to become a physician grounded in community and the social determinants of health

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Anurag Bolneni

Director

Anurag Bolneni is a consultant at Optum, MSI Data Science student, and the Co-Founder of an early stage health-tech startup. As an undergraduate at Michigan, he studied business and biochemistry. Anurag has spent the last 7 years learning about healthcare globally and hopes to leverage his experiences to build scalable tech solutions that improve the quality of patient care.

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Grant Veldhuis

Chief Executive Officer

Grant is a sophomore at the University of Michigan studying Industrial and Operations Engineering with a minor in Computer Science. He is interested in how the simplicity of technology can be used to improve population-level health and allow physicians to focus more on their patients. In the future, he hopes to work closely with medical providers to increase the safety, efficiency, and equity of the healthcare system. 

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Maya Nassif

Chief of Staff

Maya is a sophomore at the University of Michigan pursuing a B.S. in public health. She is interested in the various intersections between business, medicine, and policy and how the three, separate and together, can promote efficiency and alleviate health disparities. After graduation, she plans to leverage her experiences at UM to become a culturally competent physician who understands equity as more than just equality.

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Michael Zuckerman

Chief Operating Officer

My name is Michael Zuckerman, a Sophomore at the University of Michigan studying Business and Math. My goals for the future are to use the influence and resources of business to drive positive change on an international scale. These goals align directly with the mission of Blueprints, which is the driving force of my affinity for this organization.

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Mihir Zaveri

Chief Financial  Officer

Mihir Zaveri is a junior at the University of Michigan pursuing a BBA. He is interested in helping organizations create and implement effective strategies through quantitative and qualitative analysis. After graduation, he plans on pursuing a career in consulting, eventually holding a strategic leadership position in an organization that matches his values.

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Yash Patel

Chief of Expansion 

Yash Patel is a Sophomore at the University of Michigan studying Business Administration. He is particularly interested in the intersections between healthcare and business in hopes to positively impact the global landscape. He aims to use his knowledge as a student and a member of Blueprints to highlight and solve global disparities.

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Rishita Gudeti

Chief Development Officer

Rishita Gudeti is a sophomore at the University of Michigan pursuing a Bachelor in Business Administration with a minor in sustainability. She is interested in the intersection of healthcare and business and the role business is able to play in encouraging innovative and sustainable practices globally. She hopes to use her knowledge to pursue a career dedicated to facilitating positive change and eliminating disparities in opportunities and means.​

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Jason Zhang

Vice President of Operations

Jason Zhang is a sophomore at the University of Michigan majoring in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and minoring in Applied Statistics. He is interested in the healthcare industry, and he joined Blueprints for Pangaea to help increase the efficacy of medical technology by improving its accessibility. Jason plans to pursue a career as a physician-scientist and work in both clinical and laboratory settings.

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Saranya Nistala

Vice President of Finance

Saranya Nistala is a sophomore at the University of Michigan, double majoring in Business and Computer Science. She is interested in the intersection of business and technology and its role in eliminating disparities in the healthcare field. After graduation, she plans to continue to work in the intersection of these fields and harness technology to eliminate such disparities around the world.

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Sahaja Pinnu

Vice President of Expansion

Sahaja is a sophomore at the University of Michigan, and she's currently undecided but is leaning towards potentially pursuing a School of Information degree in UX Design. She is passionate about decreasing the abundant medical waste by redistributing the medical supplies locally and globally through collaborations with chapters all around the country. She hopes to embody and spread Blueprints' values of empathy, innovation, and sustainability to make a positive impact as a future professional.

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Saige Porter

Vice President of Development

Saige Porter is a sophomore at the University of Michigan, studying Biology, Health, and Society. She is interested in racial disparities in the healthcare system and is active in bringing awareness to the systemic inequities affecting Black communities. She intends to mitigate these disparities as a medical professional and change agent working with underserved communities, domestic and international.

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John Fitzpatrick

Development Advisor

John Fitzpatrick is a sophomore studying Business Administration. He is interested in decreasing the inefficiencies and unused medical waste of the U.S. healthcare system, through practical and methodical courses of action. After graduation, he plans to leverage the experience and knowledge acquired at Blueprints to improve workplace practices.

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Sarah Morris

Expansion Manager

Sarah Morris is a junior at the University of Michigan, majoring in International Studies and minoring in Sustainability. She is interested in bridging the gap between the healthcare system and the business world in order to provide more equitable healthcare worldwide. Sarah hopes to work in the business and entrepreneurial sector of healthcare. ​

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Mariam Tobia

Expansion Manager

Mariam Tobia is a sophomore at the University of Michigan, pursuing Public Health with a major in Gender and Health. Although the intersection of healthcare and business fascinates her, she is very passionate about medicine. As an aspiring physician, she hopes to be able to use her knowledge of healthcare disparities around the world to help combat them in the future. 

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Taanvi Singh

Senior Analyst

Taanvi is a junior at the University of Michigan studying Economics and Applied Statistics. She hopes to find a way to use her interest in business and strategy to make an impact in the healthcare industry. She is also interested in the intersection between tech and healthcare, and understanding how tech plays a role in alleviating inefficiencies in our current healthcare system. 

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Jihan Khandaker

Senior Analyst

Jihan is a junior at the University of Michigan pursuing a a Bachelor in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Marketing and Strategy. She is personally passionate about social inequities and systemic change. With this, she is interested in the intersection between technology and business. In the future, Jihan would like to leverage technology to build systemic solutions both within business and healthcare.

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Sahil Kapur

Senior Analyst

Sahil is a junior at the University Of Michigan pursuing a major in Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience.He is interested in finding ways to optimize resources to best serve communities in need. After graduation, he plans on becoming a physician to help eliminate disparities in healthcare provision over the world.

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Kishor Bharadwaj

Senior Analyst

Kishor Bharadwaj is a sophomore at the University of Michigan studying industrial engineering with a minor in computer science. He is interested in operations research, finance, and technology. Kishor joined Blueprints to help reduce inefficiencies in the healthcare supply chain. He wishes to devote his career to making complex markets and systems more resilient and efficient.

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Sajan Shroff

Senior Analyst

Sajan Shroff is a junior at the University of Michigan, where he is pursuing a B.S. in Chemical Sciences. As someone passionate about community service, public health, and research, he hopes to combine these interests to address structural barriers in healthcare. In the future, he intends on pursuing an MD/MBA and becoming a practicing physician.

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Maddie McCahill

Senior Analyst

Maddie McCahill is a senior at the University of Michigan, where she is pursuing a degree in Biomedical Engineering and a minor in Spanish. Her career and industry interests include biotechnology, medical devices, and global healthcare. After graduation, Maddie will be staying at Michigan for a Masters degree in Medical Product Development.

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Aparna Reddy

Analyst

Aparna Reddy is a freshman at the University of Michigan, double majoring in Anthropology and Biology Health and Society. Interested in education and health inequity, she hopes to work to alleviate disparities in access to health care. In the future, Aparna plans to combine these interests to pursue an MD and become a practicing physician.

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Constantin Hemmrich

Analyst

Constantin is a junior at the University of Michigan studying Business. He is interested in the intersection between business and healthcare, particularly as it relates to resource disparities in underserved communities. After graduation, he plans to continue using business to further causes he is passionate about.

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Sai Meghana Paidi

Analyst

Sai Meghana Paidi is a sophomore at the University of Michigan, where she is studying Biology, Health, and Society and Gender and Health. She is interested in learning about the disparities in the healthcare system and finding solutions for them to make healthcare accessible to everyone. In the future, she hopes to pursue a joint MD/MHA degree program and work towards decreasing gender, racial, and financial disparities in the healthcare system.

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Ritvik Jillala

Analyst

Ritvik Jillala is a sophomore at the University of Michigan studying Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science. He is interested in pursuing a career in the healthcare and medical device industry, spending some time building products that have a widespread impact before becoming a physician. Ritvik joined Blueprints because he identifies with the impact it makes, with the hope of contributing to said impact.​

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Nicole Sorenson

Intern

Nicole Sorensen is a freshman at the University of Michigan pursuing a degree in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science and a focus in Public Health. She is interested in the intersection between medicine and technology and how to leverage technology to increase global access to quality healthcare. In the future, Nicole hopes to use her knowledge to work towards increasing safety and equity within the healthcare system.

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Shruti Sunilkumar

Intern

Shruthi Sunilkumar is a freshman at the University of Michigan pursuing a degree in Business with a minor in Biology. After completing her BBA, she hopes to attend medical school and become a physician. Her goal is to use business acumen and impact healthcare to ensure that medicine provides high quality care at affordable prices.

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Emily Wallace

Intern

Emily Wallace is a freshman at the University of Michigan majoring in Biomedical Engineering. She is passionate about improving others' lives in a medical context -- through both scientific innovation and the elimination of healthcare disparities. In the future, she hopes to have a high-impact role in developing and distributing healthcare solutions.

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Aayush Unadkat

Intern

Aayush Unadkat is a sophomore majoring in Neuroscience with a minor in Statistics. He is interested in the holistic processes behind healthcare solutions as well as fighting disparities around the world. He hopes to use what he gains in Blueprints to guide his experience as a future physician interested in working in underprivileged settings.

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Anne Zhang

Intern

Anne Zhang is a sophomore at the University of Michigan pursuing a degree in Public Health with a minor in Gender and Health Studies. She is interested in how education can improve global health, promote health equity, and increase one's sense of agency. In the future, she hopes to make an impact by becoming a physician that is empathetic, compassionate, and understanding.

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Charan Talwar

Intern

Charan Talwar is a sophomore at the University of Michigan where he is studying Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience. He is interested in the holistic mind-body connection and using innovation to prevent diseases before they occur. Charan plans to attend medical school and become a practicing immunologist while combating healthcare disparities from within the field.

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Anna San Bartolome

Intern

Anna is a senior studying Chemical Engineering with a concentration in Sustainability. Her career interests revolve around medical research, the sustainable design of technological equipment, and healthcare and educational policy. She wants to increase awareness towards the racial and economic disparities within the healthcare and educational system that are constantly affecting communities of color. Additionally, she hopes to increase opportunities in higher education and STEM for students in the Latinx community.

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Luke Rinehart

Intern

Luke Rinehart is as freshman at the University of Michigan majoring in Biology, Health, and Society. He is fervent about environmental justice and reducing barriers to accessible, affordable health care. After graduation, Luke plans to further his education and pursue a career in pediatric surgery.

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Shreya Chalasani

Intern

Shreya Chalasani is a freshman at the University of Michigan hoping to major in Public Health with a minor in Business. She is passionate about finding the intersection between healthcare and business, and plans to attend medical school after completing her undergraduate education. Utilizing her experiences from Blueprints, she hopes to combat health inequities as a physician by opening a free clinic to allow greater access to healthcare.

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