The Executive Team
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Chief Executive Officer
Mariam Tobia is a junior at the University of Michigan studying Public 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.
Chief of Staff
Anne Zhang is a junior 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.
Chief Operating Officer
Jason Zhang is a junior 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.
Chief Financial Officer
Saranya Nistala is a junior 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.
Chief of Expansion
Shreya Chalasani is a sophmore 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.
Chief Development Officer
Luke Rinehart is a 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.
Vice President of Operations
Emily Wallace is a sophomore at the University of Michigan studying 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 pursue a PhD and have a high-impact role in developing and distributing healthcare solutions.
Vice President of Finance
Lars Andersland is a sophomore at the University of Michigan pursuing a degree in Chemistry. His interests include medicine, business, alternative energy, environmental preservation, and international collective action.He also enjoys playing soccer and reading. Lars hopes to utilize the medical-business skills that Blueprints cultivates by attending medical school and becoming a surgeon.
Sai Meghana Paidi
Vice President of Expansion
Sai Meghana Paidi is a Junior at the University of Michigan where she is studying Biology, Health, and Society and Gender and Health. She is interested in working towards disparities in the healthcare system and finding solutions to make healthcare accessible to everyone. In the future, Meghana hopes to pursue an MD and improve efficiency and equity of the healthcare system as a physician.
Vice President of Development
Aparna Reddy is a sophomore at the University of Michigan, majoring in Community and Global Public Health. Interested in promoting health equity and access to care , she hopes to work to alleviate disparities through, education and efficient systematic practice. In the future, Aparna plans to combine these interests to pursue an MD and become a practicing physician.
Vice President of Staff
Aayush is a junior studying neuroscience with a minor in entrepreneurship. He is passionate about finding holistic solutions to medical care and reducing healthcare inequity at the individual level. After graduation he hopes to attend medical school and use his experiences and knowledge gained at Blueprints to help tackle medical accessibility issues as a physician.
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.
Senior Analyst, Former CEO, COO, VPO
Grant is a junior 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.
Sophie Stukenborg is a sophomore at the University of Michigan studying Economics with a minor in History. She is interested in solving inefficiencies and decreasing inequity within the healthcare industry. In the future, she hopes to use her experience at Blueprints to enter a career in positive business or non profit work.
Christian Hausner is a sophomore at the University of Michigan studying Biochemistry. He is currently pursuing research in cardiovascular regeneration, and interested in improving outreach and flexibility within health care. He hopes to become a practicing physician and empower others by alleviating the burdens of health. For him, Blueprints is a key experience in both facets of his career.
Nathaniel is a freshman at the University of Michigan College of Engineering studying Chemical Engineering. He is interested in the intersection of engineering and business and hopes to tackle health inequities and help underserved areas. In the future, Nathaniel hopes to utilize his knowledge to create innovative, sustainable solutions for humanity.
Katie Derrough is a sophomore at the University of Michigan studying Business Administration at the Ross School of Business, with minors in American Culture and Spanish. She hopes to have a career in business with the goal of improving historically inequitable fields such as healthcare and education. This past summer, she was a fellow at the UCSF Foundation where she helped the team understand potential investment opportunities in areas such as global payments, blockchain, and technology in emerging markets.
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.
Keagan Pratt is a junior studying Industrial and Operations Engineering with a minor in History. He is interested in the intersection between healthcare and technology particularly with an interest toward using technology to make healthcare more equitable. He hopes to eventually work at a high growth startup focused on leveraging technology to extend high-quality healthcare coverage to rural populations and those less proximate to hospitals.
Ritvik Jillala is a junior at the University of Michigan pursuing a degree in Biomedical Engineering and Computer Science. He hopes to make an impact in underdeveloped countries lacking healthcare facilities, help improve awareness as well as availability of healthcare. Ritvik plans to become a pediatric surgeon in the future by pursuing an MD program and hopes to work towards population-level change.
Michelle Lee is a junior at the University of Michigan pursuing a degree in Neuroscience with a minor in Business. She is interested in learning more about the overlap between sustainability, business, and medicine in order to make healthcare more accessible and affordable to all. In the future, Michelle hopes to become a physician and intends to continue eliminating health inequities from within the healthcare system.
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.
Charan Talwar is a junior at the University of Michigan where he is studying Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience with a minor in Food. He is interested in the holistic mind-body connection and using lifestyle strategies to combat preventable diseases before they occur. Charan plans to attend medical school and become a clinician while combating healthcare disparities from within the field.
Jerry (Hadi) Juratli
Jerry (Hadi) Juratli is a sophomore at the University of Michigan pursuing a degree in Biophysics. He is interested in utilizing social entrepreneurship to improve healthcare access and delivery, both locally and internationally. In the future, he hopes to work towards improving patient health outcomes at the intersection of biomedical innovation, bioethics, and healthcare policy.
Celeste Kettaneh is a sophomore at the University of Michigan pursuing a degree in Community & Global Public Health. She is interested in health equity, social justice, and minority health. In the future, Celeste hopes to be a physician, providing culturally-tailored care to communities of color and dismantling the racist and inequitable structures in medicine.
Ishan Patel is a freshman studying Business Administration with an intended dual degree in Information. He is interested in combining business and technology with nonprofit work and social impact. In the future, he hopes to pursue a career in a company that creates products that can positively impact the healthcare industry or make healthcare more accessible.
Mariam Khan is a sophomore at the University of Michigan studying Political Science on a pre-law track. She is interested in analyzing institutions that lack equity in areas like education, housing, and health care. In the future, Mariam plans to attend law school where she will pursue a career as a civil rights attorney.
I joined Blueprints because it has given me the outstanding opportunity to give back to those in need. I hope to become a physician in the future, and the idea of helping those in need has been a driving force for that career path. I’m very excited to make a major impact in Blueprints and work in all the projects to come!
Michael Strauss is a sophomore studying business with a minor in applied statistics. He joined blueprints to experience the intersection of social impact and business in a logistics-heavy setting. After graduation, Mike plans to work for a social impact private equity or venture capital fund .
Rohan Nanwani is a sophomore at the University of Michigan majoring in Biology, Health, and Society and minoring in Food and the Environment. He is interested in increasing his awareness of health disparities and environmental preservation across the globe, and he joined Blueprints to utilize these cultivated skills in the future as an aspiring physician.
Pooja Kolli is a sophomore at the University of Michigan studying Business and Biomolecular Science. She is passionate about working at the intersection of business and healthcare, and leveraging her understanding of the two fields to create a tangible impact. She was drawn to Blueprints as the organization accomplishes exactly this through its focus on collaboration and innovating thinking.
Sinit Lijam is a sophomore at the University of Michigan studying Neuroscience. She is interested in the diminishment of racial and socioeconomic health disparities, as well as the intersection between health and sustainability. In the future, Sinit hopes to become a Physician Associate and aid in providing access to quality and affordable healthcare while working to combat these disparities.
Nathan Kovacs is a freshman studying computer science. He is interested in learning more about problem solving within the intersection of health and technology. In the future, he hopes to eventually work at a healthcare consulting company focused on social impact and expanding healthcare access in areas where it is not as present.