Our Team

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Amanda Gujral

Director, Volunteers

Amanda is a Registered Nurse at UT MD Anderson. She has always had the passion for helping others and this drove her decision to pursue a nursing career. Amanda would like to do more for others outside of the hospital and believes Minds Matter is the perfect organization for her. She is excited to be the Co-Vice President of Volunteer Recruitment and believes finding the best volunteer support system for the students is critical in the success of Minds Matter Houston. Amanda obtained a B.S. in Biology from Lafayette College and a B.S. in Nursing from NYU.

Purav Patel, Co-Director of Volunteers

Purav Patel

Director, Volunteers

 Purav is an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company in Houston, TX. Prior to McKinsey, he was a Senior Consultant at PacWest Consulting Partners in Houston. Purav’s passion to help start Minds Matter and lead the recruitment of mentors for Minds Matter stemmed from a history of helping tutor fellow students in his high school and university. Purav also enjoys supporting non-profit organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and local food banks during his free time. Purav holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Cherranda Smith

Director, Volunteers

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Neil Wingkun

Director, Summer Programs

Neil Wingkun is an emergency physician in Houston, Texas. He is originally from West Palm Beach, Florida. He received his bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis and subsequently, a Fulbright Scholarship in the Philippines. He received his medical degree from the University of Florida and his Master of Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health.  He completed his residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston and currently practices at Houston Methodist and MD Anderson Cancer Center. 

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Marissa Rains

Director, Writing & Critical Thinking

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Daniel Krause

Director, School Engagement 

Caldwell Bailey, Co-Director of Programming

Caldwell Bailey

Director, Fundraising

 

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Nashey Perry

Director, Marketing

Meet Nashey Perry! This Grand Prairie native has achieved her M.S. in Business Management & Entrepreneurship and her B.A. in Mass Communication, while actively volunteering with local charities supporting youth, education, and faith-based outreach.

With a passion for design and storytelling, she is committed to working with service-based professionals and organizations to build their brand and grow their business with top-tier content marketing.

In her spare time of being a wordsmith and operating her own company Perriellei, Nashey is blogging about fashion, being a socialite and dedicated to being a chips and queso enthusiast.

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Xavier Jefferson

Director, Data & Operations

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Reetal Pai

Programming Lead

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Dan Boileau

Programming Lead

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Jennifer Yao

Programming Lead

 

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Max Raev

Programming Lead

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Steve Hodges

Programming Lead