Our team

CEO/Co-Founder

Advaidh Iyer

Advaidh Iyer is a senior at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South and is public speaking aficionado. He has won multiple awards at Junior States of America and Model United Nations conferences and is currently a JSA officer. When he is not public speaking, Advaidh religiously plays soccer for both his club and school team.

COO/Co-Founder

Aadit Manyem

Aadit is a senior who employs his public speaking abilities by leading the Plainsboro Peer Tutoring public speaking specialty class and avidly participating in Model United Nations. When Aadit isn’t putting his speaking abilities to use, you can find him on the track, dining with friends, or in his room listening to anything and everything R&B. Aadit looks forward to helping the children grow not only as public speakers but also as individuals.

CFO/Co-Founder

Shaurya Srivastava

Shaurya is a High School senior who manifests his public speaking skills in various national conferences by being a part of his school’s Model UN team, as well as leading discussion in various community-wide events as a member of the WWP Education Foundation. In his spare time, Shaurya pursues his interests in economics, finance, and computer science while also being a gifted distance runner. He is excited to work with younger kids to help them rise as leaders.

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Director of Technology

Krish Thawani

Krish is a senior at WWP High School South whose interests include coding, finance, and economics. Along with being actively involved in his school’s computer science clubs, he competes in hackathons and CTFs and works on projects, doing anything from iOS development to data science and machine learning.

Head Tutor

Samirah Hussain

Aside from debate and public speaking, Samirah enjoys writing, learning about history, fashion and can cook anything with the right ingredients. She hopes to become involved in international relations and law in the future, and you can catch her with a popsicle in hand binge-watching her favorite Netflix series “Outer Banks” for the fiftieth time!

Head Tutor

Shlok Dubey

Shlok is a sophomore at High School South who has a deep interest in international relations and business. He pursues these intriguing topics by being an active member in his school's MUN, and Debate team along with Business club. Since an early age he has been deeply passionate about public speaking and feels as if it has aided him in a plethora of ways. You can catch him rewatching the Harry Potter series or biking with his friends. Shlok greatly appreciates the opportunity to launch YPSA to success in the future, and is eager to do so.

Director of Expansion

Nilesh Mohapatra

Nilesh Mohapatra is a junior at West-Windsor Plainsboro South. He is interested in various aspects of finance and economics but is also an avid participant and competitor in Model UN, Debate, and Model Congress, among others, where he engages in public speaking. In his spare time, he hangs out with friends or plays tennis. As such, Nilesh is looking forward to helping the YPSA cause, and giving countless children a brighter future.

Underclassman Representative

Prathiv Raj Ramesh Babu

Prathiv is a Freshman at West Windsor-Plainsboro High School South who is interested in public speaking, the sciences, and has a deep passion for teaching and educating. He teaches Cub Scouts and younger Boy Scouts through his Boy Scout Troop, and occasionally helps teach Tamil at Vallalar Tamil School in West Windsor. He also pursues his interest in public speaking by being a Public Forum Debater and a member of his school’s Model UN and Model Congress teams. In his free time you can catch him playing Ice Hockey for his school, practicing his violin, or cheering for Chelsea, his favorite soccer team!

Underclassman Representative

Haley Tran

Haley is a freshman at WWP High School South where she pursues her passion for public speaking by being an active member of Model United Nations. She is also interested in law, international relations, and economics. In her free time, you can find her reading about her interests in addition to playing the violin, writing, and creating artwork.