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  • Minhal Baig

    Writer + Director (Hala, BoJack Horseman (S6), Ramy (S1)

    With experience working on a range of TV productions, as well as her own Apple-acquired feature, Minhal can mentor on TV writing and feature screenplays.

  • Kishori Rajan

    Exec Producer (HBO Random Acts of Flyness, American Fable)

    Kishori is a seasoned producer and development executive, with most recent credit on the Peabody-winning Random Acts of Flyness. She can mentor on builder a career as a creative producer, for both film and TV content. She is a 2017 Cannes Producers Fellow, a 2017 Tribeca All Access grantee and contributor to Filmmaker Magazine. 

  • Shayok Misha Chowdhury

    Director and Playwright

    Misha is a queer Bengali director, writer, vocalist, and theater-maker. He is a Resident Artist at HERE Arts Center, member of BRIClab, and The Public Theater’s Devised Theater Working Group. With fellowships from Fulbright and Kundiman and global work experience, he can mentor on directing and writing plays, and creating experimental media works.

  • Ayesha Nadarajah

    Documentary Producer and Director

    Ayesha is a Sri Lankan American documentary producer with experience in virtual reality, fiction and branded content. Most recently, Ayesha co-directed and produced Emmy Nominated virtual reality documentary​“Traveling While Black”, which premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. Ayesha can advise on creative producing, project development, budgeting and freelancing.

  • Arpita Mukherjee

    Artistic Director, Hypokrit Theatre Company

    Arpita is the Artistic Director of Congressional Award winning Hypokrit Theatre Company. She’s developed work at WP Theater, the Public Theater, and Ma-Yi Theatre amongst others. To name a few, she is a 2019SDC Denham Fellow and 2019 – 2020 Sokoloff Creative Arts Fellow. She is an alumni of the Lincoln Center Directors Lab, and Arpita is currently the book writer for Monsoon Wedding musical. She is presently also developing a play with the Geffen theatre in LA.

  • Yashad Kulkarni

    Executive Producer of Video at TechCruch

    Yashad is a director & executive producer of video at TechCrunch in San Francisco. He can mentor on virtual event production, editorial video journalism, asynchronous & remote creative work & building online communities. And he’s always happy to chat about increasing opportunity & diversity in tech, film/​digital/​mobile photography & filmmaking, consumer electronics & DTC brands and online gaming/​VR experiences. 

  • Saurabh Kejriwal

    Creative Director & Copywriter

    Saurabh can mentor on brand writing, narrative writing, finding your voice, and brand strategy. He specializes in Sustainability and the Impact sector — communication rooted in authenticity and purpose for new-age brands with a fresh voice, rather than advertising for big conglomerates.

  • Ankur Maniar

    Fashion Producer, Stylist, Photographer

    Having published for Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and Elle, among others, Ankur can mentor on art direction, production, sales, budgeting, all with a focus on sustainable fashion.

  • Reva Bhatt

    Creative Director and Stylist

    With clients like Raveena, Rajakumari, and Anik Khan and features on Vogue & i-D, Reva can mentor on creative direction + styling at different scales, as well as the pre-production (budgeting, fashion pulls, moodboarding) and post-production (pitching, marketing) work that happens behind the scenes. Her work is focused on disrupting monolithic narratives and decolonizing the gaze through multi-disciplinary storytelling.

  • Rashi Birla

    VP of Creative at Prose

    Having served as the Director of Design for ClassPass and Gin Lane, and now at Prose, she brings more than a decade worth of experience for mentoring on designing at all-size agencies, as well as strategies for working as a freelancer. 

  • Priya Minhas

    Director & Senior Producer at Vevo

    Priya is a Director and Creative producer with global experience in creative strategy and content production. She has directed and produced narrative, social and live performance content for established and emerging artists at Vevo including Doja Cat, Billie Eilish, Ella Mai and Yungblud. She most recently directed a music video for Anik Khan and was a contributing writer to The Good Immigrant USA. She can mentor on directing, content production and artist development.

  • Ranjani Chakraborty

    Video Producer at Vox Media

    Working with Vox​.coms video team, Ranjani focuses on the intersection of racial justice and historical analysis. With producing experience for Netflix, National Geographic, AlJazeera, Pro Publica, she can mentor on producing, writing, interviewing, and finding animated approaches to visuals.

  • Anjali Chandrashekar

    Innovation Strategy Designer at Doblin

    Anjali can mentor on working with design at the intersection of tech and social innovation: Behavioral Design, Systems Thinking, Artivism through Civic Media: eg. Visual Storytelling, Ethno Research and Data Visualization.

  • Sumita Maharaj

    Senior Designer at Re Brand Consultancy

    Sumita is a multidisciplinary designer, with 10 years of experience in the fields of motion graphics and design. Sumita can mentor on creative concepting, art direction, motion/​design fundamentals, and portfolio development.

  • Vatsala Goel

    Cinematographer + Photographer

    Vatsala can advise on cinematography, producing indie films, and freelancing. Her films have premiered at Sundance, Tribeca, and she’s shot for Netflix Originals, CBS, Tribeca Studios among platforms. Vatsala is also a member of the International Collective of Female Cinematographers (ICFC).

  • Shravya Kag

    Documentary Photographer and Filmmaker

    Shravya’s work has been featured across NYTimes, Vogue, India, Fast Company to name a few, with work that explores themes of home, identity and personal space. She largely focuses on the intimate and interpersonal stories on POC and queer people. Shravya can mentor on finding, developing and photographing a story; pitching work and creating opportunities.

  • Neena Verma


    Neena practices, teaches and writes about architecture. She can provide mentorship on architecture practice, design teaching, and writing in creative disciplines, as well as career shifts (she used to be a lawyer). Neena’s work has appeared Architectural Research Quarterly and International Journal of Education in Architecture and Design. She is currently writing a book about immigrants finding place. She is the Architecture Writing Fellow at The Cooper Union, and Part-time Faculty at Parsons and the New Jersey School of Architecture (NJIT)

  • Bedatri Dutta Choudhury

    Film and Culture Journalist

    Having written for Mubi, Hyperallergic, Forbes, among others, Bedatri is a film and culture journalist. She can mentor on film criticism, as well as production, commissioning, and outreach for documentaries. She is an 2018 alum of the New York Film Festival Critics Academy, Sundance and a SXSW2020 Press Inclusion Initiative Fellow

  • Dhiya Choudary

    Creative Director at Magic Spoon

    Dhiya can mentor on creative concepting, art direction, portfolio development, self-promotion, personal projects and navigating agency life vs brand-side (pulling from her experiences at both).

  • Sruthi Sadhujan

    Director of Strategy at Hyperakt

    Having worked with ACLU, Vera Institute of Justice, Amnesty International USA, and the City of New York, Sruthi can mentor on user experience, content strategy, and creative facilitation, and research in the lens of social impact.

  • Melanie Chandra

    Actress and Producer

    With credits on HBO, CBS and other platforms, Melanie can advise on producing, pitching and distributing self-created projects. As an actress, she can advise on navigating the business side of on-camera acting.

  • Palika Makam

    Media Activist at WITNESS

    Palika can mentor on navigating the human and immigrant rights space, and how to use film + photography for justice. She has worked with activists and organizers in New York, Ferguson, Cape Town and The West Bank to train people in advocacy and using media tools fight for systemic change.

  • Anjali Bhalodia

    Design and Research at International Rescue Committee

    Anjali brings 8 years of experience as a strategist, design educator, and design researcher. She can mentor on design portfolios, interior design, and on professional networking.

  • Reshma Gajjar

    Dancer and Performing Artist

    Reshma can mentor on the craft of dance, acting and the performing arts. With experience opening for La La Land, touring with Madonna and Ricky Martin, among others, she can advise on working in commercials, tv and film, as well as live shows.

  • Ramya Baratam

    Senior Product Designer at Molekule

    Ramya can mentor on designing a UX portfolio, creating a research plan, conceptualizing ideas though wireframes, and testing with prototypes.

  • Nidhi Singh Rathore

    Design Researcher at Mayor Garcetti's Innovation Team

    Nidhi works at the intersection of policy, research, and information design and can mentor on socio-political innovation, alternative research methods, and design thinking.

  • Badal Patel

    Freelance Designer and Art Director

    Badal can mentor on fundamental design elements, brand philosophy (beyond the logo), and working on self-initiated projects.

  • Amber Kazalbash

    Senior Strategist at R/GA

    Amber can mentor on strategy and storytelling techniques for digital products, pulling from her experience in fashion tech and marketing.

  • Neha Bhatia

    Designer and Strategist

    Coming soon!

    As a hybrid strategist, designer, and researcher, Neha uses these tools for a deep understanding of culture to create systemic change and develop more equitable futures for everyone. Her specialties include qualitative research, workshop design and facilitation, service design, organizational design, innovation brand and design strategy. She has worked at co:collective, 72andSunny, and has lectured at Parsons. She currently mentors at Built by Girls, and runs programming for Women in Innovation. 

  • Myra Iqbal

    Photo/Videojournalist and Producer at Gizmodo

    Myra can mentor on producing content for digital channels pulling from her extensive experience working as a photo and video journalist.

  • Brinda Guha

    Dancer, Choreographer, Founder + Artistic Director of Wise Fruit

    Brinda can mentor on dance technique, choreography, and designing for the intersection of social impact and the performing arts.

  • Akansha Agrawal

    Marketing Coach + Founder at Citrus and Gold

    Akansha can mentor on building a brand with a unique voice, and using tactical business strategies for organic growth.

  • Pooja Reddy

    Comedian and Media Professional

    Having performed at The Caveat NYC, Union Hall, The Tank, among others, Pooja can mentor on stand-up comedy, writing and similar creative pursuits. 

  • Shriya Nevatia

    Founder, The Violet Society

    As founder of The Violet Society, a career development program for female & non-binary people in tech or startups, Shriya can mentor on launching side projects, finding advisors, making revenue, and building high-impact companies.

  • Shivani Persad

    Model and Entrepreneur

    Shivani can mentor on navigating the modeling industry, and via her company, Live Shiv Media, advise on creative direction, diversity consultations, and brand development. 

  • Shivani Stadvec

    Product Marketing at Flatiron Health

    Shivani can mentor on product marketing, especially in B2B settings. For small businesses owners and entrepreneurs, Shivani can advice on operations and scaling techniques.

  • Arpita Mehta

    Brand Strategist at TheSkimm

    Arpita can mentor on brand strategy and business scaling, specifically within social media marketing, partnerships, ad sales, and branding, for in house ad agencies and female-lifestyle publishers. 

  • Natasha Aswani

    Associate Creative Director at Entrée Health

    Natasha can mentor on handling creative roles in a corporate setting, learning to self-advocate, navigating managerial positions, and presentation skills.

  • Maryam Choudhury

    Interaction Designer at IBM

    Maryam can mentor on print design and illustration, designing for children’s books, and using UX for engaging digital experiences.

  • Nandini DasGupta

    Principal at Gartner

    Nandini can mentor on brand and digital marketing and advertising across tech, CPG, fashion and beauty industries.

  • Heena Patel

    Founder at Mela Arts Connect and Bollywood Boulevard

    Heena can mentor performing artists on building their careers: advising on developing a showcase, booking performances or building a presence in the industry.

  • Dipika Chauduri

    Brand Manager at PepsiCo

    Dipika can mentor on career path strategy, networking, and CPG advertising and branding.

  • Payal Vaidya

    Freelance Creative Director and Innovation Designer

    Payal can mentor on a range of creative approaches (art direction, strategic thinking, experience design) and why process is important.

  • Shanthi Blanchard

    Entrepreneur at Spinster

    Shanthi can mentor on entrepreneurship in the startup space, focusing on marketing, communications, and brand strategy.

  • Anumeha Sinha

    Photographer + Cinematographer

    Anumeha can discuss about photography, film, or design. She can also discuss the experience of growing and running Third Eye Collective and answer any questions on the Mentorship Platform.

  • Reema Kakaday

    Innovation Designer & Strategist

    Reema can chat about the intersection of visual/​brand and experience design and innovation strategy. She can also discuss the experience of growing and running Third Eye Collective and answer any questions on the Mentorship Platform.

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