Our Team

 

Meghan Pasricha
 
Co- Founder & President
Sarina Pasricha
 
Co- Founder &           Vice President

Meghan Pasricha is a passionate youth leader who has dedicated herself to empowering and training thousands of youth around the world. As Founder of Sanford School’s Anti-Tobacco Action Club and State Chair of Delaware’s Kick Butts Generation, Meghan worked tirelessly to educate her peers about the hazards of tobacco use. For mobilizing youth support for the successful passage of Delaware’s Clean Indoor Air Act in 2001, Meghan won accolades from the Governor of Delaware and was selected as the International Youth Advocate of the Year for the National Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids. Building on her service programs, Meghan co-founded Global Youth H.E.L.P. Inc. and has opened libraries, organized computer training for girls, donated school uniforms and educational materials, and trained youth to become leaders in their communities.

 

For her community service work, Meghan has been awarded with The World of Children Organization’s Founder's Youth Award, the Caring Institute's National Caring Award, the YWCA Genevieve Gore Award, and was named one of America's top ten youth volunteers when she received the national Prudential Spirit of Community Award. Meghan was also recognized by Teen People Magazine as one of the Top 20 Teens Who Will Change the World and by Glamour Magazine as a Top 10 College Women in America. Meghan received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. from Harvard College where she was selected as a Finalist for the Soros Fellowship, Rhodes Scholarship and Truman Scholarship.

Dr. Pasricha is a Co-Founder of Global Youth HELP and serves as the current Vice-President. She received her undergraduate education at Harvard University where she studied biological anthropology.  After graduating from Harvard, in 2004 Sarina traveled to India and conducted a successful youth leadership training summer camp for children in a village in Mhow, India. She worked with local youth leaders to conduct fun health education projects for children of varied ages. In addition to tobacco control work, she conducted training in hygiene and mobilized children living in the village to clean up their village. She also organized arts and crafts workshops and at the end of the program organized a talent show.

 

Dr. Pasricha completed medical school at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine. Prior to starting her internal medicine residency training at the University of North Carolina she completed a Howard Hughes Medical Institute research fellowship. Sarina is completing her gastroenterology fellowship at UNC while also earning her Masters of Science in Clinical Research at the UNC Gillings School of Public Health. She has participated in a number of local and international service projects and she loves training and encouraging young people to engage in healthy living.

Aman Singh
 
President of High School Chapter

Aman Singh is currently a junior in high school at the Charter School of Wilmington in Delaware. As President of the GYH High School Chapter, he is dedicated to helping others in his community through a variety of ways. For the past two years, Aman has been leading the GYH annual Backpack Donation in summer and the annual Hygiene Donation in winter. He has also been an active participant in both events for ten years. He has directly helped more than 200 people in his community through his backpack and hygiene donation programs. Through these projects, Aman has developed a passion for initiating projects, communicating with others, leading a team, and assisting those in need. In 2018, Aman went on a medical mission for two weeks in Peru, where he assisted physicians in translating from Spanish to English and taking blood pressure levels of patients. Aman’s experience in community service, particularly the health sector, makes him a strong leader at GYH.

 

Outside of school, Aman plays tennis competitively and particularly enjoys math and singing. In school, he participates in several clubs such as Quiz Bowl, Youth in Government, Model United Nations, and Brain Bee.

Viraj Prakash
 
President of the Washington D.C. / Maryland Chapter

Viraj is currently a sophomore at Georgetown Day High School in Washington DC and is the president of the DC Chapter of Global Youth Help. One of Viraj’s biggest passions is for computer science. In 2018, Viraj is excited to use this passion to develop coding and computer literacy curriculum and then teach it to local youth in need.

 

Viraj’s hobbies include tennis, singing, and piano.​

Eloise Abbate
 
President of the New York / Rhode Island Chapter

Eloise is a current sophomore at Portsmouth Abbey School in Rhode Island. She is interested in human rights issues, which brought her to Peru this past summer to work with women in the rural mountain communities of the Peruvian highlands. She plays field hockey and swims competitively.

David Adly
 
President of the Boston High School Chapter
Ananya Singh
 
President of the  GYH College Network

Ananya is a passionate youth leader. She discovered a passion for education at a young age after traveling to India and seeing the lack of access to education. As President of the GYH College Network, Ananya works to fix the inequalities in the Wilmington education system and provide underserved communities with access to quality education. Ananya is committed to empowering today’s youth through education, and she believes that knowledge is the key to a brighter future. In 2013 Ananya traveled to India where she wrote the curriculum and taught English to underprivileged youth in preparation for their 10th grade exams. As a mentor and facilitator to students today, Ananya works hard to help students find their passion and make the changes they wish to see in their communities.

 

For her exemplary service, Ananya has been awarded multiple President's Volunteer Service Award, a Governor’s Award for Social Justice and Advocacy, a Jefferson Award for Community Service, and is an alum of both the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Program (“HOBY”) and the Advanced Leadership Academy (“ALA”). Ananya had the honor of being selected as a Bank of America Student Leader where she worked to reverse summer learning loss in elementary school aged students. Ananya graduated from Sanford School in 2018. She is currently a student at Mount Holyoke College where she serves as the Community Advisor for the Leadership floor.

David Adly is a senior at Andover High School. He is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Scrivi, a new student publication that showcases linguistic, ethnic, and cultural diversity at his high school. The mission of Scrivi is to create a community of acceptance of difference.

David was inspired to launch Scrivi after attending a GYH leadership training at the Harvard Youth Lead the Change Conference. Since then, he and his team have worked to spread their publication to children of all ages in Andover public schools, as well as students from other local cities and towns. The Scrivi team has also launched a youtube channel to promote a more inclusive community! https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV0znbnB8SwpZ3lw3vNtfyQ

https://sites.google.com/view/scrivi 

Radhika Malhotra
 
President of the University Chapter

Radhika Malhotra is a current student at the University of Delaware and a graduate of Sanford School. She is a biological sciences major and is active in many other clubs and activities at UD. Radhika has also been a member of Global Youth HELP for years now. Along with other members, she has helped plan and participated in running the Delaware Foster Care Backpack and School Supplies drive as well as the annual Delaware Foster Care Christmas party. She has also held winter coat drives to support Delaware's homeless veterans.

 

Additionally, Radhika continues to help with the annual care package project. She hopes to continue working and leading with Global Youth HELP and expanding the organization as well as our projects' reach.

Varoun Gulati
 
President of the Boston College Chapter

As President of the GYH Boston Chapter, Varoun Gulati has been deeply committed to raising funds and awareness for children in foster care. Over the past 5 years Varoun has worked with a team of classmates to raise funds to donate hundreds of backpacks, emergency toiletry kits, linens, and other essential supplies to children under the supervision of the Department of Children and Families in Massachusetts.  He received the Harvard Teen Change-Makers award that provided him with a seed grant and mentorship to develop a full-scale plan to expand his support for foster care children. His project, titled Fostering Hope was nominated by his school and selected by the Parents’ Independent Schools Network (PIN) for creativity, originality and impact. And, in 2013, he was nominated and selected for the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Award. In 2014, he was also a distinguished finalist for the Prudential Spirit of Community Award in Massachusetts.

 

Varoun is a sophomore at Harvard College and serves as the Chair of the Harvard Leadership Institute's Youth Lead the Change Conference. He enjoys squash, cross-country running, music, travel and photography. 

Anisha Malhotra
 
President of the Mumbai Chapter

Anisha Malhotra is working as an architect in Bangalore, India and started her career as a passionate tobacco controland health advocate in the year 2005. She is Co- President of Global Youth H.E.L.P. (Health Education Leadership Program) working to educate and protect children from the hazards of tobacco and second-hand smoke.

 

The projects include organizing workshop to create awareness, building a library and donating school uniforms, books, toothbrushes and toothpaste to children living in villages and slums in India, while focusing on health and to educate young people about the hazards of tobacco use to prevent them from starting.