Founder and President, Princeton University Class of 2024
Sarina Krishnan is a current freshman at Princeton University. She is the founder and president of Pathways to Assimilation and committed to improving the lives of refugees all across the world. After seeing the huge refugee population in her hometown, Sarina was inspired to aid refugee and immigrant families in their assimilation to the American culture. She is a strong advocate for racial harmony and hopes she can empower refugees to embrace and celebrate their culture and identities. She is often seen socializing with friends or baking.
Vice President, UC Berekely, Class of 2022
Nikita Krishnan is a junior at the University of California, Berkeley. Her innovative, unique work in her own non profit venture, Creature Comfort and Care, makes her an invaluable asset to our team. She has a passion for animals and humans alike, and brings her creativity to the table. She helps plan and coordinate meetings with tutors and refugee students. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with friends, reading, and immersing herself in philosophy.
Event Helper, Class of 2021
Ketia Mukenge came to the United States as a refugee in 2015 and currently attends Lincoln High School as a senior. She is passionate about helping refugees because she, too, came here as a refugee and can empathize and relate with them on a personal level. Ketia has a genuine love and passion for helping people and believes joining a non-profit like Pathways to Assimilation will kick-start her dream to help all refugees. Ketia ultimately wants a career involving assisting people as she believes community service is crucial to changing the world in a positive way.
Head Tutor, Texas Christian University, Class of 2023
Layla Moore is a current sophomore at TCU and is an avid team member of Pathways to Assimilation. She is fluent in both Russian and Spanish which makes her an invaluable contributor to our team. As a result of her Ukrainian roots, she understands how to teach English to refugees in a clear and concise manner, and can also empathize with them on a deep linguistic level. She has competed to the highest level of gymnastics, and currently pursues dance and a study of entrepreneurial business and economics.
Head of Event Coordination, La Jolla Country Day School, Class of 2021
Cassidy Ratner is a current senior at The Bishop's School. She joined Pathways to Assimilation because of her keen passion for community service and social justice advocacy. Because she spends substantial time tutoring low-income students with the organization "Casa de Amistad," she has developed extensive experience and skills that make her an incredible asset to Pathways to Assimilation. Furthermore, Cassidy's excellent coordination and organizational skills have proved vital in planning and executing our events. In her free time, Cassidy can be seen working out, hanging out with friends, and swimming.
Head of Logistics, The Bishop's School, Class of 2021
Austin Yang is a current senior at The Bishop's School with an unrelenting enthusiasm for community service. At Pathways to Assimilation, Austin is the Head of Logistics and crucial for coordinating tutoring sessions between our tutors and refugee families, as well as tutoring himself. He is fluent in 3 languages which provides him with a strong understanding of language, and therefore, can teach extremely effectively. In his free time, Austin can be seen working diligently on initiatives for the Rady Children's Hospital Committee.
Head of Communications, Georgetown University, Class of 2023
Emily Chen is a current sophomore at Georgetown University and the Head of Communications here at Pathways to Assimilation. With prior work experience in the All Girls Stem Society, Emily brings her knowledge of social media and event planning to the table. In her free time, Emily coaches children in tennis which gives her the patience and collaboration essential for Pathways to Assimilation. She hopes to pursue a career in business and economics.