Meet the Team

The Embassy of India Student Hub is a unique collaboration between the Embassy and student leaders. Here, we introduce you to the leadership team.

Roopal Shah

EDUCATION ADVISOR | Embassy of India, Washington D.C.

Roopal grew up in Houston, Texas, but has lived in 5+ time zones from HST (Hawaii Standard Time) to IST (India Standard Time). Having served almost a decade as an attorney, and a decade with Indicorps, Roopal is currently focusing her energy on empowering young people to step up to their fullest potential. Roopal is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Michigan Law School.

In 2018, Roopal walked 6 weeks of the Narmada Parikrama; she hopes in 2020 to complete the remaining 1,500 km.

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Mugdha Ghaisas

EDUCATION ASSOCIATE | Consulate General of India, New York

Mugdha grew up in Pune, India. She completed a Masters in Development focusing on Law, Governance, and Public Policy from Azim Premji University and recently finished her Masters in International Affairs from The George Washington University.

At the Embassy, Mugdha coordinates student engagement and collaboration serving as a first assistant to the Education Advisor, with responsibilities for strategic planning and organizing US-India educational collaborations and initiatives. She also works with the Consulate General in New York as the Education Associate.

Mugdha admires Indian mythology and the intricate portrayal of diverse characters which resonates in everyday human interactions, cultivates patience, and a sense of optimism.

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Cherie Singh

EDUCATION INTERN | Embassy of India, Washington D.C.

An international student, Cherie Singh from India is an Aerospace Engineer, and a recent graduate with an MA in International Affairs from The George Washington University. Since high school, she had the privilege of working and learning with several non-profit organizations globally. An AIESEC India alumnus, Cherie worked with rural schools in South India and towards the economic empowerment of refugees in Australia. In the United States, she has interned with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and was also a Graduate Fellow of the United Nations Association.

A strong believer in the power of humanistic values, Cherie identifies herself as a critical agent of change, hope, and compassion.


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