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OUR TEAM

Executive Director

Radhika Malhotra

Radhika comes with over thirty years of hands-on experience in the nonprofit world, bringing know-how and passion for bringing people together. Whether it's handling talent from around the globe at Indie Meme or giving advice on financial matters with the Fintech Professional Association, she's got skills in cultural outreach, throwing successful cultural events, and building partnerships. Her dedication shows in her support for local causes, like promoting intercultural awareness and standing up for wildlife. She is excited to join our team.

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BOARD MEMBERS

Chairman

Drew Harris

Drew Harris is an Assistant Attorney General at the Office of the Attorney General, where he practices constitutional law and employment law. Drew received his law degree from Stanford Law School, and his bachelor’s degree from UT-Austin. He is a graduate of Leadership Austin, and has been involved in leadership positions at various Austin-area non-profits such as the Austin Young Lawyers Association (current Board Member), Mueller Neighborhood Association (founding Board Member), and Stanford Club of Austin (Co-President). Drew has performed in a number of all-attorney musicals, and enjoys triathlons, Austin live music, and swing/salsa dancing.

Secretary

Shalini Komarla

Shalini Komarla is a long time Austin resident, 29 years and counting! After a long and successful career in hi-tech, she decided to venture into real estate, and is a full time realtor serving Austin and surrounding areas. She is currently studying to become a certified mindfulness meditation teacher as well. She says that following her heart and pursuing her passion has rewarded her with happy clients and enriched relationships, and enabled her to lead a fulfilling and joyful life!

Treasurer

Isaiah Dao​

Isaiah was born and raised in Houston but loves living in Austin, because Austinites are still the friendliest! His parents immigrated here from Vietnam and are his absolute favorite people of all time. His passions include technology, hanging out with friends and family, traveling, hooping, and promoting non-profit causes. Isaiah loves being a member of AIN, because he believes strongly in its mission - promoting world peace and bringing people together.

Advisor

Roberto C. Garcia

Roberto’s many interests include walks with his dog, salsa dancing, gardening, reading, and enjoying coffee or tea with friends. His devotion to AIN stem from his life long exploration of the dynamics of human language, art, music, and social activities in public spaces and attitudes towards nature and ecology. He was born In Monterrey Mexico and is educated, trained and licensed as a professional landscape architect in Texas. Roberto has degrees in landscape architecture from Texas A&M University and the Harvard University Graduate School of Design where he received the Norman Newton Scholar award and graduated with commendation. He has been the landscape architect for numerous public spaces including the Long Center for the Performing Arts (Austin, Texas), the African American Cultural Center & Heritage Facility (Austin, Texas), two rail stations for Austin’s Capital Metro, and numerous new communities, schools and parks in Texas, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Virginia and South Carolina.

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VOLUNTEERS

Intern

Payton Sinsabaugh

Payton is a first-year grad student at The University of Texas at Austin, obtaining her Master's degree in Middle Eastern Studies. Originally from Virginia, her passion for international affairs and cultures began in high school as she attended a specialized academy for Global Studies and World Languages. In this, she had opportunities to learn about other cultures from students of that country through student exchanges and cultural cafes. This excitement for expanding her cultural knowledge pushed her to pursue higher education in Global Studies through her studies, taking a keen interest in Middle Eastern culture, language, and affairs. In May 2022, Payton graduated from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, with her Bachelor's in Global Affairs with a concentration in Human Security. Just having moved to Austin, Payton joined AIN to learn more about the area and continue to expand her passion for international affairs and cultures.

Webmaster

Krish Komarla

Krish Komarla is a senior in high school, focused on STEM curriculum and an avid soccer player. He cares deeply about the community and often volunteers with local organizations like Food Bank Of Central Texas, Mobile Loaves and Fishes, Generation Serve, Together We Rise and Austin Intercultural Network. As webmaster for AIN, Krish is responsible for keeping the website up and running, and all things related to the website. He recently created a new website for AIN, upgrading functionality, enhancing user experience, and giving the organization a fresh look. He hopes to make a difference in his community by sharing his time and talent to help those in need and make the world a better place.

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