Leadership Team

Ronit Jain 

Cofounder and Executive Director 

Ronit Jain is a rising junior at Maggie Walker and oversees technology as well as general operations. Outside of SPEAK, Ronit engages in numerous activities such as Model UN to improve his public speaking and diplomatic skills. Additionally, Ronit spends his time practicing the piano and playing varsity tennis for Maggie Walker. In his free time, Ronit often likes to read or swim. He is looking forward to being a part of SPEAK’s best year yet!

Abhay Duggirala

Executive Director

Abhay Duggirala is a rising Junior at Maggie L. Walker Governor’s School. He helps oversee both our outreach and Model United Nations departments. He is excited to continue his time with SPEAK and help make an impact on students across Virginia and even the nation. Outside of SPEAK, Abhay enjoys spending his time studying economics, building his investing portfolio, and competing at MUN conferences. 

Ayush Patel 

Executive Director

Ayush Patel is a rising junior at Maggie Walker Governor's School. He helps the technology and funding teams in SPEAK, and is responsible for spreading programs. He participates in Model UN and Debate, and he is excited to help SPEAK move forward to have a strong year. 

Amar Srinivasan 

Executive Director

Amar Srinivasan is a rising junior at Maggie L. Walker Governor's School. He works on the curriculum and education areas as well as helps direct workshops in SPEAK. Outside of SPEAK, Amar participates in Model UN, Debate, and TSA. He also likes to play the piano and French horn in his free time. Amar is looking forward to the future of what SPEAK has to offer!

Owen Sibal

Director of Finances

Owen Sibal is a rising junior at Maggie Walker Governor’s School. He handles the finances for the organization. Outside of SPEAK, Owen fences, plays the harp, and is a member of Maggie Walker’s Lincoln-Douglas Debate team. In his free time, he also enjoys reading philosophy and Catholic theology, and he is excited to help SPEAK move forward to have a strong year.

Michael Kish

Director of Model UN

Michael Kish is a rising junior at Maggie Walker Governor’s school and serves as the Director of the Model UN department. He is part of the tennis team and spends his free time playing guitar and fishing. Michael is excited to help bring Model UN to students and work with SPEAK to develop and expand its reach.

ThienMinh Duong

Director of Technology

ThienMinh Duong is a rising junior at J. R. Tucker Highschool. He helps manage our social media and website, and he helps teach virtual workshops too. Apart from helping out at SPEAK, ThienMinh is a member of Tucker's indoor track and field team and tennis team. He also enjoys playing piano and practicing photography. This year, he is excited to help SPEAK make a difference.

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