The Hope Squad

Nisha Pathak, Founder

Nisha is a true embodiment of all-around excellence, harnessing her willingness to take on all opportunities that come her way. Nisha enjoys indulging her free spirit in dance and art. Her dedication towards football led her to form the first-ever girls’ football team in her school, marking her stance as a national-level football player. Additionally, as the multifaceted talent that she is, Nisha does not let anything distract her from staying on top of her academic life. Nisha is truly an inspiration, and she can be found sharing her passion as a TEDxKids Speaker and Vice President of NMS Girl Up.

Kovidh Dhediya, Finance Manager

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The best way to introduce Kovidh would be by saying that he is incredibly passionate about economics. His subtle sense of humor can initiate even the most frowning faces to laugh.
Kovidh smothers people with queries and questions but only because he believes in delivering his work perfectly! His favourite series is Harry Potter and yes, he strongly resembles Harry with those glasses. He loves to watch F.R.I.E.N.D.S in his free time and has a love for cricket and spends hours watching and playing the sport.
A hard-working and life-loving person who tries to enjoy every moment of life to the fullest.

Prisha Poddar, Finance head

With a keen interest in Economics, Business Management and Sustainable Development, Prisha Poddar aims to make a social impact in her community through these fields, by leading and being part of various initiatives such as running a Microfinance organisation and establishing her own ethical consumerism startup.

Team Members

Navya Bhardwaj

Navya is an enterprising young woman interested in the world around her. As a pragmatic soul, she is interested in understanding why things are a certain way, what needs to be mended, and how one should go about it. Driven by the desire to create profound life-changing moments in not only hers but also other people’s lives, she constantly strives to look at life through different lenses to uncover what may help many and leave an indelible mark.




Manasvi loves travelling and outdoor activities like hiking, rock climbing, and cycling. She is also passionate about computers and likes listening to music. Reading is another hobby she enjoys. She is very interested to broaden her knowledge of IT and machine learning and is intrigued by the advancements in modern-day technology.

Shrida Rawat

IB student at Neerja Modi School; Shrida loves studying Economics, History, English, French, Math, Biology and is one of the top 45 under 18 debaters from across India. She is a passionate writer and is a debater student intern at Nichefin Consulting and works as a volunteer with WODE foundation.


Being insanely clever and funny, Ishita has a natural way with words that is sure to leave you speechless. You can find her front and center at every school event meticulously taking notes and writing articles. With a love for coding, Ishita is super detail-oriented and ensures all of her tasks are done to perfection.

Sarthak Mehra

Already seeing the world through the eyes of an economist, Sarthak is an IBDP-1 student and an economics enthusiast. He likes wandering new places and brainstorming different ideas.

Udita Bansal

A student at NMS since her Kindergarten days, Udita is a baker by heart. Hardworking and consistent in her life, she is ready to take up new challenges and give her 100%. An entrepreneurship enthusiast, she wants to pursue a major in fields like business management and economics. A food and dessert lover, she loves trying out new and different cuisines and comes to love them. With a growing passion for baking, she started a baking blog and a small-business initiative.