Meet Our Team!
ASF has a diverse team consisting of over 50+ talented youth. Members of our six core teams and art ambassador team come from 11 US states and 8 countries.
Trisha Beher is a 17 year old artist, writer, and activist. She founded ASF in order to help make a positive impact on her community and allow teens to glean important life-skills through the arts.
Our Job: The ASF board oversees project creation and execution.
The Platform Team
Our Job: The platform team handles the ASF website, and assists with technical design, function, and accessibility.
Padmini Abothu, VP of Communications
Padmini Abothu is a high school senior from Sammamish. She is a photographer and artist who wants to use her skills to make a positive impact. In her free time, she likes play badminton, take photos, go on road trips and volunteer.
Co-VP of Projects
Arshia Narula is a sophomore from Frisco, Texas who is passionate about art and entrepreneurship. She is so excited to use her skills to make a difference in her community and spread youth art to make a positive impact! Outside of her art world, she loves hanging out with her friends, playing with her dog, watching The Office, playing the saxophone, and running her startup, Groundify.
CO-VP of Projects
Oumsri is a rising junior at Redmond High School. She has been in touch with art for the last ten years! She has explored various mediums and techniques, even a traditional folk art known as Madhubani. With this prolonging passion in visual arts, she is very ardent to be part of ASFY and create awareness in her community. In the years to come, she is interested in pursuing a career in biomedical engineering
VP of Marketing
Sriya Putta is a rising junior at Centennial Highschool located in Texas. She is very passionate about art and community service. She aims to make a positive impact on our world, and in her free time she enjoys art and dance!
Pratyush Chand, Team Lead
Pratyush is a high school senior in Redmond. He is passionate about discovering all the facets in programming from data science to AI. In his free time, he loves to play the drums, bass guitar, tennis, and badminton.
Alexza Cruz, Platform Manager
Alexza Cruz is a high school junior from California. She is an artist who wants to apply her skills into bringing change in her community. In her free time, she likes to paint, watch movies, play ukulele, and hang out with her friends.
Rachelle Hu, Platform Manager
Rachelle Hu is a junior in high school in New Jersey. She is passionate about using her art for social good and raising awareness for important causes. When not making art, she can be found getting boba with friends, walking her dog, or coding!
Archit Patankar, Platform Manager
Archit is a high school senior in Redmond. He is passionate about programming, and has almost a decade of experience with web design, and is excited to use it for raising awareness for social issues. In his spare time, Archit enjoys playing video games, listening to music, and watching movies.
The Operations Team
Our Job: The operations team helps plan and run the events and programs ASF holds. They assist with program information creation, resources, and logistics.
Shrika Guda, Team Lead
Shrika is a rising junior at Liberty High School and is passionate about literature, drawing, and public speech. She is an avid artist who enjoys learning about art history and various styles. Shrika is interested in pursuing law and government in the future and she's excited to learn more about curating while spreading youth art through ASF's projects and ensuring that everyone, artist and art appreciate alike, connects to the pieces and their stories.
Neha is a rising junior at Lebanon Trail High School. She is passionate about serving her community and expressing herself through various forms of art. She would like to pursue a career in medicine so that she can continue serving others. In her free time she likes watching movies, painting, hanging out with her friends, cooking, baking, and exploring new places. She is thrilled to be a part of the ASF Youth Operations team and can’t wait to make an impact with her team!
Megan Malibiran, Operations Manager
Megan is from Huntley Illinois, and she is going to be a rising freshman at Loyola University Chicago. There, she will be a nursing major. She is an active Cfc-Youth Chapter Head (a global Catholic organization) and loves community service. In her spare time, she enjoys working out, painting, drawing, curating/editing photo shoots, fashion, and most of all, learning more about the world! She is so excited to be involved in the Art Shine Foundation, and is ecstatic to meet her teammates!
Shifa Malik, Operations Manager
Shifa is a rising senior at Troy High School and her only artistic talent is finishing adult coloring books and drawing stick figures. Despite her lack of talent, she is super passionate about community service that’s impactful in a creative way and ASF’s mission is just that! In the future, she’d like to pursue medicine and psychology, while pursuing a few service projects that have a special meaning to her.
The Graphic Design Team
Our Job: The Graphic Design team works on creating ASF-related graphics, flyers, and artwork that is then used on our various platforms.
Karen Dong, Graphic Design Manager
Karen Dong is an ASF Youth graphic design manager and a rising junior at Centennial High School. She stands for racial justice, sustainable fashion, and actively participates in Girl Scouts and the community. In her free time, she loves musical theater, singing in choir, playing the piano, and watching kdramas.
Selena Cao, Graphic Design Manager
Selena Cao is an ASF Youth graphic design manager, and a rising senior at Palo Alto High School. She aspires to make a difference for environmental awareness and justice, gender and racial equality, and seeks opportunities for change in her community. She loves reading, doing watercolor, playing games with her friends, and taking care of her succulents.
Sydney Lai is an ASF Youth Graphic Design Lead, a rising junior at Lakeside High School, and a huge jasmine tea fan. She's a passionate advocate for women's, BIPOC, and LGBTQ+ rights, actively seeking change in her community. When she isn't painting or writing, Sydney loves reading, listening to music, and playing Animal Crossing.
Jillian George, Graphic Design Manager
Jillian George is an ASF Youth Graphic Design Manager and a rising sophomore at Frisco High School. She is a strong advocate for human rights, gender equality, and sustainability, and she is actively giving back in the community by being a part of Girls Inc. Eureka! program and IB Club. In her free time, Jillian loves to wrestle, play the cello, binge watch Harry Potter, as well as to conduct as an assistant Drum Major of the Frisco High School Band!
The Outreach Team
Our Job: The outreach team handles the ASF social media and coordinates with teen artists who participate in ASF programs.
Hannah is a rising senior from China and currently lives in Singapore. She is passionate about art and enjoys connecting with young artists around the world. Whenever she is not binge watching YouTube, Hannah loves to paint, study architecture, and read.
Kaira is an incoming junior from Manila, studying at Philippine Science High School Main Campus. She is an active student leader and journalist, passionate about using her voice to make an impact. In her spare time she also loves to dance, play music and paint.
The Feature Team
Our Job: The feature team interviews and highlights the stories and work of teen creators.
Christine is a rising senior from Los Angeles, California. She is very passionate about art and activism and wants to be a part of the generation that makes a change in our world. During her free time, Christine loves to write poetry, watch romantic comedies, and read dystopian novels.
Madiha Asna, Feature Manager
Madiha is a high school student studying at Father Micheal McGivney Catholic Academy in Ontario, Canada. She absolutely adores singing and participating in Choirs, auditions, and a variety of contests! She also loves to express her feelings of happiness through mediums such as art :)
Feature Graphic Designer
Caitlyn Kantaparn is a junior in high school from Virginia. She is passionate about using her art to bring social, environmental, and mental health issues to light. In her free time she likes working out or doing digital or traditional art.