About Us

Our History

Shooting Stars Foundation began five years ago, with a young student channeling his passion and dedication to make a difference in his community. Now, his vision has spread across the globe, and transformed the lives of first-generation college graduates. Innovative high school leaders in the U.S. spearheaded campaigns to raise funds and sponsor financial scholarships for college scholars around the world. Propelled by donations, those college scholars intensified their dedication to academics and were free to pursue their dreams.

Our Team

Board of Directors

Latha Narayannan

Board Vice Chairperson
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Brian McCann

Board Chairperson
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Kevin
Lee

Board Member
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Uma Meyyappan

Board Member
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Dawna Taylor

Board Member
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Chris Gaebler

Board Member
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Dr. Soraya Matthews

Board Member
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Malai Muthu

Board Member
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Nancy Brady Boyle

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Staff Members

Mariel Geron

US Program Manager

Patty Barrios

Web Design Master

Melissa Hurtado

Program Manager

Amanda Clapper

Program Manager

Aiswarya R.

Associate Program Manager

Committee Leadership

Subha Singaram

Portland Program

Meena Vellayapan

Donors Relations

Jagan Borra

Treasurer

Yamini Vijayraj

Vidya Padmanabhan

Dheepa Nanduri

Annual Report

Elisa Muresan

Officer Management

Una Krisnan

Priya Gurumoorthy

Subha Sriram

Making An Impact

How It All Started

When I was a 7th grader, bored over the spring break holidays, my mom insisted that I help my younger brother with his state tests – I came up with sample questions and gave him a refresher just before the exams. After seeing how I helped my brother, I received interest from a few family friends. They began to send their kids and said they would even pay for it!

After a couple of years, I was introduced to Akhil Ganti who in turn introduced us to a larger local community that helped us launch our non profit – Shooting Stars Foundation. The programs we offer to elementary school students locally started with common core curriculum and public speaking. It has now expanded to a variety of unique STEM enrichment programs. With the funds raised we sponsor college education in underdeveloped countries.

– Ajjit Chidambaram Narayanan, Co-Founder

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