(Director at large) Sneh Agarwal alias Sneh Bansal came to the US in 1992. Prior to that she was in Singapore for 8 years where she taught Management and Organisation behavior at Nanyang University. She put together a financial Newsletter for the Lafferty Group.
In India, Sneh worked with Times of India, as well as Femina- a woman’s magazine in the Sales and Marketing division. At Indian Express, Sneh was in charge of marketing of their newspapers . These experiences had a profound impact in shaping her thoughts and generated in her a passion for women and their causes. Sneh is a committee member for House of India. She also organizes free workshop on College Counseling to help young kids
Sneh loves yoga, meditation, writing, and travelling. Sneh has lived in India, Singapore and USA
Asha Agarwal (Director at large)
Asha Agrawal is a San Diego native and has been serving the community since 1981, when she came back to the USA with her family. Her love for Indian culture inspired her to organize cultural events beginning in 1983, when the Indian community was just beginning to thrive. She was a founding member of the Shri Mandir, San Diego’s first Hindu Temple, which was established in 1994, and for which she served as President and later Trustee. She organizes one of San Diego’s largest cultural festivals every year, the Shri Mandir Diwali Mela, as a fundraiser for the temple. She started her own business in 1987 and runs it to this day. She feels strongly about women’s rights and has worked to support women in their time of need. She tries wherever possible to serve the community and is excited to be part of SDNARI.
Jyoti Bisarya (President)
Jyoti is a technical executive with over 20 years of experience across a wide range of global businesses. In addition to technology she is passionate about giving back to the community. She has volunteered with Junior Achievement, Mary’s House and charities for the homeless. She is also involved in promoting STEM education for young women. Jyoti has been proud to call San Diego home for the past 15 years and in her spare time enjoys exploring its natural beauty.
Jamuna Hariharan ( Director at Large)
A San Diego resident since 1998 .A feminist yet balanced approach towards life. She has a degree in Education and Economics from India and Dual Management in Marketing (IMT india) and HR (Ucsd) . Web designing and Social Media are her interest and expertise as well.
HR specialist by profession. Her hobbies include blogging, cooking,books,Bollywood dancing and movies .Her other interests include trying different cuisines and travel.She is always interested in helping all causes that affect women and children.
Anu Kumar (Director at Large)
Anu Kumar is a local entrepreneur, business owner, and a longtime San Diego resident. With degrees in electronics (BS) and computer science (MS), Anu worked in the software industry in India and in the US for several years before starting her own successful minority-owned and female-run business. In addition to her professional career, Anu has been passionate about empowering underrepresented groups in the Indian-American community and partnering with them to enable social impact. She has been an active member of several not-for-profit organization in the San Diego Indian-American community. These include yearly NSF fundraiser bees, the local Chinmaya Mission chapter, Torrey Pines HS Dollars for Scholars, Shiva Vishnu Temple of SD, and most recently, SD Nari. In her spare time, Anu enjoys gardening, cooking, and practicing environmental sustainability. She is supported by a loving husband and two very successful sons.
She is known to her friends as “Anu”, has been in San Diego since 1997. With a Bachelors in Electronics and a second one in Psychology, Anu has been primarily a home maker and has thoroughly enjoyed raising her two boys. Always involved in her children’s school in a variety of volunteer positions, An ardent believer in children’s and women’s causes, Anu can be found at numerous charity and social events, volunteering her time and lending a hand. She has amazing organizational and planning skills along with a sense of humor that puts one at ease. She is fun to work with.
is a San Diego native since 1998, originally hailed from India, a law graduate, held multiple positions across a wide range of professions (teacher, customer-service executive, self-entrepreneur). Neetu is an avid dog lover, and true to her favorite quote “you can’t buy love, but you can rescue it” she is proud mom to two rescued dogs Tammi and Coco. She believes that “Changing the world starts with helping one person and being able to empathize with them”. Through SDNari, Neetu is pursuing her passion of social service