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Panelist Bios:

Leona Hariharan:

Leona (She/Her/Hers) is a rising sophomore at Brown University pursuing a dual concentration in Theatre Arts and Neuroscience. Although she is not entirely sure what she wants to do with her life, she is very interested in integrative medicine, international psychology, and expressive arts therapy. She attended Mt. Carmel High School, where she was heavily involved in Science Olympiad, Best Buddies, Theatre, and Helping Hands Club. Outside of the classroom, she worked as the Vice President of All Girls STEM Society, a local nonprofit that hosts monthly workshops with the goal of inspiring girls to pursue careers in STEM. At Brown, she is a sexual assault peer educator, member of the sailing team, and involved in student government. She has also spent the past year working as a Crisis Counselor for Crisis Text Line, a nonprofit that provides free 24/7 support over text. Additionally, she is currently in training to work as a Residential Assistant and EMT in the upcoming academic year. 

Areas of expertise: Undergraduate life, College Counseling, Mental Health Care

Nikhil Bhumralkar:

I am originally from Los Angeles County and attended U.C. Berkeley for three and a half years, graduating last December with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. In the Spring of 2019, I spent a semester studying abroad at the Maastricht School of Business and Economics, in the Netherlands. Outside of my classes pertaining to economics and business, I also completed courses in statistics, data science, and public policy. During my time at Cal, I held membership in several organizations. I was a staff writer in the sports section for the city of Berkeley newspaper during my freshman year. Additionally, I was a member of a campus pre-law fraternity, which involved attending and organizing legal panels and networking with members in the legal industry. I also served as the Treasurer of the U.C. Berkeley Rotaract Club, a subdivision of Rotary International, a global community service organization. During this time, I worked closely with various groups in the city of Berkeley community and oversaw the organization’s finances and books. Through my work as Treasurer, I developed an interest in budget analysis, financial planning, and taxation law, leading me to seek opportunities involving these roles. In the summer of 2019, I worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as a real estate tax intern in the San Francisco office and accepted an offer with the firm to return as a full time associate in January, 2021. In the meantime, I am studying to become a Certified Public Accountant, which requires passage of four separate exams with content ranging from financial accounting to business ethics.

  1. As a recent college graduate, I can provide advice and guidance to attendees about college applications and what schools might be looking for in potential students.
  2. Furthermore, I can help with questions pertaining to internships, networking, interviewing, and the process of going from an internship to a full time job.
  3. I will also be able to assist with questions about life in college, transitioning to a life away from home, and choosing a major, etc.

Priya Bisarya:

Priya Bisarya is a student at the Yale University School of Medicine. She graduated with a degree in Bioengineering from UCSD in June 2016. Thanks to the experiences afforded to her as a Jacobs School Scholar (full ride), Priya formed a company dedicated to providing a data-driven solution to address the challenge of objective pain measurement while she was still in college. Inspired by her experience working with patients during the customer discovery phase, Priya felt that she wanted to have a career in which she could directly connect with patients. She is now pursuing a career in academic medicine – in which she hopes to engage both in patient care and in device R&D. 

Topics for Priya

·      Merit scholarships

·      Extra curriculars in high school

·      Tools I use to manage my time and stay organized

Priya Narthaki:

Certified Mindset & Results Coach

Success Stacker



Priya Narthakii is a Tony Robbins Certified Mindset & Results Coach, Awe-Inspiring Parenting Coach, Certified Yoga Instructor, Author & Mompreneur. Through her company Success Stacker she provides parents with the ultimate advantage to raising awe-inspiring kids.  In addition to her 4 University degrees, Priya has spent the past decade training in Human Peak Performance specifically focusing on NLP, Mind-Body Integration, and Mindset Mastery & Results Coaching delivering massive results in her clients. She recently launched Success Stacker Mama: The only positive parenting program for moms with kids between the ages of 3 and 17 that trains moms in tried-and-tested human development frameworks and tools needed to raise motivated, focused, self-disciplined, productive, happy and awe-inspiring kids. She is also the creator of Dominate Time: the revolutionary energy and metrics-based system to give you complete control of your time for geometric life results. With over 2000 combined members in her Private Facebook Groups: Awe-Inspiring Parenting and Inspired Indian Parenting, Priya is singularly focused on delivering massive transformations in her members and clients and creating the momentum they need to accelerate their outcomes and live the awe-inspiring life each of us are made to live by choice not chance! 

Loveena S. Bhagwat, M.A., P.P.S. :

Independent Educational Consultant

College Navigators

Personalized Guidance As You Plan For College


Member of NACAC, WACAC, HECA and Associate Member of IECA 

Nothing excites me more than visiting a college campus, I know it sounds crazy, but it is true.Each campus surrounds you with a unique energy, sense of anticipation and amazing feeling of infinite possibility. And no campus location embodies this more than the bookstore – the spirit of the campus is on full display from the personalized college notebooks, sweatshirts and coffee mugs. To me, it is an open invitation to young and old alike to open their minds and broaden their world. I am so fortunate that I have selected a field that gives me an opportunity to experience these emotions. I am honored to be able to help young adults navigate the decisionmaking process so that they can find their “perfect” campus where they can grow and develop into the best versions of what they want to become.I have always been drawn to the education field. I started my career as a high school teacher in New Jersey. I loved challenging students to overcome the, all too common fear, of mathematics and to perhaps start to discover the beauty inherent in mathematics (I am sure many students won’t agree with that…). When we moved to San Diego, I decided to spend more time with my young sons and started volunteering in their schools. I became involved with the Science Olympiad Program both at Torrey Pines High School and Carmel Valley Middle School for 10 years. I also served on the Board of the Torrey Pines High School Foundation and the Carmel Valley PTSA. While I was at Torrey Pines, I along with the administration identified a need for a dedicated college center that would provide guidance and support to students embarking on their college discovery. I designed, developed and was lead advisor to the College Career Center for 4 years. To demonstrate that we should continuously seek to improve ourselves, I pursued my Master’s degree in school counseling and my certificate in college counseling. This provided me with some incremental tools to support students and their families as they navigate the college planning journey. To support my belief that education should be equally available across socio-economic levels, I volunteer with non-profit organizations to help first generation students find the path to higher education.

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