Hudson Handel was adopted from Sierra Leone, West Africa, and came to the United States when he was five years old. He grew up in Ojai, California, and will be completing his senior year at the University of California, Los Angeles beginning this fall. He's earning his bachelors in geography towards a career in urban planning, while also minoring in Music Industry.
"Being a force of good in this world and helping people in need is a continuous goal of mine."
"Interning with the Kapadia Education Foundation is one way of fulfilling that goal by contributing to an important and special cause. I am pleased to be working with such compassionate and selfless individuals."
Yazan Fattaleh has five years of experience supporting youth as they pursue higher education around the world.
His personal immigrant story and experiences working with refugees abroad inform his work supporting college students internationally.
He has a BA in Economics from the University of Colorado-Boulder and certificates in Monitoring and Evaluation from Makerere University in Kampala and Joining Vision and Action in Denver, CO.
In his free time, Yazan likes to rock climb, salsa dance, and eat hummus — but not all at the same time.
Sloane has been passionate about human rights and social justice issues and has felt that it is an innate part of her being since she can remember.
She recently graduated with her Master's degree of Philanthropic Leadership at the University of Denver. Prior to this degree, she obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Additionally, she has studied at the University of Minnesota, Stanford University, and the University of Hyderabad, in Andrah Pradesh, India. Sloane has experience in the areas of combatting human trafficking, international development, and education.
She developed her love for traveling at a young age but made the decision to dedicate her life's work to human rights and social justice nonprofits when she studied abroad in India for 6 months.
Since then she has done extensive projects in Haiti, Cambodia, and Peru, and has also traveled to Mexico, Colombia, Canada, Greece, France, Germany, Israel, Nepal, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Kenya, Uganda, Madagascar, and South Korea.
Pradeep came to the United States in 1972 as a foreign student from India. He completed his studies at Tufts University, graduating as a Mechanical Engineer, and decided to stay in the U.S. instead of returning to India. Having lived in three continents and traveled through about 48 countries, Pradeep has always been interested in cross-cultural relationships.
Pradeep ran an engineering and contracting firm, Kapadia Energy Services (KES), incorporated in 1980. KES specialized in energy and water conservation, saving our world's precious resources for future generations to use more wisely. Largely based on the success of his company, Pradeep was able to retire and focus on outside interests, the main one being the start-up and administration of Kapadia Education Foundation.
It is clear to Pradeep that his good fortune has been made possible by his family in India and in the U.S., as well as by countless friends and mentors all over the world who helped along the way. It is they who have paid it forward to Pradeep, setting the example for Kapadia Education Foundation to help others pay it forward.
When not working for the Foundation, Pradeep is busy traveling the developing world encouraging college students to be the best that they can be with their newfound opportunity.