Kaitlyn Waynick is a freshman at the University of Colorado Boulder studying Strategic Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations and a minor in Leadership.
As the daughter of an Air Force family, Kaitlyn has moved 15 times in 19 years. This has allowed her to live all over: from Europe to the deep South of the U.S. This nomadic upbringing showed Kaitlyn the value of different cultures and the inequities in education from region to region. She is excited to intern with Kapadia so that she can assist the organization in giving students the opportunity to receive an equitable education.
For fun, she loves exploring the beautiful city of Boulder with her friends, writing for Her Campus magazine, playing/listening to music, and hanging out with her two dogs.
Yazan has been lucky to build a career supporting youth as they pursue higher education around the world. His personal immigrant story and experiences working with refugees in the USA and 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.
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.
Aparna Passey is completing her Postgraduate Degree in Accounting & Finance at LSE, and has two years of work experience at EY in India.
Living across India, Sweden and London for many years has made her deeply aware of the varying realities of how people live in each nation, and is therefore extremely grateful to be interning with the Kapadia Foundation, alongside people who do so much to improve the lives of those in need.
Some of her interests include traveling (favourite city so far - Dubrovnik, Croatia!), Bollywood Dancing and binge watching almost any kind of documentary on Netflix.