Our Board

Recognizing Talent, Rewarding Excellence

Common Roots Initiative is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides financial support, while delivering career-oriented, engaging opportunities to educators and college-bound students.

General Board Member: Santosh Chittegoppe
CRI Partners: Lynn Schmitt (former 2017 Partner Candidate), Glenn Lid, Angela Austin, Jennifer Cassell, Mike Cavello

OUR EXECUTIVE BOARD

SOUMYA RAO, President ~ Proviso East High School, Class of 1995. Graduate of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) with Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Sciences. Expertise in healthcare analytics.
SOUMYA RAO, President
KESHA GREEN, Vice President ~ Proviso East High School, Class of 1995. Graduate of University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) with a Master in Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science in News-Editorial Journalism and Bachelor of Science in News-Editorial Journalism. Expertise in project & website management, nonprofits, marketing and communications.
KESHA GREEN, Vice President
ANSHUMAN (SHAY) RAO, Treasurer ~ Proviso East High School, Class of 1999. Graduate of Northwestern University with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering & Design Engineering. Expertise in consulting for computing & manufacturing industries.
ANSHUMAN (SHAY) RAO, Treasurer