Our Adult Ambassadors

Geetha Narayanan

As a first generation immigrant and a parent, Geetha had to navigate parenting issues in a multicultural society. She channeled those learnings into parenting classes for parents and social skills classes for teens. Prior to being a therapist, she worked in the hi-tech industry for several years. She has been working with teens, adults and families to re-negotiate and rediscover meaningful connections, not only with themselves but also with their relationships.

Shivali Soin

Shivali Soin is an undergrad Business Administration student at UC Riverside. She has wanted to de-stigmatize mental health since her high school days, especially within South Asian communities, and she found the Taarika Foundation as the perfect platform for doing that. She hopes to use her skills in leadership, operations and strategy to bring more structure and organization to the team as we grow.

Her hobbies include reading, painting her nails, and cooking. 

Simran Nanda

Simran works in a hi-tech industry in Bay Area where she executes the company’s strategic vision and portfolio to bring values for the customers and products. She believes in re-imagining, taking chances and becoming a Chancellor!

At Taarika, she aspires to create a collaborative and supportive group by empowering and equipping youth with executive functioning & project management skills.

Monisha Gandhi

Monisha has worked as a Graphic Designer since 1988, and taught art at elementary and middle schools in India. She has been a homemaker since moving to the United States. She recently earned her Certified Medical Assistant Certification from NCCA in 2021.

Monisha’s goal is: She loves children and would like to inspire and motivate them to be their best selves through the Taarika foundation.