Our Team

Siddhant Kumarapuram
President/Founder

Siddhant is a neuroscience and psychology student in college. He developed his passion for the brain through research and neuroscience competitions in high school. After organizing outreach events in his local elementary school district, he founded The Brain Bunch to share his enthusiasm for the brain with young students. Beyond the brain, Siddhant is passionate about Formula 1 racing, bioethics, and swimming.

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Austin Hu
Brain Bunch Lead Ambassador
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Daniel Bernstein
Brain Bunch Ambassador-New Jersey

Daniel is a college student exploring neuroscience, physics, and mathematics. As a part of The Brain Bunch, he loves sharing his deep interest for neuroscience with future generations in order to help shape one of the most important fields in the 21st century. Daniel is also a magician with a passion for physics and writing.

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Ava Santos-Volpe
Brain Bunch Ambassador-Illinois

Ava is a high school student. She joined the Brain Bunch to unify her interests in volunteering and neuroscience. Ava is left handed, plays water polo, and has two younger brothers.

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Shruti Balamarugan
Brain Bunch Ambassador-Georgia

Shruti is a high school student. She has a deep passion for the brain that she wants to share with future generations within our bunch. Shruti is also a competitive swimmer who reached the state level, loves pens, and is learning 2 new languages (French and Spanish).

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Shravani Chiddarwar
Brain Bunch Ambassador-California
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Ananya Karthikeyan
Brain Bunch Ambassador-California

Ananya is a high school student. She loves tutoring and leading initiatives in her subject of interest through The Brain Bunch. She is also a passionate animal activist, loves surfing and climbing trees, and held a crocodile before.

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Rebecca Renee Lorente
Brain Bunch Ambassador-Texas

Becca is high school student. She enjoys merging her passion for neuroscience with her love for interacting with younger students as a Brain Bunch Ambassador. She is also the elder sibling of two younger brothers, loves reading avidly (consuming close to 70 books per year!), and has an interest in kickboxing.

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Nuhamine Moges
Brain Bunch Ambassador-Nevada

Nuhamine is a high school student. Within the Brain Bunch, she loves to inspire children to explore career options related to the brain while teaching them concepts that are unknown. She is a proud Ethiopian that has never tried tacos and never completely watched the Lion King (only clips!).

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Kai Cinco
Brain Bunch Ambassador-New York
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Anjali Schatzer
Brain Bunch Ambassador-Washington
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Muntaha Rahman
Brain Bunch Ambassador-Michigan
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Jangar Tokpa
Brain Bunch Ambassador-Minnesota
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Grace Brolly
Brain Bunch Blog Writer

Grace is a college student on a pre-med track. She enjoys partaking in neuroscience outreach and spreading awareness for the brain as a Brain Bunch blog writer. Grace also runs cross country and track for her college, hopes to become a doctor, and loves to travel (her dream destination is Patagonia).

Rishab Ragineni
Brain Bunch Blog Writer

Rishab is a high school student. He enjoys writing for the Brain Bunch and exploring more about the brain. He is also a competitive golfer, reads extensively, and knows every capital in the world.

Christina Brown
Brain Bunch Blog Writer

Christina is a high school student in England. She developed her passion for neuroscience after reading the book "Why We Sleep," by Matthew Walker. She enjoys playing the guitar and piano. In addition, she loves reading (especially about philosophy) and has performed at the Shaftesbury Theatre in a production of the Snow Queen.