MDJunior Leadership

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."
- Margaret Mead
Founder, CEO

Shaurya founded MDJunior in 2009 as a young social entrepreneur. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University, studying Public Health and Entrepreneurship & Management and continued to evolve our 501(c)3 throughout the last 14 years. Shaurya has been at the healm for over 16 medical missions from Latin America to Asia and grassroots fundraising of $2M+. He is a management consultant from McKinsey & Co and worked in technology / venture capital at Insight Partners & ProduxLabs. His vision is to empower youth and healthcare leaders to bridge the health gap across the world.

Dr. Deepa, M.D.
Chief Mentor

Dr. Deepa is an Assistant Professor in Neonatology at Emory Medicine. In addition her clinical work, she also serves on the Georgia Perinatal Quality collaborative at the GA Dept of Public Health. Dr. Deepa pursues her passion for Global Health as the co-director of EMPHASIS, Neonatology in Tanzania. Dr Deepa is board certified in Pediatrics & Neonatology, has been a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics since 1999, and received an MPH from Emory as well. Dr. Deepa has been a Chief Mentor and Board member with MDJunior since it’s inception in 2009.

Dr. Meena, M.D.
Chief Mentor

Dr. Meena is an MD specializing in Pediatrics and Clinical Research. She graduated Cum Lauda from King Edward Memorial Medical College, completed Pediatrics residency at Jaslok Hospital, and is an accomplished medical scientist researcher and author in vaccine development for AIDS & blood cancers at Emory University and UCLA. Dr. Meena has committed herself to humanitarianism and youth empowerment in healthcare. Her passion is MDJunior’s Global Medical-Mentor Missions. Dr. Meena has been a Chief Mentor with MDJunior since it’s inception in 2009.

Director of Development

Sid is a junior at the University of Southern California majoring in Law, History, and Culture. On the Pre-Law track, Sid plans to pursue law to help and give back. A humanitarian, Sid has been on over a dozen global mission trips and started nearly a dozen chapters of MDJunior. He has led service mission trips to India and Puerto Rico. Sid’s passion for serving his community with MDJunior was the foundation for his accomplishments as an Eagle Scout and receiving the President’s Service Leadership Gold Award for 10+ years.

Director of Academia

Deepika is a Clinical Psychologist in Mumbai, India with a background in medical research and nonprofits. Deepika led the National Service Scheme under the University of Mumbai, involving over 250 girls. She has worked with several nonprofits on women's safety, health and protection, cancer awareness, and building coping strategies and educating the underprivileged in India. Currently, her involvements include Bookwallah, an organisation running reading rooms for children, and Samaritans, a suicide prevention helpline. Deepika is passionate about writing and mental health, and through MDJunior she wishes to fight the health gap by spreading awareness.

National Ambassador

Audrey's journey in global public health started with MDJunior six years ago, as part of the Hong Kong Chapter. She has now completed undergraduate studies from Cornell University in Global and Public Health Sciences, along with Policy Analysis and Management and Health Inequalities. Audrey has a passion for impacting health accessibility and maternal health through public health and policy measures. She was particularly inspired by the work she conducted on the Global Medical Mentor Missions, joining for two of the missions to rural India. Audrey is a National Ambassador and excited to lead our health equity campaigns.

National Ambassador

Manyaa is a passionate change-maker who led MDJunior chapter operations at her high school in Frisco, Texas for several years. Her favorite experiences were partnering with local organizations and shelters to provide grassroots support via fundraising and donation drives. In her free time, she loves playing the piano, listening to music, and doing individual scientific research. After seeing the impact MDJunior had at the local level in Texas, Manyaa was driven to do more. She recently joined the team as a National Ambassador and is excited to take the lead on philanthropy for our upcoming campaigns.