MEET OUR TEAM

These are the individuals that make our work at MentalHealthIO infinitely more successful!

OUR EXECUTIVE BOARD:

Alida Pahlevan is the Co-Founder of MentalHealthIO as well as a rising senior in New York with a huge passion for mental health. With limited face-to-face interaction and increased isolation during quarantine, Alida noticed that mental health issues were magnified among teens and youth in her community as well as around the world. While growing up in a middle eastern familial background, mental health issues were often stigmatized and regarded as “taboo”, which is why one of her missions for MentalHealthIO is to break these stigmas and stereotypes. Alida is currently the president of her high school’s student body and Medical Explorers club, captain of the Science Olympiad team, and holds leadership positions in her school’s Diversity Club and marching band. She plays varsity volleyball and runs the varsity track team both as a captain and competitively. In her free time you can find Alida going on hikes and mountain biking. Alida is extremely interested in the field of medicine and wishes to become a doctor when she is older, as well as continue to educate those about mental health. Alida is ecstatic to work with a group of such talented people and hopes she can bring more awareness to mental health!

Jaideep Grewal is the Co-Founder of MentalHealthIO and a rising junior in New York, who has yearned to make mental health a more open topic for many in his community since a young age. Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Jaideep felt as though it would be the optimal time to interact with others around his community and all over the world concerning mental health, with many staying at home for months on end without their close friends and family to uplift them with meaningful face-to-face conversations. Growing up in an Indian-American household, and staying in India for two months of every year until 9th grade, it became apparent to Jaideep that many of those from his background also feel the same way about how mental health is discussed in an Indian family setting. With mental health issues delegitimized and stigmatized in his community, Jaideep felt an incessant urge to reach others who knew they were in pain but could do nothing about it. MentalHealthIO’s brainchild was rooted from this urge, with its eventual goal of reaching millions of people all around the world more realistic everyday.  Jaideep is currently the junior class president of his high school’s student government, one of the junior captains in Science Olympiad, and an executive board member in the Ethics and Government Club. He also takes an active role and is a treasurer for Medical Explorers, Diversity Club, and Quiz Bowl Club at his school. He plays on his school’s badminton and table tennis teams, but in his free time you can find Jaideep playing tennis out of school, biking, or swimming (very slowly) in the nearest body of water. He would like to be a surgeon when he grows older, as well as a mental health advocate, and understands the Importance of MentalHealthIO on educating and helping others all around the world, including himself. Jaideep is extremely excited with the opportunity to reach so many people around the world and is glad to have such a hard-working and passionate team to surround him!

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OUR INTERVIEWERS/RESEARCHERS:

SHREE MODUKURI

Chandler, Arizona

KENITH TAUKOLO

Gurnee, Illinois

VICTORIA 

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Anaheim, California

JUVANA ENCHACKAL

Sugar Land, Texas

MARINA

ALEX

New City, New York

ALIDA PAHLEVAN

Co-Founder/President

Roslyn, New York

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JAIDEEP GREWAL

Co-Founder/President

Roslyn, New York

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PRANATHI KOLLOLLI

Director of Web Development

Irvine, California

TRISHA REDDY

Director of Web Development

Ellicott City, Maryland

ONISHA RAHMAN

Graphic Designer

Broomall, Pennsylvania

KALISTA CANCEL

Graphic Designer

San Diego, California 

TIYA SHAH

Graphic Designer

Princeton, New Jersey

JOANNA

LAM

Chicago, Illinois 

KAREN

HERNANDEZ

Houston, Texas

RIDA

SHEHZAD

Houston, Texas

BELLA SGARLATA 

Maineville, Ohio

AARON

PIANDO

McAllen, Texas

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KHUSHI

PATEL

Valdosta, Georgia

ELIZABETH 

YANG

Belle Mead, New Jersey

MARLIN

YACOUB

Hatfield, Pennsylvania

RIYA

RATKALKAR

Peachtree City, Georgia

MHYA

LEE

Carrollton, Texas

OUR ARTICLE EDITORS

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CLAIRE 

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IlIYAN 

AJANI

Sunnyvale, California

Atlanta, 

Georgia