Preethi Gopalan has been associated with Nandalala Mission since she moved to the Bay Area in 2008 and has been associated with the parent organization, Nandalala Seva Samithi Trust, in Chennai since her childhood. With the able guidance of her mentor Gayathri Sundaresan, she was inspired to volunteer in the back to school drive and has been volunteering for the same year after year along with other like minded volunteers. She also volunteered as the communications lead and Vice President for the Mission. Being a part of Nandalala Mission, she has learnt to be patient, work as a team with people with diverse ideas and backgrounds.
Nandalala Mission has given her an opportunity to give back to the community in a small yet soul satisfying way and she hopes to continue her service to the mission.
Preethi works as a Senior Program Manager at Cisco Systems, San Jose]