Maz Obuz is a senior at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, where he is a B.S. Candidate in Biological Anthropology. As an underclassman at GWU, Maz worked in public outreach for an early stage crowd funding company called Crowdvance, where he improved the donor experience by ensuring 100 percent of donation funds were appropriately handled. Following his time at Crowdvance, Maz transitioned to working in School of Medicine medical labs at GWU.
In an effort to combine his interests in public health with the creativity associated with early stage business development, Maz decided developing and managing an NGO would be a fulfilling and stimulating challenge. Maz is excited to help aid in the success of Asepsis and believes it is an organization that can fundamentally redefine the way we look at the world sanitation crisis.
Andrew Jones - SECRETARY & TREASURER
Andrew Jones is a current junior at the George Washington University, majoring in Political Science and minoring in Anthropology. While initially unsure of his preferred academic discipline, a class he took on post-colonial literature and film catalyzed his passion for South Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. Andrew furthered his studies of the world while attending the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London during the Spring 2016 semester.
Andrew believes there is a fundamental disconnect between policy makers and NGOs that work to mitigate some of the most serious challenges facing the world today. His experiences lie at the nexus between legislative advocacy and the nonprofit sector, having interned in the Office of United States Senator Richard Blumenthal and consulted for a number of nonprofits while interning at Orr Associates, Inc. (OAI), he strives to bridge this gap as a result. Upon learning about the harrowing extent of the sanitation crisis and how little attention such a major issue was given, Andrew has committed himself to raising awareness and developing a dynamic solution that incorporates community-building, policy reform, and global public health initiatives.
Matthew Wilkins - Board Member
Matt was the professor for the class where Asepsis came up with Project Dharavi, Makeshift Innovation and Engineering in the Third World. He is also the founder and CEO of Pedal Forward, an organization that builds affordable bamboo bikes for those at-need. Shameless plug of his TED Talk (https://youtu.be/WLm9wMWH7_o)
Asha Aravindakshan - Board Member
Asha is the Operations Director for Global Talent at Ashoka. She has over a decade of impact in the private, governmental and philanthropic sectors leading strategic, financial and operational initiatives. Previously, as Cheif of Staff to the Cheif Technology Officer for Washington, DC, Asha created the award-winning TechStat performance management program and led critical citywide initiatives related to public safety, health and economic development. She is passionate about the potential of applying innovative solutions across sectors and their ability to strengthen governance, improve education, and transform lives. She serves as Vice President for The George Washington University Alumni Association, Advisor for Blue Tiger Labs at GovLoop, mentor for SXSW edu/V2V and Mentor Capital Network. Asha holds a Bachelor's in Business Administration in Finance from The George Washington University.
Sheetal Singh - Board Member
Sheetal is the Assistant Professor of Management at the George Washington. From the beginning, when Asepsis was still "Project Dharavi," she has provided management advice that has helped the team develop into a cohesive unit.