The University of Texas at Dallas
Lalitha Kotrike, FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE CHAIR
Lalitha is a sophomore majoring in Molecular Biology and minoring in Child Development. She is interested in Neonatal Pediatrics and Gynecology. Lalitha joined Molding Doctors in her first semester at UTD, and hopes to actively participate to develop this pre-medical organization. Along with being the fundraising chair for MD, she is also a MD Mentor, a Residential Hall Representative, and a volunteer at a local hospice. In her free time, she likes to work out, paint, and watch Netflix.
Parul Rai, FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE VICE CHAIR
Parul is a sophomore from Atlanta, Georgia, pursuing a major in Neuroscience and minors in Business Administration and Spanish & Hispanic Area Studies. On campus, she is involved in a band, a neuroscience lab, Greek Life, and a variety of prehealth-oriented organizations including Molding Doctors and AED. Parul also speaks four major world languages (English, Hindi, Spanish, and Portuguese, in addition to a few minor ones) and plays three instruments (piano, violin, and guitar). She also enjoys dancing several Latin styles, including salsa, bachata, merengue, and zouk. This summer, she went on a surgical mission trip to Haiti through the Emory University School of Medicine and was a research assistant in a Georgia Tech lab studying the mechanisms of cancer when radiation affects DNA.
Based on the success of the Spring 2017 fundraising project led by the current President, Saira Alex, during her time as Secretary, Molding Doctors expanded its mission to involve global and local philanthropy.
Thus, in Fall of 2017, these collective interests gave roots to the fundraising committee. Two leaders were appointed through a round of highly competitive and rigorous written applications and interview process by the core team. For the academic year of 2017-2018, Lalitha Kotrike was appointed as Chair, and Parul Rai was appointed as Vice-Chair. The two chairs work regularly with the elected core team to organize fundraisers.
After another round of written applications and interviews, an official committee was formed based on the evaluation of their involvement
From left to right: Parul Rai (vice chair), Lalitha Kotrike (chair), Sree Yarlagadda (Historian)
Fundraising Commitee Fall 2017
The committee’s mission is:
“To strive to inspire service, global philanthropy, and compassion in future physicians.”
In addition to fundraising for a wide variety of causes, both local and international, the goal for this committee is to give members the opportunity to have a level of personal attachment to the cause. Therefore, members volunteer firsthand to benefit the causes that they fundraise for, becoming both primary and secondary contributors towards the philanthropic effort.
and enthusiasm for the mission of Molding Doctors. The committee members were chosen to be leaders who assist in the planning and execution of major fundraising projects. Two of the main projects the committee has decided to tackle for the academic year are: Emory-Haiti Alliance Dance Fundraiser, and The Indian Orphanage Project.
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