MEET THE TEAM

PEAC is an organization led by extraordinary people who are passionate about changing the education landscape

VISHAAL KURUVANKA
FOUNDER & CEO

Vishaal started PEAC in June 2017, with the intention of expanding the idea of service and mentorship to all colleges in Texas. Vishaal holds a bachelor's degree in Honors Mathematical Biology and Economics from the University of Houston. He is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper and the current Vice Curator of the Houston Hub. Vishaal is also the director of the Mayor's Student Leadership Alliance for the City of Houston.

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VAISHNAV KURUVANKA
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Vaishnav started PEAC's expansion into high schools when he founded the Klein High School chapter in 2017. He later went on to serve on the University of Houston's Executive Board. He is currently studying Finance and Economics at the University of Texas, where he has initiated PEAC's Austin presence. Vaishnav is also involved as a fellow candidate at UT's Social Entrepreneurship Learning Lab. 

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SASHREEK BHAGAVATULA
DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY

Sashreek is an engineer and innovator passionate about empowering students in education through the use of technology. He has previously worked at State Street as a Software Engineer and is working at Chevron as a Data Engineer. He is currently a senior at Texas A&M University studying Computer Engineering and Computer Science.

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OUR ADVISORS

AMY LOOPER
BOARD ADVISOR

Co-Founder/COO of OneSeventeen Media, PBC., is a Med/EdTech Mental Health social venture entrepreneur.
With nine partners, she grew her first tech company 8,164% into a $158M IPO in 35 months. Today, on her fourth company she recently raised $610k in seed rounds, for a digital mental health & analytics platform called reThinkIt! that uses AI-driven chatbots to help kids process difficult emotions. The evidence-based mobile app has prevented a school shooting and student suicides.

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MICHAEL HOLE M.D., MBA, FAAP
BOARD ADVISOR

Michael Hole, M.D., MBA, FAAP, is a physician, professor, researcher, author and serial entrepreneur. Hole is the Co-Founder of StreetCred, Main Street Relief,  and Good Apple Foods. Hole was named to America's "30 Under 30" list after starting StreetCred. In 2019, former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush named Hole a Presidential Leadership Scholar. He is a member of Mensa and former Global Shaper of the World Economic Forum. Hole lives in Austin with his daughter and wife, who is an associate commissioner of the Texas Education Agency.

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KEVIN KALRA, ED.M.
BOARD ADVISOR

Kevin is a graduate of Montessori schools and holds a Masters in Education from Harvard University. He served as Lead Consultant on The Smartest Investment, a joint initiative by UNESCO, UNICEF, the UN Global Compact, and the UN Special Envoy for Global Education. Kevin co-chairs the Education and Workforce Development Committee at the Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce, and he has been published in Education Week, Montessorium, and the Global Business Coalition for Education. He is past chair of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers Houston Hub. In 2004, Houston Mayor Bill White declared March 30 as Kevin Kalra Day for his work in sustainability. 

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