About Us

This global pandemic has created new and unique situations. Bring a simple smile onto the isolated faces of patients to ignite a sweet joy in them, from the comfort of our homes. These cards and pieces of artwork will be accessible to thousands of patients in need. 

Apara Sai

Founder/Executive Director

 

Love all Serve All, and Help ever Hurt Never are the teachings that Apara loves and follows. She is a Sophomore from California. She encouraged her sisters and founded SmileCard to provide an endless supply of loving cards for everyone. In her free time she loves to bake, play instruments, sing and dance. 

Maddy Reedy

Director of Operations

 

Maddy and is a junior in High School. Some of her hobbies consist of meeting famous people at Disneyland, listening to Harry Styles, and hanging out with friends. She enjoys acting, staying active and play with her dog. She also love to do her nails, and you can often find her with fun designs. Her favorite type of music is indie and R&B but you can also find her listening to rap while jamming out in her car. 

Julia Nguyen

Director of Operations

 

  Julia is a junior in high school who loves to spend time with friends and family. You can often find her listening to music, playing soccer, or watching a good tv show. She joined the SmileCard team because she wanted to help spread joy to those in her community. On occasion, Julia enjoys dabbling in the world of arts and crafts and she is look forward to seeing all your creative card art!

Directors of Community Outreach

Lilly Barone

is 16 years old and from Ridgefield, Connecticut. In her free time she does makeup for her local drama program and co-leads her school’s American Sign Language Club. An animal lover at heart, she learned compassion from a young age and plans to bring that to the SmileCard team.
 

Sneha Vallabhajosyula

 

Sneha is a senior in high school from Atlanta who loves to hang out and strike new conversations with people. She is often seen singing Indian classical songs and pop music while also attempting to sing her favorite K-pop band's songs. She joined the SmileCard Team because she believes that even the smallest gestures bring smiles to faces. She is looking forward to everyone's encouraging creative cards!

Riley Rojo

 I am in high school and a part of my student government. I love to give back to the community and put smiles on people’s faces. In my free time you can find me hiking, going on road trips, and doing crafts.  

Volunteer outreach Coordinator

Srishravya Katukogula

 

Sri is a freshman in high school who loves spending time with her friends and family! She enjoys reading, trying out new recipes, meeting new people and you'll often see her watching a funny show. With SmileCard, she hopes to spread encouragement and positivity. Sri loves to make art in her free time and is looking forward to your wonderful creations!

Joshua Pierre

 Hi, my name is Joshua, I’m 17 and I’m a junior in high school. I live in South Florida and I enjoy computer programming, playing the electric guitar, and giving back to my community through volunteer efforts

 

Nicole Guo

 I'm a freshman in high school and some of my hobbies include playing tennis, baking for my family, and playing the violin. In my free time, I love traveling around the world and playing cards with friends and family. You will often find me listening to pop or EDM music, reading a good book, or watching movies. I am very excited to join the SmileCard community and see all your beautiful art!

Tech Team

Pranav Palagummi

Website Director

Pranav is a high schooler from the Bay Area. You can usually catch him reading a book, watching TV, or talking with his friends. He's always been interested in helping people with technology, especially during the current pandemic, and he joined SmileCard because it is a great way to help others while doing what he loves.  

Meghana Gunda

Website Director

Meghana is a junior from Virginia. She loves to watch Netflix and hang out with friends and family. Community service is a big part of her and you will always catch her doing something related to that. She's excited to help grow SmileCard! 

Sumedha Varanasi

Director of Social Media

Sumedha Varanasi is currently a freshman at California High School. She loves to play badminton, listen to R&B songs, research random people on the internet, and read crime and mystery books in her free time. You can see her most of the time outside and writing supernatural stories but occasionally she'll be in her room and binging a good tv series. She joined SmileCard in hopes of making more people happy in the community during these times.

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