The Roundtable

Meet the IU students that make it all happen.

Get to know the team that works year around to create the best dance competition at Indiana University.

Directors

Ronak Patel

Ronak Tilva

Hello I'm Ronak Tilva! I'm a senior at Indiana University majoring in finance and information systems. Some of my likes are sports, cooking, Netflix and Raas Royalty. Some of my dislikes are slow drivers/walkers, the Packers/GSW, and studying. I am super pumped for Raas Royalty VIII and hope to see everyone there!

Harry Patel

Harry Patel

Hey everyone! My name is Harry Patel and I am a senior majoring in marketing and business analytics here at IU. I am also the Associate Director for Raas Royalty this year, and I’m excited for RR weekend to see all the hard work come together from the competing teams, the Roundtable, and the liaisons. During my free time I enjoy watching the Bulls, Da Bears, and IUBB lose games, which also leads to my hair loss. Anyway, can’t wait to meet you all soon!

Registration

Shreya Patel

Shreya Patel

Hello! My name is Shreya and I am a premed student majoring in Neuroscience, Psychology, and Human Biology. I’m a senior living in denial, but excited to start something new. I’m a huge fan of sunsets, smiles, and candids. This is my third year with Royalty and I am extremely excited to welcome all of you to Bloomington for Raas Royalty! Until that wonderful day, I will be spending my time school-ing, napping, and watching animal videos on YouTube!

“Raas Royalty is the only thing I look forward to. It is literally the greatest event of the year.” – Harry Patel

Kesha Kandoi

Kesha Kandoi

Hey everyone, I'm Kesha and I am beyond excited to serve as one of the registration chairs for Raas Royalty. In my free time, I like to bother teams with 5 million emails, play with dogs of all shapes and sizes, eat chocolate and analyze my American birth certificate. ;) Seriously though, I spend most hours of the day, day-dreaming about RR VIII and can't wait to meet all of you Raasers here in Bloomington!

Head Liasons

Deeva Khatiwada

Deeva Khatiwada

Hi! My name is Deeva Khatiwada and I’m currently a junior studying law and public policy. My talents include making omlettes that turn into scrabbled eggs, googling everything, and smelling candles. If I got to be a superhero, I would most definitely be the flash. Can’t wait to see who saves the crown this year on stage, see ya March 4th!

Anand Mehta

Anand Mehta

Hey everyone, I'm Anand Mehta. I am one of the head liaisons for this year and I'm super excited for Raas Royalty! See you there!

Fundraising

Sabrina Gowda

Sabrina Gowda

Hey I'm Sabrina. I'm one of the fundraisers for Raas Royalty this year. Really excited for the competition weekend.

Sai Duggirala

Sai Duggirala

Hey everyone! My name is Sai and I am one of the fundraisers for Raas Royalty. I hope everyone is super excited for the competition this year.

Hospitality

Dhara Shukla

Dhara Shukla

Hey all! I'm Dhara Shukla and I am a sophomore studying Healthcare Management and Policy. I’m a part of the Hoosier Raas team at IU and spend most of my time watching episodes of Friends over and over again. I rarely will say no to an offer to eat ice cream and/or taco bell. Raas Royalty weekend is my favorite weekend and I can't wait to meet you all!

Khyati Patel

Khyati Patel

Hi, my name is Khyati Patel. I’m a junior studying dietetics (aka Nutrition Science) with a minor in Psychology. You can say that I’m addicted to 3 things: memes, adorable dog videos, and babies. I’m also obsessed with anything Bollywood related. You can see me shaking my hips on IU’s very own Bollywood Fusion dance team, Jhanak! This is my second year being involved with Royalty. Last year I was a liaison and this year I’m one of the co-chairs for hospitality. Need anything during Royalty; hospitality will come to your “rescue”! I can’t wait for Raas Royalty; let’s see which team will take home the throne.

Logistics

Tesh patel

Tesh Patel

"Hello fellow Raasers. My name is Tesh Patel, *insert Patel joke here*, and I'm one of the logistics chair for Royalty. When I'm not doing all things raas/raas royalty, you can find me in wells library (where I pressure helpless freshman into buying me meals with meal points.) I cook, clean, and one of my many talents include making a mean cup of chai (so basically I'm going to make a great house husband one day.) This is my first year on Royalty board, and I'm beyond stoked for the weekend. See you goons soon!"

-Rahee Patel

Rahee Patel

Rahee Patel

"Hi, my name is Rahee Patel (no, im not related to that random dude from your middle school) and I'm excited to be your logistics chair! During the week you can most probably find me napping in my roommates bed (yes, I'm too scared to sleep alone and yes, I skip about 80% of my classes). On the weekends when I'm not napping, I'm either procrastinating my work or eating my feelings away at the neighborhood Taco Bell - either way its a great time. This is my second year on the roundtable and everyone loved me so much last year they begged me to come back. Anyways...hope to see you guys soon and can't wait for the after party. #singleandreadytomingle :P"

- Tesh Patel

Webmaster and Graphics

Nirmal Patel

Nirmal Patel

Hey everyone, I'm Nirmal. I'm currently a senior studying Informatics and I am the webmaster (weird name) for Raas Royalty this year. My hometown is Schererville, IN (no it's not fields of corn but it's still boring) and I am hoping to move to Chicago after graduating. Some of my main interests is music, design, and eating Thai food. Super excited for RRVIII and I hope the website gets you even more pumped!

Amitha Sundaram

Amitha Sundaram

Hey guys! I'm Amitha and I'm a senior studying public health and the graphic designer for Raas Royalty this year. I love bears, beets, and Battlestar Galactica and aspire to be like Ron Swanson when I grow up. I'm excited for Royalty this year, and can't wait to meet all of you!

Public Relations

Brooke Lueken

Brooke Lueken

Hey everyone! My name is Brooke Lueken and I am junior here at IU majoring in marketing and international business. I am originally from Jasper, Indiana but am happy to call Bloomington my second home. When I am not trying to find my phone that I constantly misplace, you can find me watching obscene amounts of television. I LOVE to watch movies while I drink copious amounts of skim milk and impulse buy festive Christmas sweater for my dogs. I am super excited for Raas Royalty VIII this year!

Pari Dandu

Pari Dandu

Hi I'm Pari, one of the PR chairs for Raas Royalty. This is going to be one of the best years for Raas Royalty. I am super excited for the competition weekend!

Deepthi Devireddy

Deepthi Devireddy

Hello I'm Deepthi. I help with public relations for Raas Royalty. I am having so much fun with this organization. Can't wait to see all the teams during the competition weekend.

External Events

Pareel Shah

Pareel Shah

I am from Plainsboro, New Jersey: home of the second largest Indian population following India itself. I left New Jersey to run from the Indians yet somehow I made it on this website... On a more serious note, I'm studying business finance here at IU and look forward to serving as your External Events chair and am extremely passionate about Raas Royalty! See you soon!

Emil George

Emil is a senior and a biotechnology major at IU. He is set to go to optometry school in Chicago after undergrad. When he isn't lazing around at home watching The Walking Dead or Game of Thrones he enjoys playing football and watching movies. If you want to get to his heart, Mexican and Italian food is definitely the way to go!

Kinjil Patel

Kinjil Patel

Hi everyone! My name is Kinjil, for some reason, people call me Binjil (weird, I know!) I'm a little bit of a computer geek but like I'm Indian so that's typical. You can find me eating wings about 4 times a week. Hint Hint, if you want wings, HMU. I'm also on the IU HoosierRaas team! I can't wait for you all come down to Royalty and experience our dope after party, oh and our amazing competition as well!

Judging, Treasurer, and Philanthropy

Jill Patel

Jill Patel

Hey everyone! I’m Jill Patel (yup, another Patel) and I’m super excited to serve as the Judging Coordinator for Raas Royalty. I’ve been living it up at IU as a sophomore studying Finance, Information Systems, and International Business. I spend my free time gushing over dogs and buying way too more shoes and clothes then I will ever need. I suffer from serious rbf but I promise I’m a sweet gal. I’m talented in planning naps for twenty minutes that turn into over 4 hours long. This is my first year on board and I’m super excited to meet you all real soon!

Sai Nelanuthala

Sai Nelanuthala

Hey I'm Sai. I am the treasurer for Raas Royalty. I have no idea what to write for this bio so I'm just going keep typing until I figure something out. I can't wait for the competition weekend! See you there.

Ankita Nathan

Ankita Nathan

Hey I'm Ankita. I work on philanthropy for Raas Royalty. We had an awesome year of volunteering but now I'm ready for the competition! Hope to see everyone.

Freshman Representatives

Shrina Patel

Shrina Patel

Hey I’m Shrina! I’m a Freshmen Representative. I’m from Fort Wayne, IN (yes, the 5th most boring city in the US). I’m currently majoring in Biology with a pre-med track. During my free time, I like to watch Netflix (Friends or Grey’s Anatomy), hang out with friends or go to the gym. I also spend my free time working with an organization called Heart to Soul in Action as a Social Media Coordinator.

Soham Sathaye

Soham Sathaye

I am a freshman from Princeton, New Jersey studying Supply Chain Management here at Indiana University. During high school I was involved in South Asian American Student Association which prompted me to join Raas Royalty as a freshman representative. I am looking forward to working with everyone in this club and watching the fabulous show.

Prem Patel

Prem Patel

Hi, my name is Prem, and I'm a freshman from St. Louis majoring in Finance and Business Analytics. I grew up playing tennis, and I also watch a lot of basketball, football, and Cardinal baseball. Apart from sports, I like hanging out with friends and family and traveling around the world. At IU, I'm also a part of a professional business fraternity and a couple other business organizations. I'm excited to be a part of Raas Royalty, and we look forward to making RR VIII the best one yet. See you at the show!