Our Team

Board of directors

Sanjeev Tanna, Founder

Sanjeev Tanna is the founder and CEO of Next Generation Nations (NGN). Sanjeev’s education and background is in engineering. He worked as an engineering program manager for a Silicon Valley-based medical devices and technology firm before launching his own consulting firm – Intanna Corporation.

In 2017, Sanjeev launched Tanna Education and Awareness aka Next Generation Nations out of concern for his 6-year-old son, who will need to survive and thrive in a world with global issues growing in scope and complexity. Sanjeev initiated a project, NGN with a moonshot vision to eliminate local and global issues within a hundred years by educating and engaging youth. He recently began producing and hosting a community channel TV program, ST World Affairs.

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Anisha Tekwani

Anisha is a senior IT compliance manager at Oracle, Inc. She is also a member of the board of directors of ISACA, Silicon Valley chapter. At Oracle, she is responsible for ensuring cyber security, privacy and data protection policies and procedures comply with regulatory and ethical standards.

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Steve Woodard

Steve is the Founder & CEO of Alacrity, Inc., a Medtech Engineering, Regulatory, and Quality consulting firm located in San Jose, CA and Carson City, NV. Since 2006, Alacrity has collaborated with clients ranging in size from virtual startups to multinational corporations on over 48 Class II and Class III projects.  Steve is an alumnus of UC Davis (BS, Mechanical Engineering) and Santa Clara University (MS, Mechanical Engineering).


Areas of interest include:

·       Designing elegant products

·       Accelerating product realization

·       Innovating solutions to complex problems

·       Fostering genuine relationships

·       Developing sound strategies

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Rajesh Shah

Rajesh is a consulting engineer at Cavium Inc (acquired by Marvell Semiconductor). Rajesh has contributed in Silicon Valley startups and Fortune 500 companies in a key system architecture role. Along with his technical career, Rajesh also has been actively serving multiple years as an executive member for non-profit organizations.  He has been involved mainly in advocating and educating compassion towards animals, and a vegan lifestyle.   Besides that, Rajesh also has been involved in self learning about world religions and evolution of human societies. He believes that world religions have evolved with observation and with understanding of the environment in which humans have lived, and he is a believer that science and technology go hand in hand with religious principles. 

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International Cabinet


Elaheh Khazi, Vice President of Journalism

Elaheh Khazi is currently a high school student residing in California. She joined NGN to pursue her passion for community work and advocacy. She loves to cook Persian food, play the piano, and write poetry.  


Rachel Dias, Vice President of Finance and Public Relations

Rachel Dias is a high school student in California. She joined NGN because she loves that you can create projects to benefit society, and that it feels personal. She also believes in NGN’s principles to help empower the youth to work together and solve the 2120 goals.


Vin Vadoothker, Vice President of Events

Vinayak Vadoothker is a high school student passionate about helping lead a rapidly evolving society to a modern, tech-based culture. He loves to play baseball, and is an avid football fan. 


Akhil Vemuri, Vice President of Events

Akhil Vemuri is a high school student residing in California. He joined NGN to help those in his community. He loves to play basketball and enjoys playing video games.


Shrutik Kulkarni, President

Shrutik Kulkarni is a high school student passionate about economics, video games, and helping the underprivileged. He has been with NGN since 2020 and aims to spread its wonderful mission all over the world.


Aditi Hedaoo, President

Aditi Hedaoo is a high school student in California. She became a part of NGN because she loves the idea that everything you do through NGN benefits your community in one way or another. This feeling you get from working in NGN makes you feel empowered and able to make a change.

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Shreya Balasubramanian, Vice President

Shreya Balasubramanian is a high school student residing in California. She joined NGN because she is wholly passionate and enthusiastic to better quality of life on both a community and global level. Shreya hopes to involve more of today’s youth in the work of achieving the 2120 goals while also guiding them to become successful and proactive leaders.