Our Leadership Team

Soham Govande

Founder and President

Soham is a graduate of Round Rock High School. In his free time, he lifts weights, practices piano, and debates on his school’s Policy Debate team. Suffering from myopia, he founded Together We See when he discovered the impact of technology on facilitating vision screening and wanted to take greater steps to help the community around him.

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Riya Pendse

Secretary

Riya attends high school in Cypress, TX. She has a passion for biking and has completed the MS150, a bike ride from Houston to Austin that helps fundraise for finding a cure to multiple sclerosis. As a hobby, she enjoys playing the violin. She joined Together We See to continue making a positive impact on the people around her.

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Jacob Avina

Treasurer

Jacob is a college student studying engineering at Trinity University. He aspires for a career in the medical field and is heavily involved in host genomics research at the Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital. He joined this organization to be able to continue his passion for the medical field while giving back to the community around him.

 
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Matt Guzman

Director of Outreach

Matt is a rising senior from Austin, TX and is in charge of fundraising for donations. He is interested in journalism and has an experienced background with social media platforms, and he joined our team after writing a story about the organization's efforts that led him to admire the cause.

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Ayushi Kate

Director of Public Relations

Ayushi is a sophomore from Austin, TX and is in charge of Together We See’s social media. She is incredibly talented at graphic design and joined our team to increase social awareness. In her free time, she enjoys competing in Model UN conferences and advocating for women in STEM!

 

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Mbayani Tayai & Tina Tayai

Co-Directors of Operations in Tanzania

Mbayani and Tina are extremely dedicated to helping the Maasai community in Arusha, Tanzania. Outside of volunteering, Mbayani is actively involved in politics and strives to make a positive impact on his home community in their health and well-being. Today, Mbayani and Tina’s help has increased Together We See’s outreach in Tanzania by conducting vision screening in their village (Losimingori), which is several hours away from the nearest eye hospital.

Dr. Madhavi Reddy, M.D.

Advisory Board Member

Dr. Madhavi Reddy is a comprehensive ophthalmologist in a private group practice in south Texas. Global ophthalmology is her passion—she has worked in Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Ecuador, Peru, Vanuatu, Ghana, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Cambodia, Myanmar and India.