Budding Leaders was founded in 2017 by Rohan Goel and Sarang Deshpande. In a year it has grown with over 10 volunteer high schoolers.
Founder and CEO
Rohan Goel is a rising Senior attending Lynbrook High School in San Jose, CA. Rohan started to become involved in community leadership in the 8th grade, and his passion has flourished ever since. Rohan serves on his school's ASB, serves as officers for numerous organizations including San Jose's Youth Advisory Council, Ro Khanna's Agents of Change.
In his free time, he likes to watch football, eat, and hang out with friends. Rohan is ecstatic about this opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the Bay Area through Budding Leaders.
Co Founder and COO
Sarang is a Junior at Monta Vista High School, who began to develop his deep passion for community work as a middle school student. He worked as a Jr Teacher’s Assistant for Cupertino’s Math Olympiad program. He coached an elementary school basketball team at Northwest YMCA. Sarang is eager to contribute development of the Silicon Valley youth into future forerunners of society through programs offered by Budding Leaders.
City of Cupertino recently recognized Sarang's volunteering contributions to community, including his work for Budding Leaders, by choosing him to become recipient of CREST Award for 2018 under "Rising Star" category.
William is a current sophomore attending Lynbrook High school at West San Jose. William began to develop his passion for volunteering in 9th grade, and hopes to do his best to service the community. He volunteered as a Teens reach member in the Calabazas Library through out the entire summer of 2017 and hopes to continue his service in the year of 2018. William is involved with multiple clubs in Lynbrook high school, and is a public relations intern for a service club in his school. When he isn’t busy, he likes to play basketball, badminton, and hangout with his friends. William hopes to let children from all ages to understand values of Leadership.