The Executive Board

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Sagarika Rao Valluri (Rika)

Lead Director

Rika (Sagarika)  is a 3rd year undergraduate student in India pursuing an engineering degree in Electronics and Communication from RNSIT Bangalore. She is a Research Fellow at CFRCE - Center for Fundamental Research and Creative Education Bangalore.

She  founded  WoAA India through which She aims to bridge the gap between scientists, engineers, and students to create an inclusive space for all genders in space and space-related fields.)

The Organisational Board


Head of Internal Operations

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Neha Babbar

Neha is an undergraduate at the University of Pune, having majored in Mathematics and Physics. They currently hold the position of Internal Operations Lead at WoAA India. They are passionate about Astronomy and making Science more accessible for traditionally underrepresented communities. When not studying, they can be found painting or tending to their many plants.

Social Media Lead

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Monica Shanmugam

Monica is a final-year undergraduate student studying aerospace engineering at SASTRA University. She has always had a passion for STEM and aims to contribute to human space exploration. Through WoAA India, she hopes to advocate for inclusivity and diversity in space science and promote the representation of women in the aerospace sector.

Content Lead

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Khushi Shah

Khushi is a final year Mechanical engineering undergraduate student from Somaiya Vidyavihar, Mumbai. Her research areas of interest are propulsion and spacecraft dynamics. Besides tech, she likes expressing her passion for space through graphic design & illustration. Through WoAA India, she wants to create an inclusive community for underrepresented minorities in this sector.