About

Our Strategy

Enhancing CS and Maker education across the US by:

Expanding professional development and training, especially for educators at high poverty and Title 1 schools.

Boosting hands-on learning, with special emphasis on children and young adults from underrepresented groups and communities.

Supporting and growing the community of like-minded advocates to increase awareness and drive greater thought leadership.

Our Team

Amrita Naik

Amrita Naik
Operations Lead
@amznaik

Amrita has been an integral part of Infosys Foundation USA since its inception. She manages the day-to-day operations with a "can do" attitude and enjoys the opportunities to work with various grantees. As Operation Lead she oversees the entire grant making process lifecycle and coordinates all funded programs.

Amrita holds a Masters in Business Administration and has over 12 years of work experience in Operations, Sales, HR and Finance functions. The best part of her job is working with the most passionate and amazing people and together making a difference in CS and Maker Education. She advocates making and is an artist who creates hand painted nontoxic stained wine glasses.

Bethany Quinn

Bethany Quinn
Corporate Secretary and General Counsel

Bethany Quinn serves as Corporate Secretary and General Counsel for the Foundation.

Juan Vargas

Juan Vargas
Trustee

Juan serves as a trustee of Infosys Foundation USA and offers his expertise in teaching computer science to further the organization’s mission. Additionally, he serves as Dean of US Innovation Hubs for Infosys, as part of the company’s strategic initiative in the US to hire and train 10,000 new employees on cutting-edge technology areas, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, user experience, emerging digital technologies, cloud, and big data and teaching.

Based out of Plano, TX, Juan previously was Associate Dean of Engineering and Professor of Computer Science at Georgia Southern University. Prior to that he was a faculty member at University of South Carolina. Juan has a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University, a Master’s degree from CINVESTAV-IPN and a B.E in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas, El Paso. In 2008 Juan received the prestigious Gold Nugget Award from the University of Texas at El Paso, given each year to exceptional graduates from the College of Engineering. His research is published in more than sixty articles, several book chapters, and many conferences. He has held academic-related leadership roles at Google and Microsoft Research.

Lauren Hasenhuttl

Lauren Hasenhuttl
Communications Lead
@lhasenhu

Giving back to the community has always been a personal priority for Lauren, whether volunteering individually, serving on non-profit boards, or organizing service projects with colleagues and friends. As Communications Lead for Infosys Foundation USA, Lauren applies her 20+ years of technology marketing and executive communications experience and manages all aspects of original content creation to highlight how strategic investments and innovative programs are making a difference to promote CS education and Making in K-12 classrooms across all 50 states.

Ravi Kumar S.

Ravi Kumar S.
Chairperson
@imravikumars

Ravi Kumar S. serves as chairperson of Infosys Foundation USA and offers his extensive leadership experience to further the Foundation’s mission. As President and the Deputy Chief Operating Officer at Infosys, he leads the Infosys global delivery organization across all industry segments, driving digital transformation services, application development and maintenance; independent validation services, engineering services, emerging technology solutions, business intelligence and analytics, cloud and infrastructure, and enterprise package applications service lines. As champion for Infosys’ US talent model, Ravi is driving the creation of several new Innovation and Technology Hubs by collaborating closely with clients, local and state governments, and academic ecosystems.

Additionally, Ravi is an honorary founding board member of the Technology Advisory Board at MIT Forum; advisory board member of the Global Supply Chain Center at Marshall Business School, USC; member of the Young Presidents Organization - Manhattan Chapter; and member of Oracle’s Enterprise Project Portfolio Management Board. Ravi holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, India. He started his career as a nuclear scientist at the Bhabha Atomic Research Center and has previously held management roles at Oracle Corporation, Cambridge Technology Partners, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Rebecca Schupp

Rebecca Schupp
Social Media Coordinator
@BecciSchupp

In her role as Social Media Coordinator at Infosys Foundation USA, Rebecca combines her passion for communications and connecting great minds in the digital world with helping others. Rebecca has been working with the Foundation since it was founded in 2015 and built its social media presence from scratch.

In addition to her role at Infosys Foundation USA, Rebecca is the Head of Social Media and Employer Branding at Infosys Ltd., responsible for the company’s representation on social channels in the U.S.

Stephanie Santoso

Stephanie Santoso
Senior Program Fellow
@smsantoso

Steph is a Senior Program Fellow at Infosys Foundation USA. She served as the Senior Advisor for Making at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy from 2014-2016. In this role, she helped develop President Obama’s Nation of Makers initiative to support and broaden access to the Maker Movement. She is a founding Board Member of Nation of Makers, an independent non-profit supporting more than 350 maker spaces and maker organizations, co-organized the Makers for Global Good Summit and serves on the advisory council for California Community Colleges CCC Maker initiative. She was a Science Program Fellow at the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation where she helped ramp up the first year of the Moore Inventor Fellows program and supported the foundation’s efforts focused on science education.

Steph has a B.S. in Marketing and Media Studies from the University of Virginia and an M.S. in Information Management from Syracuse University. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Information Science at Cornell University where her research looks at the role of open source and intellectual property on the development of emerging technologies.

Whitney Smith

Whitney Smith
Senior Strategy Fellow
@whitneyhsmith

Whitney Smith brings her over 25 years of experience in the leadership of innovative and progressive projects and organizations to her work. Whitney specializes in bridging the gap between dynamic non-profit organizations and cutting edge for-profit companies to achieve the highest social good. Whitney is also the visionary Founder of Girls For A Change and scaled the organization from 10 girls in the US to over 20,000 girls globally during her 13-year tenure as CEO. Her inspiration for Girls For A Change springs from over 18 years of experience in the leadership of innovative and progressive programs for girls and women. She has been acknowledged for her accomplishments by NPR, named on of the most Influential women in the Silicon Valley and featured as one of the first 100 women in the PBS/AOL documentary project Makers. She was selected to attend Harvard Business School’s Nonprofit Strategic Management Program and awarded a scholarship to Hewlett Packard’s Leadership Initiative Program. A tireless advocate for social justice and the unlimited potential of girls and women, Whitney speaks frequently to diverse audiences on collaboration, social change, youth development, and girls and women in leadership.

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