Sonny is a first-generation college student with roots from rural Pakistan. He is a 2020 candidate for a Bachelor’s of Business Administration and a minor in science, technology, and society (STS) as well as public health from the University of Michigan. He has worked for and founded multiple initiatives, giving him a well-rounded background in leadership, marketing, technology, and operations. He has a strong commitment to service, for which he has received various accolades, including the Governor of Michigan’s volunteer service award, 2019 University of Michigan Student of the Year, and is a Gates Millennium Scholarship recipient. In his free time, he enjoys supporting Lakers basketball, watching 90s sitcoms, and perusing through Apple Music.
Executive Director in Finance, Founder
Arhum attained his bachelors in economics from the University of Michigan. He has extensive experience in finance, and has previously worked for various corporations as a tax and credit analyst. He currently resides in Arlington, VA where he is a business technology analyst for Accenture Federal Services. Leveraging his extensive background in business analysis, he spearheaded much of Paani’s initial strategic design and partnership building upon the founding of the organization. He continues to primarily manage Paani’s finances and guide operations. Recent accomplishments include procurement of a $10k/monthly Google Grant for Nonprofits. In his free time, he enjoys community building, traveling, and sports television.
Executive Director in Education & Water Sanitation
Essam Al-Snayyan holds bachelor’s degrees in Physics and Biomolecular Science from the University of Michigan. During his work in research with the Radiation Oncology department, he patented a medical device and submitted a manuscript for publication. By utilizing campus resources, he was able to secure nearly $30,000 in funding to implement various projects. He is currently a graduate student in Public Health at the University of Michigan School of Public Health with a focus on Epidemiology. Outside of academics, his experience in working with local and international nonprofits in education and health make him a suitable adviser. In total, he has assisted with securing more than $100k in donations. Currently, he is an intern at the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) where he is working on the standardization of international surveys. In his free time, he enjoys watching UFC, traveling, staying up late, and nature.