Fellow:Reeth Mohta

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Serving as UIF since: Fall 2019

School: KLS Gogte Institute of Technology, Belgaum

What she does now: Studies MSc Management in Information Systems and Digital Innovation at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick, UK

Contact her about: Mental Health, Data Science, Design thinking, organising events that aid in collaborative and critical thinking, poetry, fictional novels and the Arctic Monkeys (greatest band ever) :p.

Email: reethpatne@gmail.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/reeth-mohta-199b13160/

Reeth is an Information Science Engineering Graduate from KLS Gogte Institute of Technology, Belgaum. Her schooling took place in Kolhapur, Maharashtra as well as Belgaum, Karnataka which made her realise that even though there can be a change in the education system across different states, the approach remains the same. Ergo, she strives to be a catalyst to bring about change in the way of approach towards education.

During her Bachelors, she cultivated a biting interest in Data Science, Big Data Management, Data Mining, Cryptography and Network security. Her affinity for Data Science began in her 2nd year when she interned at an IT consultants company. She performed Cyclic analysis on Foundry ERP and developed a data visualisation interface that aids in business process optimisation, allowing users to make quicker decisions to maximise profitability. Thereafter, she engaged herself in various hobby projects and certifications to learn more about this domain. After acquiring knowledge about algorithms and the concepts of Data Science and Data Mining, she implemented it into her capstone project “Reduction in Rejections in the Casting process using Predictive Analysis”. The software intends to provide a prediction scenario for rejections based on the training data sets accumulated over time.

As a University Innovation Fellow, she worked with the Institute Innovation Council where she organised events to create awareness about Innovation, creativity and collaborative thinking for all the young minds on campus. She conducted an event called "Mindkraft" for students to introspect and understand their knowledge about Finance followed by a 2-day Business Conference and introduced the students to the concepts of the stock market, Indian economy, investments, mutual funds, and business start-ups in collaboration with Zerodha Broking Limited. She participated in the d.challenge and was chosen to conduct Design Thinking workshops for the attendees of the National Entrepreneurship Summit 2020 at the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela. As a part of UIF vs Corona, her team launched a mental health campaign called "I survive I serve life" and collaborated with NGOs in India and Lebanon for the same. She wants to bring about a change by sharing survivor stories, hosting webinars, educating people, sensitising the issue and ultimately de-stigmatising mental health.

She is a part of the Rotaract Club Belgaum Central. For the year 2017-18, she served as the International Service Director and as the Professional Service Director for the 2019-20 tenure. She planned out activities and projects that promote these events among people via Rotaract, and arranged programs designed to provide information about a wide cross-section of businesses and entrepreneurs. She received the 'Best Professional Service Project' for the RI year 2019-2020 from the Belgaum zone and is serving as the Secretary of the club for the year 2020-21.

She has always been creative and very articulate about her thoughts. She considers empathy as one of her strongest point which is reflected in her blog where she writes about emotions that people feel apprehensive to speak about. She is a proud Published Co-Author of an Anthology called INARA. She goes by the pen name 'Reeth Rajas', Rajas being her late father's name. In this way, she hopes to keep his memory alive. She is also an ardent reader and enjoys reading fiction, magical realism and thriller.

She lives by this quote from one of her favourite books, “People want to be bowled over by something special. Nine times out of ten you can forget, but that tenth time, that peak experience, is what people want. That's what can move the world. That's art.”   - Haruki Murakami, South of the Border, West of the Sun.

Find her blog at: https://reethshideaway.wordpress.com/


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