Ronit Batra: Founder and President
Ronit Batra is a student at Monte Vista High School, CA. He is passionate about empowering his community and contributing towards society’s economic development. Being an entrepreneur at heart with the core value of self-reliance, he firmly believes that part of the American Dream is to achieve financial security. As a foodie who enjoys eating out and exploring diverse cuisines, he was deeply anguished by the impact of COVID-19 on Restaurant Workers. With SOAR, he hopes to give the impacted Restaurant Workers the wings they need to fly again!
Krish Pathak: Vice President
Hi, my name is Krish! I'm a high schooler who is very passionate about community service. I’m excited to be apart of the Help SOAR team and can’t wait to help people impacted get back on their feet. I know people who have been impacted and how hard it can be, so I want to do everything I can to make sure people have jobs so they can continue providing for their families. My hope is through SOAR we can aim to keep communities afloat so none are impacted too drastically during this hard time. As Vice President, I handle the Help SOAR Instagram and Facebook accounts and spread the word to restaurant workers and owners.
Jack Nelson: Head of East Coast Operations
Jack Nelson is a student at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Living in New York City, Jack saw first hand the terrible impact COVID-19 had on his community, particularly people in the restaurant business. Thus, he joined the team to make sure those people in his community affected most are taken care of. He founded the branch based out of New York and is in charge of operations on the East Coast.
Puneet Khanna is a student at Tufts University, who values commitment to his community, seeking to strengthen it in whatever way he can. In the wake of COVID-19, he witnessed the closing of multiple local restaurants, a couple of which he had been customers of since childhood. Through SOAR, he hopes to shine the spotlight upon local restaurant workers. In his opinion, they are some of the most vital members of our communities, proving vital to its prosperity. And through SOAR, he is confident that they will be given the assistance they deserve.
Hi my name is Arman, I love the outdoors, sports, and hanging out with friends. I joined Help SOAR because I love helping others. It’s a great feeling to know you are making a difference.
Hunter Habersaat: Director of Public Relations
Hunter Habersaat is a student at Riverside High School, VA. As someone with zero cooking abilities whatsoever, he relies heavily on the restaurant industry and was distraught by the detrimental effects brought down upon it by the COVID-19 pandemic. Witnessing some of his favorite small businesses shut down amidst the pandemic, Hunter sought out ways in which he could aid relief efforts. Through SOAR, Hunter hopes to use his entrepreneurial and self-starting nature to support the industry and restaurant workers that are so vital to local communities.
Key Members of SOAR