Who we are
MCMS was started by four Princeton students of Indian heritage with an interest in social entrepreneurship and a strong desire to facilitate the pursuit of education. After winning 2nd place in TigerLaunch 2011, Princeton's Business Competition, Social Track, and reaching the semifinals of the Dell Social Innovation Competition, Nikhil, Sankalp, Sanchali & Fatema decided to take this idea from paper to product - and from idea to impact.
Nikhil Basu Trivedi
is an Associate at Shasta Ventures, an early-stage technology venture capital firm in Silicon Valley. He received his A.B. in Molecular Biology and Finance, and won the Spirit of Princeton award. Prior to MCMS, he co-founded a web startup, Art.sy, and grew up in the UK and California.
works at New Heights Research in Cleveland, OH after having graduated with a A.B. from the Woodrow Wilson School, where his academic focus was on economic development. He is from Wisconsin and has previously founded a social venture to relieve acute poverty of artisans in Tanzania.
is an Analyst at Dalberg Global Development Advisors. She holds an A.B. in Economics from Princeton, where she conducted her thesis research on the labor productivity benefits of economic clustering in the US and India. She has lived and worked in both countries in foreign affairs, finance, microfinance, and water and sanitation.
is an SEO Analyst at TripAdvisor and holds an A.B. in Politics from Princeton. Hailing from Tanzania, she has previously worked with NGOs promoting microfinance and communal banking systems in Tanzania and conducted her thesis research on the roles of the media and corruption in India.
is a junior in the Economics department and is planning to take computer science classes on the side. Prior to joining MCMS in April 2012, he has worked at a microfinance firm in India and raised funding for NGOs in Mumbai as a member of a student organisation during his schooldays in Singapore, where he currently resides.
is a junior in the Computer Science department pursuing certificates in South Asian Studies and Finance. He is from Ewing, NJ and will be interning with Infosys Labs in Bangalore, India this upcoming summer. Anand joined the MCMS team in April 2012.
is a sophomore at Princeton University who plans to be a Psychology major with certificates in Neuroscience and Film/Video Production. Andre joined MCMS in April 2012. Following undergrad, he aspires to get his M.D. as well as MBA. With an interest in helping developing countries he hopes to travel and make documentaries that will help foster global awareness.