Meet the Team


Our incredible team of tutors are extremely qualified and excited to be serving their community!

Srinithi Srinivas

Founder, President

Founder of Triangle Writers’ Studio, Srinithi has had a passion for teaching and writing for most of her life. She was inspired to start TWS after teaching 3 weeks of free writing camps, aiming to foster an educational environment for young students during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As an incoming college freshman at UNC Chapel Hill and blog writer for several organizations such as Body Banter and The Yellow Cardinal, she has immense writing and editing experience.

Srinithi has been teaching piano in the Triangle area for the past 2 years, is a volunteer tutor at Triangle Tutoring, and loves interacting with kids of all ages! She is also an Assistant Coach at the Miracle League of the Triangle, helping children on the spectrum enjoy the game of baseball. As the Executive Vice President of Young Modern Minds, Srinithi works to help provide opportunities and resources in academia to underprivileged students and youth. In her spare time, she loves watching Disney movies, playing instruments (veena, piano, and flute!) and going for runs in her neighborhood.

Sonia Birla

Vice President

One of the founding members of TWS, Sonia loved teaching those initial summer camps with Srinithi, and has since been devoted to TWS and its mission. Sonia began her writing career in elementary school, filling notebooks with snippets of dialogue or her Percy Jackson (which is obviously superior to Harry Potter) fanfiction. Since then, she has published various short stories, enjoys writing for independent organizations, loves her journal, and has discovered a love of sharing her knowledge with younger students. Sonia is attending UNC Charlotte as part of the Levine Scholars Program, a full-ride merit scholarship, ready to carry her love of writing to her college campus.

A recent graduate of Enloe High School, Sonia held leadership positions in various local organizations such as DOC NC and HumSub. With her interests in graphic design, she headed the club at school and applied those skills as an intern at various non-profits and companies. Her love of politics took her to North Carolina’s Youth Legislative Assembly, the Constitutional Academy, and brought her a position as a NC House of Representatives page. Furthermore, she was involved in the local Hindu community, volunteering at the local temple. A creative at heart, Sonia loves designing (and editing this website!), photography, film-making, and politics.


Our Staff

Naina Mishra

External Communications Liaison

Naina is a sophomore at Enloe High School and enjoys working with others. Volunteering is a huge part of her life, hence she is a part of several volunteering organizations such as Cary Teen Council, Om Squad, Teen Leadership Corps, Key Club, and the Forge Initiative. She also has been planning and running STEM summer camps for elementary students for the past couple of years. She began reading books as soon as she could and immediately fell in love with reading and writing fantasy. Robotics is also a huge part of her life, and she loves working on a team with other teammates and being a part of creating a robot and driving a robot for competition season.

Judy Chen

Internal Communications Liaison

Judy is a high school student with a taste for fiction and hopes to one day be able to write her own stories. She is one of Enloe’s Science Olympiad Captains and a part of their Food Ark Board, and she loves to motivate others to explore the things they are passionate about. Whenever possible, Judy also likes to help teach at clubs aiming to spark children’s interests in STEM like TECH and Women in Science, and she works to give back to her community through organizations like Beta Club and NHS. She finds finishing a TV show immensely satisfying and enjoys listening to audiobooks and post-rock before going to bed.

Dhwani Wadhwa

Secretary

Dhwani is an extrovert and loves to be around her friends, and family. She loves mornings and likes to wake up early to workout, go on runs and practice yoga. She likes to be productive even in her free time so she likes to paint, and write. She is a Punjabi Indian and absolutely loves Bollywood. Before the pandemic she use to volunteer at all types of places of worship, including Churches, mosques, temples and gurudwaras because she found it calming. Dhwani grew up swimming and dancing, which were a key part of shaping her into the person she is today.

Owen Michael Hannon

Resource Manager

Owen Hannon is a junior at Raleigh Charter High School who loves to read, write, run, discuss grammatical structures, learn about linguistics, and cook. At his school, he is the Co-Founder and President of the Poetry Club, the Secretary of the Food Science Club, the President of the Social Justice Club, a board member for Model UN, class treasurer, peer mentor, and a varsity cross country, swimming, and track and field athlete. He is also the founder and main blogger of The Constitution Kid, where he frequently writes argument pieces on events in American politics and their relation to constitutional jurisprudence, and a RESULTS advocate, an organization that pushes for legislation that ends domestic and global poverty.

He is a two-time powerpoetry.org Annual Youth Poet, has one published short story, one self-published poetry chapbook, was awarded Outstanding Delegate at the 2021 Model UN Chapel Hill National Conference, and was a finalist in the 2021 New York Times Student Editorial Contest for his piece, “Identical Twinship: An Existential Dilemma.” As Resource Manager, he develops curriculums for the rest of the tutoring team.

Sarayu Khajjayam

Sarayu Khajjayam is a junior at Panther Creek High School and an avid runner at her school Varsity girls Cross Country and Track team. She enjoys tutoring kids at Middle Grade STEM where she teaches grades 7 and lower in topics surrounding mathematics. Outside of school, Sarayu is President of DOC NC, a local non-profit in which she started the initiative of RaceNC, a virtual 5K race in order to raise money for the BLM Movement, raising over $400. Through this past year Sarayu has gained experience working as a product development consultant in developing an app tailored to the needs of high school students approaching college. She has also worked as part of the yearbook committee at Sanskar Academy, a local Hindu Sunday school geared toward instilling key values and morals into students. Through this past year she has worked as part of the Heart for Homeless organization, creating a healthcare resource guide for the citizens of Ashville and hopes to pursue medicine in the future.

Pari Sidana

Pari Sidana is a sophomore at Raleigh Charter High School. She has a passion for enacting social change through increasing the political engagement in her community. She has done this through many channels such as being Secretary of a local non-profit called DOC NC, Treasurer of her school’s Key Club, and President of the Sophomore Class at RCHS. She is also a member of her school’s Model UN Club and the Mock Trial team. At Mock Trial Regionals this year she won the “Best Witness Award” during finals. 
Even though she is quite outspoken, she has found that sometimes expressing yourself can be difficult. Her main form of expression used to be dance. As a past intern at Taal Harmony School of Dance, she utilized this form of expression and was given the opportunity to teach kids that they could use dance as a place to say what they want as well. Unfortunately, the pandemic hindered her ability to continue using dance as an outlet. For months she struggled to find another alternative, but she finally did! Writing. TWS has given her the opportunity to continue giving back to the community through teaching kids writing, giving them an outlet as well. 

Anam Siddiqi

Anam is freshman in high school with a love for writing and kids. With a Red Cross certificate in Babysitting, she knows how to handle children of all ages. She specializes in poetry and fiction writings, and hopes to one day become an author. Anam participated in Chess Club to further exercise the brain and Random Acts of Kindness Club to spread love to those who needed it most. Almost everywhere she goes, whether it’s a restaurant or sports game, she carries a book. She also has a strong passion for singing, and took place in the All County Chorus. Anam spends her free time playing video games on her Xbox, binge-watching sitcoms, studying for her next test, or spending time with her family.

Andrea Duca

Andrea Duca is a sophomore at Enloe High School. She has always loved to write and constantly improve her skills from an early age, taking summer courses and classes in school. She wants to inspire others to find passion in learning and the potential to succeed within themselves. Andrea writes for the Enloe Eagle’s Eye Newspaper as a staff writer and plans to pursue a future in journalism/political science. Andrea is also involved in the Marine Conservation Club and advocates for sustainability and helping the planet. In her free time, Andrea loves to paint, play electric guitar and of course, write.

Arya Kamath

Arya Kamath is a rising sophomore at Research Triangle High School. She’s been a writer from an early age, winning her very first story writing award at 7 years old. She is passionate about creative writing, singing, lyric and poem writing, and volunteering. She is the marketing coordinator of DOC NC, an avid fiction and fanfiction author, a budding songwriter, and a strong advocate of social justice with a passion for politics! She has one short story, So Many Questions, published in Lune Spark’s Seasons of Grief anthology. In her free time, she loves to watch Netflix, clown with other Swifties, write fanfiction, read, and sing her heart out.

Brooke Xu

Brooke is a high school student and has been creating stories since she learned how to pick up a pen. She is a tutor for the NC Virtual Peer Tutoring Center where she was previously a member of the Writing Center. In addition, she is a member of the Wake County Public Libraries teen volunteering program, has been a teacher assistant at Cary Chinese School, and participates in volunteering events which include educational activities for kids. In her free time, Brooke enjoys journaling, reading, singing, and raising plants.

Simran Fitzpatrick

Simran is a Freshman at Green Level High School in Cary. She has enjoyed writing and talking her entire life and hopes to continue doing so through Triangle Writer’s Studio. She is half Punjabi Indian and enjoyed attending Sunday school before the COVID-19 pandemic and writing essays on Hindu and Sikh philosophy. She plays competitive piano and takes ballet and jazz classes at Cary Ballet Conservatory. She runs cross country and track at her school, and placed first in many events. Simran loves reading nonfiction books and writing argumentative pieces. In her free time, Simran likes to play the piano, run, and watch Netflix.

Tia Burmi

Tia is a junior at Enloe High School and has had a deep interest in writing for much of her life. As an art teacher at GB Academy preschool, she has gained experience working with children and in teaching. She worked with them to broaden their understanding of art and how it is applicable in their lives and the world around them. Tia has also taught harmonium to children aged 5-8 at the TSG Gurmat School, where she taught them how to play classical music and prayers. She is the captain of the Women’s Golf team at Enloe and has placed in the top 10 of her conference. Tia is also a member of NHS and the Vice President of Enloe Sikh Student Association. At Enloe SSA, she works to educate her community on Sikh values and history, as well as create a more unified environment within her peers. In her free time, Tia loves watching Gilmore Girls, reading historical fiction novels, writing poetry, and going for walks!

Amitauja Oishii Basu

Amitauja Oishii Basu is a volunteer teacher at TWS. She writes and is an editor for the Enloe Eagle’s Eye and enjoys making art and running her own business selling commissions. She loves writing because it helps her say things she can’t say.

Neha Jonnalagedda

Neha is a high school student whose love for writing stemmed from her passion in reading. As a former private tutor, she acquired a love for teaching and gained experience working with children. Neha has continued teaching through participating in clubs like Women in Science, in which she teaches scientific concepts through group based learning. Neha also enjoys writing creatively, and has had one of her short stories submitted to the Raleigh Fine Arts Contest win first place in her grade level. In her free time, Neha enjoys watching Survivor, reading fantasy novels, and journaling.

Diya Mool

Diya Mool is a junior at Panther Creek High School and has a passion for giving back to her community. In school, Diya is the Vice President of Medical Careers Club and enjoys teaching the members of the club about the various careers in the medical field. Over the last year, Diya has also worked with Heart for the Homeless to provide the homeless community of Chapel Hill access to low cost clinics. Outside of school, Diya is the Vice President of a local nonprofit known as DOC NC. Within DOC NC, Diya launched an initiative in which the youth of the organization provide companionship to seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic. In Diya’s free time, she loves to cook, so she works with a nonprofit organization known as Cultured Kids Cuisine to help create a cultural appreciation for food from all over the world. In the future, Diya hopes to pursue a career in medicine.


Interested in joining our staff?

Our staff members are high-school and college students with experience in both teaching and writing. We hold our teachers to high standards; apply if you are willing to commit to our program.

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