The Mentra Team

A community of action-driven disability advocates committed to empowering neurodiverse communities to finding meaningful employment. If you resonate, join hands with us to make this vision a reality.

Meet the Mentra family

Jhillika Kumar


My personal experiences with my non-speaking, autistic brother ignited my passion to advocate for disability rights and design a world where my brother can one day find a job. I am a social impact entrepreneur and speaker/advocate for disability empowerment.

Sebastien LaDuca

Engineering Lead

I'm a proud Autistic Computer Engineer and Carnegie Mellon Student who dreams of building a world where everyone can make a good living by being themselves.

Syntyche Jennings

Operations and Research

Having spent over a decade working with autistic individuals, my research has shaped me to push for employer and company wide objective behavioral changes in the workplace that promote diversity and inclusion while also continually advocating autonomy and dignity for neurodiverse individuals around the world.

Conner Reinhardt


I never understood the humanity behind the accessibility movement until hearing Jhillika’s story about her autistic brother Vicky. I saw a chance to contribute to real change in our society. And that is something I’ll never turn down!

Nandita Gupta

Research Lead

I am a Human Computer Interaction graduate student at Georgia Tech. I want to apply my engineering knowledge in the field of UX and aims to use technology to be a voice for others who are not being heard!

Julia Relova


I am located in Austin, TX and is dedicated to diversity, inclusivity, and equity for the autistic community and beyond.

Rishma Mendhekar

Design Lead


I am a UX designer and inclusive design advocate. I was first introduced to the inclusive design and accessible hiring movement two years ago, and at Mentra, I'm able to use my design skills to make a tangible difference.

Shea Belsky

Frond-end Lead

I'm a passionate software engineer based in Boston who cares about building applications that people care about and enjoy using!

Uswa Khan


Using technology to benefit people has always been a focus of my life. And with Mentra, I can pursue this passion, empowering those with autism to seek and find valuable job opportunities


Marcela Musgrove

User Research

I am currently based in North Carolina and have a Master's degree in Human Computer Interaction. I am a long-time neurodiversity advocate who is excited to put my experience into practice at Mentra.


Front-end Developer

I am a former small human becoming a bigger human who wants humanity to be more humane. My journey as an Autism advocate reflects the fire behind Mentra's commitment to achieve workplace acceptance for humans just like us.

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